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Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

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

...pedal-powered Bicycle Generator , and its rather lofty claims that one hour of riding can power a house for a day, which simply is not the case. However, with homes that are designed with the goal of reducing energy consumption , small devices like the portable wind turbine or pedal-powered washing machine , pedal-powe...

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?

...pedal-powered phone charger at home? Pedal powered electricity generation Talk about a way to ease any device-time guilt - power your TV and devices by cycling! As a parent that struggles with device time and kids too, I quite like the idea of teaching kids about climate change and energy efficiency by making them ...

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

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

...power generation such as having solar panels on your roof . If you live near a windfarm, that's where most of your power comes from. If you live near a solar farm, or a hydroelectric station, same thing, you are powering your home with clean renewable energy. For example, 95% of the power used in Quebec is largely fe...

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Why you should get an E-bike now

...pedal assist / pedelec is the most common ebike because it is mostly treated as a regular bike and the least likely to have legal limitations. The motor is only activated when the rider pedals the bike, at which point it provides additional drive power to the rear wheel. That small boost of power makes climbing steep...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...powered by Quebec's renewable hydroelectric power. So are electric cars ideal? No, staying home is. And unless you are prepared to do that or only travel by bus, rail, foot or pedal, this is really the best option for dealing with the sizable mess we have created from driving, so plug in! That covers some Provincia...

Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Appliances

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

A typical washing machine can use up to 87 litres of water per load, not to mention its ability to eat up electricity. An efficient Energy Star machine can cut water usage to about 49 litres per load and significantly cut energy usage, but this, the Drumi, will not only wash your clothes without using electricty, it a...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...powered television, DVD player and sound system. 15 minutes of pedaling earns you an hour and a half of watching. Bathtub on wheels © Le Vertendre The Fun Box © Le Vertendre The Fun Box kitchen and climbing wall © Le Vertendre ...