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.
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.
Small wind turbine company Mariah Power teams with developer to make an application that uses the iPhone microphone to measure wind speed.
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.
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
Roundup: a mixed record on renewable-energy mandates, the denouement of the Tesla-Fisker legal tussle, and a collection of clean-tech sector predictions.
Concentrator maker Soliant Energy raises $21 million, Sharp Solar and Signet Solar boost thin-film production, and a detailed solar resource map.
Renewable-energy assessment company 3Tier releases global map that shows the potential for wind power by revealing wind resources around the world.