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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 ...

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...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

Bullfrog’s green electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program. Their natural gas is presently sourced in Quebec by collecting methane escaping from a landfill site. A common question seems to be "How do they ensur...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...wind turbines will be used to pump water out, then at peak hours, seawater will be allowed to flow back in through hydroelectric turbines. By storing excess power, the system will increase its effectiveness in two ways - by making use of energy that is often dumped from wind farms at off-peak hours, and to be able ...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine. And a major criticism with wind turbines is that you get a lot at night when you don't need it, so being able to store excess wind power makes it far more viable. Protecting your home from flooding: When do you get power outages? Most often they are caused ...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...wind turbines and emergency preparation have been some of the most visited! Now you know more about solar electricity generation & storage without batteries and how it can help reduce the carbon footprint of eco homes & sustainable construction ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green bu...

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...

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...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...windows for a Passive House is key. Heat gain mustn’t be offset by losses caused by badly insulated glass or air leakage due to poor window frame installation (see how to improve window installation for Passive House here) . The third theme is efficient systems. After all, the best way to make energy savings after prop...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...windling supply. Windmills have a similar footprint as they are made mostly of steel, along with fiberglass and plastics, and they are seated on a concrete base. Then and only then, can the ‘clean electricity’ be generated and delivered to your home. Solar panel manufacturing facility How do I buy green energ...