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The industry is expected to grow to $634 million by 2015, according to a recent Pike Research report, because small wind is currently more efficient and, therefore, cheaper on a cost-per-watt basis than solar photovoltaic cells.
Caltech study finds that turbine placement and technology type can greatly affect power density, or power available per area, of wind farms.
Southwest Windpower unveils small wind turbine with claim of 7,400 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year under 12 mph average conditions.
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.
University's green campus initiative to include Mariah Power Windspire turbines that double as garden sculptures.
Mariah Power's Windspire looks to make wind power more accessible with a $5,000 turbine that can work in suburbs, cities, and the country.
Wind power for the home is getting more interest as Mariah Power gathers funding for ground-mounted vertical-axis turbines.
Are consumers and businesses ready for small turbines or 'building-integrated' wind generators? Companies such as AeroVironment are hoping so.