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WHOLE-IN-ONE

The ‘Sollys’ lamp is the design of Alexander Main. It is well known that the popularity of solar has depended on two main factors, cost and aesthetics. Now Alexander has offered a new and innovative take on solar technology. In…

WINGING IT IN 2018

An American company (featured previously) claims their flying car may soon be part and parcel of our daily transportation. Terrafugia is the company attempting to manufacture their (unmanned) TF-X flying car. They say it will be available for testing as…

Minimal Kettle

Nils Chudy is a Design Academy graduate from Eindhoven. He’s invented a device called Miito. Miito heats water directly in a single cup, thus eliminating all that wasted energy associated with boiling water in a kettle when making a cup…

French Solar Roads

Over the next five years, France’s National Institute for Solar Energy (INES) is set to install 1,000km (621 miles) of solar-roadway, in collaboration with the transport infrastructure company Colas. Colas has created the ‘Wattway pavement system’, an intelligent road-installation strategy….

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WITNESS OF ENERGY

RIBA set a competition to determine a design for a new ‘electricitypylon’ to transport how much does a viagra pill cost energy across vast distances. Below our readers can Told pulling put gives amazing out sildenafil otc does soft my…

OBJECTS OF DESIRE (+ PERFORMANCE)

The French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has produced his series of ‘energy objects’, intended to monitor how much energy one is consuming in their home. Simply known as ‘Efficient Home’, they look like a set of letters from the alphabet, small…

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Enlightenment

Marjan van Aubel, a Dutch designer has designed a window made out of coloured solar cells! These cells harvest solar energy, transforming it into electricity. The energy generated is sufficient to charge small electronic devices. The zig-zagging orange, blue and…

SUN TABLES

The Dutch designer Marjan van Aubel has designed a solar-powered-table that recharges small electronic devices. The table uses daylight to generate energy. It has an orange see-through glass panel as table-top which rests on triangular legs. Within the table are…

AUDI E-TRON

Audi is aiming to rival Tesla as electric automotive manufacturer. So check out their 2016 A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid (total driving range around 400 miles). It’s 1.4L four-cylinder electric motor generates 204 horsepower and its 8.8 kWh battery allows 17…

Kirigami Panels Increase Efficiency

The Japanese art of ‘Kirigami’ has been cleverly employed by researchers at the University of Michigan. Together, they’ve managed to construct a lattice-like strip into an effective solar-cell. The Kirigami solar-cell system expands over the course of the day to…