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.
Two articles published today wholly captured the zeitgeist of our times: one detailing the dramatic increase in wind power under President Obama's first term and another bemoaning stalled natural...
3 | August 10, 2012 3:13pm |
The wind is strong over the Great Lakes but Ontario says it needs more research on wind farms within freshwater. The Canadian province places a moratorium on all offshore wind projects.
6 | February 15, 2011 4:00am |
The Atlantic Wind Connection takes another step in creating a network of underwater transmission lines off the East Coast. The proposed backbone might help usher in offshore wind, from off New...
2 | April 5, 2011 4:00am |
The European Union investigates the feasibility of a 20-megawatt wind turbine. But do bigger turbines mean even bigger price tags? The UpWind Project says maybe not.
6 | April 20, 2011 4:00am |
A 'freak' accident has once again stirred up doubts over the safety and long term viability of wind power.
10 | December 16, 2011 5:46am |
As the wind industry and its turbines get bigger. Will U.S. manufacturers be able to capture a larger piece of wind power's future?
4 | August 11, 2010 4:00am |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico has one of the largest untapped wind resources in the Americas Baja California, where San Diego-based Sempra Energy is poised to build its first wind project south of the border.
1 | January 23, 2012 5:00am |
The Obama administration has opened East Coast wind power sweet spots to energy development.
1 | February 3, 2012 4:37pm |
V Squared Wind is trying to tap into the potential of wind power. By passively accelerating the wind, they hope to increase its available power while lowering its cost.
4 | October 26, 2011 8:36am |
Muskegon, Mich.-based WindTronics is preparing to roll out its clever Honeywell Wind Turbine, which can begin generating power in wind speeds as low as two miles per hour.
14 | May 4, 2010 3:13am |
General Electric takes its magnetic resonance imaging tech on a trip to the wind farm.
5 | September 2, 2011 4:20am |
Siemens' Fort Madison, Iowa wind manufacturing plant, an example of how clean technology could revive a local economy, is about to take the brunt of job cuts announced this week.
September 19, 2012 12:46pm |
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe securing country's energy and economic future.
7 | May 13, 2013 6:25am |
A new energy source may soon rise up near the site of the Fukushima Daichi nuclear disaster in Japan.
1 | February 20, 2012 9:38am |
Although other organizations boast a higher percentage of on-site clean power, Walmart's sheer size makes it the biggest on-site generator among U.S. businesses.
2 | August 6, 2012 3:00am |
The $204 million whopper is part of a renewable energy push.
11 | April 22, 2013 4:35am |
Utility-scale wind farms that contain hundreds of towering turbines might be more visible, but their Lilliputian brethren are gaining market ground.
4 | October 4, 2011 4:07pm |
The latest invention to take advantage of the abundance of gusts in urban environments is the IMPLUX wind turbine, a power generator that can harness winds coming from any directions.
11 | May 17, 2011 12:39am |
The Department of Energy spends millions to improve weather forecasting for the country's wind farms. Could the funding beget more funding from investors?
2 | September 16, 2010 4:00am |