Wind Turbines On Galapagos Islands Reduce Diesel By 50%

Three huge wind turbines have been installed on the Galapagos Islands. They will generate a total of 2.4 megawatts for the 30,000 residents of the Galapagos archipelago‚Äôs five inhabited islands. The system will meet 60 to 80 percent of electrical demand during the windy months of October, November and December. The turbines will halve the […]

The One Megawatt Solar Glass Complex

There is an amazing building complex in Germany that is completely enclosed in glass and solar cells. The complex covers a total of 123,200 square feet. All this glass creates a pleasant “micro-climate” inside &#8212 the interior atmosphere is distinctly Mediterranean (notice the pools and deck chairs in the photos).

Octagonal Rain Barrels

Arid Solutions makes these unique and practical rain barrels. Their octagonal shape increases the durability of the barrel. Each barrel has two overflow outlets, allowing you to connect multiple tanks together. The system show here is actually two 54 gallon barrels: one is stacked on top of the other for a total of 108 gallons.

Bamboo Knife Block by Kershaw

Here’s a nice, heavy knife block made from a renewable resource. The bamboo block has a total of 11 slots including one for your sharpening steel, one for your kitchen shears and one large and wide enough for a cleaver. It sells for $40-$60. Available from: Amazon or Cutlery and More