Category Archives for "Alternative Energy"

Free Documentry – The “CleanTech” Future

What if we could live in a clean world? A world in which energy would be 100% renewable, water no longer polluted, transportation truly green and production methods clean and regenerative? There will be such a world. This documentary explores the unprecedented possibilities of a new industrial revolution: Cleantech. Signs of a new future are […]

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Creating An Algae Bioreactor From Recycled Water Bottles

This is VERY VERY cool… “Here’s how to build a photo-bioreactor that uses algae to convert carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy. The energy that is produced is in the form of algae biomass. The photo-bioreactor is built from plastic recycled water bottles. By designing the apparatus to be compartmentalized, we are able to do […]

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Build Your Own Solar Thermal Panel For Under $5

This is an excellent example of up-cycling old stuff and creating something really practical & useful from it… “After our first attempt at a home built proof of concept solar thermal panel, we were a bit disappointed with the results. It took about 4 hours before the thing started work, and was a bit costly […]

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Water Pumping Windmills

“Standing tall like a giant sunflower in a sea of undulating prairie grasses, or in any rural setting, a windmill is a thing of beauty. Not only are water pumping windmills a joy to watch, but they are incredibly useful. Powered only by wind, they work like quietly-purring nonpolluting creatures, to keep our storage tanks […]

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How To Make A Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

If you’re looking for a cool alternative energy project – no doubt a very cool bonding project to share with the kids – then building this vertical axis wind turbine has got to be right up there. Just don’t expect it to go powering your washing machine anytime soon (output is roughly estimated at 50 […]

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Building A Solar Furnace To Heat The Shed…

Here’s a pretty cool little “up-cycling” project. This guy got some free time one day and decided, instead of sitting on his ass, he was going to made a basic solar furnace to take the chill off his garage. Built using old soda cans and other scrap materials… “I decided instead to take advantage of the south-facing side […]

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