Posts tagged: energy

This Giant Straw is actually a Vertical Bladeless Wind Turbine

By: Derek Markham Small-scale wind generators, especially vertical designs, are the renewable energy pariahs, and the clean energy concept that many cleantech enthusiasts love to hate. But that hasn’t stopped anyone from continuing to develop new versions of wind generators that break with the conventional windmill design, and the team behind the Vortex Bladeless design […]

Solar-Powered Stained-Glass Window Charges Devices

By: Vashti Hallissey Tech worshippers could soon be connecting to a higher power in more ways than one, with a solar-powered stained-glass window that can charge tech tools. Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel’s design New Creation uses glass that works like solar cells to top up digital devices. New Creation features a pattern of different colored panes […]

Want to fight drought? Build Wind Turbines

Renewable energy doesn’t just slow climate change, it saves water too — lots of it. By: Sami Grover As California struggles with the specter of ongoing drought, much has been written about water conservation. From clever ways to conserve water at home to the urgent need to tackle pot’s environmental footprint, there are so many places that we […]

Free Panels Place Solar Power Within Reach for Kiwis

By: Tess McClure Solar panels will be a more common sight on kiwi rooftops as free panels are offered for those committing to buying the energy. Energy firm Solarcity has announced a nationwide scheme where home owners can get solar panels installed on their roof for free, if they then buy the energy it produces. […]

The Promise of Wind Energy

By: Dan Utech No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. In June 2013, President Obama put forward a comprehensive Climate Action Plan. We are making great strides in advancing our climate goals, and perhaps nowhere has progress been as dramatic as in renewable energy. Today, we harness three times as […]