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SkyStream 600: The World’s First Fully Smart Grid-Enabled Wind Turbine

SkyStream 600: The World’s First Fully Smart Grid-Enabled Wind Turbine

SouthWest Wind Power showed off their latest turbine - the Skystream 600 - this week at CES 2011, and we're impressed. The latest in SouthWest's long line of turbines, the Skystream 600 is equipped with a

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Beijing to Eliminate Gridlock by Cutting Vehicle Registrations by 2/3

Beijing to Eliminate Gridlock by Cutting Vehicle Registrations by 2/3

Gridlock in and around Beijing, China is a huge problem -- earlier this year a traffic jam outside of the city stretched for 60 miles and lasted ten days. Fortunately, the Chinese government is about to

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Rustic Off-Grid Yeta Cabin Looks Like a Stack of Wood

Rustic Off-Grid Yeta Cabin Looks Like a Stack of Wood

Measuring just 12.5' wide x 14.5' long x 10.75' tall, the cabin sits on its site like a stack of unassuming logs. Light is amplified within the small space through a full floor-to-ceiling double-pane

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10 EU Countries Pledge to Create North Sea Renewable Energy Grid

10 EU Countries Pledge to Create North Sea Renewable Energy Grid

The North Sea is already home to the world's largest offshore wind farm, but its seems the sea is about to get even greener as ten EU countries have signed a memorandum to develop an international

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Giant Wind Farm Will Link New England and New York Power Grids

Giant Wind Farm Will Link New England and New York Power Grids

Though no offshore wind farms have been completed in the United States to date, there is certainly a lot of talk going around about the farms of the future. In addition to Google's recent initiative to

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Department of Energy Awards $19 Million to Modernize National Grid

Department of Energy Awards $19 Million to Modernize National Grid

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will invest $19 million in five seperate projects, each aimed at optimizing the country's national grid. The DOE said that the smart grid projects will

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Modern Chuckanut Ridge House is an Off-Grid Solar Stunner

Modern Chuckanut Ridge House is an Off-Grid Solar Stunner

The wood-clad home reflects the spirit of the upper Northwest, and it's built to efficiently integrate into its surroundings and local climate. While Washington may not be known for its solar resource, it

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NASA Devises Solar Shield to Protect US National Grid

NASA Devises Solar Shield to Protect US National Grid

There are many things threatening the US National Grid at the moment - rolling blackouts, lack of funding and problems integrating renewable energy - but NASA is working on their defense against another

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Solar-Powered Blood Pressure Device Enables Off-Grid Medical Aid

Solar-Powered Blood Pressure Device Enables Off-Grid Medical Aid

Researchers have developed a new solar-powered device that will allow doctors to measure blood pressure and dispense critical medical aid in developing countries around the world. It will combat the

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8GW Of Geothermal Energy to Be Added To National Grid

8GW Of Geothermal Energy to Be Added To National Grid

While the Obama Administration has always supported alternative sources of energy, many of the projects that have been green lit during their time, such as the Cape Wind offshore farm, have faced

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Wave Power Lights Up U.S. Electrical Grid For First Time

Wave Power Lights Up U.S. Electrical Grid For First Time

We write a lot about wave power here at Inhabitat, but functional wave farms are few and far between. Now Ocean Power Technologies has hooked up its PB40 PowerBuoy to the grid at the Marine Corps Base in

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Giants Carry the Weight of the Energy Grid On Their Shoulders

Giants Carry the Weight of the Energy Grid On Their Shoulders

Choi + Shine's project was an honorable mention in an international design competition held in 2008 by Iceland's transmission line firm Landset and the Association of Icelandic Architects to transform

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Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained battery disposal is one of the pitfalls of the electric car, however GM is set to give used cells a second lease on life by collaborating with ABB Group, a power grid supplier, to store energy

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Gridded Modular Eco Home in the Hills Outside Sao Paulo

Gridded Modular Eco Home in the Hills Outside Sao Paulo

The Grid House sits on a parcel of land where walking paths converge, leading away to the jungle and off towards hill tops with views. This protected little valley comprises about 16 acres and it is the

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Dept. of Energy Puts $8.5 Million Toward New Smart Grid Tech

Dept. of Energy Puts $8.5 Million Toward New Smart Grid Tech

We as a planet are only as good as our grid when it comes to sustainable energy development. We can build the best wind farms and solar projects but if our grid is antiquated, that power will never reach

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Australia’s Entire Power Grid Could be Fueled by Wave Power

Australia’s Entire Power Grid Could be Fueled by Wave Power

The World Energy Council just named Australia's southern shores the world's most promising site for the development of wave power. Australia has a goal of reducing their emissions by 60 percent of year

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World’s First Grid Scale Flywheel Energy Plant Opening Soon!

World’s First Grid Scale Flywheel Energy Plant Opening Soon!

While it doesn't get nearly as much attention as alternative energy sources like solar or wind power, flywheel storage technology is definitely worth looking into. A kinetic energy-based technology that

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Casa Iseami: Stunning Off-Grid Institute in Costa Rica

Casa Iseami: Stunning Off-Grid Institute in Costa Rica

Juan Robles developed a method for architecture design that explores 10 elements: site, climate, energy, water, materials, environment, atmosphere, cost, innovation, and the use of passive strategies and

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Extraordinary Japanese Micro-Home Built From A Grid Of Boxes

Extraordinary Japanese Micro-Home Built From A Grid Of Boxes

Photo by Reinhard Hunger for The New York Times The home's interior spaciousness is enhanced by a well-lit visual grid that creates tremendous depth. The home's walls consist of a series of a boxes

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Striking Off-Grid House on the Osa Penninsula in Costa Rica

Striking Off-Grid House on the Osa Penninsula in Costa Rica

When SPG Architects took the job they set to work transforming an abandoned construction site into an elegant steel-framed concrete slab structure, which they used to create the masterpiece that is Casa

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Bicycle Powered LED Lamp Runs Completely Off the Grid

Bicycle Powered LED Lamp Runs Completely Off the Grid

Milan Design Week may have officially ended, but there's a great crop of green designs that are still surfacing. One of our favorites is "The Pedalator", an awesome bicycle-powered LED lamp spotted by

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Electric US Postal Service Trucks Could Serve as Grid Storage System

Electric US Postal Service Trucks Could Serve as Grid Storage System

America's fleet of postal service trucks seem pretty mundane. However, with the right technology, those white, rectangular trucks could help bring more renewable energy to the grid. PJM Interconnection, a

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Off-Grid Cliff House Harnesses the Elements for Self Sufficiency

Off-Grid Cliff House Harnesses the Elements for Self Sufficiency

Off the grid means many things to many people. The Cliff House on Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, interprets "off the grid" as grand self-sufficiency. Designed by Altius Architecture Inc, the home's form is both

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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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University of Delaware’s Electric Vehicles Give Power Back to the Grid

University of Delaware’s Electric Vehicles Give Power Back to the Grid

Electric vehicles are pretty green in their own right. After all, the cars create zero carbon emissions. But imagine a vehicle that not only runs on electricity, but actually gives power back to the grid.

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Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

You may already know this, but our power grid system has been largely left alone for half a century. We're using inefficient grid technology to try to thread power across our country and in the process

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Energy Generating Soccer Ball Brings Clean Power to Off-Grid Areas

Energy Generating Soccer Ball Brings Clean Power to Off-Grid Areas

When the sun goes down many developing countries rely upon dangerous kerosene lamps, which emit hazardous fumes and generate 190 million metric tons of CO2 each year. Seeking an eco-friendly alternative

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Energy Positive House to Supply Power to Grid in Sweden

Energy Positive House to Supply Power to Grid in Sweden

We've seen some pretty energy efficient homes here at Inhabitat, but houses that actually give back to the grid seemed to be a thing of the future -- until now. Swedish designers are currently

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Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives will lead 200+ community and industry volunteers to install sixteen 1.8-kilowatt solar electric systems in their annual Solarthon this Saturday, September 12th, 2009 at Habitat for

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