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Scotland to Build Two-Blade Offshore Wind Turbine with Helicopter Landing Pad

Scotland to Build Two-Blade Offshore Wind Turbine with Helicopter Landing Pad

A unique, two-blade wind turbine that features a helicopter landing pad will soon be rising off the eastern coast of Scotland. Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing announced this week that the Scottish

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New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models

New Silent ‘Eco Whisper’ Wind Turbine is More Efficient Than Three Blade Models

The Eco Whisper wind turbine stands 70 feet tall and has a diameter of 21 feet, it can withstand winds of up to 118 miles per hour and has the capability of generating 18,000 to 32, 000 kilowatt hours in

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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

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Green-Roofed Chateau Barde-Haut in France Houses Vintage Barrels of Wine

Green-Roofed Chateau Barde-Haut in France Houses Vintage Barrels of Wine

Situated on a 17 hectare rolling plot, the winery was partly buried in order to prevent unnecessary digging. Combined with insulation provided by the vegetated roof, this smart intervention goes far to

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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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Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

So far, Clayton Homes has built 9 iHomes around the country with their i-House 1.0 concept. These homes are all prefabricated and come with bamboo floors, Energy Star appliances, no VOC paint, CFL

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Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home

Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home

Chen Liao Hsun has been envisioning a future of renewable energy that individuals can use right at home. His concept, the Wind Cube, would allow each homeowner to install personal wind turbine

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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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UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

A joint European project called UpWind has announced that new technologies will allow engineers and scientists need to start producing wind turbines with 20 megawatt (MW) capacities -- that's enough to

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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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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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LO2P Giant Green Ferris Wheel Recycling Center Wins the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

LO2P Giant Green Ferris Wheel Recycling Center Wins the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Traffic and pollution from cars is a major problem in New Delhi and while CNG buses for public transportation are becoming more popular, even more must be done. As public transportation and more fuel

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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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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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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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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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U.S. Coast Guard to Install New Wind Turbine at Base in Maine

U.S. Coast Guard to Install New Wind Turbine at Base in Maine

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. military's embracing of renewable energy, such as fighter jets running on biofuel and hydrogen fuel cell powered tanks, the U.S. coast guard has decided to use wind

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Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Brazil recently unveiled one of its first eco communities equipped with wind and solar energy! A total of 58 houses in a village on the coast of the country have been built on the concept of zero waste --

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Lake Erie to Become the United State’s First Fresh-Water Wind Farm

Lake Erie to Become the United State’s First Fresh-Water Wind Farm

Lake Erie is about to join Cape Cod in hosting one of the first offshore wind farms in the United States. For a while now, plans have been underway to construct a wind power site on the Great Lakes after

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New Wind Power Platform Able to Support World’s Largest Wind Turbine

New Wind Power Platform Able to Support World’s Largest Wind Turbine

We've seen some floating wind platforms in our day -- like the Poseidon platform -- but this new one just might overshadow them all. The WindFloat platform by Principle Power Inc. is so stable, it has the

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Zero Energy Casita in Texas Opens to the Public Today!

Zero Energy Casita in Texas Opens to the Public Today!

Green building is making big strides in Texas as evidenced by this cute little zero-energy home in Fort Worth, which opens for public tours today. The Zero Energy Casita, erected by the award winning

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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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Direct Drive System Reduces Cost, Weight of Wind Turbines

Direct Drive System Reduces Cost, Weight of Wind Turbines

The next generation of wind turbines may not have problem-prone gearboxes if Siemens and GE have anything to say about it. The wind turbine manufacturers have both recently invested in direct drive

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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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GE’s Gigantic Offshore Wind Turbine is 25% More Efficient

GE’s Gigantic Offshore Wind Turbine is 25% More Efficient

GE has been cracking away to design and release a more efficient wind turbine - 25% more efficient in fact. Rather than increasing the size to generate more power like some other manufacturers have done,

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Crazy Pixel Building to Be Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Office

Crazy Pixel Building to Be Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Office

Of Pixel Building's carbon neutral status, Daniel Grollo, Grocon development company's CEO said, “Any carbon emissions used in the building’s ongoing operation will be offset by renewable energy from

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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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Norway to Build the World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Norway to Build the World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Norway is currently working on building the world's largest wind turbine, a towering 10 MW machine that will blow away the competition. The Norwegian company Sway will build the 533-feet high monster,

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