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IBM Firestorm supercomputer will analyze petabytes of weather-related data to optimize placement of Vestas wind turbines and maximize performance over time.
Four years after launch from Cape Canaveral, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is finally in orbit around Vesta, beaming back spectacular images of a tortured surface dating back to the formation of the solar system.
A joint venture between Australia's AGL and New Zealand's Meridian Energy has opened the southern hemisphere's largest wind farm in Macarthur, Victoria.
Skimming along a bay in Africa, this sleek carbon-fiber craft seems to barely touch the water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Developers are scrambling to put turbines in the ground ahead of the expiration of federal tax credits for wind in 2013. Beyond that date, the industry's fortunes are hazy.
Rapid recent solar and wind price falls are likely to bring new markets and mass adoption a step closer over the next decade and raise the prospects of mergers.