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.
One region in the U.S. is dominant when it comes to clean tech. Can you guess which one it is?
1 | October 23, 2012 10:56am |
Could liquid nitrogen be the next big thing in renewable energy? A group of British engineers think it might be.
1 | October 21, 2012 10:28am |
For the first time, Google has lifted the veil on its data centers to give regular folks a peek inside its super-secure facilities.
1 | October 17, 2012 2:54pm |
Think gold mining, think rivers or inside the depths of mountains. But what about the mountains we create and discard?
October 16, 2012 11:32am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about nuclear power.
October 16, 2012 1:22am |
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 |
If global investment in clean energy continues to drop, 2012 could end up as the first down-year in nearly a decade.
October 15, 2012 2:19pm |
GE ships its 1,000th 2.5-megawatt wind turbine to a massive farm in Romania.
October 15, 2012 12:40pm |
Tokyo Electric Power Co. admits it blatantly failed to take necessary precautions.
11 | October 15, 2012 3:27am |
If you can't beat 'em, innovate!
1 | October 12, 2012 5:37am |
We last spotted these colossal blades of glory lumbering along a Danish highway on their way to the wind farm. They made it! Now Denmark stands taller in renewable energy.
13 | October 9, 2012 2:46am |
Throw jeans in a hot wash and they'll come out smaller. Why should creatures in a warming ocean be any different?
11 | October 5, 2012 3:14am |
Real-world European experience and recent research show that renewables can achieve high levels of penetration onto the power grid, while increasing resiliency and reducing costs.
42 | October 3, 2012 3:00am |
Bill Cosby once asked, "Why is there air?" Today there's a new answer - to store energy.
7 | October 2, 2012 3:52am |
PARIS -- Big businesses expand renewable resource technology and politicians make promises for green energy, but where exactly will European electricity come from?
9 | September 28, 2012 3:00am |
General Electric landed nearly $1.2 billion in new orders for heavy-duty gas turbines designed to allow more renewable energy to be integrated into the grid.
2 | September 26, 2012 1:56pm |
For the first time, Google is buying clean energy from a utility to provide power to its data center in Oklahoma.
1 | September 26, 2012 11:14am |
Cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2, are powering a new market in energy data services.
September 26, 2012 3:15am |
Japan backs off a 5-day-old declaration to phase out nuclear power as it continues to agonize over its energy future. Someone should whisper "thorium" into Prime Minister Noda's ear.
17 | September 20, 2012 4:47am |
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 |