The Dew collecting Greenhouse: Growing food in extreme dry places

dew_collector_greenhouseA group of researches in Northern Ethiopia have come up of a way to fight water and food scarcity by developing a dew collecting greenhouse that could help farmers grow fresh vegetables in even the driest parts in the World.

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The simple design uses low-cost materials to both improve plant-growing conditions inside and act as a water harvester, making it an attainable technology for area farmers. The initiative wants to support highland farmers who’ve been facing low crop yields and food insecurity because of drought.

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he greenhouse traps hot air and humidity during the heat of the day, creating a better atmosphere for plant growth and then at night, a rope can be pulled that opens up a latch at the top of the greenhouse that lets cool air in, eventually reaching the dew point and creating condensation. The water droplets are channeled into a collection cistern and can be used for drinking water or for irrigation.

Via TreeHugger.com

Mini-sized hydropower plant charges your devices on the go

Mini-sized-hydropower-plant-charges-your-devicesA new portable option which can charge your devices on the go is the Blue Freedom, a tiny 7.9 x 2.2-in hydropower kit that is lightweight and can fit in a small backpack. The kit contains a 4.7 inch diameter micro turbine, a 5W generator and 5,000 mAh lithium-polymer internal battery.
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A Recycled Solar-Powered House floating on Water

A-Recycled-Solar-Powered-House-floating-on-WaterHave you ever considered trading your house for a life on the water, but don’t like the idea of living in small cramped living quarters below the deck? Then you should definitely take a moment and look at this floating, solar-power home, designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema.
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A Tree Generating Wind Power

wind-energy-treeThe French company New Wind has installed tree-shaped wind turbines at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The idea came from the company’s founder, Jérôme Michaud-Larivière, when he was sitting in a Paris square watching the leaves tremble when there was not a breath of air. He hopes the trees can be used to exploit small air currents flowing along buildings and streets, and could eventually be installed in people’s yards and urban centres.
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200 MW Wind Power Project comes online in Texas

wind-energyThe Hereford Wind Project has reached commercial operation on December 22nd of last year. The Hereford Wind Project, developed by EDF Renewable Energy, is a wind power plant located on approximately 15,000 acres in Deaf Smith County southeast of the northern panhandle town of Hereford, Texas.
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