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.
Google takes another step in the world of renewable energy by announcing its latest investment in wind power through the construction of a $200 million wind farm.
9 | January 10, 2013 12:42am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about wind energy and farms.
2 | January 10, 2013 12:10am |
You might have been on Christmas break and not noticed when China tightened its stranglehold on the metals vital to everything from missiles to iPhones.
5 | January 9, 2013 5:28am |
Filing a patent for a new energy storage and generation system, it seems Apple may be looking at new ways to add clean energy to its manufacturing processes.
9 | January 9, 2013 12:44am |
Luminescent road markings. Overhead lights powered by the draft of passing cars. Take a drive on the road of the future in this 1-minute clip from a country better known for bikes than autos.
2 | January 8, 2013 3:30am |
Just a year ago, MidAmerican Energy, a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, created a new business to handle its renewable energy interests. It kicked off the new year with a major purchase.
January 3, 2013 9:44am |
The bill approved in Congress in a last-minute holiday vote to avoid the fiscal cliff included a slew of tax provisions that benefit an assortment of industries.
2 | January 3, 2013 5:00am |
From gaming applications to fitness accessories, the potential consumer applications for motion-capture technology are quite literally limitless.
4 | January 2, 2013 3:07am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Just across the Rio de la Plata from Argentina, Uruguay is aiming to become a world leader in wind and other renewable energy by 2015. Can it meet such an aggressive timetable?
2 | December 28, 2012 3:00am |
Incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles upon the idea of restarting the country's reactors.
1 | December 20, 2012 10:48am |
The former chief of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency has been hired by Google to drive energy initiatives at its philanthropic arm Google.org.
3 | December 17, 2012 1:37pm |
Without it, geopolitical instability could bring financial ruin, warns the former boss of the International Energy Agency.
17 | December 17, 2012 4:46am |
As the UK resumes drilling, critics warn the public that gas prices won't plummet like they have in the U.S.
1 | December 13, 2012 11:03am |
Two U.S. utilities - Pacific Gas and Electric, and Florida Power & Light - are considering adding a modular reactor at renewables sites to assure 'baseload' electricity.
9 | December 13, 2012 4:30am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart grid implementation and worries.
December 13, 2012 12:46am |
The 100% renewably powered grid is coming sooner than you think. The only question is whether grid operators will be ready for it in time.
98 | December 12, 2012 3:00am |
Transporting energy long distances has one big problem: It loses energy. But a new invention could solve that -- and give renewable energy a boost.
12 | December 12, 2012 3:00am |
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, "resilient" is seen as the new green by a budding architectural movement, says SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan.
5 | December 5, 2012 4:06am |
The U.S. Energy Department has funded 66 cutting-edge projects that are ambitious, innovative and could change the country's energy future.
2 | November 30, 2012 9:25am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about electric vehicle battery technology.
3 | November 29, 2012 1:26am |