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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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New Wind Power Platform Able to Support World’s Largest Wind Turbine

New Wind Power Platform Able to Support World’s Largest Wind Turbine

We've seen some floating wind platforms in our day -- like the Poseidon platform -- but this new one just might overshadow them all. The WindFloat platform by Principle Power Inc. is so stable, it has the

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The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

The EC* Cocoon is a Bubble Shaped Low Energy Geodesic Home

At Inhabitat, we're big fans of architects that take cues from nature, so we were stoked when we spied these bubbly, cocoon inspired homes over at ArchDaily. Designed by Cyril-Emmanuel Issanchou, the EC*

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Africa’s Biggest Windfarm Debuts in Morocco

Africa’s Biggest Windfarm Debuts in Morocco

The first phase of a massive renewable energy plan is now in place in Morocco with the official opening of a 165 turbine wind farm just outside of Tangiers. Official sources say that the wind farm --

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New Burger King Restaurant is Powered by Wind and Solar Energy

New Burger King Restaurant is Powered by Wind and Solar Energy

A new Burger King restaurant in Waghäusel, Germany is hooked up with wind power, solar power, and lighting, heating and cooling systems that are expected to reduce energy costs by a whopping 45 percent

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KINETICOMPOST: A Wind Powered Composter

KINETICOMPOST: A Wind Powered Composter

KinetiCompost is a wind powered rotating composter made of 100% recycled material. Designed by Ben Bangser, an industrial design and sculpture double major at Syracuse University, KinetiCompost works by

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Wind Could Power 35% of Western States Without Major Upgrades

Wind Could Power 35% of Western States Without Major Upgrades

The biggest argument against renewable energy has always been: what if the sun doesn't shine or the wind doesn't blow? Well, the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) just

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Portable Solar Wind Turbine Keeps You Charged on the Go

Portable Solar Wind Turbine Keeps You Charged on the Go

How about this for an all-purpose gadget? Cheng Peng has designed a portable wind turbine with solar panels on its blades. The device is capable of generating enough energy to power your cell phone or

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Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet

Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet

Wish your morning bike commute could charge up your cell phone on the way to work? Well, two enterprising engineering students from the Nirma University of Ahmedabad, India have designed a handy wind and

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New Jersey’s New Port Will be Powered Completely by the Wind

New Jersey’s New Port Will be Powered Completely by the Wind

A new container port in Bayonne, New Jersey is being built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and though it will consume as much energy as 2,000 homes, all of the electricity in its wires

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Ultra-Efficient Bladeless Wind Turbine Inspired by Nikolai Tesla

Ultra-Efficient Bladeless Wind Turbine Inspired by Nikolai Tesla

SolarAero recently unveiled a new bladeless wind turbine that offers several advantages over current wind turbines -- it emits hardly any noise in operation, has few moving parts, and since it doesn't use

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Google Invests $40 Million in North Dakota Wind Farms

Google Invests $40 Million in North Dakota Wind Farms

Google has long been a champion of clean energy. The search-engine giant established the Google Energy subsidiary, created energy monitoring tech like Google PowerMeter and regularly invests in clean tech

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Wind-Powered Knitting Machine Lets Nature Knit Scarves!

Wind-Powered Knitting Machine Lets Nature Knit Scarves!

Image courtesy of Designboom Perusing Designboom this morning we saw this super rad wind-powered knitting machine by Merel Karhof. We had to share this amazing device that beautifully knits tubes using

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US Issues Approval for First Offshore Wind Farm!

US Issues Approval for First Offshore Wind Farm!

The Cape Cod wind farm, once just a hope for the horizon, has sprung a giant leap forward today with the official approval of the Obama Administration! This afternoon Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

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Direct Drive System Reduces Cost, Weight of Wind Turbines

Direct Drive System Reduces Cost, Weight of Wind Turbines

The next generation of wind turbines may not have problem-prone gearboxes if Siemens and GE have anything to say about it. The wind turbine manufacturers have both recently invested in direct drive

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Flaw in EU Offshore Turbines Makes Them Slide Off Their Bases

Flaw in EU Offshore Turbines Makes Them Slide Off Their Bases

Hundreds of offshore wind turbines in the EU might be in peril. It was announced that a good number of them have a flaw that causes them to shift off of their bases after being installed. The flaw is due

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Milan 2010: The Interni Think Tank lights up Milan

Milan 2010: The Interni Think Tank lights up Milan

Lucca Trazzi's T-Garden is an LED light installation that reinvents the garden space with high-tech flowers made from Eurojersey Sensitive Fabrics. Another outdoor setting featured two of Philippe

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Smarter Turbine Placement Could Make Wind Power Reliable

Smarter Turbine Placement Could Make Wind Power Reliable

There's enough potential wind power in the world to meet demand five times over. The trouble is, wind isn't reliable: if you live in Iowa, it doesn't help you that the wind is blowing in Alaska. Green

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Giant Wind Powered Metal Future Flower Unveiled in England

Giant Wind Powered Metal Future Flower Unveiled in England

This may look like just another pretty 3D rendering but it's not - it's a real project that was just unveiled as part of a regeneration project for the waterfront at Widnes near the River Mersey in

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New Synchrophasors Are the Key to a Smarter, More Stable Energy Grid

New Synchrophasors Are the Key to a Smarter, More Stable Energy Grid

The grid is about to get a whole lot smarter with the introduction of synchrophasors -- high tech devices that measure and transmit incoming energy data at blinding speeds. When deployed en masse, the

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Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation

Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation

This gorgeous “Green Energy Theme Park” was designed by H Associates for the

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