Wind power

Big offshore wind farms are now transmitting sweet, sweet battery juice to the US grid

Moments before midnight on Tuesday, a single turbine near Martha’s Vineyard delivered 5 megawatts of renewable energy to the New England grid. The turbine is one out of 62 planned for Vineyard Wind.

AirLoom has a plan to halve the cost of wind power

The Wyoming-based startup thinks the traditional three-bladed turbine is played out and has a new design to bring wind energy to more places.

Feds must step in or renewable energy will have nowhere to go, says MIT report

Building wind and solar farms is an important part of building a new green grid, but a calm night stops their energy generation cold. It’s just as important to research and build green energy st

IKEA will sell clean energy to Swedish homes

IKEA won't just sell you smart lights — it'll soon sell you the electricity to power those lights, too. IKEA has revealed plans to sell clean energy to Swedish homes through a subscription service.

Google data centers watch the weather to make the most of renewable energy

Google’s data centers run 24/7 and suck up a ton of energy — so it’s in both the company’s and the planet’s interest to make them do so as efficiently as possible. One new me

This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws

Wind turbines are a great source of clean power, but their apparent simplicity — just a big thing that spins — belie complex systems that wear down like any other, and can fail with disastrous con

How to decarbonize America — and the world

The Green New Deal has burst onto the American stage, spurring more conversation about – and aspiration for – ambitious climate policy than at any point in at least a decade.

Green Power Exchange enables peer-to-peer energy sharing

True friends share everything, from purses to lawnmowers to the limitless energy they pull from the sun, wind, and deep underground. Green Power Exchange aims to make one of those sharing scenarios a

Apple Exploring Alternative Wind Power Technology And Motion-Control Mac Mice

Apple's patent filings today reveal one concept outside their usual product-focused applications, detailing a method for harnessing wind power in a manner different from that employed in traditional

Kite-Like Turbines Harness Wind Power At Altitude

Flying a kite to produce power may conjure up images of Ben Franklin, who sought to prove lightning was electric. Makani Power releases turbine blades into the air, seeking to harness wind energy at h

As Greenpeace Knocks IT Sector For Bad Energy Habits, Google Buys More Wind Power

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> On Thursday, Greenpeace published a study on energy consumption and choices made by IT companies including

Hybrid Streetlights: Good Or Bad News For Utilities?

<img src="" class="shot2"/> Urban Green Energy — a New York City startup that designs and manufactures small wind turbines — has releas

Google Backs Biggest U.S. Offshore Wind Project

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Google Energy's First Purchase: 20 Years of Wind Power

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How to build your own wind turbine (it's not easy)

I like Instructables, if only because it’s reassuring to know that there are people out there who are not only have not only the knowledge to do something like this, but also the inclination. I

Study: Wind power = nightmares, inner-ear disturbances – I say FUD

I have to say, I’m pretty skeptical of this study. On the surface it seems pretty straightforward: most of the families who lived near wind farms had a similar (if vague) constellation of sympto

GE sold out of wind turbines till 2010

What do former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore and Texas oil man T. Boone Pickens have in common? Both believe the U.S. should cut back on its dependence on foreign oil and that the