IBM Firestorm supercomputer will analyze petabytes of weather-related data to optimize placement of Vestas wind turbines and maximize performance over time.
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.
Skimming along a bay in Africa, this sleek carbon-fiber craft seems to barely touch the water.
A survey conducted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in conjunction with wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems has identified which companies procure the largest amounts of renewable energy.
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.
A "stealth" turbine blade based on military technology may help overcome the problem of wind farms interfering with aviation radar systems, its developers say.
First draft of the standard allowing the use the WindMade label requires that a company source at least 25 percent of its electricity from wind in order to qualify.
So-called "big data" opens up new ways to mine the Web and social media for consumers and business. Data gurus say these apps require a rethink in how computing systems are built.
Demand for wind power is growing, but manufacturers of turbines can't keep up.
Offshore wind farms have been discussed frequently in the U.S. lately, but the trend among the turbine manufacturer is to build even larger turbines for land use.