Tag: solar power

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Team GB Solar

The UK’s first family-sized solar-powered car has been created by Solar Team Great Britain (STGB) via Kickstarter support. At the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge later this year in Australia, they intend to build the world’s fastest solar-powered car. Spanning between…

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MIT researchers have discovered how to make one of our existing materials stronger than ever before! Recently discovered ‘Graphene’ (isolated from graphite in 2004 by two Manchester University researchers Prof. Andre Geim and Prof. Kostya Novoselov) is a form of…

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NEW LEVEL SOLAR

The California-based energy firm SolarReserve have recently announced plans to extend their Nevada concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, creating the energy to power a million US homes. Under the umbrella name Sandstone, they say they plan to build 10 similar…

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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….

CITIZEN SCIENTIST

An inspirational story now for our young readers out there! Our collective future is looking bright right now thanks to a new generation of young innovative scientists. One story in particular is that of a 13-year-old girl from Ohio, Maanasa…

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Solar Wallpaper…Oh Yes!

Now it is possible to have thin, affordable solar cells attached to just about anywhere. Enter Sunflare‘s new solar technology. This Los Angeles-based startup has been developing solar cells which are only micrometers thick and can be simply fastened to…

Dyaqua Invisible Solar Cells

Dyaqua invisible Solar cells are making renewable-energy aesthetically friendly! Their panels have been designed to avoid the ‘visual damage’ that is ordinarily associated with typical solar-panel design. Often times, renovated buildings that adopt a ‘renewable-energy’ stance soon lose their historic…

Sun Seeker

A self-driving garden may seem far-fetched but now, the University College London’s (UCL) Interactive Architecture Lab has created a nomadic, self-cultivating garden that moves around all by itself! The sphere has been designed by UCL students William Victor Camilleri and…

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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,…