Wind Turbine – Unlocking Urban Power

Wind Turbine

Wind Turbines, Wind Farms, and the Potential

The United States accounts for over 61,000 Mw of wind power generated annually through large wind farms, second only to China in the adoption and use of this green wind turbine technology. According to multiple research agencies including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States has a potential to generate nine times its current power consumption and could supply over 20% of its power through wind power. Read more »

Pros and Cons of a Desert Solar Power Plant


With the earth’s natural resources running dry, scientists have started tapping into alternate forms of raw energy, including solar energy derived from the suns’ rays. In addition to being inexpensive, solar energy can act as a suitable alternative to fossil fuels and is extremely eco friendly when compared to the latter.

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5 zero emission rides powered by hydrogen fuel cells

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Hydrogen is the fuel of the future as it is friendly to the environment, unlike other fuel sources that emit harmful gases into the atmosphere to add to global warming. Thus, this clean green source of power is being utilized in some upcoming vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells. Check out some of these hydrogen-powered, zero-emission rides being introduced in the auto market. Read more »

The Big Question: Will piezoelectricity ever become a viable source of electricity



The ever increasing demand for power has made us look out for alternate forms of renewable energy like solar power, hydro-electric power, geo-thermal power and wind power etc. One such renewable source of energy that has been gaining popularity over the past few years is the Piezoelectric Technology that generates power from the electromagnetic properties of some minerals found on earth. Read more »

When Florida disappears – Floating architecture for a submerged world

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We all know that global warming is real and the day is not far away when it will cause the polar icecaps to meltdown and will result in many low lying coastal areas to get submerged in seawater. The latest studies revealed that the meltdown of a small portion of glaciers around the world has already caused the sea level to go up a little bit and if this meltdown continues at the present rate, then many cities will have a very bleak future. Read more »

Battery equipped portable solar charger is perfect for camping enthusiasts

Check any online electronics store and you will surely get a wide variety of solar chargers promising to charge everything to a cellphone to a laptop. Portable solar chargers have seen a lot of development from solar chargers that didn’t have any onboard battery or chargers that took a lot of hours, sometimes even days, to recharge their onboard batteries. Innovating once more for the sake of the environment, Powertraveller has come up with another solar charger – the Solarmonkey Adventurer.

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Office desk that makes the deskbound generate renewable energy

The race to generate renewable energy doesn’t just end on wind turbines and solar power. Inventors plan to make use of every possible energy source to create some useful watts. We recently reported about upcoming technologies that can help generate clean renewable energy while you just walk around. However, human nature is above all things lazy and for lazy, deskbound people, Swedish designer Eddi Törnberg has created an office desk, enabling them to contribute to the green movement.

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National Trust Plans Eco Castles


National Trust

The United Kingdom is one of the most historical places in the world with many historical sites and buildings of significance that were built throughout its vast history in the country. The National Trust for Place of Historic or Natural Beauty popularly known as just the National Trust is a conservation organization in the United Kingdom which owns and maintains many of the historical properties in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. This is an organization that was established in the late 19th century and its current president is H.R.H. Charles, The Prince of Wales. The main aim of this organization is to protect the historical sites like castles, manors, historical buildings, gardens and many such other structures of historical relevance and beauty.

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Make Children’s Room More Eco Friendly


Home Design and Environmental Protection

When one decides on the interior decoration of the home, many rooms have to be designed according to the type of room, whether it is a kitchen, living room or a bedroom.  Also another important aspect is to consider is who is going to be using that room. For example an interior design of a children’s bedroom is usually different from a master bedroom.

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Green Accessories for Smartphone and Tablets


Environment Conservation

People love listening to music on their mobile phone, smartphones as well as tablets. Generally to listen to music a bit louder the devices are connected to an amplifier or a stereo or some loud speakers. These all mobile accessories are generally not very eco friendly in nature. An innovative idea to make loud speakers out of clean and green eco friendly material is the iBamboo Speaker. This speaker dock is really cool as it does not use any extra electricity. The carved bamboo amplifies the volume of the music on the smartphones naturally.

Nowadays one hears a lot of talk about being environmentally friendly or going green to save the environment. It feels like a new fashion or a trend in the market. Sadly for the environment it is not just a trend. It is a very serious issue that we face today and our environment has suffered some serious damages due to human activities especially in the last century or so. More degradation of the environment due to our day to day activities may lead to catastrophic consequences.

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