Alterna Power

Exploring different solutions to power consumption via alternative energy sources
Implications - Although solar power and hydro power typically come to mind when one thinks of alternative energy sources, an increasing number of innovators are looking above and beyond. We've seen wind power become more prevalent in this regard, and lately, kinetic energy -- even energy from waste. As more consumers and brands become driven by environmental issues and goals, the exploration of new sources for fuel and energy is a natural direction in the fight for a greener world.
SCORE: 4.3
Mild Top 6 Examples: 54,518 Total Clicks Aug 11 - Jun 12
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Human-Powered Motorcycles - The Tesla E-max Runs on Human Body Heat
SCORE: 6.8
V. Hot 34,750 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 11
Human-Powered Motorcycles
The Tesla E-max Runs on Human Body Heat
The Tesla E-max is a futuristic motorcycle concept designed to use its rider as its source of power. The bike is covered in piezoelectric material that converts the compression strength of a seated rider… [More]
Poop-Powered Motorcycles - The Toilet Bike Neo Harnesses the Power of Your Stool for Energy
SCORE: 6.5
Hot 10,982 Clicks Pub: Oct 4, 11
Poop-Powered Motorcycles
The Toilet Bike Neo Harnesses the Power of Your Stool for Energy
The concept of multitasking while you visit the bathroom has universal appeal and the Japanese toilet manufacturer TOTO has taken that consumer demand and turned it into a supercharged reality with the… [More]
Eco-African Farming Equipment - The GE Multipurpose Farming Vehicle is Designed for Ugandan Farmers
SCORE: 2.2
Mild 5,704 Clicks Pub: Dec 13, 11
Eco-African Farming Equipment
The GE Multipurpose Farming Vehicle is Designed for Ugandan Farmers
Marco Tan is an industrial designer who may very well revolutionize the Ugandan agricultural industry with his GE Multipurpose Farming Vehicle. Tan's concept is a tractor powered by bio-fuels that can… [More]
Peculiar Poop-Propelled Rickshaws - The Tuk Tuk 'Gasifier' at the Denver Zoo is Powererd by Waste
SCORE: 2.9
Mild 532 Clicks Pub: Mar 24, 12
Peculiar Poop-Propelled Rickshaws
The Tuk Tuk 'Gasifier' at the Denver Zoo is Powererd by Waste
It may not be the freshest smelling fuel source, but using animal waste and human garbage to power the Denver Zoo’s Tuk Tuk ‘Gasifier’ prototype could be a major shift toward more... [More]
Greener Charcoal - Bamboo Lota is a Sustainable Company Fighting Deforestation in Malawi
SCORE: 3.2
Untested 334 Clicks Pub: Mar 14, 12
Greener Charcoal
Bamboo Lota is a Sustainable Company Fighting Deforestation in Malawi
A true social business is one that develops a business in order to help further a social and/or environmental cause. That's exactly what Bamboo Lota was created to do. "Bamboo Lota hopes to bring environmental,… [More]
Waste-Powered Kitchens - Philips Introduces the Cooking Area of the Future
SCORE: 3.1
Untested 2,216 Clicks Pub: Nov 8, 11
Waste-Powered Kitchens
Philips Introduces the Cooking Area of the Future
In a time when companies are scrambling to find new ways to go green, design company Philips is leading the way. The design studio released what they call the "Microbial Home." An organic kitchen, the… [More]