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Nike Unveils a Sustainable Warehouse

At the end of May, Nike opened its new warehouse, which will be used to serve all of Europe from a single location. This warehouse is incredibly sustainable, which is always welcome when it comes to large companies. The Nike European Logistics Campus as the place is called spans an area of 1.6 million sq ft (150,000 sq m) and is located 31 miles (50 km) outside of Antwerp, Belgium. […]

By |October 6th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Wind Turbine That Stores Power

The main problem with using renewable energy sources is that they are not as reliable or consistent as traditional sources. This is especially true of wind energy, since wind turbines work at generating power until the wind is blowing, but stop once the wind stops. […]

By |October 26th, 2015|Green Tech|1 Comment

MIT Researchers Develop A More Efficient Battery

The more widespread adoption of renewable sources of energy is at least in part hampered by our poor ability to store energy. But a team of MIT researchers has recently a made a breakthrough in developing a new battery system. This all-liquid battery system is more efficient at storing energy, and costs less to produce, than currently available solutions. The further development of this system and use could make solar and wind energy more attractive and therefore facilitate its wide scale adoption.
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By |October 28th, 2014|Green Tech|0 Comments

Build Your Own Wind Turbine

Daniel Connell, the creator of the SolarFlower has released another very useful DIY tutorial. This one is for building a wind turbine from scratch for only about $30 in material costs. The solution he proposes is a vertical axis wind turbine based on the Lenz2 lift+drag design.
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By |April 26th, 2014|Green Tech|2 Comments

This Week in Energy News – February 8, 2013

German PV Installations Set New Record

The Federal Network Agency of Germany (Bundesnetzagentur) photovoltaic solar (PV) installation counts that set new records at 7.6 GW of PV power plants installed and connected to the grid.
First Solar Acquires New Mexico Solar Power Project

The 50-megawatt solar power project First Solar has acquired from the solar division of Element Power […]

By |February 8th, 2013|Week in Review|1 Comment