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You’re Going To Love These Bladeless Wind Turbines!

Most of us, especially those who have travelled along America’s highways, have seen the giant wind turbines that have popped up across the landscape over the years. These are a great source of renewable energy, but they are massive, and you need a lot of them to be able to power towns or cities, which means you need to...

Living Off Grid? Preserving Your Own Food Is Essential!

For some, going off grid involves the latest technology and all the modern conveniences they can afford, so long as they are generating their own power. For others, it is about going back to a simpler way of life, maybe with some technology to be able to still exist in the modern world to some degree, maybe not, living...

Explosive New Technology Uses Solar Panels To Create Hydrogen For Fuel!

Think that solar panels are only for directly generating electricity? Well, you’d be wrong, or soon will be at least. We’ve seen solar panels being used to help pull water from the air in order to produce clean drinking water no matter the environment and now a team in Belgium have used solar panels as a way to help...

Lego Made a 3 Foot Functional Wind Turbine, and it’s AWESOME!

Lego’s are a familiar and favorite childhood toy for many, and a literal pain in the foot for many parents. The colorful plastic blocks have come a long way over the years. What were originally simple sets of building blocks that you could use your imagination with. They now include a wide variety of design specific playsets that tie...

It’s Official, Coal Is Dead! At least In Germany.

While the U.S. continues to lag behind, and at times is even openly hostile towards green energy, other countries around the world have been turning to solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources to provide larger and larger shares of their electricity output. Even though China is still a major polluter, they have made major strides and lead the...

Fantastic Solar Powered Floating Farms Can Feed The World!

The Earth is roughly 75% covered in water. Most of which is the undrinkable salt water contained in our oceans. When you factor in pollution, inhospitable climate, and hard to access landscapes, the amount of dry land that is available to farm is really quite small, and with climate change, it is getting smaller. So the question is, how...

EASY DIY Solar Tracker Maximizes Your Energy For Pennies On The Dollar!

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If you have, or are planning on going solar, then you probably want to make sure your system is as efficient as it can be so that you can maximize your energy production. Many solar panel systems are stationary, they are setup to absorb as much as possible from a set point on your roof, and they work well...

China Is Destroying The U.S. With Record Breaking Solar Capacity!

For years we’ve heard excuses as to why the U.S. isn’t being more proactive when it comes to renewable energy, especially in the area of solar farms. Usually those excuses are in the form of “well, China and Indiana are bigger polluters and if they won’t change then it won’t matter if we do anyway”, or something along those...

Nigerian College Student Builds Awesome Solar and Wind Powered Car for $6,000

Electric vehicles are a growing share of the overall automotive market with almost every major car maker having at least one full electric vehicle to offer these days. Hybrids are also pretty popular as they offer greater range than an all electric vehicle due to utilizing both battery and traditional gas engines as power sources. Depending on the make...

Could Hemp Save The World?

Most of us are well aware that we need to make some major changes in how we treat our environment if we want to leave a better world for the generations to come after us. One way to do that is to shift away from cutting down forests as much as possible, but that also means finding another source...

Gorgeous Blasts From The Past! Geodesic Domes Make Fantastic Off Grid Homes!

Sometimes you just have to look back in order to get inspired to move forward! This idea rings true today, especially when it comes to off grid, sustainable, and energy efficient building design. Now, back in the 1960’s and 1970’s geodesic domes were popular designs among hippies, artists, futurists and others but their popularity faded in the 80’s and...

Flat Pack Cabin Could Be Your Amazing Off Grid Home!

These days there are more and more options if you want to go off grid, even if you want to do it in a remote region that isn’t ideal for more traditional buildings. One company, The Backcountry Hut Company, took some inspiration from IKEA and created flat pack cabin. Prefabricated, modular cabins that are perfect for your off grid...

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