Tag: solar power

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WonderFrame

In Bogotá, Colombia, students will soon be learning all about sustainability principles in their new academic building at Universidad EAN. The building will utilize the ‘WonderFrame’ shade system, created by ‘cradle to cradle’ designer William McDonough its founder! His modular…

The SION

Sono Motors have released their SION solar-powered electric car. This vehicle does up to 18 miles via stored solar energy alone. Costing around 16,000 Euros ($18,600) the SION is not exclusively for wealthy folks. Its list of features include integrated…

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Google HQ/London

To use an English phrase, Google’s plans for their new London headquarters are well sweet! Way to go Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels. They have turned a-million-square-foot of office space into an eleven-story ‘landscraper’ (similar in length to the Shard…

Lightyears Ahead

A Dutch startup called Lightyear have unveiled plans for their solar-powered electric car Lightyear One! The vehicle features a 500-mile driving range, four-wheel drive powertrain (for rough terrain) and solar panels that allow it to be driven for months without…

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Yacht Power Station

‘Electric’ and ‘silent’ is the only way to describe what the boating-sector is about to become! Now, the Dutch company Soel Yachts are developing electric travel at sea via their SoelCat 12 vessel. Soel Yachts want to revolutionize the boating…

Ecocapsule

The Ecocapsule is a micro off-grid, transportable, living-quarter. If you’re the kind of person who likes to holiday on a remote mountaintop or jungle in eco-friendly fashion then this could be for you! The ecocapsule is surfing on the latest…

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SolSource Solar Stove

One Earth Designs has begun crowd-funding their solar cooker in preparation for the summer! Simply put, their ‘SolSource Sport’ is 100 percent powered by the sun and heats-up five times faster than a charcoal-grill by intensely focusing light. The result;…

Pure H2O

Typically, large amounts of energy are used to remove water pollutants from water. Now, Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany have developed an electrochemical process which can remove chemical waste, pharmaceutical…

SMART BLINDS

Blinds could soon be powering your home as well as offering shade! Now, SolarGaps have developed ‘smart blinds’ that track sun-movement (via app) which will reduce the energy consumption of a building (by as much as 70%) and cut financial…

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DRONE YOURSELF ACROSS THE CITY!

Kayak Architects are probing new ideas for getting around cities. To promote their idea, they have transformed the top of the Trump World Tower in New York City for their new drone ‘Skystation’! The Skystation’s ecological footprint would be extremely…