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Are Small Wind Turbines for Homes Any Good?
Wind power

Is this the safest and most powerful small home wind turbine yet?

...wind turbines work better? There are a family of ‘alternative’ vertical axis wind turbine designs that use rotary blades like this, the Zoetrope wind turbine is another example. Vertical axis turbines like this have for the most part turned out to be duds. We asked Ecohome Engineer Denis Boyer to weigh in and he ha...

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...wind turbine made from common materials . Many of the materials can be found at your local hardware store and the rest can purchased online or made at home, for the truly industrious amongst us. The Zoetrope was conceived when renewable energy advocate, Mike Marohn commissioned Applied Sciences to design a small scal...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...home, a pop-up hotel, a humanitarian refuge, or even an electric car charging station. Its 9744Wh battery is powered by a 750W silent wind turbine and 600W solar outputs that enable it to operate completely off-grid. A dual-power system offers an additional source of electricity during periods without sufficient sunl...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...home wind turbine by Applied Sciences The problem here is trees! It's recommended to ensure that a wind turbine is taller than any other structure or tree within 100 metres. The wind patterns of your geographical location would be the first thing to investigate in determining whether or not a home wind turbine is w...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

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60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...home, get on your bike! As we look for ways to mitigate climate change , improving home energy efficiency and decentralising power generation is something we can do to reduce our personal energy consumption and carbon footprint. Theoretically then moving towards home solar , wind power and even bicycle generators can...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...homes are more affordable and eco-friendly that large homes, but are tiny homes on wheels for sale locally green? Read here to find out if Tiny Houses are good for the environment . It seems somewhat contradictory for an environmentally conscious person to be dragging a tiny home behind a massive gas-guzzling truck, ...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...wind turbines and now we have seen a marriage of the two. That's right, appropriate technology enthusiasts, there is a portable wind turbine on the horizon and it's perfect for charging your electronic gizmos. Skajaquoda is a research group based in Minnesota, USA, focused on developing products that can restore the ...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...homes in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide and in the pages below: Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Tesla offers financing for its Solar Roof Shingles ...