Category Archives for "Alternative Energy"

Amazing New Fabric Will Power All Your Devices Using Only Sun And Wind…

A new fabric with both solar and kinetic energy power generation capabilities may soon give your watch, cell phone, or laptop the juice it needs to operate. Pioneering piezoelectric sidewalks, and solar powered roads are awesome, but until now researchers haven’t figured out how to power our mobile devices with electricity that wasn’t gained from […]

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This Desk-Size Turbine Is Capable Of Powering An Entire Town…

GE Global Research is testing a desk-size turbine that could power a small town of about 10,000 homes. As technology advances, devices of all kind tend to get smaller. The desk-size turbine invented by GE Global Research is no exception. According to MIT Technology Review, the turbine is capable of powering a small town of about […]

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For The Cost Of An iPhone, You Can Now Buy A Wind Turbine That Can Power An Entire House…

Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity daily… Soon after assuming office, Kerala (southern state of India) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan kicked up a storm by publicly supporting the Athirappilly hydro electric project, which environmentalists said, if implemented, would create ecologic imbalance in the area […]

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This Spinning Solar Building Produces 5x More Energy Than It Uses…

Inspiration came to Rolf Disch in the early 1990’s, as local German government wanted to build a nuclear power plant near his home-town of Freiburg.  Disch and fellow activists fought hard to make sure the nuclear plant was not built and as an alternative, Disch constructed the Heliotrope, a spinning, multi-storied example of what a […]

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Humans Introduce The World’s First Algae-Powered Building…

The same design and engineer firm that created the Sydney Opera House has completed the world’s first algae-powered building, actually surrounding the building with tanks of water and algae to gather sunlight.  The energy gathered here powers the entire building. It’s called the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building and is part of Germany’s push to […]

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Stanford Professor’s New Zero-Net Enegry Home Sets The Standard For Green Living…

Mark Z. Jacobson’s new digs is the perfect home for the prominent renewable energy advocate. The Stanford professor’s Solutions Project famously lays out roadmaps for 139 countries, including the world’s major greenhouse gas emitters, to switch to 100 percent clean, renewable energy generated from wind, water and sunlight for all purposes by 2050. He made an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman in 2013 […]

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How To Build A 5 Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator…

The Five Gallon Bucket Hydroelectric Generator is a pico hydroelectric generator housed in a five-gallon bucket.  Developed by Sam Redfield to address the lack of commercially available small-scale hydroelectric power in developing countries, the generator is a low-cost, appropriate-technology solution to the problem of supplying electricity to those at the bottom of the economic ladder. The generator is […]

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