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Wringing more power from wind farms by fine-tuning their tilt

Orienting wind turbines slightly away from oncoming wind keeps their wake from interfering with the output of other turbines. This was known, but the first real-world test of this idea shows how much it can boost the combined output of wind turbines.

Pollution control and solar energy growth in China go hand in hand

Rising air pollution in China has decreased the country's solar power potential by blocking sunlight from reaching the Earth. Reverting back to 1960s pollution levels would boost solar power by 13 percent, generating billions in revenue and helping the country meet its ambitious solar goals
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