Tag: kinetic energy

STEP INTO THE LIGHT

Most people’s ideas of renewables mainly focus on wind and solar. Now, the simple act of walking is slowly becoming a game-changer in the battle to create emissions-free energy. In Las Vegas, the world’s first smart streetlights powered by the…

Water Seer

Developed by VICI-Labs, in partnership with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, the ‘Water Seer’ is a sustainable device that uses condensation to create clean water from the atmosphere. Without an external power source and with no emissions,…

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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL GREEN-TEK

Check out these more unusual and weird green technologies. They’re a little different from the usual solar-panels and turbines that readers of renewable energy websites are accustomed to. The stories vary from a 3D-printer that builds buildings to large-scale heat…

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Eyes on Kinetic Energy

Najjar & Najjar Architects have developed energy structures for Beirut’s fishing community, helping them to regain access to the sea’s edge whilst creating electricity for nearby residents! The architect’s installations will provide shelter whilst harnessing power generated from the movement of…

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SOLAR-SOCKET

Solar energy is playing its part in eco-design trends. Designs are becoming more aesthetic and seductive without losing functionality. Kyuho Song & Boa Oh are the designers of  the ‘Anywhere Window Socket’. This fantastic device can plug-in where ever there’s…

HYPERCELL: Self-awareness and Reconfigurability

Cosku Cinkiliç, Ahmed Shokir, Pavlina Vardoulaki, Houzhe Xu are a team of students from the Design Research Laboratory in London. Under the guidance of Theodore Spyropoulos and with the assistance of Mustafa El Sayed they have developed an architectural construction system. This new system is responsive, dynamic…

StoreDot Charging Electric Cars

StoreDot, the company with ’30 second smartphone charging’ is now turning its attention to electric vehicles. They claim that 7000 StoreDot cells could allow an electric car to be charged in only five minutes (and then go-on to achieve 300…

Wave Energy Is Back

The Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project is showing that waves can generate real power for electricity grids. CETO technologies are harnessing energy from sea currents and incoming waves and turning it into electricity and desalinated water. Their process emits no greenhouse gases. There…

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From African Mall to Rural Villages

In Sandton City, Johannesburg, there exists a shopping mall. This mall has a special and unique 68-tile walkway which is part of Samsung’s ‘What If I Can’ campaign. When walking over this passage-way (made from ‘Pavegens’ amazing kinetic tiling) it is possible…

30 Minute Bicycle Transformation by EVELO

The EVELO electric bike company has introduced the Omni Wheel! In only 30 minutes, this wheel transforms any existing bicycle into an e-bike. It makes great financial sense too as the transformation is achievable at 50% the cost of an entirely…