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Funny Looking Tower Generates 600% More Electrical Energy Than Traditional Wind Turbines. The Sheerwind wind turbine promises to produce 6 times the electrical power than traditional wind turbines.

Funny Looking Tower Generates 600% More Electrical Energy Than Traditional Wind Turbines

This funny looking wind tower acts like a funnel, directing the wind from any angle, down through a tube to a ground based turbine generator. The funneling of the wind through a narrow passage effectively creates a “jet effect” increasing the velocity of the wind, while lowering the pressure. This is called the Venturi Effect. This speeds up the wind turbine mounted inside the narrowest portion and generates electricity. As such it can capture and generate electricity at a much lower wind speed than current wind power technologies.

The idea is so simple, so elegant, and promises to produce so much more energy at lower cost and more efficiently, that it might just be the answer to many problems with current wind turbine technology. Imagine a smaller HOME version on your off grid cabin. Conventional wind turbines use massive turbine generator systems mounted on top of a tower. Via: Bladeless, funnel-based wind turbine claims huge efficiency gains. Tesla Technology: 5 Bladeless Turbines About To Revolutionize Energy Production. Tesla Technology: 5 Bladeless Turbines About To Revolutionize Energy Production “Every home in America can run on wind energy.

Tesla Technology: 5 Bladeless Turbines About To Revolutionize Energy Production

In fact these units can be installed on existing power poles in rural areas, to catch the wind and send its energy back to the plant.” - Raymond Green, Inventor In 1913, Inventor Nikola Tesla patented a bladeless steam turbine that he claimed was the most efficient and the most simple rotary engine ever designed. Due to a lack of high-quality materials, Tesla was never able to properly build his engine.

Home Made Wind Turbine. Want to build a wind turbine for your home?

Home Made Wind Turbine

I have gathered several PDFs for those who want to build there own wind turbines and have links to them at the bottom of this post. They cover all types of wind turbines and issues that you may run in to such as wind speeds and noise. From reading these my self I have found that the Hi-VAWT takes all into consideration and is easy to replicate. Unique & Modern 160 Square Foot Shipping Container Home.

This unique take on a tiny shipping container home was built by Hartman Kable in Seattle, inspired by a New York architect.

Unique & Modern 160 Square Foot Shipping Container Home

Built from a 20-foot by 8-foot container, the home is only a total of 160 square feet and exceptionally modern and minimalistic. With some creative design work and storage options, the home has everything one might need for comfortable living, including a kitchen, a water closet bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet, plenty of storage space, seating areas, and a bed.

Kable decided to design the container home as “raw” as possible, doing very little to the exterior and keeping the interior super simple and open. All of the furniture – the shelves, table, bed, and seating benches – are built into the wall and can all be folded up when not in use. Sheep Wagons Converted into Rustic Mobile Living Spaces « Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building. Green Housing. House to go. This Guy Started With Nothing. After 6 Weeks He Built Something Awesome. When this guy thought about building his dream home, all he had to do was find a place to build it.

This Guy Started With Nothing. After 6 Weeks He Built Something Awesome.

In a few weeks, he had an awesome vacation home that could make anyone drool. This is how it all started. With a friend’s guidance, his son-in-law’s masonry skills and a lot of work, the team made progress quickly. Steve Areen was given a place on his friend’s mango grove to build his home. The basic structure only cost about $6,000. It’s mind blowing to know just how little this cost to make. The extra details and furnishings of the home brought the cost up another $3,000. Archive Cavco Cabin. Tim Gage of Cavco Park Home & Cabins located in Phoenix, AZ and whose company we mentioned in the Tiny Cottages to Go article written a few weeks ago states that they have received many inquiries from the Tiny House Blog readers and found the blog to be very informational.

Archive Cavco Cabin

Tim says that Cavco has been manufacturing park models, cabins and small houses for many years. For the past few years we have ventured into the Green Building applications and materials. Following is a list of items stating what green building techniques are per Building Green Inc. and the U.S. Green Building Council that are being used in the Green Cavco Cabin models: Acorn House. La Casa Vergara. This residence was designed by José Andrés Vallejo and built in Bogotá, Colombia in just 5 months, early in 2011.

La Casa Vergara

Architecture in Balance is a design platform that specializes in sustainable architectural solutions. Architecture in Balance implements alternative technologies, construction of low environmental impact, integrating contemporary design to create innovative projects and balanced environments. Architecture in Balance encourages the use of unprocessed construction materials such as soil, and uses different methods such as superadobe systems, among others. The design of La Casa Vergara explores the potential of seismic resistance with superadobe as the construction technology and contemprary design. The use of earth as a predominant structural element has practically disappeared, but this technique developed by Iranian architect Nader Khalili in the 90's brings back this traditional material. The superadobe uses three elements: earth/concrete, tubular bags and barbed wire.