“wind power”

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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Climate Smart Cape Town’s COP 17 Pavilion is Made of 1,884 Recycled Milk Crates

Climate Smart Cape Town’s COP 17 Pavilion is Made of 1,884 Recycled Milk Crates

The Climate Smart Cape Town pavilion's milk crates and 22,000 plastic milk bottles were attached to a 15 x 12m scaffolding frame and act as ‘cells’ that have a superior thermal mass for a project that

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City Windmills Enable Clean Energy and Unique Advertising Opportunites

City Windmills Enable Clean Energy and Unique Advertising Opportunites

Solar powered advertising boards have provided companies with ways to advertise their products in an environmentally friendly way, and it appears that wind power is following suit. UK-based City Windmills

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Incredible Ice Buildings Rise at Harbin’s Luminous Ice and Snow Festival in China

Incredible Ice Buildings Rise at Harbin’s Luminous Ice and Snow Festival in China

Ice and snow are prominent features in frigid northern climes, around which an incredible culture has emerged. This is particularly true in Harbin, the capital of China's Heilongjiang province. Despite a

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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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GE To Provide Turbines for $100 Million Mongolian Wind Farm

GE To Provide Turbines for $100 Million Mongolian Wind Farm

There have been a lot of articles about how many Asian countries, namely China, are starting to dominate the solar energy sector. However, General Electric Co. has decided to enter the Asian alternative

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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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The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The house makes use of classic solar passive design strategies like clerestory windows on the north side, and principle rooms on the south side -- both arranged to take advantage of the sunlight and

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Refunc’s Solar-Powered Containosaurus Lands at Dutch Music Festival

Refunc’s Solar-Powered Containosaurus Lands at Dutch Music Festival

Here at Inhabitat we have seen many wonderful creations emerge from recycled shipping containers. From piled-up solar-powered houses to entire cities built from them, by comparison, Refunc's big-scale

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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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Norway’s Inspiria Science Center Promotes Clean Energy, the Environment, and Health

Norway’s Inspiria Science Center Promotes Clean Energy, the Environment, and Health

The 6,500 square meter center is composed of three wings that radiate out from a central double-height atrium. Designed with school children, families, and tourists in mind, the center inspires and

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Takes a Peek Inside the Panasonic Eco Ideas House in Tokyo, Japan

Panasonic created the Eco Ideas House to show the world how a symphony of their every-saving products working in concert can help consumers realize a zero CO2-emissions home, and live a more enriched

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Karim Rashid’s Amazing Komb House in Cairo Bursts with Eco-Friendly Color

Karim Rashid’s Amazing Komb House in Cairo Bursts with Eco-Friendly Color

Rashid incorporated a host of passive and active design principles into this small home. All of the lighting is derived from energy-efficient LEDs, water is heated using solar panels, and all of the

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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 turbine

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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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