Category Archives: Climate

Hexicon Wind turbine power platforms in a wind farm

New wind farm designs can power the grid

New off shore wind technology can provide baseload electricity: Imagine a future where renewable energy comes from winds so strong and so constant, that it can replace what’s known as  base-load power. Ensuring the availability of base-load (always available) power to customers is critical to the historically

Automated Pollution Free Electric Ship

Crew Free, Pollution Free Ship

An Unmanned Electric Cargo Ship: Taking current technology to the extreme, DNV GL has developed a revolutionary concept for an unmanned, zero-emission, short sea vessel. ReVolt Autonomous Emissions Free Ship The ship is named the ReVolt, this vessel is 60 metres long and is fully battery

Project Frog Efficient Modular School

Too cool for sustainable school

Frog Design’s Modular, LEED certified school:  Frog is a company headquartered in San Francisco  doing innovative things with modular construction. No, scratch that. Project Frog is reinventing school construction. The firm is changing the nature of what we build, and how we build. Most of the

Preto batteries stores power in copper foam

Copper Foam Battery- Energy Sponge!

Prieto’s No Liquid Electrolyte Battery: Advances in battery energy and safety are critical, as lower priced energy storage is going to be an increasingly significant  part of our energy delivery systems. Already, the price for a kilowatt hour of electric cars has been reduced significantly

Netherlands Floating Homes

Dutch Plan for Rising Seas- Floating Homes

Flood resistant houses built on water:  In many coastal regions there is abundant evidence of sea level rise- and the rate of coastal loss is increasing. Countries with the most to lose are those that are the closest to sea level. We are seeing big flood

Windstalks quiet desert electricity

Wind Turbine Cutting Edge? No Blade.

The Windstalk- Renewable energy without a large wind farm: “Windstalk” energy devices fascinate us here at the WorkSmith. What has us scratching our heads is… why did it take so long to reconsider Dutch model of large blades and turbines? The Windstalk harnesses the energy

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