Wind Energy

3:49pm

Wed May 29, 2013
Business

With New Blade Design, Vestas Picks Up Speed

a new Vestas prototype blade awaiting transport outside the Brighton blade factory.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Wind-turbine manufacturer Vestas unveiled three prototype blades at their Brighton factory Wednesday. They’re the longest ever manufactured by the U.S. wind industry.

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1:55pm

Tue April 2, 2013
Shots - Health News

Could Wind Turbines Be Toxic To The Ear?

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 9:18 am

A maintenance worker looks out over an off-shore wind farm in Liverpool, England in 2008. Some people are concerned about the potential health effects of noise from wind turbines.
Christopher Furlong Getty Images

The U.S. is embracing wind energy, with wind turbines making up half of the new electricity added to the power grid last year. But a smattering of people who live near the turbines say they're a nuisance — and making them ill.

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2:30pm

Wed March 27, 2013
Energy

Is The Sky The Limit For Wind Power?

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 7:55 pm

Wind turbines at the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm in Whitewater, Calif., in 2012.
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Wind power is growing faster than ever — almost half of the new sources of electricity added to the U.S. power grid last year were wind farms.

But is the sky the limit? Several scientists now say it's actually possible to have so many turbines that they start to lose power. They steal each other's wind.

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10:44am

Thu February 21, 2013

1:53pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Business

Vestas Ramps Up Production; Plans To Hire

JMT Wikipedia/CreativeCommons

Vestas has signed a two-year agreement to supply towers for several wind power projects. As a result, more than 100 workers will be hired on at the Vestas' tower plant in Pueblo.

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