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FloDesign speeds quest for midsize wind turbine

With a $34.5 million round, famed VC firm Kleiner Perkins boosts its investment in the novel wind turbine maker, which uses a design inspired by jet engines.

By January 19, 2010


Jet-engine inspired FloDesign boosts wind turbine output

Wind turbine start-up is seeking funding to build prototypes of a turbine that its says is cheaper than traditional turbines and can be used for more distributed applications.

By September 11, 2009


Corkscrew wind turbine brings juice to Indians stadium

A quirky helix-shaped wind turbine is an experiment in boosting wind speed to make wind energy viable in low-wind locations, such as cities and suburbs.

By April 11, 2012


Five tips from a budding green-tech cluster

Entrepreneurs at five early-stage, clean-energy companies in Massachusetts say creating a network of like-minded businesses goes a long way to cultivating green start-ups.

By June 3, 2011


FloDesign's jet engine-inspired wind turbine wins prizes

A start-up says its "shrouded" wind turbine can produce three to four times more power than traditional blade turbines.

By May 15, 2008


Bill Joy chases green-tech breakthroughs

Futurist and Kleiner Perkins green-tech venture capitalist Bill Joy says VCs need to focus on breakthrough energy technologies, such as cheap distributed solar, to succeed.

By April 6, 2011


DOE: ARPA-E grants attract private money

Looking to highlight the fruits of investing in energy research and development, the Department of Energy says six ARPA-E grants attracted four times more money from the private sector.

By February 3, 2011


Start-up squeezes flowing wind to boost turbine power

V Squared Wind, a finalist in the Clean Tech Open, is one of few companies trying to accelerate wind to get more usable energy, particularly in marginal wind areas.

By November 17, 2010


Novel, midsize wind turbine tested on dairy farm

Start-up Optiwind is testing whether there is a middle ground for wind power to serve schools, farms, and businesses with marginal wind resources.

By October 4, 2010


Trailer-mounted wind turbine tested at Army base

Army will test WindTamer's small wind turbine for charging communications equipment. Company is one of a handful seeking alternatives to traditional three-blade design.

By April 8, 2010