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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.

...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 ...

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 scale w...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...energy that is often dumped from wind farms at off-peak hours, and to be able to ramp up the supply instantly with stored green energy. ”We have a lot of energy from the windmills and sometimes it just gets lost because there isn't enough demand for the electricity", said a spokeswoman for Belgium's North Sea ministe...

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

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

...wind 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 o...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...wind-powered dwelling will be available for sale later this year. Nice Architects has already completed a prototype, and they plan to ship the first units as soon as Spring 2016 - check out the first photos of this low-energy sanctuary after the break, and picture yourself living the dream. Li...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...energy system as their customers have used. By voluntarily paying a premium for green energy, you are creating market demand for more renewable power sources. Since Bullfrog's launch, several new wind projects have been commissioned in Canada to meet the demand of their customers. While Bullfrog Power is not yet avai...

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?

...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 make for a more efficient home, as you rely less on grid-fed power. Even in the greenes...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...energy efficiency. The ratio between the energy consumed during the operation of a building and its embodied energy is affected not only by how energy efficient it is, but also by how long the building will stand. In other words, the downside of some high performance homes is that they can require more embodied energ...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

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Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...energy projects across the province. As part of this initiative, they have developed a program which allows citizens to connect their renewable energy projects to the provincial energy grid and receive premium prices for any excess energy produced above the needs of the property. In 2009, along with the introductio...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...wind and solar generation. Wind generation rose from 55 million MWh in 2008 to 275 million MWh in 2018 (6.5% of total electricity generation), exceeded only by conventional hydroelectric at 292 million MWh (6.9% of total generation). Which is all good news for reducing the carbon footprint of our energy needs. This c...