After years in the small wind market, Aeronautica is building a 2-MW turbine in the U.S.

Aeronautica Windpower to start building 2-MW turbines

After four years of building 750-kW wind turbines for the community wind market sector, Aeronautica Windpower is reaching for higher air. Aeronautica, which bills itself as the nation’s only US owned and operated mid-scale turbine manufacturer, announced that has signed a sales and licensing agreement with W2E of Germany to build that company’s 2-MW turbine

Small wind energy gains global acceptance.

New feed-in tariffs for small wind in Denmark and Poland create interesting market prospects

Small wind turbines are playing an increasing role in many countries, in particular in Asia and in North America. So far, European small wind markets, aside from the UK, have not been major drivers of this success story, neither technically nor economically. This might well change in the foreseeable future. In the past weeks, two

Bill 188 passed in Pennsylvania.

House passes bill promoting wind energy expansion

Editor’s Note: Some things are worth the wait. First introduced in 2011, Bill 188 has finally been passed in Pennsylvania, allowing an owner of preserved farmland to grant access for the installation of a wind power on the property. It seems only fair to allow an owner full rights over their own property. A small

Community wind farms can thrive in the right location.

Small wind education helps consumers avoid mistakes

Editor’s Note: As posted on WINDExchange, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Program’s platform for disseminating credible information about wind energy, this release has been derived from audio from Mia Devine. Devine is the Northwest SEED Project Manager, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering communities to develop their own solutions for conservation

Kyle Bassett is the designer of a compact wind turbine constructed of 3D printed parts.

3D printed wind turbines help remote communities gain sustainable power

When it comes to energy, finding a sustainable clean energy alternative to fossil fuels is one of the most talked about engineering challenges. Wind power is a very popular alternative due to its lack of emissions, and it can be applied to virtually any environment. While we’re working to develop mass-scale clean power solutions, it’s

UGE's VisionAIR 5 Wind Turbines installed on the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower installs UGE wind turbines as part of monumental retrofit

In partnership with the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), UGE International Ltd., a leader in renewable energy solutions for business and government customers, has installed two onsite wind turbines at the Eiffel Tower. The project is part of a high-profile renovation and upgrade to the first floor of the monument. Located above the

The front of the Bunnings warehouse in Austrailia shows two of five small wind turbines and the ultrasonic anemometer position (red circle).

Small wind turbines for urban environs should consider fatigue from rooftop gusts, says research

This article, from ScienceNetwork WA, is authored by Cristy Burne. Increasingly popular as a source of renewable energy, SWTs are designed using a turbulence model developed for open terrain, but research by Murdoch University PhD candidate Amir Bashirzadeh Tabrizi suggests this can be an expensive mistake. “This model underestimates turbulence in the built environment,” he says.

The SolarMill works in on-grid and off-grid environments.

Wind power assisted by solar in one unit

WindStream Technologies was established in 2008 with the goal of designing, prototyping, and manufacturing affordable and scalable renewable energy technologies for a global marketplace. The company has developed and tested the first-of-its-kind, integrated, hybrid energy solution and is now marketing and selling SolarMills to a worldwide customer base. In 2009, the Company set up its Research


Osiris 10 earns AWEA and InterTek certification

Osiris Energy is a global manufacturer and marketer of small wind turbine systems for use in residential houses, farms, telecommunication, business and retail buildings, government buildings, and schools. Their small wind-turbine designs are well suited for low wind and harsh environments with a short paypack period. In addition to advanced technology, the company says it

Joshua Kaufman is the Director of Research and Development and Co-Founder, Pika Energy

Pika Energy selected by NREL to drive down cost of small wind power

Wind turbine manufacturer wins $700,000 for efficient manufacturing processes and scaled-up designs to drive cost savings in small wind market Pika Energy, a Maine-based manufacturer of residential wind turbines and wind-solar hybrid systems, says it has been selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two projects totaling $700,000 of funding, to improve the competitiveness of generating