Cellular phone users from Africa and the USA will surely love to hear the news that Helix Wind is already working out for a way to power Cell Phone Towers in these areas using the renewable source of energy, the wind. With the fruition of this project, mobile communication cost will drastically be lowered while keeping a minimal impact to the environment at the same time. The Helix Wind Turbines test sites is hoped to installed by November 2009 in West Africa and the US. The wind turbines comes in Horizontal and Vertical form wherein both functions smoothly to provide enough energy for telecommunications companies.
Sustainable and green designs are good, but sustainable designs with a touch of art are even better. I am sure you will be happy to know about the new product of IKEA called the Vava Lamp, which is their brand new PC Collection was showcased during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. The Vava Lamp is a stylish pendant lamp made from folded palm leaves. Designed by Wiebke Braasch, the Vava Lamp’s design was inspired by a childhood image of fried sea urchin. Aside from the folded palm leaves, the Vava Lamp also uses a ceiling canopy that is reusable and contains zero Volatile Organic Compounds.
Recycling parts of various automobiles including the Volkswagen golf GTI, Audi 80, and Citroen Xantia, former French hospital technician Francois Knorreck has created the Snaeffel. The Snaeffel is a hybrid car/motorcycle that was built after spending 10 years and 10,000 hours of work and €15,000 worth of money. The look of the snaefell can be a bit off, but considering that it is a hybrid one and was made of recycled materials from various vehicles, it can be a favorable product for our environment. The performance of this vehicle may not have been disclosed yet, but this presumably works out fine on the street.
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