wind energy

Volkswagen Pumps in $1.4 billion in Wind Initiatives

August 29, 2011 / No Comments

Gearing up to meet the looming energy crisis, Volkswagen has come up with a $1.4-billion investment in the field of renewable energy resources like sea, wind and sun. The company has joined hands with Audi’s ongoing renewable energy projects in the VW group of partners. The company, with this two-year investment, is looking for a partner in ecological power generation by ...

Massive Wind Tower Proposed by Japanese Company

January 7, 2011 / No Comments

Japan-based ZENA Systems has come up with the proposal of a massive energy generating wind tower. The proposed location of the project is Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.

Wal-Mart Plans More Energy-Efficient Stores

September 24, 2010 / No Comments

Wal-Mart plans to start a series of new stores designed to be 25 to 30 percent more energy efficient and produce up to 30 percent fewer greenhouse gases. The company has already opened three stores designed to use 20 percent less energy, four stores designed to use 25 percent less energy and one store designed to use 45 percent less ...

Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota Boast of More Than 10% Electricity from Wind

August 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

The United States is increasingly tilting towards wind power. It has been reported that four states - Iowa , South Dakota , North Dakota and Minnesota – currently get more than 10 per cent of their electricity from wind power. Significantly, as many as 28 other states are seeing new wind power projects breaking ground.

Energy harvesting kites to generate 1 MW of electricity

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

Just a few days back we wrote about researchers at University of California claiming to meet the energy needs of entire planet through sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy. The pursuit to develop to cleaner greener sources of energy is raising the bar higher and higher for all in the fray. A California based high altitude Wind Company Makani Power ...

Sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy could meet energy needs of entire planet

May 28, 2010 / No Comments

With dwindling fossil fuel resources we are working with solar, wind and tidal alternatives to generate power. Just a few days back we talked about an underwater kite feeding on tidal energy to generate power. Taking a step forward, researchers at the University of California are working upon sailing ships that could harvest energy from the ocean far away from ...

Bio-Hydrogen Airship could be transportation reality by 2030

May 10, 2010 / No Comments

Hindenburg may be the only craft hitting one’s mind at the slightest mention of airships from day’s bygone, but you need to check out Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut’s, Hydrgenase airship to get an idea of just how green would be our future transportation systems by as early as 2030.

E. Capsule harnesses reusable energy to take you places

May 4, 2010 / No Comments

Nature created trees to sustain life on earth, man is thinking of making trees to grow fuel.  Weird as it may sound to our ears, but the day isn’t far when we would be powering our vehicles with fuel grown on trees, and not from trees.

US gives green thumb-up to its first offshore wind farm at Cape Cord

April 28, 2010 / No Comments

For a change US is heading offshore, not for oil but for its first wind farm. After years of legal wrangling the Obama Administration has finally inched closer towards establishing its first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod. The 130 turbine Cape Cod wind farm which gets operational by 2012 aims to eventually supply three-quarters of the ...

Green Example – The Cley Marsh Center in England

October 31, 2008 / No Comments

Ever heard the legendary Bruce Lee talk about how the perfect weapon is "an extension of the fighter's mind and body"? Well, in the exact same fashion, the perfect green structure must be an extension of the planet. It must be one with the ecosystem, around it rather than stick out like a sore spot. That is precisely what The ...

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