News & Articles on Wind Energy

This is an archive of articles and news on both large and small wind turbines, wind energy & the environment, and links to topics on the history of wind energy.

I’ve been working with wind energy since 1976 and my professional experience in the subject runs the gamut from wind resource assessment to installing and testing small wind turbines. I continue to follow the industry and analyze its growth and increasing contribution to renewable electricity generation worldwide.

For newcomers to wind energy I’ve added pages from my previous books explaining terms used in the industry.

  • 200 Term Multilingual Lexicon: The lexicon translates English terms into five different languages: Dansk, Deutsch, Español, Français, and Italiano.
  • Glossary of Wind Energy Terminology: The glossary was written by Paul Gipe and Bill Canter in the late-1990s. I’ve added the glossary to my web site for both its historical content—many of the terms were in use during the 1980s and 1990s—and as a reference for the thousands of newcomers to the wind industry since it was first published.

Midwest Performance Projections: Are they too Aggressive?

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Paul Gipe

An edited version of this article appeared in the Summer 1999 (Vol. 12, No. 3) edition of WindStats. For access …

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Windy Protest: Conflict Surrounding the Future Potential of Wind Power (Windiger Protest Konflikte um das Zukunftspotential der Windkraft)

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Paul Gipe

Windiger Protest (Bochum, Germany: Ponte Press, 1998) is a powerful little book edited by Franz Alt, Jürgen Claus, and Hermann …

The Great Wind Rush of 99

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Paul Gipe

An edited version of this article appeared in the February 1999 issue of New Energy and in French in the …

Wind Energy Advocate Honored at World Conference

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The World Renewable Energy Congress hailed long-time wind energy advocate Paul Gipe as a “pioneer in renewable energy” at its …

2015 Windmill Wildflower Hike Across Cameron Ridge In The Tehachapi Pass.

Self-Guided Tour to the Wind Farms of the Tehachapi Pass

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Paul Gipe

The text of this guide was written for attendees of Windpower 98 conference in Bakersfield, California. I updated the material …

Gipe Urges Change in AWEA

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Paul Gipe

Today Paul Gipe submitted his candidates biography to the American Wind Energy Association for re-election to AWEA’s board of directors. …