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More and more sustainable energy is generated worldwide. New solutions are urgently needed to cope with climate change and limit global warming. Solar panels, wind turbines and hydroelectric power stations are the usual suspects, with here and there a tidal power plant or biogas plant. But more is possible.
Here are 5 ideas and promising initiatives.
Theme | ENERGY | SDG 13

Highest wind turbine in the world


Altaeros developed the first commercial demonstration of its BAT (Buoyant Airborne Turbine) product. The BAT uses a helium-filled, inflatable shell to lift to high altitudes where winds are stronger and more consistent than those reached by traditional tower-mounted turbines. High strength tethers hold the BAT steady and send electricity down to the ground.
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Theme | Energy | SDG 13

The Waveroller 


A waveroller transforms ocean energy into electricity. The machine is installed close to the coast on the seabed, at depths between 8 and 20 meters. A single waveroller has a capacity of between 500 and 1,000 kilowatts. Waveroller projects are ongoing on 4 continents. Here’s a short animation to demonstrate the waveroller principle.
 
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Theme | ENERGY | SDG 13

Tidal Power


Tidal power converts energy from the natural rise and fall of the tides into electricity. Although not yet widely used, tidal energy has potential for future electricity generation. Tides are more predictable than the wind and the sun. The largest tidal power plant in the world will be built in the Larantuka Straits in the island of Flores, eastern Indonesia: it will provide energy for at least 100,000 people.
 
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Theme | ENERGY | SDG 13

Solar glass blocks


Solar glass blocks is an innovative new technology that could enable buildings to convert the sun’s energy into electricity without the need for solar panels. The glass block can be incorporated into a building’s fabric and is designed to collect solar energy and convert to electricity It is hoped that this product, as with other BIPVs, such as the solar tile that has been created by Tesla, will accelerate the widespread introduction of net-zero energy buildings, by allowing buildings to produce their own electricity on-site.
 
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Theme | ENERGY | SDG 13

Wind funnel


The Dutch town Spijkenisse is the first to have a wind funnel in Europe. It looks like a gigantic vuvuzela, an African horn. The wind funnel of 21 meters long and 6 meters high is installed on the roof of wind power innovator NedPower. The wind funnel must become an attractive alternative to the windmill. The narrowing in the tube ensures that the wind gets an acceleration and generates electricity through a generator.
 
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