Category Archives: Wind

Apple Pursuing Wind Energy Storage

Technology leaders like Google and IBM have pursued innovation in the clean energy sector for years, and now Apple is staking its claim with the filing of a patent for a new system capable of storing wind energy and making … Continue reading

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Fortune 500 Companies Pursue Clean Energy

Some of the largest and most successful corporations across the planet are increasingly turning to clean energy to power their operations. Boeing and BMW are two of the more prominent examples here in South Carolina. Take a look at this … Continue reading

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More Wind than Natural Gas in 2012

The installation of new wind capacity looks to have overtaken new natural gas capacity for 2012. As this industry grows, will our state increase its share of the pie in the years to come? Read More

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North Myrtle Beach Sees $$$ Blowing in the Wind

Officials in North Myrtle Beach recognize the economic promise offshore wind holds for their town and South Carolina.  A substantial offshore wind resource, quality port facilities, and an existing wind supply chain make our state an attractive location for future … Continue reading

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Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid

A new study out of the University of Delaware contends that a combination of wind, solar and storage could be a cost-effective way to fully power a large electric grid 99.9% of the time by 2030. If these findings prove … Continue reading

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Significant Integration of Renewables Poses Real Challenges

States like California which produce significant amounts of electricity from renewable resources now face the challenge of balancing those resources with traditional forms of generation. Fortunately for SC, we produce so little electricity from solar and wind that we could … Continue reading

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European Interest Legitimizing US Offshore Wind Potential

The dream of developing offshore wind farms in US waters looks more and more promising as experienced European companies seek to participate in stateside wind lease auctions. The interest expressed by a number of major wind farm developers lends legitimacy … Continue reading

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North Myrtle Beach Establishes Wind Powered Economic Zone

The City Council of North Myrtle Beach has officially declared the municipality a “wind-powered economic zone”. The resolution is the latest effort by community leaders to foster their local wind industry and move forward with an offshore wind farm. South … Continue reading

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Ikea to Produce 100% of Electricity from Renewables

Swedish retailer Ikea will produce 100% of the corporation’s energy needs from solar and wind by 2020. They currently generate electricity from solar panels atop 34 of their 38 US stores and distribution centers. They plan to expand solar installations, … Continue reading

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Offshore Wind Farm Could Produce Thousands of Jobs, Billions in Wages For SC

A new study by Clemson University’s Restoration Institute and Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs states that building a wind farm off SC’s coast could produce thousands of green jobs and millions of dollars in wages and state … Continue reading

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