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 I’ve added the glossary to my web site for both its historical content—many of the terms were in use during the 1980s and 1990s—and as a reference for the thousands of newcomers to the wind industry since it was first published.
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The Land of the Living: The Danish Folk High Schools and Denmark’s Non-Violent Path to Modernization by Steven Borish

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Paul Gipe

The book, Land of the Living, is based on Borish’s study of the Danish folkehøjskol system in the early 1980s. His book is an articulate examination of Danish culture. His theme is that Denmark could — should — be used as a model for the post modern development of the USA in what he calls, paraphrasing E.F. Schumacher, “development with a human face.”

California or Bust: the Wind Energy Rush of 99?

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Paul Gipe

The following is an editorial (leader) which appeared in Windpower Monthly. Since this editorial appeared the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission …

Repowering California Wind Power Plants

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Paul Gipe and Paul White

Comments by the American Wind Energy Association on Repowering California’s Wind Industry for the California Energy Commission’s 1994 Biennial Report

Let’s Put Wind Energy on the California Map

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Paul Gipe

  The following is an editorial (leader) which appeared in Windpower Monthly. By mid 1996 no wind energy visitor center …