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Do Solar Panels Work When It’s Not Sunny?

Skeptics of alternative energy raise some valid concerns when they look across an array of wind turbines or a glittering spread of solar panels: what happens when the wind stops blowing and the sun …

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‘Bladeless’ Wind Turbine Spares Birds

By Alyssa Danigelis, Discovery Channel A World War II veteran built a prototype for a quiet, bladeless wind turbine shaped like a drum, designed to protect birds and bats from getting killed in i…

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Even Small Wind Turbines Lower Bat Activity by Half

By Derek Markham, TreeHugger One of the drawbacks of large wind turbine installations is the loss of bats, which play an important part in the environment and in our economy (up to $53B a year!). …

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Kite Company Takes Wind Power to New Heights

California-based start up Makani Power believes the future of clean, sustainable energy is in the skies. The company is developing kite technology they say harnesses wind power far more efficiently an…

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Learning to Love the Wind

To meet ambitious renewable energy goals, Amsterdam must convince residents to accept wind turbines. Video News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "nRefcaEiHWr4fjfF", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsL…

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How Does A Wind Turbine Work, And Can I Have One For My Birthday?

I don't know about you, but I love the word turbine. It speaks of great, enormous machines, capable of moving vast quantities of something-or-other, and to me, have an unapproachability that makes…

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How Does A Wind Turbine Work?

I don't know about you, but I love the word turbine. It speaks of great, enormous machines, capable of moving vast quantities of something-or-other, and to me, have an unapproachability that mak…

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