Coming Soon: A Massive Wind Farm to Power Kenya

There are some 700 million people in Africa without access to electricity. As the continent modernizes, those people will need power. But could African power be a perfect place for leapfrog technology—when a developing society goes straight to the most modern technology without going through the iterations seen in the… » 3/28/11 3:00pm 3/28/11 3:00pm

Airborne Wind Turbines Are Floating Eco-Powerhouses of Tomorrow

Wind turbines produce energy by harnessing the wind, and usually they look like windmills. But a new breed of airborne wind turbine is heading into production. Many of them are house-sized and blimp-shaped, inflated with helium and left to churn in the rapid winds that are always blowing 1000 feet off the ground.… » 12/13/07 2:00pm 12/13/07 2:00pm