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Can BE-Wind’s New Windmill Provide More Wind Power?

BE-Wind* is taking what you think you know about small wind technology and turning it on its head. It has improved performance and made its windmills quieter by blocking the wind! How does the company do that? The Science of Wind Power Generation Current vertical wind generation systems are inherently inefficient because the wind that […]

December 6th

Home & Business Solar & Wind Power Systems From Pika

Pika Energy* makes renewable energy systems for homes and businesses that can use solar and wind power combined, or each one individually. Phillip Swanson, an application engineered there, answered some questions for us about its technology. How long does the installation process take? A typical Pika installation will be conducted in 2 phases. The first […]

Wind Tree Provides Silent Wind Power Beautifully

A new French start-up, NewWind, is making wind power beautiful!  Their new Wind Tree offers almost a hundred mini-windmills on an apparatus designed to look like a tree. Due to the light construction of the “leaves,” the Wind Tree generates power at wind speeds as low as 4.4 miles per hour!  This translates into sustained […]

January 12th

Dassault Technology Leads Offshore Wind Charge

So far, the story of the US renewable energy transformation has skipped a key chapter, which is the exploitation of our massive offshore wind power potential. In the offshore wind category, the US has been lagging far behind other nations. However, the spotlight is starting to swing out to embrace this wind power option, and […]

July 11th

How Green Is Renewable Energy?

Thanks to ClimateWire for their interesting article on research into the environmental impact of manufacturing the equipment used to create renewable energy, something we don’t often discuss.  An excerpt is below: When it comes to energy, you have to invest some in order to get some. Whether drilling for oil or baking silicon for photovoltaic […]

July 1st

Oregon Future Energy Conference

In its eighth year, the Oregon Future Energy Conference is the place to be on Earth Day.  The all-day conference, presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council, offers educational and networking opportunities for those interested in the future of green energy.  Education tracks include: Policy & Regulation, The Business of Renewable Energy, The Business of Energy Efficiency, and […]

April 2nd

Renewables & Storage Could Power Full Electric Grid Cost-Effectively 99.9% Of The Time By 2030: Report

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December 11th

Obama Admin Fast-Tracks 7 Solar/Wind Projects as part of “We Can’t Wait” Renewable Energy Strategy

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August 15th

Cleantech News Roundup (Solar, Wind, EV, Geothermal, Biogas, Hydro, & More)

From Clean Technica Cleantech News Roundup (Solar, Wind, EV, Geothermal, Biogas, Hydro, & More) (via Clean Technica)   Some more cleantech news from around the interwebs: –>Page 1: Solar News (you are here) –>Page 2: Wind News –>Page 3: Transportation & Energy Efficiency News –>Page 4: Biogas, Geothermal, & Hydro News –>Page 5: Policy & […]

May 25th

Clean Energy Matters – A FutureFest Conference

At this event on May 24, 2012 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Phipps Conservatory, attendees will see displays of the hottest new technology for renewable energy and hear from the real live green energy entrepreneurs who will be discussing how the average yinzer can make all our futures brighter by buying and/or installing clean energy.

May 18th

Army Expands Research and Development on Mobile Renewable Energy Solutions

Scientists and engineers in the U.S. Army are working to develop mobile energy solutions that capture renewable power from the sun and wind. Photo: cobalt123 Reported on Clean Technica Army Scientists Developing Deployable Renewable Equipment (via Clean Technica) Renewable energy options are very important these days for the Unite States Army, especially when it concerns […]

May 17th