Wind

Air moves, windmill spins, electricity is generated. Simple right? Not so fast: the Planet Forward community looks at this critical piece of the renewable energy mix from new and often surprising perspectives.

University of Michigan BLUElab engineering students develop a wind turbine in a Guatemalan village using only locally available materials and hand-woven fabric.
Local Union 831 Tradeshow Installations
A self contained, portable wind power plant to be used in cargo container vessels. Self-contained wind turbines in cargo containers that can be strategically placed within the load of a container ship. This innovation utilizes the wind generated at... Read More
Fibersteel Corporation.
HIGH SPEED TRAVEL WITH MAGLEV IN EVACUATED MAGMA TUBES Molten magma exists all over the world. It has never been used for anything. 3p corp holds the patents for its use and high-speed tunnel pipe (one of its best uses). Objects move through... Read More
HaloSource
I would like to see development in energy cooperatives. Neighbors and neighborhoods have the potential to share the energy they harvest by the sun, wind, geothermal, etc., with each other to reduce the community's dependence on more destructive... Read More
Planet Forward
When Greensburg, Kansas was devastated by a tornado in 2007 the residents took it as an opportunity to rebuild as an environmentally friendly town. Watch our latest piece from PBS' Nightly Business Report. WATCH!
Mag-Lev/Regenydyne Corporation
If Magneto and Storm from X-Men had a love child, what energy innovation would their offspring create? Regenydyne broaches one possibility.
Planet Forward
Can your community turn tragedy into opportunity? Bill Worthen, American Institute of Architects' National Director and Resource Architect for Sustainability, sits down with us to talk about LEED certification and how disaster can provide... Read More
The George Washington University
In the wake of the Joplin, Missouri tornado, Greensburg provides hope for rebuilding not just successfully, but sustainably. Greensburg's takeaway message: "When you loose everything you have, your quality of life doesn't change if your priorities... Read More
Retired from USDA
Here are my thoughts. Those huge windmills use wind to create energy. A typical car has shafts or axles connected to the wheels and when the wheels turn, the car moves. Now, what if we use the windmill concept on a miniature scale to create a self-... Read More
Our idea is to create a smart grid system to enhance and improve the energy infrastructure. Watch the video and learn all about the smart grid technology! Also check out the KU EcoHawks website to learn about all the great work happening at The... Read More

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