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Small wind heading into boom period, report says

The industry is expected to grow to $634 million by 2015, according to a recent Pike Research report, because small wind is currently more efficient and, therefore, cheaper on a cost-per-watt basis than solar photovoltaic cells.

By October 5, 2011

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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

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U.S. wind power drops off despite falling prices

The installed megawatt capacity of wind turbines in the U.S. dropped by almost 50 percent last year as some developers held off investing because of policy uncertainty, according to wind power trade group AWEA.

By January 24, 2011

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Mixed bag for green tech in Washington dealings

An extension to renewable energy grants and corn ethanol subsidy are part of a tax deal while funding for clean-energy research and development appears flat.

By December 10, 2010

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U.S. to speed up offshore wind efforts

Interior Department says it will work to identify high-priority areas off the Atlantic coast, as well as revise regulations to simplify the leasing process.

By November 24, 2010

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U.S. wind power posts slowest quarter since 2007

Investors turn away from the sector after Congress does not pass a renewable power mandate, an industry group says.

By November 1, 2010

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Google funds power backbone for major wind farm

The Net giant is a major investor in a project to carry power from offshore wind turbines to the East Coast.

By October 11, 2010

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DOE directs $3.4 million to detecting wind

Better forecasting of surges in wind energy will help electricity utilities calibrate for fluctuations and save money, U.S. energy officials say.

By September 15, 2010

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Tech fixes to wind turbine-radar conflict face hurdles

Technologies that help air traffic control systems discern flying airplanes from wind turbines show positive results, but cooperation among government agencies is needed.

By September 6, 2010

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U.S. wind energy popular, but lacks investment

China and Europe outpacing U.S. in building wind energy infrastructure, despite public interest in adding wind energy to U.S. grid.

By July 28, 2010