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UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China

00:00 - 17 August, 2013
UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China , Courtesy of Team UOW
Courtesy of Team UOW

Team UOW from the University of Wollongong in Australia has been awarded first place at the 2013 Solar Decathlon China, taking top honors for its net-zero, water-conserving design. Selected from 22 teams and 35 universities, Team UOW’s winning entry - the Illawarra Flame House - was the first retrofitted house ever to be submitted in decathlon history.

PowerWINDows: A Proposal for Skyscraper-Compatible Wind Turbines

00:00 - 27 April, 2013
PowerWINDows: A Proposal for Skyscraper-Compatible Wind Turbines, Courtesy of University of Wollongong
Courtesy of University of Wollongong

Could a new revolution in wind-turbines be on its way? A team from Australia's University of Wollongong (UOW) have collaborated with leading marine engineering firm Birdon Pty Ltd, to develop PowerWINDows - a new type of wind-to-energy converter that could potentially be appearing on skyscrapers near you soon.

Read more about this new idea after the break...