WindCube offers a somewhat simple way of harnessing energy from the wind, specifically for urban and suburban use. Green Energy Technologies says their WindCube is smaller than a typical wind generator, and can be quite suitable for use. “Smaller” is of course a relative term here, the setup has dimensions of 22 x 22 x 12 feet. It uses Bernoulli’s Principle to generate energy. Energy generation begins at 5mph wind speed. A typical unit can produce 60kW of power, it is claimed that the unit can produce 160,000 kWh a year for average wind speed of 15mph.
Who could have imagined, that kitchen sinks could be used as building cladding. A Dutch architecture firm has done so. A wonderful example of recycling and building. The use of such sinks is not only limited to building facade’s but can also be used as water tanks, open air structures and a lot more purposes.
Taikkun Lin has designed a way to generate power in a perfect eco friendly way. By using old bicycle parts and fan motors combined with prayer wheels, LED’s could be used for lighting the streets. So the next time you are visiting a Buddhist monastery and spinning a prayer wheel you could be helping in lighting up a street. What a way to pray and at the same time help the planet go green.
In a welcome move, Frito Lay announced that its SunChips multigrain chips will be solely available in compostable bags 2010 onwards. The bags decompose in 14 weeks; this will definitely help the environment a lot. Lets hope that all products embrace these compostable bags.