Tag: solar

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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…

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…

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…

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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…