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Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Wave power generators generally take the form of sea snake-like designs that sit atop rolling waves, gathering kinetic energy and turning it into power. However a new idea combines the worlds of wind

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Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

At Kitengela, nature always comes first. Just half an hour's drive south from the dirty din of the country's capital, Nairobi, the village is overgrown with lush plants, trees, and vines of every variety.

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Power Flower Wind Turbine Trees Could Domesticate Wind Energy

Power Flower Wind Turbine Trees Could Domesticate Wind Energy

NL Architects has been exploring the idea of advanced wind power generation since 2006 and Power Flowers is their latest iteration. Vertical axis wind turbine technology has advanced their ideas to

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Urban Field: Piezoelectric Trees Harvest Rainwater and Generate Energy

Urban Field: Piezoelectric Trees Harvest Rainwater and Generate Energy

We recently showcased Mario Caceres and Christian Canonico’s TREEPODS concept, which sought to sow hundreds of air-cleaning artificial trees through the streets of Boston. Designer Anthony DiMari has

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Eco Marine Power Developing Solar Sails to Power Ships

Eco Marine Power Developing Solar Sails to Power Ships

Traditionally wind power has enabled man to travel the seas, but in recent years, fossil fuels and nuclear power have taken over. However, Japanese company Eco Marine Power are harking back to days of

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Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines

Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines

Vestas, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of wind turbines, has announced that it will be working in collaboration with WindPlus to deploy a unique wind turbine that uses a first-of-its-kind

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Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Wind-Powered Car Completes an Epic 5,000km Journey Across Australia

Man has used wind power to travel for centuries, but it is traditionally used on the sea. However, two Germans have decided to harness this natural occurrence to complete an epic road-trip across

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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Vincent Callebaut Unveils Coral-Inspired Carbon Neutral Eco Village for Haiti

Callebaut's Coral Reef proposes building an artificial pier on seismic piles in the Caribbean Sea. Modular duplexes built according to Passive House standards would be added into the housing matrix as

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USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that Basin Electric Power Cooperative will receive a $204 million loan to build a wind farm in South Dakota.

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Offshore Wind Energy Gets $50.5 Million Boost from U.S. Government

Offshore Wind Energy Gets $50.5 Million Boost from U.S. Government

Thanks to a new initiative unveiled yesterday, offshore wind energy development along the United States' coastlines could soon see rapid development.

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Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

A bridge that repurposes abandoned viaducts, produces energy AND looks futuristically sleek? Yes, it can be true, and it is Italy’s proposed Wind Turbine Viaduct called “Solar Wind.”

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You Have Less Than 24 Hours to Enter the Wild Energy Competition!

You Have Less Than 24 Hours to Enter the Wild Energy Competition!

Hey green design super heroes! Want to make a positive green design difference to one of the last, great untouched and natural places of the world? The Wild Energy Competition is giving you twenty four

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Top 6 Wind Powered Gadgets That Don’t Blow

Top 6 Wind Powered Gadgets That Don’t Blow

Wind has been used since ancient times to provide free, green power (think of sailboats and windmills), and that old-school tech has not been lost on us in the year 2011. From personal chargers that

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Study Reveals Renewable Energy Could Support All of Civilization by 2030

Study Reveals Renewable Energy Could Support All of Civilization by 2030

If you don't believe that we can kick our dependency on fossil fuels to the curb, think again. A newly released study says we can do it by 2030. Authored by Mark Delucchi and Mark Jacobsona, the

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Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads Harness Wind Energy Without Turbines

Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads Harness Wind Energy Without Turbines

Francis Moon, a mechanical engineering professor at Cornell University, has designed a novel type of wind energy generator that vibrates in the wind rather than cutting the breeze like a turbine. Dubbed

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Hydrogen & Wind Powered Zeppelin Could Revolutionize Airship Transportation

Hydrogen & Wind Powered Zeppelin Could Revolutionize Airship Transportation

Current designs for airships have numerous problems, including that they rely on helium, they're expensive to build, are vulnerable due to their over-pressured skins and require expensive hangars to park

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WindMade Label Will Tell You if Green Energy Powers Your Purchases

WindMade Label Will Tell You if Green Energy Powers Your Purchases

The WindMade label, which was just announced today, will be a new way for you to see whether or not the products you're buying were manufactured using wind energy. The initiative has been supported by a

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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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Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Eco-City will make use of the latest sustainable technologies such as solar power, wind power, rainwater recycling, and wastewater treatment/desalination of sea water. In order to reduce the city's carbon

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Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Energy Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Innovations in green energy are bursting forth as countries around the world seek out sustainable alternatives to oil and coal. 2010 was ripe with a bounty of products, discoveries and ideas, and the year

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Electric Pinwheels Wind Turbine Can Be Installed In 8 Seconds

Electric Pinwheels Wind Turbine Can Be Installed In 8 Seconds

Installing a wind turbine on or around your home is a great way to diversify your energy supplies, but you don't need a 100 foot wind tower to get the job done. As such, Electric Pinwheels has produced a

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Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

We got to see the Windtronics WT6500 wind generator for Honeywell up close and this thing is big. It’s energy production is built around the outer ring which is a revolution in design. It also starts

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San Diego to Unveil Nation’s Largest Wind-Powered LED Light Show

San Diego to Unveil Nation’s Largest Wind-Powered LED Light Show

Attention, residents of San Diego, California: keep an eye out for the launch of the largest interactive green energy lighting project in North America! The Port Commissioners and Caltrans just unveiled

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Greenerator Lets Apartment Dwellers Collect Solar and Wind Power

Greenerator Lets Apartment Dwellers Collect Solar and Wind Power

People who live in private homes have the option to install solar panels and residential wind turbines on their roofs, but what about those of us who live in apartment buildings? Well, the Greenerator is

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Google Invests in Backbone for East Coast Offshore Wind

Google Invests in Backbone for East Coast Offshore Wind

We've always had a sneaking suspicion that Google is close to taking over the world and they just keep adding fuel to our conspiracy theories. What now? Well, they've just invested in a $5 billion

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Energy Generating Desert Towers Harvest the Sun and Wind

Energy Generating Desert Towers Harvest the Sun and Wind

Dubai is a hub for bold architecture. It makes sense, then, that Karim Mahmoud Elnabawy Balbaa’s entry in the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition is striking — and slightly

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WindPole Transforms Radio Towers Into Wind Sensors

WindPole Transforms Radio Towers Into Wind Sensors

Imagine what the world would be like if we could re-purpose -- or double-purpose -- all the old structures we've got lying around. WindPole does just that, by outfitting old radio towers with sensors to

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Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

Carbon Fiber Hybrid Yacht is Decked Out With Wind Turbines

International Battery has joined forces with Electric Marine Propulsion to create a yacht that not only runs on electric batteries, but charges them using wind energy -- even when the sails are down. The

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Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Ancient Italian Town Completely Powered by Renewable Energy

Renewable energy installations aren't just for futuristic metropolises; they're also useful in even the tiniest remote villages. Take Tocco, for example -- the 2,700-person Italian town has installed four

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Adobe Installs A Dozen Bloom Boxes

Adobe Installs A Dozen Bloom Boxes

Adobe, the company behind Flash Player and Adobe Reader, has always been a supporter of renewable energy - remember when they installed a wind farm at their headquarters in San Jose? Well now they've

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