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.
Many Eyes took loads of data and turned it into a hypnotic interactive map that illustrates the ethereal lines of wind flowing over the United States.
1 | March 30, 2012 1:18pm |
Midwest vs. East Coast: An Ohio company makes a play to become the nation's first offshore, and freshwater, wind farm.
11 | June 23, 2011 4:00am |
Rebuilding the grid benefits mostly existing companies that have refused to move in the past, while big new wind farms benefit entrepreneurs and new players. We maymake more, and save more, from...
September 17, 2009 8:21am |
Spain's Iberdrola sells to Poland. Is nuclear on the rise?
1 | February 28, 2013 4:24am |
GE introduced a massive new wind turbine that it says is "the world's most efficient high-output" turbine.
14 | January 31, 2013 11:50am |
The National Center for Atmospheric Research developed a new wind forecasting system to help utility Xcel Energy squeeze the most energy from turbines. And it's paid off.
November 10, 2011 2:38pm |
Japan's wind power trade associations are reporting that no major damage occurred at affiliate wind farms in the wake of last week's natural disasters.
5 | March 17, 2011 4:22pm |
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 |
Wind developers scrambling to complete projects ahead of a federal tax credit deadline helped the U.S. install record capacity in 2012. The economic outlook for the industry isn't quite so rosy...
January 23, 2013 11:49am |
French fries. French toast. French turbines. A $14 billion program aims to give the country its first taste of offshore wind power.
2 | July 13, 2011 4:00am |
Wind energy capacity is expected to deliver lumpy growth, but will roughly triple from 2010 to 2017, according to Pike Research.
7 | July 12, 2011 2:10pm |
Pattern Energy hopes to build a 400-mile transmission line to bring Texas wind power to ten southeastern states.
16 | September 22, 2010 4:00am |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder follows the money, and finds out the real reason why our energy policy is severely tilted toward the fossil fuel industry.
61 | August 8, 2012 3:00am |
Industrial giant wins 7th offshore job in Germany alone, a 288-MW North Sea wind farm providing electricity for 300,000 homes. Siemens says offshore will grow. Another move away from nuclear.
December 20, 2011 10:58am |
Energy columnist Chris Nelder reviews public opinion polls and finds that money is no longer able to stop the energy transition juggernaut.
55 | May 16, 2012 2:37am |
Is the UK losing out on lucrative wind energy contracts?
February 29, 2012 8:04am |
As construction begins on Nevada's first wind farm, will radar systems help prevent "barotrauma," i.e., what happens to a bat that gets too close to a turbine?
1 | June 21, 2011 4:00am |
Vestas and venture company WindPlus set deep ambition for the world's first floating wind farm off the coast of Portugal. With access to steadier, stronger winds, could floating turbines turn the...
3 | February 25, 2011 4:00am |
A simple chart from a Nobel prize winning physicist summarizes why nuclear power belongs in a low carbon economy.
29 | February 19, 2013 6:31am |
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 |