LEGO reintroduces Vestas wind turbine set, now made with plant-based plastic

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Lego Group just released a new LEGO Creator Expert set that focuses on sustainable energy. The company announced its Vestas Wind Turbine creation at New York Climate Week in hopes to encourage creativity while spreading the word about renewable and sustainable energy sources.
Lego collaborated with Vestas to make the new wind turbine structure. Not only does the set represent renewable energy, but the plastic pieces are made from recycled plants. This is the first time Lego has issued a set made… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Vestas shakes up wind power with a 12-blade turbine tower

It’s expensive to transport wind turbines, which adds to the cost of wind power. Seeking to bring those costs down, Danish wind turbine company Vestas decided to tack on more rotors to get the most out of a wind turbine tower. They’re currently testing a multi-rotor design at the Technical University of Denmark, and at the beginning of July their multi-rotor turbine generated its first kilowatt hour (kWh). View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building