This Floating Generator Could One Day Power Your City

It looks like a UFO, and soon there could be dozens hovering silently over your city. This futuristic wind turbine is designed to take advantage of high winds and deliver huge amounts of power to the ground via thick cables. And it's about to be tested in Alaska. » 3/27/14 5:18pm 3/27/14 5:18pm

This gorgeous skyscraper is also a wind power plant

Behold the Pertamina Energy Tower, a U.S.-designed building that's slated for construction in Jakarta, Indonesia. Reaching a height of a half-kilometer, the tower will harvest its own wind energy through an opening at its peak. » 12/11/13 8:45am 12/11/13 8:45am

Adding a hairy coat to a building to capture wind power

Looking for an alternative to turbines for capturing wind energy, Belatchew Arkitekter has proposed adding a hairy addition to Stockholm's Söder Torn. It would serve as more than an architectural toupee, capturing energy through the movement of all those tiny straws. » 5/18/13 9:30am 5/18/13 9:30am

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

Playing chicken with wind turbines is not recommended

Here's another entry from the annals of dubiously safe things you can do with remote control airplanes. Some fellow decided to slalom his plane through turbines, Starfox-style, and the RC survived relatively unscathed. Please readers, observe renewable energy at a distance. » 2/21/11 11:10am 2/21/11 11:10am

Massive Offshore Wind Farm Will Power 200,000 Danish Homes

This week, 91 wind turbines in the ocean will begin powering hundreds of thousands of Danish homes. And the beautiful wind farm is also a vacation spot: People can rent hotel rooms on a nearby ocean platform. Eco-sea tourism? » 9/15/09 11:24am 9/15/09 11:24am

Energy Ball Turns Your Roof into a Wind Turbine Farm

When peak oil means you're paying more to power up your computers than you are for rent, it's time for Energy Ball. Developed recently by Swedish company Home Energy » 9/03/08 10:23am 9/03/08 10:23am, these cool-looking devices are designed to work in low winds and make very little noise. That makes them perfect for home use, as well as in giant wind…

NextGen Wind Power Goes Local

The world needs to figure out its energy problems. Fast. Enter our saviors: a new salvo of gonzo wind power generation systems that break the solution into small, bite-sized parts. From odd, transparent windmills that fit on your urban rooftop (pictured) to handheld devices, wind power might just save us all. And it… » 4/23/08 2:03pm 4/23/08 2:03pm

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