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Are Small Wind Turbines for Homes Any Good?
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Is this the safest and most powerful small home wind turbine yet?

We were told about the PowerPod compact home wind turbine appearing on a Kickstarter campaign, but having seen a fair few home wind turbines in the past that failed to deliver on their promises, Ecohome decided to investigate. Countless inventors are stepping up to the plate with the latest and greatest green technol…

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
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The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

Are you adventurous and ready to increase your access to sustainable energy? This post is for you. 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 amongs…

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

Micro power generation such as wind turbines and other renewable energy generators are a small step towards stopping climate change. We've seen portable charging devices for personal gadgets, we've seen vertical axis wind turbines and now we have seen a marriage of the two. That's right, appropriate technology enthusi…

Wind farm
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Storing power from wind farms

Belgium's offshore wind power reservoir uses excess power to pump water, storing it as latent hydroelectric power. One of the biggest drawbacks to renewable energies like wind and solar, is that it is unpredictable. This presents a challenge to grid operators, as they struggle to meet demand while compensating for cal…