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U.S. wind power enjoys a rebirth as solar's obstacles mount

Dec 18, 2016

U.S. wind power enjoys a rebirth as solar's obstacles mount

A year after Congress extended generous tax credits for renewable energy projects, the U.S. wind industry is thriving. Solar power companies, meanwhile, are hunkering down for a rough 2017. The tax credit renewal has boosted the long-term outlooks for both industries. But in the short term, ...

Hurdles mar Japan's renewable energy equation

Jul 22, 2016

Hurdles mar Japan's renewable energy equation

by Jarni Blakkarly

At Yamakura Dam, 45 km southeast of Tokyo, construction workers are screwing together a 51,000-piece jigsaw puzzle of floating solar panels. When completed, it will be one of the world's largest floating solar projects. Roughly 30 percent of the work on the project in Chiba ...

Deep-water wind farms proposed off Hawaii shores

May 17, 2016

Deep-water wind farms proposed off Hawaii shores

Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable ...

Gusts in Tama blow panels, scaffolding off nine-floor building

Apr 17, 2016

Gusts in Tama blow panels, scaffolding off nine-floor building

A strong gust of wind Sunday blew away dozens of metal panels and scaffolding that had been erected around a nine-story building scheduled for demolition near a large intersection in Tama, western Tokyo. No one was injured. All of the panels and scaffolding parts tumbled to ...