Tag: solar power

Be Your Own Sun

Olafur Eliasson – the well-known Icelandic artist – has designed a small solar-powered lamp to cater for those who have limited or no access to light and energy (which in this case means just about 1/4 of the Worlds inhabitants!)….

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…

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SOLAR-SOCKET

Solar energy is playing its part in eco-design trends. Designs are becoming more aesthetic and seductive without losing functionality. Kyuho Song & Boa Oh are the designers of  the ‘Anywhere Window Socket’. This fantastic device can plug-in where ever there’s…

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…

Spray on Solar Panels

A nanomaterials chemist at the University of Texas at Austin, Brian Korgel is making nanocrystals for paintable solar panels. This paint is made of copper, indium, gallium and selenide (CIGS) nanocrystals. Focused on ‘CIGS’  the team were able to dissolve it…

TAKING THE 5TH

It’s official! The Dutch team of university students have done it again! The ‘World Solar cialis results Challenge’ asks competitors to build a solar-powered car that can persist across the Australian outback (one of the hottest places in the World)….

UAE ECO-RETREAT

The architectural firm known as Baharash Architecture has designed a luxury private eco-retreat in the Liwa oasis, United Arab Emirates. The retreat is for one of the highest-profile individuals in the Emirates. The design brief had several concerns that had…

Single Charge = 30HRS+

In order to bring power and light to undeveloped communities across Nicaragua, Voltaic Systems have partnered with non-profit organization Fabretto on a dynamic and meaningful social Kickstarter project. Together, they have revealed their latest and greatest invention. Called SHINE, it’s…

South Korean Eco-Urban Planners

In South Korea, city planners should surely be praised for being ‘eco-conscious’ when it comes to Urban Design. They have created a 20 mile solar path connecting the two South Korean cities of Daejon and Sejong. The path linking the…

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KantoorKaravaan

Where are you most productive? Where do you get a lot done?  Early morning at the office? On the bus on the way home? How about smack bang in middle of nowhere? Would you miss your coffee and wi-fi? Well…