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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

Race to Build America’s First Offshore Windfarms

Race to Build America’s First Offshore Windfarms

Oct 17, 2011 at 07:54 | David Gabel

Plans for large commercial-scale wind farms have been on the table for years, but constantly held up by environmental permitting issues, financing concerns, or local objections based on aesthetics. States…

Wind Power Takes a Hit as Charlestown Rhode Island Bans Wind Turbines

Wind Power Takes a Hit as Charlestown Rhode Island Bans Wind Turbines

Sep 15, 2011 at 08:05 | Andy Soos

Wind mills are a clean alternative energy supply but not everyone agrees. The Rhode Island General Assembly’s newly enacted laws facilitating the siting, construction and power-purchase agreements for commercial-grade renewable…

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…

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