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In small wind versus solar, it's all about location

To perform at capacity, small wind turbines need strong, steady wind, while solar panels are more versatile in where they can be used, say experts.

By March 22, 2011


Good data needed for small-wind turbines to spin

Massachusetts stiffens the requirements for its small-wind rebate program, a sign that people, aided by online tools, can better choose locations for home turbines.

By May 12, 2010


Backyard wind turbine? There's an app for that

Small wind turbine company Mariah Power teams with developer to make an application that uses the iPhone microphone to measure wind speed.

By November 4, 2009


Study delivers blow to urban microwind turbines

A multi-site study in the U.K. finds that a marginal wind resource, particularly in cities, means that rooftop small wind turbines are unlikely to meet manufacturers' claims.

By February 10, 2009


Why wireless Internet matters to small wind

The CEO of small wind turbine maker Southwest Windpower is lobbying for both clean-energy incentives and rural broadband so that its turbines can better connect to the Internet

By January 20, 2009


Green news harvest: Clean energy oversold

Roundup: a mixed record on renewable-energy mandates, the denouement of the Tesla-Fisker legal tussle, and a collection of clean-tech sector predictions.

By December 5, 2008


Solar Power: GE buys in, thin film cells, solar map

Concentrator maker Soliant Energy raises $21 million, Sharp Solar and Signet Solar boost thin-film production, and a detailed solar resource map.

By October 14, 2008


Free Web map shows where the wind blows

Renewable-energy assessment company 3Tier releases global map that shows the potential for wind power by revealing wind resources around the world.

By March 4, 2008