Tiny Rooftop Turbine Could Make Urban Wind Farms A Reality

There's a reason that wind farms are placed offshore rather than in urban areas—the turbines are typically huge, difficult to erect, and need a solid sustained gust to produce any meaningful amount of current. This prototype, on the other hand, will assemble easily and take up little space as it quietly produces… » 7/19/12 11:30am 7/19/12 11:30am

HY Mini, the Portable Wind and Solar Power Generator

When you think of wind power, your mind may wander to those old Dutch windmills, wooden shoes, a finger in the dam and all the pot you can smoke. But the oddly named HY Mini does the wind power thing on a much smaller scale. It gets its cherry popped by both wind and sun, gathering energy with either its tiny turbine… » 10/12/07 3:55pm 10/12/07 3:55pm