Keeping a Low Profile

Timlynn Babitsky | Too Darn Tall!,Turbines are Ugly! | Friday, February 29th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
If some of your project resistors claim a tall wind turbine is unattractive, or would spoil their view of Nature, the hills, the beach or the sea. Or if your particular small wind project offends neighbors who claim they don’t want to see “that thing” or have it strobe-shade their tomatoes – you might want check into the VAWT advantage. (more…)

Corn stalks, silos, and ….turbines?

Timlynn Babitsky | Benefits & Support,Stepping up | Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
The political caucuses brought Iowa to the attention of the election-focused media. But did you know that this traditional Middle America landscape has become the poster child for green agendas? “Iowa now ranks third in the nation in wind energy production,” says Governor Chet Culver. “When combined with our leadership in ethanol and biodiesel production, Iowa is the nation’s undisputed renewable energy leader…” (more…)

Blowin’ in the Wind

Timlynn Babitsky | Side Benefits | Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Rural America is definitely reaping the benefits of wind power. Lowering energy bills through net metering of power generated by a single turbine or leasing your land for a wind farm of turbines are just two of the most often touted benefits….but there is a whole lot more going on here. (more…)

State of the Wind Power Union

Timlynn Babitsky | Why here?,Wind Power Basics | Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
With the President’s State of the Union address behind us, we got to thinking – what is the State of the Wind Power Union now at the front of 2008? What’s the potential for wind energy production in the US? How much have we tapped to date? What’s the real potential for economic benefit? Can a wind energy patch really help get us off our oil addiction? (more…)

Wind for Schools Montana – Needs your Help

Timlynn Babitsky | Wind for Kids | Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
The Department of Energy has selected Montana as one of five states to participate in the inaugural year of the Wind for Schools Program. While the Program has received a three-year commitment from DOE to fund Host School curriculum development and the establishment of a Wind Applications Center (WAC) at MSU-Bozeman the program is in danger. (more…)

Unloved and Disapproved

Timlynn Babitsky | Benefits & Support,Wind Videos | Sunday, February 10th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
If you have not yet seen EPURON’s “Power of the Wind” TV spot yet. Sit back and get wowed! A Golden Lion award winner at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes, the “Power of Wind” ad is recognized as one of the most successful TV ads from Germany. Take a minute to watch the video and see one of the most clever wind ads in a long time – it will definitely make you smile. (more…)

Go Fly a Kite!

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,Thinking Forward,Wind Innovations | Sunday, February 10th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
KiteShip Corporation founders Dave Culp, and Dean Jordan plan to build kites as large as a football field to power cargo ships and oil tankers. Unlike traditional sails which require masts and specialized rigging, the kite could be easily attached to an existing ship and moved from one vessel to another in a commercial fleet. Using a KiteShip kite along with traditional engine power, could provide fuel savings of between 15-30 percent. (more…)