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.
Wind turbines that do not interfere with radar systems used by aircraft have been tested successfully and are close to becoming commercially viable, according to turbine maker Vestas.
Jaguar promises to build a production version of the C-X75 concept originally shown at the 2010 Paris auto show.
IBM Firestorm supercomputer will analyze petabytes of weather-related data to optimize placement of Vestas wind turbines and maximize performance over time.
Caltech study finds that turbine placement and technology type can greatly affect power density, or power available per area, of wind farms.
Jaguar shows off the C-X75 concept at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Five sites will be getting 4-megawatt offshore wind turbines, whose rotor diameter is equivalent to the length of a football field, including the end zones.
Sales of wind turbines under 100 kilowatts in capacity have grown rapidly thanks to better incentives, maturing technology, and consumer demand.
Boston's Museum of Science is conducting a microwind experiment by installing five small turbines, which are shedding light on rooftop wind performance.
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.