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11:29 am on Sunday July 20, 2014

Feds to announce SC ocean wind tracts in North Myrtle Beach

South Carolina's nascent wind power industry will take a significant step forward in September when the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management identifies the offshore tracts available for lease to wind power farms. It is also significant that the...
9:48 pm on Wednesday September 11, 2013

Coastal wind energy in Southeast could be big, but far off

While the Southeast coast could tap much energy from coastal winds, don't expect any major developments in the near future.
5:56 am on Thursday August 2, 2012

Hands Across the Sand, "a powerful way to say no to offshore drilling"

Flickr User: Ana.Campos This Saturday, August 4, 2012, people from all 50 states and 40 countries around the world will join hands in protest offshore drilling and support clean energy. The Hands Across the Sand movement started on February 13, 2010...
10:43 am on Saturday February 25, 2012

Locally owned Wind Turbines hopes to create renewable energy source

Flickr user borisvolodnikov On Thursday, a wind turbine display got quite a bit of attention--and helped to spread the word of turning wind into renewable energy. "South Carolina has been slow in getting onto the renewable energy grid, but it's...
12:19 pm on Tuesday February 21, 2012

NMB exploring wind powered future (Update: pictures of 2nd Ave turbine, info)

Update 2/21/2012 4:12 p.m.: The newest turbine is up and turning in North Myrtle Beach. Crews worked to calibrate the 2.5 kilowatt wind turbine while representatives talked with the press and locals. North Myrtle Beach lawyer and Chamber of...
5:32 am on Wednesday July 13, 2011

Coastal Carolina University contributes to development of offshore wind energy

Flickr user Wessex Archaeology Thanet Wind Farm The development of offshore wind energy along the Atlantic Coast is gaining momentum thanks in part to Coastal Carolina University, The North Strand Wind Team and the City of North Myrtle Beach.  A...
8:27 am on Monday April 11, 2011

Charleston getting $98 million wind turbine research site (update: what's to come)

Image by Rebecca Dalhouse/Clemson UniversityUpdate April 11: Wind-turbine testing center has attracted interest from various energy companies, leading to plans to create a five-building campus. Over the next two years, $175 million will be invested...
4:39 am on Wednesday October 20, 2010

Santee Cooper finds 'significant electric power' in S.C.'s offshore winds

Image by Flickr user Martin Pettitt Big, mean wind turbines -- and also something S.C. is nowhere near ready to install yet. Update October 20: After a yearlong wind study conducted by Santee Cooper, six buoys in the ocean from 1 1/2 miles to 12...
6:14 am on Thursday March 11, 2010

German company coming to Dorchester, creating 190 jobs

Image by IMO One of IMO's slew rings. Update March 11: The Charleston Regional Business Journal has a story with additional details and background; read it here. First reporting: Live 5 News has a text and video report on the news. On the upside I...
3:04 am on Thursday January 14, 2010

Governor says no, but $7M in state funding will make it to Charleston wind research site

Image by Flickr user Martin Pettitt Gov. Mark Sanford opposed the notion that government and not private dollars were being spent to fuel a wind research site at the Clemson Restoration Institute in North Charleston, still the funding made it past...