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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Despite Limitless Supplies of Coal – Mongolia Looks to Wind Energy

Nov 04, 2010 at 09:03 | Eurasianet

Despite Mongolia’s nearly limitless supplies of coal, Ulaanbaatar recently approved plans to set up the country’s first commercial wind farm. The decision is fueling a public debate that aims to…

Wind Power Projects Affected by Financial Crisis

Nov 01, 2010 at 09:28 | Jess McCabe

Fewer wind turbines will be installed this year, in a delayed reaction to the collapse in investment caused by the financial crisis. Total onshore and offshore wind installations are expected…

Unsavory Facts About Wind Energy

Oct 25, 2010 at 08:19 | Al Fin

Wind energy has become a great cause and crusade by faux environmentalists and Obamists in and out of government. But big wind energy is most famous for the things it…

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