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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


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


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


Small wind turbine works at low wind speeds

WindTronics says its $4,500 Honeywell Wind Turbine will generate electricity starting with 2-mile-per-hour wind, addressing one of the biggest barriers in small wind.

By June 7, 2009


Is community wind power full of hot air?

There are relatively few community wind projects in the U.S., but some companies are developing mid-size turbines for schools or big-box retail outlets.

By June 3, 2009


Green news harvest: Doubts on plankton climate fix

Researchers find that seeding ocean with iron to feed plankton and sequester carbon has flaws, while debate continues over land use affects carbon emissions from ethanol.

By May 7, 2009


Built-in mouse fan sure beats Axe

Even the sweatiest palms aren't safe.

By November 26, 2007