Wind Power

Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

The aim of the Beehive Tower is to provide the Canary Wharf community of city dwellers a place to garden and live. The tower's hexagonal mega structural lattice contains greenhouse spaces that also serve

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Greenerator Lets Apartment Dwellers Collect Solar and Wind Power

Greenerator Lets Apartment Dwellers Collect Solar and Wind Power

People who live in private homes have the option to install solar panels and residential wind turbines on their roofs, but what about those of us who live in apartment buildings? Well, the Greenerator is

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Google Invests in Backbone for East Coast Offshore Wind

Google Invests in Backbone for East Coast Offshore Wind

We've always had a sneaking suspicion that Google is close to taking over the world and they just keep adding fuel to our conspiracy theories. What now? Well, they've just invested in a $5 billion

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Renewable energy installations aren't just for futuristic metropolises; they're also useful in even the tiniest remote villages. Take Tocco, for example -- the 2,700-person Italian town has installed four

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World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Is Activated Today

World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Is Activated Today

It seems the world has truly embraced wind power, and nowhere more so than Europe - specifically the United Kingdom. Today, the UK opens the Thanet Wind Farm, the largest offshore wind farm in the world

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Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

If you launch a clean energy business in Manhattan it's almost a given you'll be inspired to start designing products specifically for the urban environment. Urban Green Energy has just launched a new,

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JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen

JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shenzhen

Within Logistic City, lifted public space is surrounded by shops, offices and housing. Due to its height and design dynamics, the tower's form allows for plenty of wind circulation, so open spaces within

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Italian Mafia Gets in the Wind Farm Business

Italian Mafia Gets in the Wind Farm Business

Need proof that green technology is a lucrative industry? Look no further than Italy, where the Mafia (AKA the "lords of the wind") has infiltrated the wind power business. Fraud is rampant in Sicilian

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High-Flying Turbines Could Tap 870 Terawatts of Wind Power

High-Flying Turbines Could Tap 870 Terawatts of Wind Power

You know where there's a lot of wind that could be harvested for energy? The upper layers of the atmosphere, which contain as much as 870 terawatts of power — that's 870 trillion watts! Researchers,

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China’s Green Energy Businesses are Breaking International Law

China’s Green Energy Businesses are Breaking International Law

As you well know, a lot of things are made in China, mostly because the cost of producing thing is much lower there than elsewhere. Recently the country has seen a boom in renewable energy manufacturing,

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Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm to Get Even Bigger

Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm to Get Even Bigger

Located in East Renfrewshire in the UK, Whitelee Wind Farm is the largest onshore wind farm in Europe, and it's about to get a whole lot bigger with plans to install another 75 turbines. The wind farm

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Peace Corps to Start Clean Energy Program in the Americas

Peace Corps to Start Clean Energy Program in the Americas

Since 1961 when President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order, thousands of volunteers have traveled to developing countries to implement programs that range from AIDS education

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Precast Concrete Bases Improve Wind Turbine Efficiency

Precast Concrete Bases Improve Wind Turbine Efficiency

Photo © Flickr DraconianRain A recently-released report announced that the use of precast concrete bases can actually make wind turbines sturdier, more efficient, and less resource-intensive to

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U.S. Coast Guard to Install New Wind Turbine at Base in Maine

U.S. Coast Guard to Install New Wind Turbine at Base in Maine

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. military's embracing of renewable energy, such as fighter jets running on biofuel and hydrogen fuel cell powered tanks, the U.S. coast guard has decided to use wind

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Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has given his country's famed windmills an even more sustainable edge by outfitting them with these fab new bamboo blades. Each blade has been constructed from two layers of

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Ireland Can Generate Three Times its Renewable Energy Needs

Ireland Can Generate Three Times its Renewable Energy Needs

According to a new book, Ireland has the potential to produce three times the country's energy needs using renewable resources. The book, Green & Gold - Ireland a Clean Energy World Leader? by

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Energy-Generating Kite Park Offers Extreme Green Parasailing

Energy-Generating Kite Park Offers Extreme Green Parasailing

Colombian landscape architecture studio Paisajes Emergentes recently unveiled plans for an energy-generating kite farm on a public beach in Abu Dhabi. Tethered to flexible posts, 200 para-kites would use

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Chicago Parking Garage Harvests Energy From Windy City Gusts

Chicago Parking Garage Harvests Energy From Windy City Gusts

Located at the corner of Kinzie and Clark Streets, the wind energy system consists of 12 paired vertical axis wind turbines, which twist like candy poles at a barber shop while harnessing moving air from

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Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Green Street Cooking Tools Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

You can't call yourself a cook if you don't have a sauce spoon and spatula at your disposal. Go green with these super-affordable Green Street Cooking Tools by Robinson Home Products. Available in simple

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Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Brazil recently unveiled one of its first eco communities equipped with wind and solar energy! A total of 58 houses in a village on the coast of the country have been built on the concept of zero waste --

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Green Power Islands Store Clean Energy From the Wind and Sun

Green Power Islands Store Clean Energy From the Wind and Sun

The Danish architectural firm Gottlieb Paludan has a wild idea for the storage of green power. Take the world's most island-ridden areas and turn unused water-surrounded land into Green Power Islands. The

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Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster than the Wind

Wind-Powered Vehicle Travels Faster than the Wind

A wind-powered vehicle recently shattered a world record by traveling 2.8 times faster than the speed of the wind that propelled it. Rick Cavallaro and his crew at fasterthanthewind.org knew they could

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Wind-Powered Winner of the Piraeus Tower Redesign Competition

Wind-Powered Winner of the Piraeus Tower Redesign Competition

HWKN proposes to transform the Piraeus Tower into a wind energy generating machine by adding a layer of wind harvesting technology on the exterior of the building. The renewable energy facade serves three

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Affordable, Efficient Honeywell Turbine Hits Shelves Next Month!

Affordable, Efficient Honeywell Turbine Hits Shelves Next Month!

Kevin talked about one of the biggest concerns for those interested in turbines: "What if I don’t have a lot of wind?" Most wind turbines of this capacity require 7 to 8 mph winds to overcome the

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Supermassive Aerogenerator Turbine is 3X More Powerful

Supermassive Aerogenerator Turbine is 3X More Powerful

Just when you thought the dust was settling on the best wind turbine design, the stakes have gotten higher -- or in this case, wider. A new design called the Aerogenerator X (‘X’ to make it sound

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$1.2 Billion Secured for What Will Be the Largest US Wind Farm

$1.2 Billion Secured for What Will Be the Largest US Wind Farm

Terra-Gen Power just secured a whopping 1.2 billion dollars in financing to up the ante on United States wind farms. With this latest round of cash they'll be adding 570 megawatts of capacity to their

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Half of New Energy Produced in the US Last Year Was Green

Half of New Energy Produced in the US Last Year Was Green

A UN-backed study has reported that the building of new renewable energy plants has overtaken fossil fuel power plants in Europe and the US. The report charts construction from last year and states that

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Futuristic Eco-Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Solar Spire

Futuristic Eco-Skyscraper is a Self-Sufficient Solar Spire

While it looks a bit like something that Queen Amidala might wear on her head, this incredible tower is actually a concept for a multi-use skyscraper for the city of Yerevan in Armenia. Designed by Vahan

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‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

Calling out to architects, urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, the Build a Better Burb competition seeks to find a bold new design proposal that can retrofit underutilized spaces in suburban

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