Tag Archives: Steele Flats Wind Farm in Nebraska

Wind on the Upswing

As it gets ever cheaper, wind energy will play a huge role in our clean-power future. Written by Maureen Hand, a senior engineer with the Strategic Energy Analysis Center of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Published by MIT Technology Review  steele-flats

Last May I attended an international ­meeting on wind energy in Portugal, where 100 percent of that country’s electricity demand was met by renewable energy—a combination of solar, wind, and hydro—for four days. There have also been several short periods in which wind generation alone has exceeded 40 percent of demand in U.S. regional systems in places like Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado. Continue reading. 

Wind turbines on a farm between Odell and Diller in southeast Nebraska, part of the Steele Flats wind project. Photo Credit: James R. Burnett / Omaha World-Herald

RECOMMENDED VIEWING
Wind Power 101: Community Benefits
Wind Stories: Sustaining Farming Families
 

RECOMMENDED READING
Wind Is the New Corn for Struggling Farmers
Study: Wind could save consumers $12 billion over 25 years