I want to thank you for entering the 400W wind generator contest that we ran last week. It drew close to 400 entries from folks all around the country, and I enjoyed viewing your links and hearing about your projects. Seems clear that there’s demand for small wind in the right location, and the following winner should be able to put this turbine to good use.
This site is honored to be named with several other innovators on Treehugger's Best of Green 2010 in the Design + Architecture category for Best Design Twitter Feed and Reader's Choice Design Twitter Feed. Shout out to the folks at Treehugger and definitely @lloydalter, who has been a friend of this site for several years running.
When disaster hit Haiti, readers said we should team up with some of the folks behind the many container projects we've featured to get shelter to the disaster areas. It seems like a good idea, and PFNC Global Communities makes an interesting sub-$10,000 container home. But it may not be a good idea.
In disasters, housing relief should include some combination of temporary and permanent solutions, and I'm not sure whether a container home would work as either one in Haiti. We believe something like this Shelter Box could provide some temporary relief.