sustainable energy

New 3D Printed Rotor Blade May Help Us More Effectively Harness the Wind

New 3D Printed Rotor Blade May Help Us More Effectively Harness the Wind

Whenever I drive past the Great Lakes Science Center on my way into Cleveland, I pass the giant wind turbine installed outside the museum. I’ve seen it so many times that the 150-foot turbine barely registers anymore, except on particularly windy days when its rotors are whipping around at an intimidating speed. It’s apparently one of […]

Whenever I drive past the Great Lakes Science Center on my way into Cleveland, I pass the giant wind turbine installed outside the museum. I’ve seen it so many times that the 150-foot turbine barely registers anymore, except on particularly windy days when its...
Latest Developments in Solar Powered 3D Printing Released by Michigan Tech

Latest Developments in Solar Powered 3D Printing Released by Michigan Tech

One of the things that has made 3D printing so helpful is its portability. The impact the technology has made in developing countries is largely due to the fact that printers can be taken into remote areas, and crucial parts can be churned out in a matter of hours. Organizations like Field Ready and Enabling the […]

One of the things that has made 3D printing so helpful is its portability. The impact the technology has made in developing countries is largely due to the fact that printers can be taken into remote areas, and crucial parts can be churned out in a matter of hours....
3D Printing and Other Technology Will Help Dubai Become the Cleanest City in the World

3D Printing and Other Technology Will Help Dubai Become the Cleanest City in the World

Here in the United States, climate change is a seriously divisive issue among politicians. Some claim it doesn’t exist, or that it exists but has nothing to do with human behavior, or that it exists but isn’t important enough to warrant changing our behavior, and some happily ignore it altogether. Others acknowledge it as a […]

Here in the United States, climate change is a seriously divisive issue among politicians. Some claim it doesn’t exist, or that it exists but has nothing to do with human behavior, or that it exists but isn’t important enough to warrant changing our...
3D Printed Solar Palms Provide Sustainable Technology Hubs in Dubai

3D Printed Solar Palms Provide Sustainable Technology Hubs in Dubai

When discussing potential ways to slow climate change, two of the ideas that are almost always presented are use of alternative energy sources and the preservation of trees. In the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai Municipality has come up with a way to combine the two – trees as alternative energy sources. Okay, so they’re […]

When discussing potential ways to slow climate change, two of the ideas that are almost always presented are use of alternative energy sources and the preservation of trees. In the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai Municipality has come up with a way to combine the two...
RMRD Tech. & MatterHackers Partner to Provide 50 3D Printed Wind Turbines to Nicaragua

RMRD Tech. & MatterHackers Partner to Provide 50 3D Printed Wind Turbines to Nicaragua

To combat the rising heat of summer–and escalating power bills–I decided to splurge on a new fan for my desk area this past weekend. Although it had been on my mind to buy one, I was thrilled to happen upon a sturdy, vintage fan sitting ignored in a corner at a busy antique store–a real […]

To combat the rising heat of summer–and escalating power bills–I decided to splurge on a new fan for my desk area this past weekend. Although it had been on my mind to buy one, I was thrilled to happen upon a sturdy, vintage fan sitting ignored in a corner...
Seatricity Now Testing the Oceanus 2 Wave Energy Generation System with 3D Printed Models

Seatricity Now Testing the Oceanus 2 Wave Energy Generation System with 3D Printed Models

Seatricity says they’ll spend a week in July tank-testing a 3D printed model of the Oceanus 2 device in Ireland and the generators will have an estimated life cycle of 20 years. The wave energy developer, based in Cornwall, UK, says their technology compares favorably with wind turbine power generation. As a standard offshore wind […]

Seatricity says they’ll spend a week in July tank-testing a 3D printed model of the Oceanus 2 device in Ireland and the generators will have an estimated life cycle of 20 years. The wave energy developer, based in Cornwall, UK, says their technology compares...
Japanese Breakthrough & 3D Printing Could Make Wireless Transmission of Solar Energy a Reality

Japanese Breakthrough & 3D Printing Could Make Wireless Transmission of Solar Energy a Reality

Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) say they were able to transmit 1.8 kilowatts of solar-generated power using microwaves sent to a receiver more than 180 feet from the power source, and in conjunction with 3D printing, the technology might one day be used to drive vehicles or “factories” in space. During the late […]

Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) say they were able to transmit 1.8 kilowatts of solar-generated power using microwaves sent to a receiver more than 180 feet from the power source, and in conjunction with 3D printing, the technology might...
Pan-European Energy Conversion Efforts Enlists 3D Printing and Optics Technology

Pan-European Energy Conversion Efforts Enlists 3D Printing and Optics Technology

The more pessimistic assessments of the global capacity to convert infrastructure to sustainable energy sources are, in some ways, the result of very limited thinking, of considering conversion in terms of existing technology. However, an ambitious effort in Europe, the iNSPiRe project, is offering an alternative way of looking at future prospects for infrastructure conversion […]

The more pessimistic assessments of the global capacity to convert infrastructure to sustainable energy sources are, in some ways, the result of very limited thinking, of considering conversion in terms of existing technology. However, an ambitious effort in Europe,...
PhD Student Designs 3D Printable Wind Turbines to Bring Cheap Power to Remote Locations

PhD Student Designs 3D Printable Wind Turbines to Bring Cheap Power to Remote Locations

When most people imagine wind turbines, they think of huge wind farms dominating the landscape with pristine, sleek, white towers, or perhaps instead think about old-fashioned windmills in an idyllic Dutch landscape. While there is a place for both these large-scale types of wind harvesting in the world, it’s well worth a look at smaller […]

When most people imagine wind turbines, they think of huge wind farms dominating the landscape with pristine, sleek, white towers, or perhaps instead think about old-fashioned windmills in an idyllic Dutch landscape. While there is a place for both these large-scale...
Siemens Announces a Competition for Innovative Engineering and Creativity in 3D Design and Printing

Siemens Announces a Competition for Innovative Engineering and Creativity in 3D Design and Printing

High-tech powerhouse Siemens has just announced the Siemens 3D Challenge, a contest to inspire sustainability-conscious technical creativity and innovation in 3D printing and design in Australia and New Zealand with the results aimed at benefiting the larger, global community. Tackling the contemporary challenges of climate change, shifting demographics, and increasing urbanization and seizing opportunities in the […]

High-tech powerhouse Siemens has just announced the Siemens 3D Challenge, a contest to inspire sustainability-conscious technical creativity and innovation in 3D printing and design in Australia and New Zealand with the results aimed at benefiting the larger, global...
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