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Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen

Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen

The Energy Duck is modeled on the common eider duck, which is found in the waters of Copenhagen. Unfortunately, the eider's breeding habitat is at risk from the effects of climate change, so the team

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Eco-Power and Energy Efficiency

GREEN BUILDING 101: Eco-Power and Energy Efficiency

Most of us underestimate or ignore our incredible dependence on electricity, but there's nothing like a blackout caused by overzealous summertime air conditioner use to remind us of the importance of

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Germany Was Powered by 74% Renewable Energy Last Weekend

Germany Was Powered by 74% Renewable Energy Last Weekend

In 2011, Germany made headlines when a small agricultural village in the state of Bavaria produced 321% more energy than it needed. Now, Germany is showing that it is still leading the world in

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World’s First Tidal-Powered Lagoon Could be Coming to Swansea Bay

World’s First Tidal-Powered Lagoon Could be Coming to Swansea Bay

A massive sea wall built around Swansea Bay, near the South Wales coast, could harness the power of sea tides to provide power to over 100,000 homes. A few weeks ago an environmental assessment of the

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Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant

Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant

Hydroelectric power can be a very efficient way to produce or augment renewable energy. But if you don't have a nearby river that's big enough to dam—that's where pumped storage comes in. Using the

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Craig Henritzy’s SunHawk House in Mendocino County is an Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Home

Craig Henritzy’s SunHawk House in Mendocino County is an Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Home

In 1978, Schaeffer founded Real Goods Solar in Hopland, California, one of the nation's first solar energy companies, and his solar panels power the home. A large array of solar photovoltaic panels line

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ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

ES Pipe Waterwheel Generates Hydroelectricity Every Time You Turn on the Tap

Here at Inhabitat we love discovering products that generate power from everyday activities - innovations like piezoelectric energy-generating roads and human-powered clothing have the potential to change

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German Hydroelectric Plant Is A Breathtaking Example Of Organic Industrial Architecture

German Hydroelectric Plant Is A Breathtaking Example Of Organic Industrial Architecture

The new Iller River hydroelectric station replaces a 50 year old station, and transforms the riverscape into one that is less pragmatic and more artistic. Becker Architekten, who were chosen by the city

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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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Paris to Install Hydroturbines on the River Seine

Paris to Install Hydroturbines on the River Seine

Paris recently announced plans to infuse its grid with renewable energy by installing eight hydroelectric turbines in the waters of the River Seine. An urban ecology study of the French waterways has

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Ephemeral Roof Exchange is a Space Age Transport Hub for Hong Kong

Ephemeral Roof Exchange is a Space Age Transport Hub for Hong Kong

With a trio of renewable energy generating systems and a space-age transient roof, the Ephemeral Roof Exchange is a futuristic design proposal for a major transport hub in Hong Kong. Designed by Steven Ma

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Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy

Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy

The mythical god of the sea would be proud of his new clean energy-generating namesake. Danish company Floating Power Plant will be announcing plans for their prototype Poseidon 37 power generator today

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