Re-inventing the Windmill

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by

The Dutch have a reputation for obtaining energy by means of a windmill. This energy was used for all kinds of purposes, such as milling of raw material, water pumping, etc .. Today, the windmill is a means to generate sustainable energy. The Dutch MSc Marinus Mieremet has been working since 2003 on a […]

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Dutch Trains Are World’s First to Run on 100% Wind Power

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by

The Netherlands, aka Windmill Country, is now operating 100 percent of its electric trains with wind energy. As of Jan. 1, 600,000 daily train passengers have been traveling completely carbon neutral, according to an announcement from the Netherlands’ principal passenger railway operator, NS. Dutch electric trains are running on 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours of wind […]

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Innovative Wing Turbine Technology

Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 by

Developed by championship-winning Formula One aerodynamics and materials engineers, Anakata’s ‘Accelerator Technology’ increases the speed of the wind as it approaches the rotor. The addition of the downstream wind-trackers also allow the wind turbines to react to swift changes of wind direction and gusting, to capture as much wind and generate as much power output […]

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Scotland region will be powered by kites

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by

In parts of Scotland, one response to the need for renewable energy is to go fly a kite. No, really. In just under 10 years, kites will generate power for an entire region of Scotland, thanks to efforts by a British company named Kite Power Solutions. Kite Power Solutions will soon install a 500-kilowatt system […]

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Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water from thin air

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by

A new device that relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere promises to provide up to 11 gallons of safe drinking water without an external power source, greenhouse gas emissions, or adverse environmental impacts. What’s more, the innovative Water Seer collection device could potentially run forever, gifting generations of people […]

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Giant gleaming Orb deploys solar and wave energy to make clean water for California

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by

For the 2016 land art generator initiative, a team of designers from south korea has conceived ‘clear orb’ as a proposal for sustainable infrastructure in santa monica, california. the 40-meter diameter glass sphere produces fresh water from the sea, and provides energy to the city’s electrical grid.Jaesik lim, ahyoung lee, jaeyeol kim, and taegu lim […]

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This wind turbine will power your apartment without keeping you up at night

Posted on Friday, December 11th, 2015 by

The nautilus shell took time off from fitness-namesake duty to inspire The Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine, which we are renaming The Not-So-Little Turbine That Could. Dutch firm The Archimedes designed the swirl-shaped windmill to be way quieter and more efficient than others (plus, it’s blue!). The firm says the turbine can generate 80 […]

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Dutch firm set to build Africa’s largest-ever wind farm around remote Kenyan lake

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 by

A new 310-megawatt turbine installation coming to one of Kenya’s most remote regions is set to become Africa’s largest wind farm ever – and the biggest Kenyan infrastructure project in 50 years. The Guardian reports the project is being built by Dutch business partners near Lake Turkana – about 600 miles from Nairobi. When completed, the project will […]

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The Hairy Skyscrapers Of The Future

Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 by

Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, a skyscraper covered in hair that can harness the energy of the wind. The building looks as though it belongs at the bottom of the sea, with its long anemone-like hair, […]

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Spanish streetlight powered by the sun and the wind

Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by

If you’re trying to save power, you generally don’t leave your lights on all night. With a few exceptions, however, that’s what cities do with their streetlights. That’s why some groups have developed streetlights with built-in solar panels. A Spanish team is now taking things a step farther, […]

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