Gallery: 6 Inspiring Examples of Groundbreaking Green Technology


Green technology isn’t just about wind turbines, solar panels and alternative fuel anymore. A few inspiring individuals out there are breaking new ground with innovative ideas that no one’s ever explored before. From a printer that can spit out whole buildings made of stone to an entire city that flips the discomfort of the summer heat into an energy-saving advantage for the wintertime to a company that decided solar panels don’t have to be ugly, heavy or even rectangular. Read on to check out some of our favorite examples of emerging technology in the field of green!

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  1. abdallah tarek October 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    batteries in shoe really fascinating !

  2. agarralosoul February 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    This is really facinating the thought of saving energy through out the summer to warm my winter is amazing

  3. neobold September 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Powerleap is nothing new- there is already company in the UK that has already produced and completed trials its technology outdoors in the UK… have a look at

  4. ecogreenlivingways September 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Why are we not using these yet?

  5. Jayprakash Shukla September 24, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Please visit our web site for GREEN TECHNOLOGY HOUSING check out my name: Jayprakash Shukla at the bottom of the page: ABOUT US and contact me for more details at Email:

  6. Yuka Yoneda September 22, 2010 at 10:47 am

    How about 4D printing a 3D printer? o_O Okay, I’ll stop now.

  7. Airgead September 22, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Mike Chino – 3d print a 3d printer? You already can (well almost)

  8. juliejk September 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Love the Powerleap — I would love it if my dog could run around on something like that when he\’s crazy hyper and power my apartment!

  9. adamschw September 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Powerleap!? So cool. They should replace all the Dance Dance Revolution machines with powerleap and generate tons of nerdy energy!

  10. laurel randy September 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    These are so cool. I want some super powered shoes!

  11. Jill Fehrenbacher September 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Truly inspiring – I love the spray-on solar and the shoe generators! I want shoe-generators for jogging!


  12. Mike Chino September 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    How long until I can 3d print a 3d printer?

  13. Jasmin Malik Chua September 21, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    This is amazing; there are some very smart people among us!

  14. Rebecca Paul September 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I have loved these photovoltaic leaves from the very first time I read about them.

  15. chrismerwin September 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Man, I so want a 3-d printer! These are amazing!

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