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46 Wind & Air-Powered Innovations

From Personal Wind Turbines to Eco Supercars

— July 11, 2009 — Autos
Windmills are an age-old concept, but what about wind and air-powered cars, watches and skyscrapers? The environmentally-friendly innovations in the slideshow below highlight the variety of ways in which the wind can be harnessed for clean, renewable power.

My favorite wind and air-powered innovations below are the sports cars. Many of them are powered by both the sun and wind—making them perfect for sunny California.

Implications - These 46 wind and air-powered innovations reflect the growing awareness that new forms of sustainable energy are needed to displace the dominance of oil. Renewable energy need not only be used for transportation but also for a range of other every day products.
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Green Power From Bluewater
Green Power From Bluewater
Delaware Wind Farm Gets Approval To Proceed
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Wind-Powered Countries
Wind-Powered Countries
Spain Sets World Record for Green Power Generation
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Air-Pods at 30,000 Feet
Air-Pods at 30,000 Feet
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Wind-Free Wind Farms
Wind-Free Wind Farms
Using Compressed Air for Constant Clean Power
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Air-Powered Batteries
Air-Powered Batteries
'STAIR' Technology Ushers in a New Era in Alternative Energy
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Maritime Hydrogen Generation
Maritime Hydrogen Generation
Power-Seeking 'Windhunter' Water Electrolysis System
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AIR Powered Go-Karts
AIR Powered Go-Karts
Breathe In, Breathe Out
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Wind Dam
Wind Dam
Cool Russian Eco Initiative
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Air-Powered Cars
Air-Powered Cars
MDI and Tata Collaborate
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Windbelt Power
Windbelt Power
Bridge Collapse Inspires Third World Power Innovation
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Flower Power
Flower Power
Artistically Inspired Windmills
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Neat Self-Knitting Devices
Neat Self-Knitting Devices
Wind Powered Knitting Machine Knits On its Own
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Wind Energy Reaches New Heights in U.S.
Wind Energy Reaches New Heights in U.S.
345 Tall Wind Turbine Online
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Outdoor Decor Turns Wind Into Light
Outdoor Decor Turns Wind Into Light
Firewinder Windlight
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Dual Renewable Energies in the City
Dual Renewable Energies in the City
Japan Uses Wind and Solar Streetlights
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Wind Powered Cell Phones
Wind Powered Cell Phones
Motorola Goes Green in the Jungle
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Wind To Purify Salt Water
Wind To Purify Salt Water
High Tech Windmill Could Supply Millions With Water
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Urban Wind Turbines
Urban Wind Turbines
Concept Would Convert Downtown London to Renewable Energy
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Windpower for Oil
Windpower for Oil
PyroPhase's Radio Frequency Heating Technology Aids Crude Production
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Charge Gadgets By Wind or Sun
Charge Gadgets By Wind or Sun
MINIWIZ HYmini
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Wind Turbine Electrical Towers
Wind Turbine Electrical Towers
Wind-it Makes Plans to Combine Energy Producers
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Wind-Powered Kids' Toys
Wind-Powered Kids' Toys
Tamiya 'Loopwing' Car Blends Fun and Eco-Friendliness
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Gadget-Charging Helmets
Gadget-Charging Helmets
The 'Wind-Helmet' Functions Like a Windmill for Bike Riders
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The Wind Tunnel Footbridge
The Wind Tunnel Footbridge
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Billboard Wind Turbines
Billboard Wind Turbines
Powered by Passing Vehicles
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Wind Power For The People
Wind Power For The People
$48k for Power Independence
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Wind Powered Outdoor Lighting
Wind Powered Outdoor Lighting
Light Wind
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DIY Eco Kits
DIY Eco Kits
Sunforce Makes Home Solar Charging & Wind Generation Easy
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World's Largest Wind Turbine
World's Largest Wind Turbine
Enercon's E-126 in Germany
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Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
Aerogenerator
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Mega Wind Turbines
Mega Wind Turbines
World's Largest Windmills to be Made in the USA
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Wind-Powered Supercars
Wind-Powered Supercars
Dale Vince's Nemesis is Rechargeable by Nature
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Concept Kite Cars
Concept Kite Cars
The Wind Light Vehicle
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Wind Power Expansions
Wind Power Expansions
London's 'Quietrevolution' Spins Powerful Presence in the UK (UPDATE)
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World's Smallest Wind Turbine
World's Smallest Wind Turbine
Blow Light
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Water-Collecting Wind Turbines
Water-Collecting Wind Turbines
Stylish "Eol'eau" Stores Green Energy and Rain
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Air-Powered Watches
Air-Powered Watches
The Urwerk UR 202 Turbine Timepiece
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Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine
Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine
Green Power is Blowin' in the Wind
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Weather-Powered Sportscars
Weather-Powered Sportscars
RORMaxx Formula AE Concept is Sun and Wind Powered
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The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse
Green Skyscraper Combines Wind Turbines and Solar Panels
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Wind-Powered Battery Chargers
Wind-Powered Battery Chargers
The Febot
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Solar & Wind Powered Pre-Fab Spa
Solar & Wind Powered Pre-Fab Spa
Desert Winds Eco Spa
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Air-Powered Motorcycles
Air-Powered Motorcycles
Green Speed Bike Moves by the Power of the Elements
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Wind Generator for Your Home
Wind Generator for Your Home
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Wind-Powered Speedsters
Wind-Powered Speedsters
The Greenbird Breaks the Land Speed Record at 126.1 MPH
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Air-Powered Cars
Air-Powered Cars
The MDI AirPod
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