This unusual solar tower was designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan for AORA Solar. It is set to launch on June 24 in South Israel. The tower has 30 tracking mirrors (heliostats) that reflect sunlight towards the top of a 30-meter high solar tower. The top of the tower has a special solar receiver and… [Continue Reading]
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Here’s an interesting wind turbine from an inventor in Perth, Australia. See the full press release over the fold..
The Staber Washer is good washer if you are interested in saving electricity, water and detergent. It is the only top loading, horizontal-axis clothes washer made in the U.S. It operates in a similar way to an efficient front load washer, but you get top loading convenience. Compared to conventional vertical-axis agitator washers, the Staber… [Continue Reading]
Here’s another recycled creation from John T. Unger — it’s a fire pit made of 100% recycled steel, called the Great Bowl O’ Fire. The piece is a bit of a visual pun, because it is hand cut with a torch from decommissioned propane tanks! The heavy steel of the pit actually radiates heat like… [Continue Reading]
Drying clothes with centrifugal force is efficient and quick. The centrifugal dryer Spin-X rotates at 3300 RPM (revolutions per minute) — using 1420 G forces. Most washing machines only spin at 500 RPM. The dryer removes a quart of water from clothes using the same amount of energy a regular clothes dryer uses in the… [Continue Reading]
This Marko toothbrush by Ohso holds toothpaste in its handle, and dispenses it within its own bristles, making it a self-contained device for travelers. Last year we reviewed the “Clever Toothbrush” which was similar, but it was made out of plastic, and was not very durable. This toothbrush looks better — it’s composed of chrome… [Continue Reading]
We first featured the Sustain miniHome last year. It’s a compact green dwelling that fits on the back of a truck. Now there’s a video of the home, demonstrating it’s space-saving features…
Made from recycled newsprint, these remarkable and disposable slippers cost less than 50 cents each. The color is natural and no bleaching agents/chemicals have been used — even the cord and the support tube are made from twisted unbleached paper.