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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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Students Turn Vibrations From Wind Energy into Electricity

Students Turn Vibrations From Wind Energy into Electricity

Think of wind energy and you probably conjure up an image of giant turbines. But students in Cornell's Vibro-Wind Research Group have a different model of wind power in mind. They're working on an

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Renewable Energy Mandatory for Marijuana Cultivation in Boulder

Renewable Energy Mandatory for Marijuana Cultivation in Boulder

photo credit: The Truth About Flickr It seems only natural that pot should be grown in a sustainable manner with the use of renewable energy. A new law in Boulder, CO requires Medical dispensaries that

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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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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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Final Design for SF’s Transbay Transit Center Includes Rooftop Park

Final Design for SF’s Transbay Transit Center Includes Rooftop Park

All of our patient waiting has finally paid off - the final design for San Francisco's new transit center was finally revealed last week! The San Francisco Transbay Transit Center is designed to hold 12

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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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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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San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

San Francisco’s W Hotel Makes LEED History

The four diamond W San Francisco hotel has made history by earning the first LEED certification of an existing building belonging to a major hotel brand.

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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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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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Michael Jantzen Unveils a Wind Powered Eco Wine Pavilion

Michael Jantzen Unveils a Wind Powered Eco Wine Pavilion

Prolific and provocative eco-architect Michael Jantzen has come up with yet another fascinating building, this time inspired by the symbolic image of grape vines growing over a trellis. The Eco Wine

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IRONIC: Scientists Find Wind Farms Could Actually Raise Temperatures

IRONIC: Scientists Find Wind Farms Could Actually Raise Temperatures

Researchers at MIT have discovered that it's possible that a large scale installation of wind turbines can actually raise temperatures. Looking forward to the US goal of creating 20% of our power from

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Colorado to Be #2 in Renewable Energy Standards by 2020

Colorado to Be #2 in Renewable Energy Standards by 2020

On Monday a bill was dropped on Colorado Governor Bill Ritter's desk that ups the states renewable energy standard to over 30% by 2020. The bill was passed by the state legislature and will place Colorado

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10 MW Dubai Skyscraper Makes 10X More Renewable Energy Than It Needs

10 MW Dubai Skyscraper Makes 10X More Renewable Energy Than It Needs

Studied Impact, headed by architect Robert Ferry, is also responsible for designing the Almesien Tower, another solar concentrating skyscraper. Ferry's newest design is planned for the Al Quoz

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German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

German Fishing Boat Flies Giant Kite to Save Fuel

Michael Kooren for Reuters With the cost (both financial and environmental) of fuel these days, everyone is trying to cut back in whatever ways they can. If you're talking boats, you can always go

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Windbelt: Innovative Generator to Bring Cheap Wind Power to Third World

Windbelt: Innovative Generator to Bring Cheap Wind Power to Third World

Within the next few months, we hope to start seeing more about an intriguing small-scale wind power technology that was first announced a few years ago. The Windbelt was devised as a wind power generator

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Texas Breaks U.S. Wind Power Generation Record

Texas Breaks U.S. Wind Power Generation Record

Good news on the alternative energy front: Texas managed to break the U.S. wind energy generation record last Friday morning when it produced 6,272 MW of power--19% of the total electricity mix. The

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China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

Photograph: Bob Sacha/Corbis China recently announced that it is planning to reduce its carbon intensity by 40-45% (from 2005 levels) and generate 15% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

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A Wearable Windmill to Generate Your Own Electricity

A Wearable Windmill to Generate Your Own Electricity

Flowers die, but the Dandelion portable windmill will keep on brightening your day without the wilting. A new wearable tech accessory from designers Mary Huang and Jennifer Kay, this beauty uses tiny

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America’s First Wave Power Farm Coming to Oregon Coast

America’s First Wave Power Farm Coming to Oregon Coast

America is getting its very first wave power farm! Ocean Power Technologies, a New Jersey-based firm, is currently installing giant buoys off the coast of Reedsport, Oregon. Once all ten buoys are in

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Coop Himmelb(l)au Unveils Energy Positive Office for Austria

Coop Himmelb(l)au Unveils Energy Positive Office for Austria

Coop Himmelb(l)au will be awarded the Sustainability Award at this year’s MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards for their design of the Town Town Office Tower in Erdberg, Austria. This

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Defunct Ferris Wheel Envisioned as Giant Energy-Generating Windmill

Defunct Ferris Wheel Envisioned as Giant Energy-Generating Windmill

Last year Melbourne’s iconic Southern Star Observation Wheel found a sad turn when it had to be shut down due to cracks and buckling caused by the intense summer heat. The $100 million wheel has since

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The Gyre: A Floating Upside Down Eco Skyscraper

The Gyre: A Floating Upside Down Eco Skyscraper

Can you imagine living in a high-rise apartment building where the 360 degree views are of fishes and saltwater? Although just a concept now, this upside-down, underwater eco-skyscraper could be the

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Sculptural Sound Chamber Sings When the Wind Blows

Sculptural Sound Chamber Sings When the Wind Blows

Here at Inhabitat we love the wind -- it's one of our favorite natural resources. That explains our excitement when we heard about Luke Jerram's new artistic venture, an acoustic pavilion that sings when

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