The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades

It’s no longer suprising to encounter 100-foot pinwheels spinning in the breeze as you drive down the highway. But don’t get too comfortable with that view. A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless is proposing a radical new way to generate wind energy that will once again upend what you see outside your car window. Their […]

Solar Energy That Doesn’t Block The View

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar panel that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used for buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a […]

Dutch Company Powers Streetlights And Phones With Living Plants

In November, more than 300 LED lights were illuminated by a Dutch company that makes electricity from harnessing the power of living plants. This was the first commercial installation for Plant-e, a company that also sells mobile chargers, and rooftop electricity modules fueled by the byproduct of photosynthesis in plants. Plant-e’s co-founder and CEO, Marjolein […]

This Bike Path Paved With Solar Panels Can Power One Home For a Year

A bike path made of solar cells has shocked it’s creators with just how much electricity it’s generating. In its first six months, the 230-foot bike path in a village outside Amsterdam, Netherlands, has cranked out 3,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough to power a single-person household for a year. “We did not expect a […]

This Sustainable, Solar Powered Dome Can Let You Live Almost Anywhere On Earth

A new house, designed in geodesic style by No Rules Just Architectureis a simple to build structure that harvests rain water and solar power, helping propel the inhabitants to a sustainable lifestyle. “Geodesic” means that it is built with a number of triangular elements which distribute structural stress evenly; these buildings are known for being […]

This Gorgeous Power Plant Will Use Ocean Tides To Power 155K Homes

Have you heard of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon?  This power generator will use the rise and fall of ocean tides to provide renewable electricity to power 155,000 homes, and it will last for 120 years! This power plant will supply a solution to man’s energy needs as we step further and further towards renewable […]

How Ocean Current Could Power Half The Homes In Florida

Todd Janca’s father ran the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory in Mona, Jamaica, and Todd learned that at great depths submarine have to fight strong ocean currents. “Along the way, it just dawned on me that no one is using all the energy that is down there,” he says. “You can collect the energy from [an […]

Nigerian Man Turns A VW Beetle Into A Solar And Wind Powered Car

This is one of the coolest ideas and to top it off it’s completely reasonable too!  Segun Oyeyiola was a student at Obagemi Awolowo University and while he was in attendance there, he converted his gas thirsty Volkswagen into a completely green energy machine by installing a large solar panel on the top of the […]

Sweden To Become The World’s First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation In History

The Swedish government recently announced that their aim is to become one of the world’s first nations to end its dependence on fossil fuels. Not long ago, UBS, the world’s largest private bank, began urging its investors to join the clean, renewable energy movement. Their analysts are predicting that power plants in Europe might become […]

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours

Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours? People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to workout.” This invention certainly solves both conundrums. And, most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the […]

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Eyes First Spin

Offshore wind farms in the United States are the new flying car. We keep saying that it’s just around the corner but somehow practical results never manifest. Europe has 2,488 offshore wind turbines up and running, with 408 installed in the last year; this nation has a grand total of zero. (U-S-A! U-S-… ah, forget […]

New Goodyear Tires Harvest Heat To Power Your Vehicle

In the world of electric cars, efficiency is king — wasted energy is just more miles you can’t travel. While regenerative braking is old news, regenerative tires that use heat and vibration to recharge the battery would be something completely new. That’s the concept that Goodyear introduced at the Geneva Auto Show this week. The […]

This New Tesla Battery Will Power Your Home, And Maybe The Electric Grid Too

Tesla is working on a battery that can power your home and even help large-scale utilities store energy more efficiently, according to company chief executive Elon Musk. On an investor call Wednesday, Musk said the designs for a home or business battery are already complete and will likely be unveiled to the public “in the […]

Portland’s New Pipes Harvest Power From Drinking Water

If you live in Portland, your lights may now be partly powered by your drinking water. An ingenious new system captures energy as water flows through the city’s pipes, creating hydropower without the negative environmental effects of something like a dam. Small turbines in the pipes spin in the flowing water, and send that energy […]