Wind Power

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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US Air Force to Quadruple Their On-Base Solar Power in Four Years

US Air Force to Quadruple Their On-Base Solar Power in Four Years

The United States Air Force -- already the biggest government buyer of renewable energy -- announced it will be quadrupling its on-base solar energy generation in the next four years. With the Department

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Top 6 Wind Powered Gadgets That Don’t Blow

Top 6 Wind Powered Gadgets That Don’t Blow

Wind has been used since ancient times to provide free, green power (think of sailboats and windmills), and that old-school tech has not been lost on us in the year 2011. From personal chargers that

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Texas Landowners Say “Yes” to Wind Turbines and “No” to Transmission Lines

Texas Landowners Say “Yes” to Wind Turbines and “No” to Transmission Lines

The State of Texas is having an issue convincing its residents to install enough power lines to support its growing wind energy market. Sustainable energy won't do much good unless you can transmit that

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Wind Turbine Base Jumping: The Latest In Extreme Sports!

Wind Turbine Base Jumping: The Latest In Extreme Sports!

Any maintenance worker will tell you that there are definitely no shortage of ways to get up and down a wind turbine, but they generally don't involve hurling yourself off the top of the structure.

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Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads Harness Wind Energy Without Turbines

Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads Harness Wind Energy Without Turbines

Francis Moon, a mechanical engineering professor at Cornell University, has designed a novel type of wind energy generator that vibrates in the wind rather than cutting the breeze like a turbine. Dubbed

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Governer Scott Walker Wants to Pass a Bill to Kill Wind Energy in Wisconsin

Governer Scott Walker Wants to Pass a Bill to Kill Wind Energy in Wisconsin

The newly elected Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has just proposed a piece of legislation that would effectively kill the development of wind energy projects in the state. His proposal, which is

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Dept. of Energy Hosting Free Wind Power Webinars Starting Tomorrow

Dept. of Energy Hosting Free Wind Power Webinars Starting Tomorrow

The US Department of Energy is kicking off the New Year tomorrow, January 19, by starting up their free 2011 Wind Powering America webinar series. The series will cover all aspects of wind power in the

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WindMade Label Will Tell You if Green Energy Powers Your Purchases

WindMade Label Will Tell You if Green Energy Powers Your Purchases

The WindMade label, which was just announced today, will be a new way for you to see whether or not the products you're buying were manufactured using wind energy. The initiative has been supported by a

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SkyStream 600: The World’s First Fully Smart Grid-Enabled Wind Turbine

SkyStream 600: The World’s First Fully Smart Grid-Enabled Wind Turbine

SouthWest Wind Power showed off their latest turbine - the Skystream 600 - this week at CES 2011, and we're impressed. The latest in SouthWest's long line of turbines, the Skystream 600 is equipped with a

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Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Eco-City will make use of the latest sustainable technologies such as solar power, wind power, rainwater recycling, and wastewater treatment/desalination of sea water. In order to reduce the city's carbon

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Renewable Energy Now Neck and Neck with Nuclear in the US

Renewable Energy Now Neck and Neck with Nuclear in the US

New renewable energy projects are popping up left and right and we're stoked to report that in 2010, the amount of green energy generation was finally on par with that of nuclear. According to data just

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Empire State Building to Purchase 100% Renewable Energy

Empire State Building to Purchase 100% Renewable Energy

As a part of the Empire State Building's green makeover, the iconic tower's manager, Malkin Holdings, just announced they'll be adding green energy to the building's list of environmental credentials.

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Wind Turbine!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Wind Turbine!

A new generation of renewable energy entrepreneurs are currently developing turbines to harness the wind in the upper layers of the atmosphere, where some believe as much as 870 terawatts (or 87 trillion

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Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

Newly Signed Tax Bill Extends Important Green Energy Credits

The tax bill that was causing so much contention in Washington has finally been signed and is set to extend much more than the Bush era tax cuts -- it will also give an extension to green energy credits

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Giant Wind Farm Will Link New England and New York Power Grids

Giant Wind Farm Will Link New England and New York Power Grids

Though no offshore wind farms have been completed in the United States to date, there is certainly a lot of talk going around about the farms of the future. In addition to Google's recent initiative to

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Spain to Build World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Spain to Build World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Bad luck, Norway -- just when they thought they had secured the title of world's largest wind turbine with a 10MW installation, Spain swooped in to steal their thunder. Spanish wind turbine manufacturer

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Electric Pinwheels Wind Turbine Can Be Installed In 8 Seconds

Electric Pinwheels Wind Turbine Can Be Installed In 8 Seconds

Installing a wind turbine on or around your home is a great way to diversify your energy supplies, but you don't need a 100 foot wind tower to get the job done. As such, Electric Pinwheels has produced a

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South Korea Announces $8.2 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

South Korea Announces $8.2 Billion Offshore Wind Farm

South Korea recently announced a massive $8.2 billion offshore wind power farm that will provide a major boost to its renewable energy infrastructure. The wind farm, which will be built off the country's

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LED Installation Sheds Light on the Plight of Endangered Starlings

LED Installation Sheds Light on the Plight of Endangered Starlings

Each autumn thousands of Starlings flock to the UK to spend the winter. This natural phenomena creates wonderfully fluctuating shapes known as murmurations, where the Starlings meet together before

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China Starts Construction on World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

China Starts Construction on World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

It seems that the title of World's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm is a fleeting thing - at the moment it is held by Thanet Wind Farm in the North Sea, but soon it could belong to Bohai Bay in China. It is

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Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

The aim of the Beehive Tower is to provide the Canary Wharf community of city dwellers a place to garden and live. The tower's hexagonal mega structural lattice contains greenhouse spaces that also serve

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Greenerator Lets Apartment Dwellers Collect Solar and Wind Power

Greenerator Lets Apartment Dwellers Collect Solar and Wind Power

People who live in private homes have the option to install solar panels and residential wind turbines on their roofs, but what about those of us who live in apartment buildings? Well, the Greenerator is

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Google Invests in Backbone for East Coast Offshore Wind

Google Invests in Backbone for East Coast Offshore Wind

We've always had a sneaking suspicion that Google is close to taking over the world and they just keep adding fuel to our conspiracy theories. What now? Well, they've just invested in a $5 billion

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Renewable energy installations aren't just for futuristic metropolises; they're also useful in even the tiniest remote villages. Take Tocco, for example -- the 2,700-person Italian town has installed four

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