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Microwind turbine maker buys into community wind

Southwest Windpower, a manufacturer of small wind turbines, acquires Deerpath Energy, which develops projects with many such turbines.

By July 15, 2010


Study: Microwind turbines a tough sell in Mass.

A state analysis of microwind turbines shows that they didn't hit their performance targets because of poor siting and a lack of reliable wind resource data.

By March 17, 2009


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


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


CES: Skystream turbine makes most of air stream

Southwest Windpower unveils small wind turbine with claim of 7,400 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year under 12 mph average conditions.

By January 6, 2011


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


Small wind turbines add megawatts to U.S. grid

Sales of wind turbines under 100 kilowatts in capacity have grown rapidly thanks to better incentives, maturing technology, and consumer demand.

By May 25, 2010


Museum on turbines: Learning, not earning

An small wind lab experiment at the Museum of Science in Boston shows the challenges of nabbing enough wind energy to make rooftop turbines an easy sell. But there are other pluses.

By May 20, 2010


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