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.
'Itâ€™s kind of a race--the giant corporations that are trying to destroy the earth, versus those of us who are trying save it.'
3 | February 26, 2010 4:00am |
Public-private partnership helps organizations gain access to raw computing power.
February 25, 2010 4:36am |
Can sea swells power our homes? Construction on the first commercial wave-energy farm in the United States has begun off the coastline of Oregon.
7 | February 24, 2010 12:53pm |
A new report analyzing the potential of wind power in the United States has revealed the top 10 states for turbines. The good news: America has more potential than we first thought.
4 | February 22, 2010 8:29am |
TD Bank, which operates mostly in the northeast United States, announced on Thursday that it's the largest American bank to go carbon neutral and unveiled a new "green" design for future branches.
4 | February 22, 2010 7:48am |
The Texas billionaire says buying oil from the enemies means we're probably paying for both sides of the war. 'It's not just dumb,' he says. 'Itâ€™s dumb-dumb.'
33 | February 22, 2010 4:00am |
Would you buy a plug-in electric hybrid car if it could make you money while it was parked?
7 | February 19, 2010 12:40pm |
Where are the best places in the world to place solar panels and wind turbines for maximum efficiency? A new infographic has the answer.
February 17, 2010 1:00pm |
The Department of Energy is offering $8 billion in loan guarantees to break ground on a new nuclear power plant in Maryland. Will this be the start of a nuclear building boom?
19 | February 16, 2010 10:53am |
The U.S. still leads in overall capacity in wind energy, but China is coming on fast. Does the U.S. "get" wind energy? Denise Bode, who heads the American Wind Energy Association, doesn't think so.
February 12, 2010 8:22am |
Southern California will soon leverage the smart grid to shift on-peak electrical consumption to off-peak periods by delivering power stored in blocks of ice.
February 11, 2010 1:32pm |
Hewlett-Packard has opened its newest green data center in northeast England, cooled entirely by cold wind blowing off the North Sea.
3 | February 11, 2010 9:16am |
Nuclear power outfit Areva said on Monday that it has acquired solar power startup Ausra, which specializes in concentrating solar power tech at a large scale.
February 10, 2010 10:45am |
Executives of German industrial behemoth Siemens said that the company plans to leverage the fledgling American market to become a leader in wind power.
1 | February 9, 2010 1:52pm |
A proposed solar skin concept could transform Sydney's ugliest building into an energy-efficient attraction.
3 | February 9, 2010 12:11pm |
Global warming miscues; Jaguar turbine hybrid; energy-storing flywheels; HIV breakthrough; college degree worth.
February 2, 2010 1:58pm |
Virgin billionaire Richard Branson lifted the curtain on his latest toy, a $660,000 airplane-inspired submarine that some call an "underwater plane."
3 | February 1, 2010 11:27am |
Solar and wind and batteries are changing too fast to grab hold of, and the best plan is that of the venture capitalist, backing a host of contenders in hopes the Ace will find its way into your hand.
5 | February 1, 2010 10:47am |
Tsunami warning system; greenest electronics companies; smart mud replaces plastics; wind farm efficiency; Tesla investors.
January 22, 2010 3:46pm |
With all the money flowing into the smart grid, a new report provides a sense of the potential impact of these investments.
1 | January 22, 2010 9:41am |