Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home

August 15, 2011 by  
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Chen Liao Hsun has been envisioning a future of renewable energy that individuals can use right at home. His concept, the Wind Cube, would allow each homeowner to install personal wind turbine generators right on the sides of their houses. The Modularized Wind Power Systems could help offset each family’s reliance on grid power, and lower monthly bills. Read the rest of Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind turbine” , Chen Liao Hsun , eco design , green design , renewable energy , Residential Wind Turbine , sustainable design , Wind Cube

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A Cacophony of Shipping Containers Jazzes Up This “Music Box” Installation in Manchester

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Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

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Researchers in Japan have developed a method for making radiation detection devices out of recycled PET bottles that cuts costs by 90% over currently used devices. The resource reusing , life-saving gadget was developed at Kyoto University by Hidehito Nakamura and his team and uses “Scintirex,” a plastic resin that glows when in contact with dangerous levels of radiation. The demand for radiation devices in Japan is high after the March 11th earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster . The team hopes to have a final product by the end of September. Read the rest of Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cheap radiation detector , inexpensive radiation detector , japan radiation , pet bottles , plastic water bottles , radiation detector , recycled bottles , recycled PET , Recycled Plastic , recycled plastic bottles , recycled plastic water bottles

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IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy

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When it comes to big box stores, you can’t really get any greener than IKEA. From banning the sale incandescent bulbs to pledging to use only sustainable cotton , the Swedish furniture giant is leading the way for more earth-friendly mega retailers. Plus, the company is seriously dedicated to using renewable energy. They’ve installed solar panels on dozens of stores, are  working on a wind farm , and the UK arm of the company has recently pledged to use 100 percent clean energy to power all of its stores. If every big box store was as green as IKEA, the world would be a much better place. Read the rest of IKEA UK Pledges to Use 100% Renewable Energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “wind power” , green energy , green retailers , green stores , ikea , ikea 100 percent renewable energy , ikea energy , ikea renewable energy , ikea solar power , ikea stores , ikea sustainability , ikea uk , ikea wind power , renewable energy , Solar Power

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