Wind energy involves the use of wind turbines to convert kinetic energy into mechanical energy that is used to produce electricity. Turbines can be used for applications large and small, from battery charging and auxiliary power to grid-connected "farms" for commercial electric power.
The $204 million whopper is part of a renewable energy push.
11 | April 22, 2013 4:35am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
30 | April 2, 2013 1:28pm |
A recent survey found the majority of Americans would go solar -- that is, if cost weren't a factor. Turns out, their perception of upfront costs might not align with reality.
61 | April 26, 2012 9:18am |
SmartPlanet is launching a new, occasional series aimed at dissecting some of the complex topics we cover on a daily basis. First up: wave power.
13 | May 27, 2010 4:00am |
BERLIN -- Specialists preserving the German capital's complex past and present say construction groups could save time and money by opting for second-hand materials.
5 | May 2, 2013 3:00am |
The bloom is sliding off the rose of renewables. Electric and hybrid vehicles losing favor too. What about nuclear?
28 | May 16, 2013 4:51am |
An analysis of the materials, labor and parts showed that turning an LED into a light bulb requires the integration of some pretty sophisticated technologies.
20 | October 7, 2011 6:00am |
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe securing country's energy and economic future.
7 | May 13, 2013 6:25am |
Solar power added twice as much to the grid in the first quarter of 2013 as it did in all of 2012.
7 | April 22, 2013 3:10am |
New research shows wind farms have a warming effect on the local climate, which might throw a wrench in the expansion of this new form of energy.
42 | April 29, 2012 9:10pm |
Carbon capture and storage has been touted as a way to let us keep burning fossil fuels while saving the climate. But will it ever pay off? Energy analyst Chris Nelder runs the numbers.
35 | March 6, 2013 1:50am |
The old joke with fusion is that it's the energy of the future--and it always will be. But one industry executive says even if it takes another 50 years, it will still be worth the investment for...
41 | June 21, 2010 2:00am |
Haven't quite wrapped your head around this thorium thing you've been hearing about? It's simple, as seventh grader Katie Hudek explains. Includes her easy to understand video.
16 | March 29, 2013 6:12am |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder explains why baseload power generation from nuclear and coal plants will be phased out in favor of renewables.
108 | March 28, 2012 5:00am |
EVs can spew more CO2 than conventional cars. And then there's the toxic process of manufacturing them. Green comes in many shades!
26 | October 15, 2012 3:01pm |
Pay attention to the wagging finger. And for goodness sake, use the clothesline. The sun is your friend. And another thing....
7 | May 25, 2012 3:49am |
A new report analyzing the potential of wind power in the United States has revealed the top 10 states for turbines. The good news: America has more potential than we first thought.
4 | February 22, 2010 8:29am |
Wind power advocates are concerned that community-driven renewable energy projects could be squashed.
May 1, 2013 2:32am |
Creating a renewably powered grid is easy compared to crafting a new regulatory framework that will make utility investors whole during the transition.
20 | April 17, 2013 3:00am |