Germany more than doubled its wind power capacity in 2014

January 19, 2015 by  
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In 2014, Germany’s capacity for wind power generation jumped to more than double the previous year’s figures, thanks to the work of 543 offshore wind turbines that have established Germany’s offshore wind power capacity at 2.35 gigawatts (GW). This is just a stepping stone for Germany on its way to a goal of having 6.5 GW of wind energy infrastructure installed and connected by 2020. Read the rest of Germany more than doubled its wind power capacity in 2014 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “wind power” , alternative energy , capacity , clean power , Europe , germany , goals , increase , turbines , wind farm

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Need a home? 3D print one—out of mud

January 19, 2015 by  
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Inspired by the mud dauber , a little wasp  that  builds its home with mud, Massimo Moretti worked with bio-architecture to put the two together to create something remarkable. Concerned about the housing crisis throughout the world, he set about to use 3D printing technology to squirt out mud houses. Traditionally, earthen houses are formed by hand in a laborious, tedious process. But with a 3D mud printer , a house can be made in a couple of weeks. His organization, World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP), is dedicated to making housing affordable, particularly in places where the most abundant resource may be earth. Read the rest of Need a home? 3D print one—out of mud Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D advances , 3D design , 3D fabrication , 3d printed homes , 3d printer , 3D printing , Contour Crafting 3D home , Rome Maker Faire , wasp , wasp technology , wasps

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Semtive’s Wind Turbines are Ideal Home-Scale Energy Generators

November 27, 2014 by  
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Argentine startup Semtive , a designer of wind turbines for urban and suburban areas, presents a sustainable energy generator for domestic use and humanitarian aid. Thanks to a vertical axis, low speed wind turbine, and a solar panel, this portable device can store up to 2500W of renewable energy ; enough to power a refrigerator for 24 hours, or several appliances simultaneously for 8 hours on a single charge. The generator weighs less than 75 kilograms (165 pounds), and produces no smoke or noise. Since it doesn’t require any kind of fuel and it is portable enough to fit in a car’s trunk, it’s a perfect alternative to bring energy to areas affected by natural disasters. These products are made of high quality materials, are easy to assemble and install, and are 95 percent recyclable. + Semtive Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , Argentina , Argentine , Electricity , emergency , emergency electricity , energy generators , green energy , home energy , humanitarian aid , Semtive , turbines , wind turbines

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The Glaciers of Glacier National Park May All Disappear by 2030

November 27, 2014 by  
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Glacier National Park , which was dedicated in 1910 , occupies a dramatically beautiful span of the Rocky Mountains at the Montana-Canadian border, which has been covered in ice since time immemorial. 150 thick glaciers were recorded when the park was dedicated, but scientists are warning that they’re all likely to disappear by 2030. Right now there are only 26 ice sheets left, so the park as already lost 124 glaciers, and they’re disappearing quickly. Read the rest of The Glaciers of Glacier National Park May All Disappear by 2030 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , Clmate change , galcer national park , glacial retreat , glacier , glacier national park , glaciers , glaciers melting , global warming , ice field , ice fields , melting glaciers , melting ice , NOROCK , retreating glaciers , Rocky Mountains , usgs

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The World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine by Vestas Has Blades That Are Over 24-Stories Tall

October 5, 2012 by  
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The green energy race just got kicked up a notch with the latest offering from Vestas . The Vestas V-164 is a wind turbine monolith, which will be made up of three blades, each measuring 262 feet in length. To put that into perspective, that means each blade is the same height as a 24-story tall building!  Once completed, it will be the world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine. Read the rest of The World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine by Vestas Has Blades That Are Over 24-Stories Tall Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , green power , green technology , vestas , Vestas Wind Technology , wind technology , wind turbines , world’s most powerful wind turbine

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Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Scoops the Prestigious Building of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival

October 5, 2012 by  
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SOM’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Zuellig Building Opens For Business in Manila

October 5, 2012 by  
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Waste from M&M’s Candy Causes Honey to Turn Green in France

October 5, 2012 by  
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©Joelk75 M&M candies come in every color of the rainbow – but what if honey came in the color of M&Ms? Distraught beekeepers in Northeastern France are facing just that conundrum, as honey from their apiaries has been turning up in shades of green and blue. After weeks of perplexing investigation, the farmers found the candy colored honey to be caused by waste from nearby Agrivalor biogas plant, which has been processing M&M’s waste. Read the rest of Waste from M&M’s Candy Causes Honey to Turn Green in France Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Agrivalor , Alsace , bees , contaminated honey , eco design , green design , green honey , M&M’s honey , M&Ms , sustainable design , tainted honey

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MIT Study Shows Geothermal Could Produce 100,000 Megawatts of Energy in the US Within 50 Years

August 20, 2012 by  
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Geothermal Power photo from Shutterstock So far, Humans have harnessed the strength of the sun, water, and wind to generate clean electricity . Now, it may be time to take advantage of the earth’s capacity to provide renewable power. An interdisciplinary panel from MIT estimated that the United States could potentially produce 100,000 megawatts of geothermal energy within the next 50 years.  The report estimates that 200,000 exajoules of energy could be captured from EGS (enhanced geothermal systems) by 2050 in the US alone – that’s roughly 2,000 times the total consumption of the country in 2005. Read the rest of MIT Study Shows Geothermal Could Produce 100,000 Megawatts of Energy in the US Within 50 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , egs , Electricity , enhanced geothermal systems , fossil fuel , france , geothermal energy , germany , Google.org , MIT , nevada , renewable energy , turbines , united states

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Seal Rocks House is a Net Zero Energy Surfer’s Haven in Australia

August 20, 2012 by  
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