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.
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 |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about green investment.
2 | November 28, 2012 1:37am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about travel and tourism.
12 | November 26, 2012 2:26am |
Days after the World Bank urges immediate action against catastrophic global warming, solar/wind organization Desertec notes that the lender has funded $12 billion of fossil fuel projects.
8 | November 22, 2012 4:55am |
Siemens Energy says that it has received orders worth 880m euros in the wind power industry since July.
2 | November 21, 2012 7:25am |
Google is investing $75 million in a wind farm project in Iowa. But why Iowa?
6 | November 15, 2012 10:08am |
It's a windmill. It's a solar panel. It's a holiday home. It's Sharp.
1 | November 15, 2012 3:42am |
Wind turbines have a big recycling problem -- which is why plant-based turbines are the new focus.
6 | November 14, 2012 9:12pm |
Carbon policy has failed to meaningfully cut emissions. It's time to try a new approach that uses carrots, not sticks. A national feed-in tariff could do the trick.
47 | November 14, 2012 3:00am |
Building a smarter city rests on a solid business plan. But drafting a viable one is trickier than you might expect.
November 12, 2012 12:17pm |
Ready-to-build ideas for Staten Island, New York's hurricane-battered borough.
10 | November 7, 2012 3:52am |
Tata Power looks to grow its renewable energy sector.
1 | November 6, 2012 12:12pm |
Europe's largest economy shows that solar power can succeed even in northern climates.
8 | November 6, 2012 3:00am |
From 2012-2015, North America will add more than 400,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity.
1 | November 1, 2012 2:45pm |
China has launched a trade investigation into solar panel ingredients imported from Europe.
November 1, 2012 8:06am |
Hurricane Sandy could finally put an end to climate change silence and denial, and teach us to build a more resilient and climate-friendly infrastructure.
80 | October 30, 2012 1:08pm |
Hitachi will be taking over the U.K.'s Horizon nuclear project in order to build nuclear power stations.
2 | October 30, 2012 4:44am |