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A Caltech researcher thinks arrays of tiny wind turbines could produce cheaper power than big ones.
The technology could make it cheaper to use wind and solar power and to switch to natural gas from coal.
New technology, including better control algorithms and communications, is improving the performance of wind turbines.
Interactions between hundreds of wind turbines make power output difficult to predict.
Advances in floating platforms could take wind farms far from coasts, reducing costs and skirting controversy.
Advances like GE’s new hybrid wind turbines could make renewable energy more practical.
Infrared monitoring shows that savvy seabirds steer clear of wind turbines.
A more efficient generator could convert more of the wind’s energy into electricity.