40 shrouded wind turbines will be tested in Altamont Pass, where 4300 birds die each year.
The world's biggest turbine prototypes - up to 15 MW - will be tested and validated in Charleston.
Just one tower would supply energy for 25,000 US homes, six times that of the biggest onshore wind turbine.
IBM's forecasting technology gives utilties much more accurate information on how much solar or wind energy can be produced on a given day.
Wind turbines are getting through the most extreme weather conditions without visible damage.
Makani Power is developing wind technology that produces energy by flying at high altitudes.
GE's Brilliant line combines energy storage and sensors that optimize energy production and generate more revenue for wind farm operators.
In a rare move, Apple filed a patent for a wind turbine, which purportedly solves the problem of intermittency.
A radar system being tested in the UK could make it easier to develop wind farms near airports.
At Altamont Pass, each new 430-foot high turbine replaces 23 old ones.