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US Govt to Set Aside $50.5 million Towards Offshore Wind Plan

February 9, 2011 / 1 Comment

President Barack Obama’s goal of developing 80% of the total power required for the country from clean energy sources by 2035 is getting the thumbs up from the federal agencies as well as the administration.

Wind Power Major Vestas to Set Up Base in Portland

August 19, 2010 / No Comments

The long awaited decision from Vestas about where its North American headquarters would be built has finally come in. And Portland, Oregon – the location that has been announced is welcoming the decision with open arms. The city has been facing heavy unemployment issues and the new headquarters may add as many as 200 people to the already existing 400 ...

Energy harvesting kites to generate 1 MW of electricity

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

Just a few days back we wrote about researchers at University of California claiming to meet the energy needs of entire planet through sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy. The pursuit to develop to cleaner greener sources of energy is raising the bar higher and higher for all in the fray. A California based high altitude Wind Company Makani Power ...

Sweden Set to Build 2000 Wind Turbines in Ten Years

March 2, 2010 / No Comments

Sweden is set to build 2000 new wind turbines during the next ten years, as a part of its project aimed at dramatically increasing the country's production of renewable energy - this was all revealed in a statement by Enterprise and Energy Minister Maud Olofsson on Tuesday.

Designer Philippe Starck Wants Wind Turbines to Look Better

January 28, 2010 / No Comments

Apparently, many people are unwilling to setup wind turbines because of none too flattering looks of these wind turbines. Famous designer Philippe Starck has created options for such people, and the options are two good looking wind turbines.

Rooftop Wind Turbines

April 14, 2009 / No Comments

I was the first one in my neighborhood to get solar panels. That was when I lived in Japan and more than 20+ years ago. I wonder if I can be the first one in Sunnyvale (home to Yahoo) to have a wind turbine on the roof of my house. I wonder if I want to be the first person ...

5 Reasons Why New Wind Power Facilities Are Dropping Off

June 24, 2008 / No Comments

Japan was going great guns on adding wind power generating facilities...until last year. The number of new facilities added in '07 was half of what was added in '06. New wind turbines that started operation in Japan last year had a capacity of 185Kw. It was double that in '06. There are reasons for the drop off: 1. Utilities in northern Japan ...

Underwater “Wind Farms” will Create Energy from Ocean Currents

June 2, 2008 / 1 Comment

After completing their $6 million capital raise the Australian company, BioPower Systems, is working hard on testing what could be the undersea equivalent of a wind farm that will turn wave energy into clean, eco-friendly, renewable electricity. Using a lightweight design in harmony with the ecosystem, the bioWAVE and bioSTREAM devices will reside beneath the water surface, moving and swaying ...