“wind power”

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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SeaTwirl Turbine Could be the Most Cost-Effective Wind Energy Generator Yet

SeaTwirl Turbine Could be the Most Cost-Effective Wind Energy Generator Yet

Swedish eco-designers, Ehrnberg Solutions AB, have just completed their most successful prototype of the floating SeaTwirl vertical wind turbine. The device captures and harvests offshore wind, without

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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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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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Japanese Bill Calling for Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Gains Steam

Japanese Bill Calling for Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Gains Steam

Earlier this year, the Japanese government considered a bill that would require renewable energy to be integrated into the consumer energy grid. Initially proposed to lower greenhouse gas emissions, the

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IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

When it comes to big box stores, you can't really get any greener than IKEA. From banning the sale incandescent bulbs to pledging to use only sustainable cotton, the Swedish furniture giant is leading the

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Iowa Now Receives 20% of Its Power from Wind

Iowa Now Receives 20% of Its Power from Wind

If you thought that middle America was the last to be concerned about their carbon footprint, think again. Iowa now ranks as the top state to receive the greatest percentage of its power from wind.

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London Farm Tower: Sustainable Skyscraper Could Meet 20 Percent of City’s Food Demand

London Farm Tower: Sustainable Skyscraper Could Meet 20 Percent of City’s Food Demand

Like many other green architecture designs, the London Farm Tower features vertical agricultural space and is designed to meet energy and food requirements from within. Fresh produce can be grown

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The New Sanya Skypump is a Wind and Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger!

The New Sanya Skypump is a Wind and Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger!

Electric vehicle charging stations have taken the world by storm lately - from Ford’s home hook up system to Ikea’s new parking lot charging stations. Now Inhabitat is proud to announce the brand new

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World Monument Fund and American Express Unveil Sustainable Easter Island Visitor Center

World Monument Fund and American Express Unveil Sustainable Easter Island Visitor Center

While tourist traffic to Easter Island is important, WMF wanted to ensure that it was managed to benefit, rather than deteriorate, the important archaeological sites on display there. The new green

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El Hierro: The World’s First Renewable Energy Island… or is It?

El Hierro: The World’s First Renewable Energy Island… or is It?

The tiny Spanish island of El Hierro has recently entered the spotlight and being dubbed "the world's first renewable energy energy. No one can deny that what's happening on El Hierro is amazing, but

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Elegant Jellyfish Inspire Research in Propulsion and Energy Technology

Elegant Jellyfish Inspire Research in Propulsion and Energy Technology

Jellyfish have always been the highlight of aquarium visits - their easy grace moving through the water is something to be desired. Bioengineering professor John Dabiri is just as fascinated with the sea

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Green Power Island Could Power Copenhagen Sustainably

Green Power Island Could Power Copenhagen Sustainably

The proposed Green Power Island off the coast of Copenhagen seeks to be an alternative energy super center for the country. Designed by Gottlieb Paludan, the massive man-made island will utilize wind

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Germany May Build First Wind Power-Storing Coal Mines in the World

Germany May Build First Wind Power-Storing Coal Mines in the World

It's a classic story line in sustainability: dirty tech goes green. We've seen coal mines transformed into geothermal energy stores and dirty plants become gorgeous green buildings. Now, for the first

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Edinburgh’s Gorgeous John Hope Garden Gateway Wins 2011 Sustainability Award

Edinburgh’s Gorgeous John Hope Garden Gateway Wins 2011 Sustainability Award

Officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in April 2010, the John Hope Gateway just won the 2011 RICS Annual Sustainability Award thanks to its use of low-energy, waste-reducing sustainable systems. The

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Eco-Mosque In Northern Germany Will Harness Wind Power Via Minarets

Eco-Mosque In Northern Germany Will Harness Wind Power Via Minarets

Normally minarets are used by the muezzin to call the faithful to prayer, but a new mosque slated for northern Germany is planning to use the tower to also harness the power of the wind. The eco friendly

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Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

When considering wind power as an energy source, it's best to think big. Japan-based ZENA Systems is working on developing a new type of wind energy generator that will dwarf anything before it. The 50

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Wind Power Could Be the Best Alternative Energy Source for Japan

Wind Power Could Be the Best Alternative Energy Source for Japan

The tsunami and subsequent disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has called into question the use of nuclear power in Japan. But apart from going back to fossil fuels, much debate has

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NL Architects Unveil Knokke-Heist School Blanketed With a Green Roof

NL Architects Unveil Knokke-Heist School Blanketed With a Green Roof

The center of the school is a multifunctional hall, which can operate as a gymnasium, a meeting place, a theatre, and a public place for ceremonies and festivals. An internal corridor wraps around the

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Samsung to Invest $7 Billion in South Korean Eco-Town

Samsung to Invest $7 Billion in South Korean Eco-Town

Electronics company Samsung has made a $7.04 billion commitment to the government to construct a massive eco-friendly production facility in South Korea. The reclaimed wetland area of Saemangeum has been

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Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

The Honeywell wind turbine, a small lightweight gearless system built perfect for homes and small businesses, goes on sale today around the world! The Honeywell, which was designed by WindTronics,

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Towering Triangular Skyscraper Receives Green Light for Construction in Paris

Herzog & de Meuron’s Towering Triangular Skyscraper Receives Green Light for Construction in Paris

Herzog & de Meuron are the architects responsible for many well-know projects, like the Portsmouth Soccer Stadium in England, Beijing's Birdnest Stadium, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

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Vestas Announces Launch of the World’s Most Efficient Wind Turbine

Vestas Announces Launch of the World’s Most Efficient Wind Turbine

Danish wind power manufacturer Vestas has announced the launch of the world's most efficient wind turbine, the V163-7.0MW. This huge windmill boasts a 7 megawatt (MW) capacity and a rotor diameter of 164

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Clever Devices Turn Trees into Natural Wind Turbines Bases

Clever Devices Turn Trees into Natural Wind Turbines Bases

We all know wind turbines are a great way to harness emissions free energy, but some people just carry a distaste for their huge pylons, rotors and the way they look in juxtaposition to the landscape. But

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T-Box Harnesses Wind Energy from Speeding Trains

T-Box Harnesses Wind Energy from Speeding Trains

Rail travel is one of the greenest means of traveling across the country, but it could be even more efficient if the infrastructure itself produced electricity. Companies have already come up with plans

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Highview’s CryoEnergy System Efficiently Stores Energy With Liquified Air

Highview’s CryoEnergy System Efficiently Stores Energy With Liquified Air

One of the major issues with renewable energy technologies like solar and wind power is that energy generation tends to be intermittent -- i.e. the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always

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Turkey Hill Announces It Will Make Ice Cream Powered by the Wind

Turkey Hill Announces It Will Make Ice Cream Powered by the Wind

Turkey Hill -- the United States' fourth largest ice cream maker -- has announced that it will be powering one fourth of their ice cream manufacturing with wind power. The company's Pennsylvania factory

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SBA Design Unveils Self-Sufficient City of the Future for China

SBA Design Unveils Self-Sufficient City of the Future for China

China pumped €300 billion into its 2010 energy consumption goals, and it may be the only country on earth to have actually met them. This is partially thanks to strict environmental requirements for new

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Wind and Solar Powered Shipping Container Unfolds Into Traveling Cultural Exhibition

Wind and Solar Powered Shipping Container Unfolds Into Traveling Cultural Exhibition

Kalliwoda describes his project as polliniferous, meaning it has the ability to carry pollen -- in this case, pollen is a metaphor for knowledge. World In A Shell is designed to carry knowledge around the

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Seeds of Life: Cairo Garbage City Re-envisioned as a Soaring Skyscraper on Stilts

Seeds of Life: Cairo Garbage City Re-envisioned as a Soaring Skyscraper on Stilts

As it stands, Cairo is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Seeds of Life proposes to bury much of the organic garbage in order to harvest biogas, while using other waste as building materials

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