Sustainability #8: Underwater Parthenon

This may be the strangest example of green energy I’ve seen yet. Designed by the Dutch architect Koen Olthius with his studio Waterstudio, the Parthenon Seawall is essentially a large, underwater recreation of the Athenian Parthenon designed to harvest tidal currents as energy. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, tidal power is a method of…

Sustainability #3: Walking for Power

Walking Power Credit: Pavegen PavaGen is a company that has developed the concept of piezoelectricity into a real world technology. Just a lab experiment a few years ago piezoelectricity can now be harnessed to the benefit of humans. This form of electricity works by applying stress to materials which upon changing shape generate an electric…