Cleantech Meets Heavy Steel

On November 2, 2010, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I had a fascinating presentation today from John Robertson, managing director of BiFab, one of the first movers in offshore wind platform fabrications.  They just rolled off doing a 31 unit, 14 month project for Vattenfall’s 150 MW Ormonde project (which still counts as large in the offshore wind business), and built the original Beatrice […]

Rare Earth

On April 5, 2010, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Remember the white soul group on the Motown label, Rare Earth? If you do, sorry: this posting isn’t about them…. Nope, it’s about the fact that rare earth metals represent a unique problem — and opportunity — in the cleantech realm. As PBS reported on “Newshour” a few months ago (transcript […]

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Inspired Windspire

On September 26, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung(writing from West Coast Green) My favorite green product of the week: the Mariah Power Windspire What is it?The Mariah Power Windspire is a vertical axis “plug-n-produce wind power appliance.” It’s only 30 feet tall, with a two foot radius. It’s rated for winds up to 100 MPH and (based on initial testing) […]

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The Answer May Be Blowing in the Wind

On April 24, 2008, in Blog, by Cristina Foung

by Cristina Foung My favorite green product of the week: Southwest Windpower Skystream 3.7 Wind Turbine What is it?The Skystream 3.7 is a residential wind generator that hooks into grid-tied homes. It has an estimated energy production of 400 kWh per month (at 12 MPH or 5.4 m/s). Its rotor measures 12 feet and towers […]