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Solar is sexy but there’s something to be said about coaxing electricity out of a stiff breeze.  Projects range from massive wind farms designed to power next generation data centers to a DIY setup that provides electricity to the family of a young Malawian.  There’s a fresh batch concerns, too.  One doctor, in what is sure to stir up some NIMBY-ism, is warning about Wind Turbine Syndrome.  And in Wyoming, the greater sage grouse may be to wind farm builders what the spotted owl was to loggers. Green technology hopefuls, however, should look to wind for hints about their futures.  Giants like GE may provide solar, battery and biofuel startups a roadmap for the industry consolidation that will inevitably follow a cleantech shakeout.