Wind Power

Aeolus Pavilion is a Gigantic Acoustic Sculpture that Sings With the Wind in London

Aeolus Pavilion is a Gigantic Acoustic Sculpture that Sings With the Wind in London

Luke Jerram has been researching acoustics, wind, architecture and light for a few years, but it was a trip to Iran that triggered this art piece. Inspired by conversations with a Qanat desert well

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Design 99′s Power House is Both an Art Installation and Renewable Energy Source!

Design 99′s Power House is Both an Art Installation and Renewable Energy Source!

Power House is a symbol of innovation, enlivening a community with artistic ideas, education, and an introduction to the potential of green and renewable energy. The project also brings international

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Aquarius Eco Ship Harnesses Wind And Solar Power For More Efficient Shipping

Aquarius Eco Ship Harnesses Wind And Solar Power For More Efficient Shipping

Commercial shipping is a crucial part of the world’s infrastructure - ships carry everything from high-tech electronics to basic foodstuffs. The industry accounts for 3 percent of all annual global

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Wind Playground Is an Interactive Kinetic Sculpture That Invites Individuals to Enjoy the Breeze

Wind Playground Is an Interactive Kinetic Sculpture That Invites Individuals to Enjoy the Breeze

Maia Anthea Marinelli's Wind Playground is an interactive kinetic sculpture that allows people to play with and understand wind in a creative way. Based on the fundamentals of the Venturi effect, Wind

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Altaeros Energies’ Floating Wind Turbines Tap Into Strong High Altitude Winds

Altaeros Energies’ Floating Wind Turbines Tap Into Strong High Altitude Winds

In an effort to harness strong high-altitude winds, the company Altaeros Energies has developed a floating wind turbine that's a cross between a traditional windmill and a blimp. After some successful

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First Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Project Approved in Virginia

First Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Project Approved in Virginia

Yesterday Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced that a 479-foot-tall five-megawatt wind turbine generator prototype has been approved for construction in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The project will be

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World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine To Be Installed Off Belgian Coast

World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine To Be Installed Off Belgian Coast

Wind turbine efficiency is increasing year on year, and now German energy company RWE Innogy is set to break an industry record by installing a wind turbine capable of generating 6 MW off the Belgian

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Sir Richard Branson Urges Prime Minister David Cameron To Back Renewable Energy

Sir Richard Branson Urges Prime Minister David Cameron To Back Renewable Energy

Billionaires like Richard Branson are among the richest people in the world because they can see which way the wind is blowing and make smart business investments accordingly. It therefore shouldn't

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Windswept is a Fascinating Kinetic Façade That Reveals the Direction of the Wind

Windswept is a Fascinating Kinetic Façade That Reveals the Direction of the Wind

Windswept is a wind-driven kinetic facade installed on the exterior of the Randall Museum in San Francisco. Designed by Charles Sowers over the course of a year, the installation seeks to reveal the

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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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3D-Printed “Little Shining Man” Kite by Heather and Ivan Morison is a Stunning Kinetic Sculpture

3D-Printed “Little Shining Man” Kite by Heather and Ivan Morison is a Stunning Kinetic Sculpture

The Morison's are known for their innovative outdoor installations, and their newest, "Little Shining Man" adds to their reputation. Inspired by Alexander Graham Bell's tetra kites, the 3d printed design

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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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