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The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

The Zoetrope is a vertical-axis 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 Applie...

Are Small Wind Turbines for Homes Any Good?
Wind power

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

...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 had the...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

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

...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 balan...

tidal power generators
Renewable energy

Tidal generators offer a predictable supply of renewable energy

...turbines placed 10 metres deep in the East River of New York, taking advantage of the reliable tidal surge of Long Island Sound. Spinning silently at 35-40 rpms for 18 hours a day in a 4 knot current, tidal turbines eliminate two of the more common complaints about renewable energies, noise and unpredictability. Afte...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...turbine that can be installed in water mains when replacing old leaking pipes. As explained on the Lucid Energy website , " The hydrodynamic turbine has been carefully designed and lab-tested to maximize efficiency and power generation without interrupting the flow of water. As velocities increase, power production i...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...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 sunlight or wind. The structure’s rounded shape also helps to easily collect rainwater, which is then purified with a built-in filtration syste...

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

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

...turbines: Zoetrope 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...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...turbine. More on power generation EXAMPLE 4

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...turbines that can generate power under your feet while you stroll down a sloped road. Water main hydroelectric power generating turbine from Lucid Energy How do you know if your electricity is clean? The way the power grid operates makes it impossible to actually determine how much, if any, of your home elect...

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?

...turbine , the pedal-powered Fun Box tiny house , or the Stirling coaster phone charger that uses the heat or cold from your coffee or beer to charge your device... How cool is that?

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

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...turbine will power two hot water tanks for radiant heating and domestic hot water Walls, as well as floors, will be heated with radiant tubing Read more here about Portable Wind Generators and Micro Power Generation . Ben installing the radiant floor and radiant wall heating system of his Tiny House The...