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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Wind Energy Business Could be Hurt by Rare Earth Shortages

Wind Energy Business Could be Hurt by Rare Earth Shortages

Feb 05, 2011 at 11:33 | Green energy Reporter

The latest issue of Chemistry World warns that a looming shortage of Rare Earth Elements (REE) could hurt the production of REE-rich green technologies, like wind turbines or electric car…

Building a Better Wind Farm

Building a Better Wind Farm

Jan 22, 2011 at 09:23 | Andy Soos

Large wind farms are being built around the world as a cleaner way to generate electricity, but operators are still searching for the most efficient way to arrange the massive…

Wind Company Allows Consumers to Store Renewable Energy

Wind Company Allows Consumers to Store Renewable Energy

Jan 10, 2011 at 08:34 | Brian Westenhaus

The state of Maine is cracking the market open for self-storing of renewable energy with a collaboration between a wind company and a thermal energy storage company.  According to a…

Airborne Wind Platforms: Generating Wind Energy Above 2,000 Feet

Airborne Wind Platforms: Generating Wind Energy Above 2,000 Feet

Dec 28, 2010 at 10:26 | Brian Westenhaus

NASA’s Mark Moore is developing methods the government can use to fairly evaluate competing ideas on tethering a turbine-vehicle flying and how to capture and use the wind aloft…

An Update on New Wind Farm Developments

An Update on New Wind Farm Developments

Dec 17, 2010 at 09:10 | Andy Soos

A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used for production of electric power. Individual turbines are interconnected with a medium voltage power collection system…

U.S. Getting Closer to Building Wind Farms in the Atlantic

U.S. Getting Closer to Building Wind Farms in the Atlantic

Dec 06, 2010 at 11:36 | Gloria Gonzalez

The US Atlantic states are making progress toward building the country’s first offshore wind projects, but several barriers need to be addressed to propel the sector, according to an NGO…

Britain Going All out for Wind Power

Britain Going All out for Wind Power

Nov 12, 2010 at 07:59 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Britain has decided to go all-out for wind-power. On Thursday, I flew over the massive off-shore Thanet wind-farm - one of the largest in the UK - in the English…

New Wind Turbine Design Could be the Turning Point for Wind Power

New Wind Turbine Design Could be the Turning Point for Wind Power

Nov 09, 2010 at 11:57 | Brian Westenhaus

The Honeywell Wind Turbine needs only 33 feet of above ground clearance and just a claimed one half mile per hour wind to start up.  If that proves out in…

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