Vortex Bladeless is a new model of wind generator that bends in the wind and produces power at its base by utilizing the vortex created when wind moves around it. It’s silent and completely safe for birds.
Electricity From Living Plants
Plant-e is a company that develops products that can generate electricity from living plants. Based on natural processes electrons are harvested from the soil and electricity is produced while plants grow.
Natural Gas From Biogas Digester
A biogas generator produces natural gas by transforming grass clippings, food waste and livestock manure, with a fertilizer as a bi-product.
Turning Plastic Waste Into Biofuel
Egyptian teenager Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad discovered that an inexpensive catalyst called aluminosilicate can efficiently turn plastic waste into biofuel.
Solar Bottle Lamp
Alfredo Moser came up with the solar bottle lamp – it illuminates dark spaces during the day without electricity, by using a plastic bottle filled with water and a bit of disinfectant.
‘Sunplace’ Solar Powered Grill
The SUNplace is a “solar cooking table,” a collaborative project by designers Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai, intended for a group of chefs to cook together and prepare a meal using sunlight.
‘Powerwall’ Home Solar Batteries
The Powerwall is the new Tesla solar battery unit to power households. The battery is affordable, comes with a 10 year warranty, and has an elegant design that easily mounts on the wall.
Ancient ‘Baghdad Battery’
Dated to 200 BC, the so called ‘Baghdad Battery’ can produce almost a volt of energy. It consists of a clay jar, a copper tube wrapped around an iron rod, and an acidic fluid transferring electrons.
Hot Water With Rocket Wood Stove
Using some recycled parts and a small rocket stove you can heat and pump hot water without the need for electricity. You can also easily make the rocket stove yourself from four concrete blocks.