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Southwest Windpower, a manufacturer of small wind turbines, acquires Deerpath Energy, which develops projects with many such turbines.
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.
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.
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.
Southwest Windpower unveils small wind turbine with claim of 7,400 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year under 12 mph average conditions.
Start-up Optiwind is testing whether there is a middle ground for wind power to serve schools, farms, and businesses with marginal wind resources.
Sales of wind turbines under 100 kilowatts in capacity have grown rapidly thanks to better incentives, maturing technology, and consumer demand.
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.
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.