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Schenectady, N.Y.-based GE Power & Water revealed on May 1 that Chicago-based Invenergy has become the first customer to purchase is new 2.5-120 Brilliant Wind Turbine. [ Read More ]

Today, a judge on the High Court in Britain-one of the courts of last resort in the nation-has ruled that wind developers may site their turbines as little as one-quarter of a mile (or 350 meters) fro… [ Read More ]

As it turns out, size does matter. At the moment, the 504-megawatt (MW) Greater Gabbard Wind Farm located 14 miles off the coast of Suffolk, England in the North Sea is the largest offshore plant of i… [ Read More ]

Annual worldwide revenue in the remote sensing power market is currently $770 million-and it has the potential to grow to $1.5 billion annually by 2020 under a base scenario, or to $2.3 billion under … [ Read More ]

What the ocean took away from Japan in the massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, it is now being harnessed to return in some small measure. [ Read More ]

Windmills are to Holland what chocolate is to Switzerland-national icons, embedded in the regional history and culture. The oldest mill in the Netherlands dates back to the eighth century-and there st… [ Read More ]

In a few years, there will be a new island a little more than one mile off the coast of Belgium, but it won't be a natural formation or a tourist destination. In fact, Belgium is on track to solve iss… [ Read More ]

Iberdrola , a multinational electric utility based in Spain's Bilbao, Basque Country, is divesting itself of a portfolio of 32 operating wind farms in France, currently producing a cumulative 321.4 me… [ Read More ]

The U.S. renewable energy got a "second wind" last night, as Congress extended the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credits for community and offshore wind generation projects through th… [ Read More ]

With all apologies to Chicago, Quebec also should be dubbed the Windy City. Earlier this month, TransCanada Corporation announced the completion of the Quebec-based Gros-Morne wind farm-the final phas… [ Read More ]

Silicon Valley search giant Google announced on its blog today it has made an equity investment of $75 million in a 50-megawatt (MW) wind farm located in Rippey, a small town in Greene County, about a… [ Read More ]

Recently, Bachmann electronic, a supplier in the automation of wind power plants, selected Wind River VxWorks' real-time operating system and Wind River Professional Services for its next-generation c… [ Read More ]

Wind farms are a fast-developing source of clean and green power, but a key problem remains "intermittency"- that is, the tendency of wind to go from full-blast to a feeble breeze in just moments. But… [ Read More ]

Each major wind farm in America creates 1,079 jobs and can add tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue and other benefits to the community in which it is located, according to two new reports from … [ Read More ]

The issue of power generation is growing increasingly urgent. With supplies of many fossil fuels beginning to look tenuous, and recent calamities making nuclear power look like less of a fair-haired b… [ Read More ]

Two companies have collaborated to make charging electric vehicles a breeze-literally. Urban Green Energy (UGE) and General Electric (GE) have forged the world's first integrated, wind-powered electri… [ Read More ]

According to the 2011 Wind Technologies Market Report, just released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the United States remained one of the world's largest and fastest-growing wind markets in 2… [ Read More ]

Have you caught wind of the news at Benton, Arkansas-based discount retailer Walmart? This week, the company unveiled its first onsite industrial-scale wind turbine pilot project at its distribution c… [ Read More ]

In the latest move, United Technologies Corp. has sold its wind power business - known as Clipper Windpower - to a private equity firm in Los Angeles, Platinum Equity. Details were not released. [ Read More ]

Palisade Corporation's risk analysis software, @RISK, has been selected by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) to determine whether offshore wind farms are financially feasible from an… [ Read More ]

Topping out at 328 feet (100 meters) above the ground, wind turbines truly represent a "higher power." Until now, an inspector would examine the massive turbine blades from ground level, using a high-… [ Read More ]

At a campaign stop on Thursday afternoon, May 24, U.S. President Barack Obama was scheduled to visit TPI Composites, a manufacturer of blades for wind turbines with operations in Newton, Iowa, and the… [ Read More ]

On May 14, the U.S. Department of Interior gave the go-ahead to the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) alliance to move forward in the environmental review for a $5 billion, 800-mile undersea transmission… [ Read More ]

Wind energy is bulletproof - there's no way that wind could have any kind of negative impact on the environment, right? Turns out it might be a little more complicated than that. The wind is fine - no… [ Read More ]

It looks enough like a UFO to blow your mind, but it's actually a prototype of an airborne wind turbine designed to drift aloft at high altitudes - where it catches stronger gusts than, and generates … [ Read More ]

On March 30, U.S. President Barack Obama joined with the governors of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and Pennsylvania as well as the representatives of a number of federal agencies in signin… [ Read More ]

Gundersen Lutheran Health System has gone "hospital green"- with renewable energy, sustainable design, and recycling and waste management programs that are providing environmental leadership to the he… [ Read More ]

Weather or not-we count on our cars to negotiate even the worst road conditions safely and reliably. To help meet consumer expectations, on March 27, the world's first climate wind tunnel operated by … [ Read More ]

At the CeBIT trade show for the digital IT and telecommunications industry in Hannover, Germany this week, Orga Systems will demonstrate that the answer to distributed energy billing based on dynamic … [ Read More ]

La Rumorosa, Mexico is known for its "bluster" - in a good way. Energy experts say there is enough wind energy in this small town just south of the border to power 2.5 million homes in southern Califo… [ Read More ]

Cleantech Solutions International, a manufacturer of metal components and assemblies for the wind power industry as well as solar and other industries, announced that its common stock is trading on Na… [ Read More ]

A wind-powered water pump system in Colorado has been delivered for the first time by Mass Megawatts Wind Power, Inc. The initial unit construction has been completed by the company. A low-cost soluti… [ Read More ]

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, announced that Pattern Energy Group, a wind energy and transmission company, is using Red Hat Storage, formerly Gluster, technology to manage weather pred… [ Read More ]

Cable, cable installation and grid connection consumes approximately 27 percent of an offshore wind farm's capital expenditure, according to Wind Energy Update's latest report. Capital investment o… [ Read More ]

Google is losing its green and clean technology guy as of today. Bill Weihl, who has been the leader of Google's clean energy team since 2006, will be departing the search giant after close of busines… [ Read More ]

Power brokers in Washington, D.C., are so badly out of touch with mainstream voter sentiment that they may find themselves out of office in 2012, if they continue to bash wind and solar energy and to … [ Read More ]

Green technology is rapidly advancing in today's society. We have gotten to a point where we can shut our garage door each morning using a solar-powered garage door opener. You can exercise-cum-charge… [ Read More ]

Oracle Research recently came up with a poll that found out that 76 percent of British Columbians strongly agree that wind energy should be further developed as a source of clean electricity. Moreover… [ Read More ]

Two recently launched Wind for Schools projects, in Kansas and Arizona, are helping students at all levels to learn about the value of renewable energy -- and preparing them for engineering jobs in th… [ Read More ]

Omnisens, a provider of continuous, long distance monitoring systems for energy cables, has announced that the company has received investment from SVC Ltd. [ Read More ]

The Clare County Council has given the go-ahead for what will be the largest community owned wind farm development in Ireland. The 84-megawatt (MW) project is expected to cost US$254.3 million. The co… [ Read More ]

Carbon Composite Technologies (CCT), a subsidiary of Augrid Global Holdings Corporation has signed a global licensing agreement with Convection Strategies (CSLLC). [ Read More ]

Zurich-based ABB, a leader in power and automation technology, has won an order worth around $1 billion to supply a power link connecting offshore North Sea wind farms to the German mainland grid. [ Read More ]

Flagstaff, Arizona-based Southwest Windpower will exhibit its breakthrough utility-connected and off-grid "personal windpower" technology at Cheyenne Frontier Days (CFD) in Wyoming, the largest outdoo… [ Read More ]

A global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, CommScope, Inc., will supply its GroundSmart Copper Clad Steel solution to the Bishop Hill Wind Farm in Henry County, Illinois.… [ Read More ]

After years of expansion, the wind energy industry suffered a significant slowdown during the global economic recession of 2010 - and the boom years may still be behind us. But a study just released b… [ Read More ]

Avista has announced that it will be purchasing power generated by the proposed Palouse Wind project, a wind energy facility developed by First Wind, an independent U.S.-based wind energy company in W… [ Read More ]

When the folks at EasyStreet Online Services of Beaverton, Oregon, set out to plan a leading-edge green data center, they didn't know that the savings they would enjoy from their energy smart technolo… [ Read More ]

"Windustry" is now Sherman County, Oregon's largest employer. The 831-square-mile area, once a busy hub for sawmills and logging, now is dominated by wheat farms and hundreds of 300-foot wind turbines… [ Read More ]

While many companies seem to make a living off of selling bluster, Google is going to make a go of investing in wind: another $55 million of it, apparently. [ Read More ]

Now there's a way to connect small wind generation systems to the grid easily and cost-effectively. The PureWave DSTATCOM was introduced on March 24 by the Chicago-based S&C Electric Company as the la… [ Read More ]

Over the past decade, with the emphasis on global warming, climate change and the recent global financial crisis, wind-power generation systems have come up as means to expand renewable energy deploym… [ Read More ]

FreeWave Technologies, a manufacturer of high performance, lowest power consumption, spread spectrum and licensed radios, announced that at the AWEA 2011 it will be exhibiting its new wireless data ra… [ Read More ]

Google can celebrate a little this week: it's a bit closer to its wind power goals. The search giant and its investment partners cleared the first major hurdle with U.S. regulators last week, enabling… [ Read More ]

Vaisala, a provider of environmental and industrial measurement solutions, has launched the WTS Wind Measurement System designed for wind resource assessment, power curve measurement, and monitoring o… [ Read More ]

Connecticut may get wind power eventually, but it won't be the proposed one in Prospect. Officials last week rejected the state's first proposed wind power project, citing the "visual impact" of the p… [ Read More ]

Green Phone Service as announced the launch of a eco-friendly local and long distance telephone service that will enable customers to make green-powered phone calls with customer billed proceeds donat… [ Read More ]

The United States' latest foray into wind energy is anything but a stealth project. In fact, when one of the three 160-foot-long blades of the turbine of the 3-megawatt (MW) Eco 100 is at high noon, t… [ Read More ]

Nobel laureate and former U.S. Vice president Al Gore is bringing his climate crisis campaign to the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. On April 28, Gore unveiled the digital iOS version of his 2009 … [ Read More ]

Are you looks for ways in which to produce wind energy? Well, simple go to Google. Along with two partners, the Mountain View, California-based Internet giant is investing in the Atlantic Wind Connect… [ Read More ]

CommScope, a provider of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, announced it will supply two wind farm projects with its GroundSmart Copper Clad Steel solution. [ Read More ]

BlueAnt Wireless has expanded availability of the BlueAnt Q2 at major retail and carrier locations, the company has announced. [ Read More ]

The United States' first offshore wind energy project has emerged from a controversial decade of planning and fighting to win a go-ahead from the federal government. Yesterday, the U.S. Interior Depar… [ Read More ]

With a view to expand its international network, Evance Wind Turbines, a world-leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, recently launched its North American programme. [ Read More ]

Thinking about buying a home wind turbine but don't know where to start? A new Web tool launched by the city of Reno, Nevada aims to help you separate...well, the wind from the noise...by monitoring t… [ Read More ]

Backed by $38 million from leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, and Lux Capital, startup Transphorm, Inc., has emerged from stealth mode to redefine powe… [ Read More ]

Even eco-friendly nations like the Netherlands have their petitions against renewable energy programs. And for those townspeople of Urk, Netherland confronted by a backyard, front yard and even side y… [ Read More ]

Looking to improve the performance of its wind turbine electrical control systems, Inox Wind Limited (IWL), part of India's Inox Group of Companies, has selected American Superconductor Corporation (A… [ Read More ]

At the plenary program of EUEC 2011, the USA's largest energy, utility and environment conference, Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Air a… [ Read More ]

Electronic Design Magazine awarded Broadcom Corporation, a major player in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, with the 2010 Best Electronic Design award in the Communications Wired … [ Read More ]

Born three years ago with the mission of delivering world class wind power systems, ReDriven Power Inc. has come a long way toward its goal by closing $5 million investment deal, which, the company ex… [ Read More ]

In an exemplary victory of positive force, San Diego Gas & Electric Co started the construction of its Sunrise Powerlink project. To mark the victory, SDG&E hosted a catered lunch, which was attended … [ Read More ]

Pearson, a learning company, announced plans to install a 95-koliwatt wind turbine at its Print Services location in Owatonna, Minn., which consumes four million kilowatt hours of power annually. [ Read More ]

In a significant stride toward renewable energy adoption, China's fastest growing wind turbine manufacturer China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited signed a memorandum of understanding with the provi… [ Read More ]