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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Cash Floods Into Offshore Wind Projects

Oct 17, 2010 at 09:59 | Mark Nicholls

Investment in clean energy hit $37.9 billion in the third quarter, as a flood of cash into offshore wind infrastructure in the North Sea helped drive a record $32.8 billion…

Google to Invest in Massive Offshore Wind Project

Oct 15, 2010 at 08:39 | Jess McCabe

Google is to invest in a gigantic, $5 billion ‘backbone’ transmission project, which could connect up 6GW of offshore wind to the eastern US grid. If built, the Atlantic Wind…

UK Becoming Leader in Wind Technology as World’s Largest Wind Farm Opens

Sep 25, 2010 at 13:28 | Jess McCabe

The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened on Thursday last week, taking the UK’s installed wind power capacity over the 5GW mark. Construction of Swedish utility Vattenfall’s 300MW, 100-turbine Thanet…

The Political Steamroller Behind Wind Power

Sep 22, 2010 at 10:53 | Al Fin

1. Wind proponents are not asked to independently PROVE the merits of their claims before (or after) their product is forced on the public, 2. There is no penalty for…

Exelon Blows Into Wind Market With $860m Acquisition

Sep 03, 2010 at 10:46 | Gloria Gonzalez

Utility Exelon plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio by purchasing wind developer John Deere Renewables for $860 million. The Chicago-based utility said the transaction marks an expansion of its…

France Plans €10bn Wind Turbine Tender

Aug 30, 2010 at 08:51 | Philippa Jones

The French government announced on Tuesday it will launch a tender next month to build 600 offshore wind turbines around the French coast at a cost of €10 billion ($12.7…

How Much Power do Wind Turbines Use

Aug 24, 2010 at 12:55 | Al Fin

Most people wonder how much power a wind turbine can produce, and never stop to wonder how much power a wind turbine requires to operate. Mechanical engineer Jerry Graf believes…

Is Wind Energy Storage Essential?

Aug 08, 2010 at 14:31 | Brian Westenhaus

Storing the energy from wind is obviously useful.  But is it essential?  Numerous studies cover the matter both asserting that storage can useful and asserting its not.  The practical common…

The New Challenges and Benefits of Wind Power

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:01 | Brian Westenhaus

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) asserts in a study released last month that the power grid for five western states – Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico…

Federal, state governments establish Atlantic offshore wind energy consortium

Jun 11, 2010 at 08:30 | Darrell Delamaide

The federal government and 10 Atlantic coast states announced formation of an offshore wind consortium to coordinate and expedite development of the alternative energy on the Outer Continental Shelf. An…

Lake Erie Wind Farm to be First Freshwater Offshore Project in U.S.

May 26, 2010 at 12:16 | Darrell Delamaide

The first step in an ambitious project to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind turbines in Lake Erie was taken this week with an order to General Electric…

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