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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

High Altitude Wind Energy: Why the Future of Wind Farms May be in the Sky

High Altitude Wind Energy: Why the Future of Wind Farms May be in the Sky

Sep 01, 2011 at 08:33 | Jess McCabe

Using kites and balloons to tap the strong, consistent winds more than two kilometres in the air could avoid many of the pitfalls of more down-to-earth wind farms, according to…

Brazil's Wind Energy Boom: Wind Power Cheaper than Natural Gas

Brazil's Wind Energy Boom: Wind Power Cheaper than Natural Gas

Aug 25, 2011 at 08:05 | Christopher Cundy

Generating power from the wind in Brazil is less costly than using natural gas or hydro, according to the results of a government tender to supply electricity this week. National…

Wind Energy Sector to Collapse in 2013?

Wind Energy Sector to Collapse in 2013?

Aug 09, 2011 at 08:02 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US wind energy sector is continuing to recover from the credit crunch with turbine installations on the rise in 2011, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), but…

The Natural Limits of Wind Energy

The Natural Limits of Wind Energy

Jul 11, 2011 at 08:22 | Professor Chris Rhodes

The amount of energy available in the Earth system to be extracted by wind-turbines is limited, and if sufficient energy is removed the world climate will be affected. These striking…

Google Puts More Money into Giant Californian Wind Farm

Google Puts More Money into Giant Californian Wind Farm

Jun 24, 2011 at 07:30 | Gloria Gonzalez

Google and investment bank Citi have boosted their investments in the largest wind farm in the US. The companies will finance a second phase of the Alta Wind Energy Center…

Overestimating Wind Power Generation: From the UK to New York State

Overestimating Wind Power Generation: From the UK to New York State

Jun 07, 2011 at 07:52 | MasterResource

Wind generation as an intermittent power source adds to the total variability of a regional grid system. A number of studies have been completed that model and analyze wind profiles…

Responding to the Latest Spin From the Wind Energy Association

Responding to the Latest Spin From the Wind Energy Association

Jun 01, 2011 at 08:11 | MasterResource

The recently released Annual Market Report, 2010 from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) can be summed up in one word — Spin! I’ve tracked the wind industry’s progress closely…

Making Wind Energy More Efficient

Making Wind Energy More Efficient

May 02, 2011 at 07:47 | Andy Soos

A wake is the region of recirculating air flow immediately behind a moving solid body, caused by the air flow of surrounding air around the wind turbine. The air turbines…

Wind Farm Investments Growing in Popularity as Pension Funds Increase Stakes

Wind Farm Investments Growing in Popularity as Pension Funds Increase Stakes

Apr 12, 2011 at 08:10 | Graham Cooper

PensionDanmark, a pension fund with around €14 billion ($20 billion) under management, has made its second investment in offshore wind farms and is planning more. A consortium led by PensionDanmark…

Why Big Wind Power Won’t Work

Why Big Wind Power Won’t Work

Feb 16, 2011 at 08:32 | Al Fin

Obama's regime and faux environmentalists around the globe have been gung ho over big wind power farms for years now. And every time anyone takes a close look at the…

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