Killer twisters likely among largest, strongest
Some of the killer tornadoes that ripped across the South may have been among the largest and most powerful ever recorded, experts suggested, leaving a death toll that is approaching that of a tragic "super ...
Samsung to invest $7.04 bn in wetland green town
South Korea's largest business group Samsung signed an initial deal Wednesday to invest $7.04 billion in a state project to build a green energy complex on reclaimed wetland.
'Smart' power grid needed for electric vehicles
(PhysOrg.com) -- While an upcoming Electric Vehicle Grand Prix may reflect a growing popularity of electric vehicles, their widespread adoption will require innovations to the power grid, say researchers at Purdue University.
In land of Don Quixote, wind turbines dot landscape
In the middle of the Spanish countryside 104 giant white windmills set against shrubs and haystacks sweep the sky day and night, providing electricity for 600,000 people.
Google, Japanese invest $500 million in wind farm (corrected)
Google and the subsidiaries of two Japanese companies are investing $500 million in a wind farm being built in the northwestern US state of Oregon.
German nuclear exit 'would cost up to 2 bn euros'
German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said Friday that a switch from nuclear power to alternative forms of energy could cost Europe's top economy up to two billion euros ($2.9 billion) per year.
Flexible trailing edge flap for blades to make wind power cheaper
A flexible, controllable trailing edge for wind turbine blades has shown that it can reduce the loads on the turbine and in the end provide cheaper electricity from wind power.
Vestas Announces New 7 megawatt offshore wind turbine
Wind power in Spain reaches historic high
Wind power became Spain's main source of electricity for the first time ever this month, in a country renowned for its focus on renewable energy, the power-generating authority REE said Thursday.
Researchers pursue re-engineering of US power grid for efficiency, renewable energy
Imagine a modern nation that works, communicates, and entertains itself via an ever-expanding lattice of fast and efficient high-tech devices but powers this network with an electric system that dates to before many parts ...
Wind and solar can reliably supply 25 percent of Oahu's electricity need, new study shows
When combined with on-Oahu wind farms and solar energy, the Interisland Wind project planned to bring 400 megawatts (MW) of wind power from Molokai and Lanai to Oahu could reliably supply more than 25% of ...
China says it wants green growth within five years
China, the world's biggest polluter, plans to "go green" in the next five years, emphasising energy efficiency and the battle on its choking pollution in its plans to revamp the economy, experts say.
In Holland, land of windmills, flap over wind farm
On an outcrop near this town's lighthouse, a woman in stone perpetually scans the horizon for the fishing fleet returning home. To the dismay of townspeople, her view may soon be obscured by some of the world's ...
Study yields better turbine spacing for large wind farms (w/ Video)
Large wind farms are being built around the world as a cleaner way to generate electricity, but operators are still searching for the most efficient way to arrange the massive turbines that turn moving air ...