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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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Philippe Starck Unveils Two Revolutionair Wind Turbines!

Philippe Starck Unveils Two Revolutionair Wind Turbines!

This just in - world-renowned super designer Philippe Starck has just revealed two highly-anticipated wind turbine designs for home use! Dubbed "Revolutionair," the sleek turbines were officially debuted

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Eolic: A Foldable, Portable Wind Turbine

Eolic: A Foldable, Portable Wind Turbine

Sure, it's easy enough to find a quality portable solar charger, but powerful, portable wind turbines are a different story. Enter the Eolic, a portable turbine that can be mounted on its telescopic pole

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Stunning Solar Roof Rises Over Perugia, Italy

Stunning Solar Roof Rises Over Perugia, Italy

At first glance it may look like a cyber-robotic monster is eating the historical district of this lovely Italian city, but in reality it's the roof of a new energy-generating walkway in Perugia, Italy.

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Wind Turbine Transformed Into World’s Largest Revolving LED Christmas Star

Wind Turbine Transformed Into World’s Largest Revolving LED Christmas Star

What Christmas is complete without a giant spinning illuminated star? This one is the largest in the world and just happens to be made up of LED lights, allowing it to use the same amount of energy as a

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Looks to Danish Offshore Windfarms for Inspiration

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Looks to Danish Offshore Windfarms for Inspiration

Johan Spanner for The New York Times As the world's eyes zeroed in on this week's COP15 climate change talks, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg gazed on a much more placid scene - Denmark's 209

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Ridgeblade Wind Turbine Silences NIMBYs

Ridgeblade Wind Turbine Silences NIMBYs

Rooftop solar panels are unlikely to elicit complaints from neighbors--they're silent and relatively unobtrusive. But loud rooftop wind turbines? That's where the virtually NIMBY-proof Ridgeblade turbine

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Michael Jackson Lives On In Blinged Out Wind-Powered Memorial

Michael Jackson Lives On In Blinged Out Wind-Powered Memorial

Michael Jackson will live on forever in our hearts through his music, but he also deserves a thriller of a memorial fit for a true king! In the wake of his untimely death, our friends at Bustler held a

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Sleek Solar and Wind Powered Hybrid Street Lamps

Sleek Solar and Wind Powered Hybrid Street Lamps

As designers strive to create a more sustainable future, we're thrilled to see designs that integrate a variety of renewable energy technologies into objects we encounter in everyday life. This innovative

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Sears Tower Going Green With $350 Million Renovation

Sears Tower Going Green With $350 Million Renovation

Just like the Empire State Building, the famed Sears Tower in Chicago will be soon receiving some major eco upgrades to become more energy efficient. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is responsible

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A Shining Solar Skyscraper for Shenzen

A Shining Solar Skyscraper for Shenzen

Austrian architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au recently won first prize in a competition to design a shimmering skyscraper that will house the new headquarters of the China Insurance Group. The 49 story

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Leicester College Unveils Energy-Efficient Abbey Park Campus

Leicester College Unveils Energy-Efficient Abbey Park Campus

Upfront planning goes a long way when it comes to building for sustainability. In their design for Liecester College’s new £25 million Abbey Park campus, Bond Bryan Architects utilized state-of-the-art

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The Super Green Cley Marshes Visitor Center

The Super Green Cley Marshes Visitor Center

Birds and ornithologists alike have long favored Cley Marsh in Norfolk, England as a prime place to roost, but the windswept East Anglian wetland now has a new attraction. The Cley Marsh Visitor Center,

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Spain’s Carbon-Neutral Ecotopia Gets the Green Light

Spain’s Carbon-Neutral Ecotopia Gets the Green Light

While Rioja is a name that is normally associated with red or white, the autonomous Spanish province will soon be just as synonymous with green - building green, that is. This week the local government

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Ackert Architecture’s Monier Residence

Ackert Architecture’s Monier Residence

Kimberly Ackert designed this beautiful off-the-grid residence for the "Monier Design Competition" in Australia. Nestled amid idyllic green environs in Perth, the warm wooden structure features an earthy

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TRANS TUES: The Wind-Powered Ventomobile Racer

TRANS TUES: The Wind-Powered Ventomobile Racer

You've likely heard of cars powered by electricity, hydrogen, and even solar energy; how about a vehicle powered entirely by the wind? Students at Stuttgart University recently perfected a vehicle

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Rotating Wind Power Tower to begin construction in Dubai

Rotating Wind Power Tower to begin construction in Dubai

Dubai has garnered much attention in recent years with a never-ending supply of architectural wonders being built, or proposed, at a head spinning pace. Mostly these towering structures are grand and

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NANO VENT-SKIN: CO2 Filtering Solar Micro-turbines!

NANO VENT-SKIN: CO2 Filtering Solar Micro-turbines!

There's nothing like a towering wind turbine to inspire NIMBY sentiment from neighbors and city councils alike. Enter a striking new alternative energy concept by Mexican-born Agustin Otegui, who works

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Super Efficient Floating Wind Turbines from Magenn

Super Efficient Floating Wind Turbines from Magenn

Wind turbines at ground level produce at a rate of 20-25%, but when placed at altitudes from 600-1000 feet, energy output can double. Ottawa-based Magenn Power is in the prototype stages of the world's

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THE MAGLEV: The Super-powered Magnetic Wind Turbine

THE MAGLEV: The Super-powered Magnetic Wind Turbine

Renewable energy produced from the wind has garnered much attention and support in recent years but is often criticized for its low output and lack of reliability. But now a super power wind turbine has

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