Installation of large wind turbines may not sound as well look pleasing in metros. Many of us wouldn’t like to trade the silent grid-power over the noisy wind turbine power. But Quietrevolution steps in to break the rules with its vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) design. Sporting a triple helix shape, DNA-style shape, these turbines will complement the aesthetics of the towers and buildings that intend to house them. The elegant S-shaped rotor blades shed noise and minimise vibration. The brand has just completed its largest installation to date, in Croydon in Greater London. Featuring a row of eight rooftop wind turbines, which together can generate enough energy for an office of nearly two hundred people, it’s the latest in a series of projects to have appeared in towns and cities across the UK.
Last month SolarTaxi was on our blog as Louis Palmer was in process of materializing his dream of traveling across the globe in a solar powered vehicle. And now after 52,000 km trip around the world, this desire is fulfilled as the green drive comes to an end at the venue of U.N. climate talks in Poland. Louis Palmer smashed his “solar taxi” through a wall of polystyrene blocks marking the end of the 17-month trip.
Even when I am out on a holiday and away from the hustle-bustle of the grid-connected city-life, I need to keep in touch with the world via my cell phone and laptop. In this day and age, only an earnest saint can do with out these two uber essential gadgets. However when you are far away from a plug connection and the sun also intends to rest behind the clouds, how will you juice up your laptop? The solution lies within the Yogen Max, a foldable laptop charger from Easy Energy. This charger powers up your lappie with a foot-press kind of unit. Simply press the pedal on the charger and the site shows that your notebook will come back to life.
The capital of Tennessee, Nashville, will be speckled with BigBelly that will actually reduce the city’s litter to zilch. Trash cans in crowded places are always full and overflowing with garbage much before the garbage truck’s arrival. To put an end to this menace, the authorities are all set to place the solar powered trash compactor called BigBelly. Touted as a smart green way to get rid of garbage, this bin can crush 180 gallons of garbage into a regular 32-gallon bag. powered by sun’s energy, it leaves no carbon emissions too. It can be used year round without any problem. Costing a $3,000 for one belly, it also has panels on the side that can be used to advertise and can help offset some of the initial costs.
Tying up with Sonim Technologies, Land Rover is about set ablaze the technology highway with its own version of a mobile phone. Dependable as its name in vehicles, The Land Rover S1 and Land Rover S2 G4 by Sonim are going to be those sorts of mobile phones that are rugged and all-terrain like the namesake cars. Your piece will be able to survive salt, fog, humidity, and a 1.6-metre drop. That’s not all; these submersible phones are eco-friendly as well. Their casing will be made of post-consumer plastic and created mostly from recycled materials. Specs also include Bluetooth capabilities.
iPhone is not only a gadget that helps to yak or text messages with friends. We all know that this god phone comes loaded with numerous features that lures to users to keep addicted to its touchscreen for hours at end. And in bargain users are left with drained batteries. To juice up them up, you will no longer need to rush to socket on the wall or your USB charger. In fact a case that helps to safeguard your iPhone is tweaked with solar power battery to charge it up with the sun rays. Also this rechargeable battery can be powered up by connecting the iPhone case to an authentic Apple USB Power Adapter using the USB cable included with the case.
What is green about the first world robotic sailing champion? Dubbed, the ASV Roboat, this autonomous sailboat is making waves in the world of travel and navigation technology. Fitted with sensors, it can easily sail around pre-set race courses or even simply reach any nautical destination without human support. We’ll talk about its techie features after the jump and focus on the eco-friendly element for now. The Solar panels on the Roboat lend a green trait and also make it independent of carbon emitting gasoline. Moreover there’s a direct methanol fuel cell to top up the batteries as a backup.
As our globe is victimized by environmental abuses as well as terrorism, it is time to settle for some peaceful moments with any or all of these Recycled Glass Tree Globes. Beautifully designed by Stephen Kitras, this collection evokes the sentiments associated with a nourishing tree. With his ability to create a delicate interior trunk within the globe, Stephen has come up with this latest collection to beautify your dens right in time for Christmas. Hand crafted out of 100% recycled glass, you can pick one from Tree of Family, Tree of Peace, Tree of Joy or Tree of Love. Priced at $45 only, I would love to hold Tree of Peace as it encapsulates the beauty and tranquility of nature to signify the message of tolerance, acceptance and compassion.
As you sip down the sparkling wine have you ever wondered that this tasteful, healthy drink also leaves its share of carbon footprint on our planet? A study states that producing one bottle of wine creates more than a pound of waste, and puts 16 grams of sulfur dioxide into the air. California houses over 2,500 bonded wineries and about 192 million cases of California wine were produced in 2008 that accounts to 90% of total US production. Now you can calculate the effect this brew are implicating on our environment. However trust California to take corrective measure to clean their environment. To keep up to the state’s green drift, even the wineries are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint while still producing great wine. Many of them have turned to alternative energies like bio-diesel and solar panels to power up the whole setup. Also eco-friendly, recyclable and bio-degradable materials are being used for packaging.
North American eco-enthusiasts have one more reason to wait for the forthcoming 2009, as the latest green Honda baby is all set to show its true colors at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit. The 2009 Honda Insight hybrid is expected to debut in January but will hit the roads in spring. Touted as being the least expensive hybrid in the world, it will utilize a new interactive, driver-focused fuel economy enhancement technology named the Ecological Drive Assist System. The maker is targeting annual global sales of 200,000 units per year, with about100,000 in North America only. Tagged at about $19,000, it is certainly more affordable eco-car than the Honda Civic Hybrid and Toyota Prius.