February 7, 2013

Can New Tech Help Wind Compete w/ Fossil Fuels?

K. Bullis, MIT Technology Review


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Superficially, wind turbines haven’t changed much for decades. But they’ve gotten much smarter, and considerably bigger, and that’s helped increase the amount of electricity they can generate and lower the cost of wind power. . .

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TAGGED: Energy Technology, Renewable Energy, Energy Innovation, Wind Energy, MIT Technology Review

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