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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.
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Featured Examples

Human-Powered Motorcycles
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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Sun-Boosting Systems
MIT's Clean Energy Accelerator Improves Solar Energy in Every Way
While the majority of the eco-conscious world eagerly wait for the moment at which renewables are more profitable and reliable than fossil fuels, MIT is shortening the wait-time with their new Clean Energy… MORE

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