wind power





5/26/2015
The previous entry provided a run-through of the basic wind turbine terms. Here, we’ll cover the tower, the unsung hero of small wind turbine energy production.
5/11/2015
In our first installment, we covered the basics of electricity generation and the process by which a wind turbine creates power. This time, we’ll look at the benefits of adding a wind turbine as a source of clean power for your home.
4/24/2015
In this blog series, we look at how a small wind turbine works, while exploring the concept of the smart home microgrid.
9/17/2014
K.C. Compton takes a glance at more than two dozen trends that are shaping our future, which are documented in the Worldwatch Institute’s latest publication, "Vital Signs, Volume 21."
9/10/2014
How to go from buying everything at Wally World to growing organic vegetables, raising livestock, building an efficient home, and a Do-It-Yourself, self-sufficient lifestyle.
7/5/2014
The Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, proposed on June 2, 2014, by the Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan not only limits our carbon pollution but also injects life back into our domestic workforce.
7/3/2014
Build your own wind generator for use with 12-Volt systems. Charge up batteries for lighting, fans, tools and more.
6/6/2013
University of Maine leads the United States in clean-energy technology, thanks to the development of a grid-connected wind turbine off the coast of Maine.
5/23/2013
In a recent study, researchers found that watching videos about wind farm-related illnesses made participants claim the same symptons.
5/22/2013
A few thoughts on why so many people are hesitant to make the transition to produce their own power.
3/22/2013
South Dakota and Alaska electric cooperatives received the award for 2012 Wind Cooperatives of the Year.
3/20/2013
Wind turbines within two miles of residential areas can hurt the property values of homes.
3/15/2013
Defying conventional wisdom about the limits of wind power, in 2012 both Iowa and South Dakota generated close to one quarter of their electricity from wind farms. Wind power accounted for at least 10 percent of electricity generation in seven other states. Across the United States, wind power continues to strengthen its case as a serious energy source.
1/30/2013
Many criticize eliminating coal mining in West Virginia because of the amount of jobs the sector provides. A wind farm, however, would employ over 200 local residents during the two-year construction phase, and create 40-50 permanent maintenance jobs afterward. A wind farm would also allow the mountain to be used for other purposes, like sustainable forestry, mountain harvesting, and gathering of wild forest plants, creating additional jobs and the opportunity for stable income for locals.
12/18/2012
Wind turbines kills birds, but not as many as are killed by tall buildings and other hazards.
11/7/2012
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Nov. 7, 2012, a lease for commercial wind energy development 11 nautical miles off the coast of Delaware.
4/4/2012
Cam recently spoke to a Transition group about the challenges ahead and how to prepare for them.
1/24/2012
Cam shares his enthusiasm for the sun and the wind at his off-grid home.
7/13/2011
Skystream install program helps consumers take advantage of their wind resource.
7/5/2011
Hodgson Mill Inc., a leading national producer of All-Natural and Organic, Whole-Grain foods, has added two wind turbines to successfully complete the second phase of a significant new green initiative.
5/27/2011
Since they built their solar- and wind-powered cordwood home in Desboro, Ontario, Lisa and Ray Racicot have never looked back. The only thing they'll do differently next time is install the renewable energy systems first, to power the construction.
4/20/2011
To learn more about large wind energy degrees, Brittney Tyler-Milholland and Brenna Long talk with educators at Iowa Lakes Community College about the wind energy degree program in this Wind Energy blog. Iowa Lakes had the first wind energy program in Iowa.
3/18/2011
In this Wind Energy Blog, we talk with a representative from The Nature Conservancy to learn more about the environmental impacts of wind energy. Despite the many concerns about the impacts these wind farms can have on wildlife, there are no current regulations that wind farm developers must follow before building their wind farms.
3/14/2011
Wind power grew by 30 percent and solar power grew by 40 percent in 2010, according to a new report.
3/3/2011
Southwest Windpower is the world’s leading supplier of distributed wind generators. With history lasting more than two decades, the company is a global leader and pioneer in the design, manufacturing and distribution of small wind systems.
2/11/2011
Generate energy in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own pictures, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
7/6/2010
Henry Red Cloud has a lot to do with the wind energy education happening in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations. Along with these tribes, the interest in wind energy is spreading across the nation, especially to Arizona, and outside organizations are lending a hand.
11/20/2009
T. Boone Pickens is the very embodiment of the Texas oil tycoon. He’s also, arguably, the world’s leading advocate for wind energy.
8/14/2009
Check out these wind resource maps for a quick look at wind around the world.
7/21/2009
Tell us what you think. If you installed a wind turbine or solar-electric panels, would you want to be tied to the electric grid, or would you rather have a grid-independent system?
5/8/2009
Check out this video on tapping wind power with kites.
5/4/2009
The Environmental Protection Agency releases a list of the top green power purchasers in the United States.
5/1/2009
There's lots of good information on renewable energy in this new NPR series on electricity in America.
12/26/2008
It's easy to find out what fuels your power comes from using this nifty tool from the EPA. 
7/1/2008
A wind energy expert discusses the durability of small-scale wind turbines.
6/4/2008
Mounting a wind turbine on your roof instead of on a tower might seem like a good idea, but here are some issues you should consider.
12/27/2007
These 25 very different places all get some or all of their energy from wind power.
12/3/2007
One of the disadvantages of wind power is that the wind doesn't always blow. But in the future, new technology could make it easier to store wind energy.
9/28/2007
Many states are working quickly to develop their wind power resources knowing it will pay off big in the future.

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