Enjoy this tweet and accompanying video of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos smashing a bottle atop a new wind turbine with some sweeping (drone?) footage.
This is eerie… Lately, the topic of infographic burnout has been making the rounds. This is mainly due to clumsy (and copious) marketing attempts, flimsy ‘facts’ or firms that are pushing outright lies using pretty pixels. I was just thinking today how this infographic on wind turbine noise from GE was the exception. Simple. Eye-pleasing. […]
One of the biggest complaints levied against wind turbines — apart from them “ruining” idyllic views — is that they’re noisy. It’s an understandable fear. Whereas you can turn your back on an eyesore, an incessant drone will drive anyone batty. Thankfully, this infographic from GE Reports — a site from a company that knows […]
While it won’t be going into orbit, EverLast’s outdoor lighting system is still accomplishing a pretty neat feat for the spacefaring agency. The Jackson, Michigan-based company is behind the sensor-backed tech that’s providing an 0ff-grid parking lot at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas with zero-emissions, energy efficient outdoor induction lighting. How? With […]
American Superconductor (AMSC) today announced that it had paid $8 million for a 25 percent stake in U.K.-based Blade Dynamics. Dow Chemical’s VC arm also made a minority equity investment in the wind turbine company, which is expanding into the Southern U.S. Blade Dynamics’ claim to fame is efficient rotor technology that reduces weight and […]
The problem with erecting wind turbines in big cities and other urban areas come down to several factors: size and noise, zoning laws, wind variability and intermittency, bird safety… But thanks to some new innovations, urban communities and a couple of “small wind” startups are poised to bring renewable energy to town squares and apartment […]
Harnessing energy from the nation’s roadways isn’t a new idea but TAK Studio has a neat and visually striking twist on the idea. As its name plainly implies, Turbine Light combines roadside lighting (LED?) with a turbine that captures wind…
Baryonyx, a Texas startup, is embarking on projects to build green datacenters and the wind farms to power them. Data Center Knowledge reports: Baryonyx plans to build a 28,000 square foot data center in Stratford, which will be powered by…
Clean Energy Funding Trumps Fossil Fuels – Green Inc. – The New York Times Renewable sources accounted for 56 percent of investment dollars, worth $140 billion, while investment in fossil fuel technologies was $110 billion, the U.N. program said in…
Sun Catalytix lands funds for “solar fuel” – VentureBeat While little is known about Sun Catalytix’s forthcoming products, its founder, MIT chemistry professor Daniel Nocera, has long been involved in research on hydrogen gas made with only sunlight and water….