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German company Sinn Power has proposed a hybrid offshore power generation platform that combines wind turbines, solar panels and wave energy harvesters to generate off-grid electricity for people living close to the coast.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Wind Power, Solar Power, Wave Power, Floating
Wind turbine towers have become a familiar sight in many parts of the world, but if Ampyx Power has its way, they could be replaced with fleets of tethered drones. Supported by ESA’s Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP), the Dutch company is working on kite-like autonomous aircraft that harness the energy of high-altitude winds to run generators on the ground.Continue ReadingCateg
Blades taken from retired wind turbines form a sculptural playground in this conceptual Burning Man installation designed by American architecture firm Michael Mannhard Workshop. Read more
Wind turbine blades can be truly enormous, reaching lengths of up to 107 m (351 ft). They often incorporate lightweight balsa wood, which may soon be easier than ever to reclaim for recycling when the blades' time is done.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Fraunhofer, Wind turbine, Wood, Recycling
Here's an idea for a beach house with a difference, courtesy of Brooklyn-based Studio Vural. Named Dune House, the home would be built into the beach rather than on it like you might expect, and would run off-the-grid with solar panels and wind turbines.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: House, Home, Concept Architecture, Off-grid
The waters surrounding the UK have long played home to some of the world's most ambitious renewable energy projects, and they are set to welcome another with construction now underway at Dogger Bank, the world's largest off-shore wind farm to be.
the projects - titled 'windwords' and 'windswitch' respectively - intend to highlight the amazing power of wind energy. The post prototype 2030 proposes to transform wind turbines into iconic landmarks appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the HT is designed to facilitate a mobile lifestyle, allowing users to transport themselves wherever and whenever they please.  The post max zhivov integrates solar panels and wind turbines in traveling houseboat design  appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
MAS Architecture Studio favoured passive ventilation over high-tech solutions in this installation for Dubai Design Week, which reimagines Emirati wind towers using 480 layers of recycled cardboard. Read more
the iranian architect's concept was awarded honorable mention as part of an international call to design a new cultural landmark in sharjah. The post 7 barjeel wind towers top habibeh madjdabadi’s museum for modern arab art in the UAE appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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