Wind Power

Bioclimatic House is a Green-Roofed Island Paradise Set Next to Wind Farm on Tenerife

Bioclimatic House is a Green-Roofed Island Paradise Set Next to Wind Farm on Tenerife

The Bioclimatic House by Ruiz Larrea and Associates has a wind farm right in its back yard, so when it came to the design, high winds had to be accounted for. Located next the to wind park of Granadilla

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AIRE Mask Uses the Power of Human Breath To Charge Gadgets

AIRE Mask Uses the Power of Human Breath To Charge Gadgets

Ever wish you could charge your iPhone while looking like a complete weirdo? Now you can, with the AIRE mask, a wind-powered device that captures the power of respiration and converts it to electricity

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Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Starts Construction on Oahu’s North Shore

Hawaii’s Largest Wind Farm Starts Construction on Oahu’s North Shore

Last Friday, politicians in Hawaii helped to break ground at what will soon become Hawaii's largest wind farm. The Kawailoa Wind Farm, which is being built on Oahu's north shore will be the source of 68

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Night Heron Wind Turbines Made of Scraps Make Rural Kenyans Energy Independent

Night Heron Wind Turbines Made of Scraps Make Rural Kenyans Energy Independent

These amazing Night Heron wind turbines made of locally-sourced scraps give rural Kenyans a whole new lease on life. Based on Hugh Piggot's open source design, the turbines are built from recycled car

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Donald Trump Picks a Mean Fight with Scotland Over Offshore Wind

Donald Trump Picks a Mean Fight with Scotland Over Offshore Wind

Donald Trump may be a real estate mogul with an estimated worth of who knows how many billions -- we think it might be seven -- and a penchant for trying to derail presidential campaigns but that's not

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São Paulo’s Ecovila Residence Receives Brazil’s First Solar Track

São Paulo’s Ecovila Residence Receives Brazil’s First Solar Track

The Ecovila, located on the coast of São Paulo, is the first residential structure in Brazil to install solar panels that follow the motion of the sun. The solar system, along with two wind turbines,

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A Room for London: Living Architecture’s Wind Energy-Generating Boat Sits Atop a UK Roof

A Room for London: Living Architecture’s Wind Energy-Generating Boat Sits Atop a UK Roof

This one bedroom installation has been designed to last. Modeled after the famed Roi des Belges boat that carried Joseph Conrad through the heart of colonial Congo's darkness, A Room for London features

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Rollerhaus Re-imagines Chicago as a Futuristic Eco Metropolis

Rollerhaus Re-imagines Chicago as a Futuristic Eco Metropolis

Through an extremely in-depth report, paired with dazzling visual representations, design and think tank group Rollerhaus imagined an eco-centric future vision of Chicago that is without cars, with new

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Sweden Announces Plans for Massive 700 Megawatt Wind Farm in The Baltic Sea

Sweden Announces Plans for Massive 700 Megawatt Wind Farm in The Baltic Sea

Eon Nordic just announced plans to construct a massive 700 megawatt wind farm in the Baltic Sea that will take advantage of the region's high localized winds. Once it is finished, the wind farm located in

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Apogee Stadium: US’ First LEED Platinum Stadium Uses Wind Turbines to Power its Games

Apogee Stadium: US’ First LEED Platinum Stadium Uses Wind Turbines to Power its Games

Located in Denton, Texas, Apogee Stadium is the US's first LEED Platinum collegiate football stadium and the first one to be powered with wind turbines. UNT was awarded a $2 million grant by the State

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The WindFlip Barge Concept Installs Offshore Wind Turbines Inexpensively and With Ease

The WindFlip Barge Concept Installs Offshore Wind Turbines Inexpensively and With Ease

The WindFlip barge concept was designed to simplify the installation of offshore wind turbines and in the process has managed to be a solution that also cuts cost. Installing offshore wind turbines can be

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Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 was an incredible year for green energy as the impending challenges of climate change, energy security, and peak oil spurred the development of clean power sources that will propel us towards a more

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Envision Energy’s Flowing Wind Turbine Headquarters is Inspired by Wind Energy

Envision Energy’s Flowing Wind Turbine Headquarters is Inspired by Wind Energy

Located in Jiangyin, China, the new 3-storey 3,000 sq meters headquarters is sited directly adjacent to the assembly facility that fabricates the rotor component of Envision's wind turbine system. The

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Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

The Ecology Pavilion, the arts pavilion and the children’s center are three architecturally stunning, energy-efficient, green roofed buildings erected at Mile End Park. They are designed to promote

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Wind Turbine in Scotland Bursts Into Flames During Hurricane Force Winds

Wind Turbine in Scotland Bursts Into Flames During Hurricane Force Winds

Powerful winds have been howling through the UK for the past couple days, and one $3 million wind turbine was an unexpected casualty of the storm. A 328-foot tall turbine in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire,

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Theo Jansen Debuts 3D-Printed Miniature Walking Strandbeest Sculptures Just in Time for the Holidays

Theo Jansen Debuts 3D-Printed Miniature Walking Strandbeest Sculptures Just in Time for the Holidays

Jansen's Strandbeests are wondrous wind-powered automatons that exhibit almost life-like qualities and are capable of moving around on their own. Most are built from piping, wood and sail cloth and over

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Patrick Marold Visualizes the Wind With Thousands of Turbine-Powered LEDs

Patrick Marold Visualizes the Wind With Thousands of Turbine-Powered LEDs

Marold first started his project in 2000 when he was living on a farm north of Reykjavik. With plentiful wind and lots of long dark nights, Marold came up with an idea to be able to watch the wind.

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Scotland to Build Two-Blade Offshore Wind Turbine with Helicopter Landing Pad

Scotland to Build Two-Blade Offshore Wind Turbine with Helicopter Landing Pad

A unique, two-blade wind turbine that features a helicopter landing pad will soon be rising off the eastern coast of Scotland. Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing announced this week that the Scottish

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House of Vestas Will Be Europe’s First LEED Platinum Certified Building

House of Vestas Will Be Europe’s First LEED Platinum Certified Building

The 22,500 sq meter complex is the new headquarters for the global wind turbine company and is an explicit example of the company's commitment to sustainability. Long, low and stealthy, the dark exterior

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MVRDV’s Stunning Flowerbed Hotel is a Giant Greenhouse!

MVRDV’s Stunning Flowerbed Hotel is a Giant Greenhouse!

Inhabitat favorite MVRDV just unveiled plans for a new greenhouse hotel filled with living flowers. Designed in collaboration with Kloos2, the Aalsmeer, Netherlands hotel will sit adjacent to the

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New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models

New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models

The Eco Whisper wind turbine stands 70 feet tall and has a diameter of 21 feet, it can withstand winds of up to 118 miles per hour and has the capability of generating 18,000 to 32, 000 kilowatt hours in

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New Wind Farm In West Virginia Uses Batteries to Improve Performance

New Wind Farm In West Virginia Uses Batteries to Improve Performance

A wind farm which opened in this week in West Virginia marks an important milestone in wind energy -- the farm is using a battery system to store energy and improve performance. Laurel Mountain wind

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Tower of Power is a Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper for Taiwan

Tower of Power is a Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper for Taiwan

Inspiration for the Taiwan tower's design came from woven bamboo or bamboo scaffolding - a meshed exterior encases all the programmatic elements. The weaving of the structure creates an intricate pattern

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6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awards

6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awards

OSORB We've written about Osorb before, but we were eager to see this miracle material in person. Made out of what is essentially glass, the substance acts like a nanomechanical sponge that absorbs

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Makani’s Wing 7 Flying Wind Turbine Can Harness Stronger Winds At Higher Altitudes

Makani’s Wing 7 Flying Wind Turbine Can Harness Stronger Winds At Higher Altitudes

The problem with traditional wind turbines is that they aren’t tall enough to reach the stron winds found over 1000 feet above the ground. To remedy that, Makani Power has created a flying wind

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Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Parks in China are used extensively by residents throughout the day to practice tai chi, dance, meet friends, relax or eat. Bailanjing Park along the river is a new development to increase the urban green

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New Carbon Nanotube Wind Turbine Blade is Lighter, Stronger, More Efficient

New Carbon Nanotube Wind Turbine Blade is Lighter, Stronger, More Efficient

A researcher at Case Western University recently developed a wind turbine blade that is lighter and stronger than conventional prototypes. Increasing the size of wind turbines in order to increase their

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Wind Turbines Might Not Stand Up to Hurricane Irene

Wind Turbines Might Not Stand Up to Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene careens towards the east coast of the United States and residents rush to batten down the hatches we must not forget to take care of our renewable energy generators -- especially wind

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G.O.P. Presidential Candidates Acknowledge Wind Power in Iowa by Autographing a Turbine

G.O.P. Presidential Candidates Acknowledge Wind Power in Iowa by Autographing a Turbine

While it may seem to go against the usual anti-renewable energy stance that the red party is known for, this past weekend, the Republican candidates for president took a minute out of their busy schedules

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