Wind

Blowhard

It’s Been So Windy in Europe That Electricity Prices Have Turned Negative

But we can't always rely on bad weather.
Chris Baraniuk
6.8.17
One Man's Trash

Raid Your Junk Drawer to Make a Wind-Powered Phone Charger

Not fast-charging compatible.
Samantha Cole
4.10.17
the motion of the ocean

Scientists Recreated the Elusive Rogue Wave in a Lab

Do wind patterns have anything to do with these destructive deep-ocean monsters?
Farnia Fekri
4.9.17
future

We Stress-Tested Drones In a High-Tech Wind Vortex

Take it to the limit.
Jordan Pearson
5.10.16
Trump

There's a Wind Turbine on the Horizon with Blades the Size of Trump Tower

A program funded by ARPA-E has announced plans to test a 650-foot wind turbine blade concept.
Brian Merchant
1.29.16
united states

An Instagram Photo Tour of America's Wind Power

Two popular Instagram photographers set out to document what wind power looks like in America right now.
Brian Merchant
12.18.15
Paris

One Quarter of the World Will Run on Clean Energy by the End of the Decade

That's “a remarkable shift in a very limited period of time.”
Brian Merchant
10.5.15
US

​Wind Turbine Drone Inspection Could Be a $6 Billion Industry in Under a Decade

According to a new report, a futuristic industry you had no idea existed will soon be big business.
Brian Merchant
9.10.15
Internet

Facebook's New $500 Million Data Center Will Be Powered by 100% Wind Energy

The social network also raised its companywide renewable energy target to 50 percent by 2018.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.7.15
Motherboard Blog

​The World’s Biggest Sovereign Wealth Fund Is Dumping Coal

Divestment is working. Starting in 2016, the coal industry is set to lose billions of dollars.
Brian Merchant
5.28.15
News

The Renewable Energy Industry Added Over a Million Jobs Last Year

The clean energy industry grew by 18 percent in a single year. Worldwide, the sector is booming.
Brian Merchant
5.19.15
California

Switching to Wind Power Would Save California 18 Billion Gallons of Water a Year

Fossil fuel plants currently drain billions of dollars of water—switching over could help save the thirsty state.
Brian Merchant
4.3.15
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