Tag: solar

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…

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OTRA NATION

An alternative to Trump’s Mexican wall has been proposed! Known as ‘Otra Nation’ it has been designed by the Made Collective (Mexican & American Designers & Engineers). The proposal is being called a ‘shared co-nation’! Its land would extend 1,200…

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Qube – Like

Oakley sunglasses outlet Check out this exciting new modular tent! Collectively known as ‘Qube’ tents, they are able to be connected to each other at their corners allowing campers to switch from a ‘solo’ camping experience to a joyful and…

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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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Artic Home

On the island of Sandhornøya in northern Norway, the Hjertefølgers are making living in the Arctic Circle look easy! It was four years ago when Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefølger initiated their family home, a cob-house sitting within a geodesic dome….

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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…

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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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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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…