Wind Power

Japanese Bill Calling for Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Gains Steam

Japanese Bill Calling for Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Gains Steam

Earlier this year, the Japanese government considered a bill that would require renewable energy to be integrated into the consumer energy grid. Initially proposed to lower greenhouse gas emissions, the

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Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home

Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home

Chen Liao Hsun has been envisioning a future of renewable energy that individuals can use right at home. His concept, the Wind Cube, would allow each homeowner to install personal wind turbine

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IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

When it comes to big box stores, you can't really get any greener than IKEA. From banning the sale incandescent bulbs to pledging to use only sustainable cotton, the Swedish furniture giant is leading the

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Ecotricity Rolls Out the World’s First Wind Powered Car Charger

Ecotricity Rolls Out the World’s First Wind Powered Car Charger

Ah Ecotricity, how we love your innovative and awesome ways. Not content with pioneering electric highways and eco-friendly supercars, the UK based renewable energy company has created the world's first

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Iowa Now Receives 20% of Its Power from Wind

Iowa Now Receives 20% of Its Power from Wind

If you thought that middle America was the last to be concerned about their carbon footprint, think again. Iowa now ranks as the top state to receive the greatest percentage of its power from wind.

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Sky Lantern Tower Concept Uses Helium Balloons Instead of Elevators

Sky Lantern Tower Concept Uses Helium Balloons Instead of Elevators

Forrest Fulton's Sky Lantern Tower is futuristic skyscraper that lifts passengers 300 meters high while keeping material and energy use to a minimum. Based on the Taiwanese tradition of releasing floating

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El Hierro: The World’s First Renewable Energy Island… or is It?

El Hierro: The World’s First Renewable Energy Island… or is It?

The tiny Spanish island of El Hierro has recently entered the spotlight and being dubbed "the world's first renewable energy energy. No one can deny that what's happening on El Hierro is amazing, but

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Elegant Jellyfish Inspire Research in Propulsion and Energy Technology

Elegant Jellyfish Inspire Research in Propulsion and Energy Technology

Jellyfish have always been the highlight of aquarium visits - their easy grace moving through the water is something to be desired. Bioengineering professor John Dabiri is just as fascinated with the sea

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Green Power Island Could Power Copenhagen Sustainably

Green Power Island Could Power Copenhagen Sustainably

The proposed Green Power Island off the coast of Copenhagen seeks to be an alternative energy super center for the country. Designed by Gottlieb Paludan, the massive man-made island will utilize wind

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Germany May Build First Wind Power-Storing Coal Mines in the World

Germany May Build First Wind Power-Storing Coal Mines in the World

It's a classic story line in sustainability: dirty tech goes green. We've seen coal mines transformed into geothermal energy stores and dirty plants become gorgeous green buildings. Now, for the first

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Eco-Mosque In Northern Germany Will Harness Wind Power Via Minarets

Eco-Mosque In Northern Germany Will Harness Wind Power Via Minarets

Normally minarets are used by the muezzin to call the faithful to prayer, but a new mosque slated for northern Germany is planning to use the tower to also harness the power of the wind. The eco friendly

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High School Students Recycle Old Go-Cart Frames into Wind Turbines

High School Students Recycle Old Go-Cart Frames into Wind Turbines

Some very enterprising high school students have recycled scrapped sign posts, go-cart frames, fencing, and other parts into working vertical-axis wind turbines. The students are seniors in a green

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China’s Wind Power Capacity Grew More than 60% in the First Quarter of 2011

China’s Wind Power Capacity Grew More than 60% in the First Quarter of 2011

In 2010, China overtook the United States in installed wind power capacity when they reached the 42,287 megawatt benchmark. With their wind power capacity already up 60% in the first quarter of 2011, and

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The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The changing Atlantic jetstream is slowing down the United Kingdom's wind, raising questions about the efficacy of ambitious offshore wind farm programs. Wind speeds have reduced by 20% since 2008,

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Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

When considering wind power as an energy source, it's best to think big. Japan-based ZENA Systems is working on developing a new type of wind energy generator that will dwarf anything before it. The 50

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Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Floating Permaculture offers a solution to the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels and its effect on food.  “Normal” farming as we know it puts a strain on fossil fuels, as produce is often trucked

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Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

The Honeywell wind turbine, a small lightweight gearless system built perfect for homes and small businesses, goes on sale today around the world! The Honeywell, which was designed by WindTronics,

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UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

A joint European project called UpWind has announced that new technologies will allow engineers and scientists need to start producing wind turbines with 20 megawatt (MW) capacities -- that's enough to

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36 Megawatt Energy Storage System to be Built at Notrees Wind Farm

36 Megawatt Energy Storage System to be Built at Notrees Wind Farm

The world’s largest wind energy storage system is set to be built in oil country, deep in the heart of Texas. North Carolina-based company Duke Energy has hired Xtreme Power to build a giant storage

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Clever Devices Turn Trees into Natural Wind Turbines Bases

Clever Devices Turn Trees into Natural Wind Turbines Bases

We all know wind turbines are a great way to harness emissions free energy, but some people just carry a distaste for their huge pylons, rotors and the way they look in juxtaposition to the landscape. But

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President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Barack Obama will be speaking at Georgetown University today on the future of America's energy security. The President's remarks are set to be focused on the goal of reducing American dependence

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Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on the largest utility-scale wind turbine project in Africa is set to begin construction in Kenya in December of this year after the group behind it received a letter of support from the

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Turkey Hill Announces It Will Make Ice Cream Powered by the Wind

Turkey Hill Announces It Will Make Ice Cream Powered by the Wind

Turkey Hill -- the United States' fourth largest ice cream maker -- has announced that it will be powering one fourth of their ice cream manufacturing with wind power. The company's Pennsylvania factory

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Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Wave power generators generally take the form of sea snake-like designs that sit atop rolling waves, gathering kinetic energy and turning it into power. However a new idea combines the worlds of wind

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Power Flower Wind Turbine Trees Could Domesticate Wind Energy

Power Flower Wind Turbine Trees Could Domesticate Wind Energy

NL Architects has been exploring the idea of advanced wind power generation since 2006 and Power Flowers is their latest iteration. Vertical axis wind turbine technology has advanced their ideas to

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Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines

Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines

Vestas, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of wind turbines, has announced that it will be working in collaboration with WindPlus to deploy a unique wind turbine that uses a first-of-its-kind

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World’s Biggest Producer of Wind Energy Records $4 Billion in Profits in 2010

World’s Biggest Producer of Wind Energy Records $4 Billion in Profits in 2010

The world's largest producer of wind energy, Spain-based Iberdrola SA, blew way analysts' expectations last year with a whopping $4 billion in profits -- analysts had expected their gain to clock in at

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IKEA Building Its Own Personal Wind Farm to Power 17 Swedish Stores

IKEA Building Its Own Personal Wind Farm to Power 17 Swedish Stores

Swedish furniture giant IKEA announced today that it's joined forces with Stockholm-based wind power company O2 to build a nine-turbine wind farm that will power 17 of their stores in Sweden. The wind

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Atlantic City’s Offshore Wind Farm Might be First in the US to Finish Construction

Atlantic City’s Offshore Wind Farm Might be First in the US to Finish Construction

Fisherman's Energy of New Jersey became the first offshore wind farm in New Jersey to apply for the state's new renewable energy credit program, making it likely that it will be the first offshore wind

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USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that Basin Electric Power Cooperative will receive a $204 million loan to build a wind farm in South Dakota.

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