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Solar Ovens Serve Up Yummy Food Almost Anywhere

Posted on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 by

For an Earth-friendly epicurean treat, switch off your stove and step outside. Permit the sun to help with dinner. No electricity, firewood or propane is required. All you need is sunshine and a solar oven to whip up such enticing fare as orzo stuffed peppers, eggplant Parmesan, and perhaps s’mores for dessert. “I use […]

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Confluence Park’s new solar-powered pavilions collect rainwater and provide shade from the summer sun

Posted on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 by

San Antonio’s idyllic Confluence Park just became a little greener and more scenic, thanks to a collaboration between firms Lake Flato and Matsys Design with the support of landscape architect Rialto Studio. The riverfront park now boasts sweeping sculptural pavilions that provide shade from the fierce Texas sun as well as an elegant method for collecting rainwater. Confluence […]

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Glimmering Skylines Could Double as Solar Farms With New Tech

Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 by

How many windows are there in New York City? However you answer this classic interview day curveball, imagine if we devised a way to use each of those windows to convert the sun’s rays into electricity. Whoa. William Rankine, a noted 19th century Scottish mechanical engineer, would call that an idea with a lot […]

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UK’s first energy positive classroom produces 1.5x the energy it uses

Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by

The UK’s first energy-positive classroom, designed with research expertise from Swansea University, generated more than one and a half times the energy it consumed, according to data from its first year of operation, the team has revealed. The findings were announced as the researchers launched the next phase of their research, gathering data and […]

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Dickinson College Farms Sunshine With New 12-Acre Tesla Solar Farm

Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 by

Dickinson College has taken a step towards taking control of its electricity usage with the installation of 12,456 solar panels on a 12-acre plot adjacent to the school. The system represents about 5 solar panels per student and will offset 25% of the usage of the electricity used by the school each year. […]

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The largest solar farm apiary in the US opens this week

Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 by

An important feature of permaculture is the concept of stacking functions, or finding multiple uses for the same space or resource. North Carolina-based PineGate Renewables is taking this principle to a new level with the opening of the largest solar farm apiary in the U.S. Starting this week, the Eagle Point solar farm in Jackson County, Oregon will […]

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Inside the New Technology That Could Transform the Solar Power Industry

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018 by

The future of solar power has looked increasingly bright in recent years thanks to the plummeting cost of silicon solar panels and a global push for clean energy sources to address climate change. In the most optimistic scenarios for the power source, solar generation will increase 16-fold between 2016 and 2040, according to data from the […]

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This solar-powered inflatable lamp can charge your phone

Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 by

If you’re planning on hiking, camping or want to take a long road trip, toss this LuminAID PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger in your bag before you go. It’s the ultimate source of safe light and power — whether you’re far away from an outlet or in an emergency situation. Backed on Shark Tank by Mark Cuban, these innovative, […]

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Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in the world

Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 by

It’s one of the only incubators focused on solar companies – but Powerhouse is part of a larger movement to nurture new companies in the low-carbon future  As solar energy becomes cheaper, it’s attracting investment across the world, evidenced by the $116bn that flowed into solar projects, companies and technologies in 2016. Photograph: David McNew/Getty […]

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Brooklyn SolarWorks can turn almost any rooftop into a sun-powered oasis

Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 by

Brooklyn SolarWorks wants to help bring solar power to New Yorkers. Stunning new renderings of the company’s Solar Canopy envision how city dwellers might benefit from this innovative product. The Solar Canopy offers solar in spots where traditional solar panels can’t go because of fire codes or obstacles. Beyond just generating clean energy, the canopy could create new living spaces and redefine urban […]

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