Tag: energy

STEP INTO THE LIGHT

Most people’s ideas of renewables mainly focus on wind and solar. Now, the simple act of walking is slowly becoming a game-changer in the battle to create emissions-free energy. In Las Vegas, the world’s first smart streetlights powered by the…

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WIND-HYDRO COMBO

What do wind farms do when there is no wind…? Exactly! Now, in the Swabian-Franconian Forest in Germany, Max Bögl (Wind AG) and GE Renewable energy are pioneering new technology to address that issue. In recent work, they are combining…

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STICK AROUND FOR THE SUN

Instead of rigid, cumbersome flat solar panels, we could all soon be powering our homes and electronics via stickers. Currently, engineers at Stanford have successfully developed thin, flexible, peel-able solar-cells which can then be attached to just about any surface….

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LAGI Santa Monica

Regatta H2O: Familiar Form, Chameleon Infrastructure, 1st Place Winner, LAGI 2016 Christopher Sjoberg, Ryo Saito Team Location: Tokyo, Japan Energy Technology: Aerostatic Flutter Wind Harvesting (WindBelt™) Water Technology: Fog Harvesting Annual Capacity: 70 MWh (used on site) and 112 million…

TOTAL RENEWABLES

White Desert’s Camp Whichaway is an extreme resort in Antartica. In its extreme desolation, it is unnecessary to say its off-the-grid. In being so, the resort is powered solely by wind and solar with “zero impact” on its surroundings but…

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COFFEE A LA LED

Alexandre Chapelin has expanded his by-now well-known ‘La Table‘ series to offer a totally new model called “Starry Sea.” Here, varying depths of blue resin allow the table to abstractly represent a Caribbean beach day. However at night, the table…

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ICEHOTEL MEETS THE SUN

Now there’s a spectacular ‘IceHotel‘ in Northern Sweden that gets visited by thousands of people every year! Then – as the seasons shift – the temporary structure silently and surely melts away. For 26 years now, the ‘IceHotel‘ has followed…

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GREEN TO THE MAX

The new Kern Centre at Hampshire College, Massachusetts, USA is green to the max! Created by Bruner/Cott & Associates, the 5,000sq.M building has been designed to satisfy the status of the ‘Living Building Challenge‘. Such status includes being totally solar-powered,…

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SOLAR-POWERED DESALINATION

This year, the LAGI 2016 competition is set in California. It comes at a poignant time when Californians are in need of a more constant and reliable energy and clean water supply for its future. Thus, this year, LAGI asked…