Renewable Energy

MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT’s All-in-One Solar ORC to Provide Heat, Electricity, and Hot Water For African Communities

MIT-based nonprofit STG International is looking to make isolated African clinics and schools much more self-sufficient with a new hybrid power and heat solar system. The unique system combines

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Checks Out the World’s Largest Solar Bridge at Blackfriars

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Checks Out the World’s Largest Solar Bridge at Blackfriars

Blackfriars tube station is still fully functioning, ferrying Londoners and tourists from the popular South Bank promenade to areas all over the city. Yet construction is still underway across the

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US Wind Energy Surpasses 50GW, But Questions About the Future Remain

US Wind Energy Surpasses 50GW, But Questions About the Future Remain

Wind energy in the United States is on the rise. The industry is now producing enough juice to power 13 million homes across the country. Last week, at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, the

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Floating Lights Could Illuminate Your House Without The Need For Wires!

Floating Lights Could Illuminate Your House Without The Need For Wires!

Within three years, according to Back To The Future Pt. II, we should have flying cars and hoverboards. We've got a lot of work to do before that becomes a reality, but designer Chris Rieger has been

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Alex Vermeulen’s Floating Solar Panel Installation in Eindhoven is Designed To Lift a Levitating Buddha

Alex Vermeulen’s Floating Solar Panel Installation in Eindhoven is Designed To Lift a Levitating Buddha

Situated in a 6,000-square-foot pond at Eindhoven's University of Technology, Vermeulen's eggs generate solar power that is converted into a magnetic field. The magnetic field makes a Buddha figure,

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Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

It's election year and that can only mean one thing - the standing President doing everything he can to show the country he's the man for a second term. In President Obama's case, he's doing this by

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The Voltaic Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger Buckles Onto Any Backpack

The Voltaic Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger Buckles Onto Any Backpack

Portable solar chargers are an amazing creation, and now you can have one that latches onto almost anything you carry! Voltaic systems' Fuse 10W Solar Laptop Charger can attach to any technical backpack,

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Conergy Completes Massive 1.8 MW Solar Power Farm for Aqua Pennsylvania

Conergy Completes Massive 1.8 MW Solar Power Farm for Aqua Pennsylvania

In April, Aqua Pennsylvania Inc opened the Aqua Pickering Solar Farm at the company' s Pickering water treatment facility. The Conergy-installed 1.8 MW solar electric energy system is the 8th largest

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Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

The massive culture, recreation, and retail center for Triangle de Gonesse, France is situated along the approach between the Charles de Gaule Airport in Roissy and Paris. Designed for an international

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Sainsbury’s Is Now the UK and Europe’s Largest Rooftop Solar PV Operator

Sainsbury’s Is Now the UK and Europe’s Largest Rooftop Solar PV Operator

Sainsbury’s has claimed the title of the largest rooftop PV operator in the UK and Europe with an impressive total output of 16MW. Across 169 of its UK stores, Sainsbury’s has secured 69,500 PV solar

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Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

The Olympic Delivery Authority has installed vertical axis wind turbines in London's Olympic Park after plans to place a single, giant wind turbine fell through. The London 2012 Olympic Games has received

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Siemens Creates the World’s Largest Turbine Blades for New UK Wind Farm!

Siemens Creates the World’s Largest Turbine Blades for New UK Wind Farm!

Wind farms installed at sea reportedly generate 40% more energy than those on land, and with that in mind, Siemens is currently constructing the world's largest wind turbines blades in order to help Dong

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European Team Develop Solar-Powered, Low-Cost Desalination System

European Team Develop Solar-Powered, Low-Cost Desalination System

Many countries in the Middle East have been researching desalination -- the process of removing salt from sea water so it is fit to drink. It makes sense especially in hot, dry countries where drinking

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South Korea To Restart Old, Faulty Nuclear Reactor Despite Protests

South Korea To Restart Old, Faulty Nuclear Reactor Despite Protests

It seems many countries in Asia are making dramatic U-turns when it comes to nuclear energy. News just broke that South Korea is about to restart Kori-1, the country's oldest nuclear reactor, after a

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NREL Report Shows Existing Solar Technology Could Power the Entire US!

NREL Report Shows Existing Solar Technology Could Power the Entire US!

A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) states that the US has the technology and the solar capacity to power every home across the states with energy from the sun! Researchers

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Gold-Infused Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Increase EV Battery Range

Gold-Infused Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Increase EV Battery Range

Scientists from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland recently made a breakthrough in the production of EV lithium-ion batteries by adding gold to the mix. The team previously discovered that an

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London 2012 Olympic Games Serviced By Green Vehicle Fleet

London 2012 Olympic Games Serviced By Green Vehicle Fleet

The London 2012 Olympic Games has labelled itself as the 'Green Olympics', and although it has failed to be so in several aspects, it has succeeded in terms of transportation with its fleet of hydrogen

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nPower PEG Allows Crisis Mappers to Report in Real Time Using Kinetic Energy

nPower PEG Allows Crisis Mappers to Report in Real Time Using Kinetic Energy

The nPower PEG (Personal Energy Generator) has been described as the “world’s first passive kinetic energy charger.” It harvests kinetic energy from walking, running, or biking and uses it to charge

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Solar3D Unveils Groundbreaking Three-Dimensional Solar Cell Prototype

Solar3D Unveils Groundbreaking Three-Dimensional Solar Cell Prototype

Solar3D just unveiled the first prototype of a new three-dimensional photovoltaic cell that it claims can achieve a groundbreaking internal efficiency of 25.47%. Traditional solar cells on today's market

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Freedomky Prefab House Combines Low Energy with High Design

Freedomky Prefab House Combines Low Energy with High Design

The Freedomky is a low-energy dwelling currently available only in Europe. The first prototype was built on Prague’s Wenceslas Square in 2010 for Architecture Week. These houses are not meant for

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Berlin’s GSW Headquarters Saves Energy with a Thermal Flue Passive Ventilation System

Berlin’s GSW Headquarters Saves Energy with a Thermal Flue Passive Ventilation System

Located in Berlin's Kreuzberg neighborhood, the GSW Headquarters consists of an ensemble of five distinct architectural volumes. The building also houses Checkpoint Energy, which is the city's spot for

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How The Nokero SunRay Pro Power Solar Charger Saved My Skin & My Sanity During Hurricane Sandy

How The Nokero SunRay Pro Power Solar Charger Saved My Skin & My Sanity During Hurricane Sandy

This article was originally published in November 2012 When Hurricane Sandy hit last week and the power in my lower Manhattan apartment went out, my first thought, as I dug around for candles and LED

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Japans New Green Party Pushes for a Nuclear Free Nation

Japans New Green Party Pushes for a Nuclear Free Nation

Japan’s political system may see a shakeup with a newly revived Greens Japan Party ready to field anti-nuclear candidates. Vowing to put the environment first, the new collation, of mostly regional

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Charge Your Electronics With a Solar ReadySet and Help Power the Developing World

Charge Your Electronics With a Solar ReadySet and Help Power the Developing World

The ReadySet is a versatile renewable energy charger that can power any gadget that plugs into a standard vehicle or usb port. The ReadySet’s intelligent battery means that it can be charged from a

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The Solar-Powered Seiko Astron Watch Even Boasts a Mini GPS Receiver

The Solar-Powered Seiko Astron Watch Even Boasts a Mini GPS Receiver

The solar-powered Seiko Astron watch has so many built-in gadgets that it would make even James Bond jealous! It has been dubbed the most “intelligent watch ever built” as it features a

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Oman Plans Construction Of Massive 200 MW Desert Solar Farm

Oman Plans Construction Of Massive 200 MW Desert Solar Farm

Oman, which boasts the one of the highest solar energy densities in the world, is currently investigating the development of a 200MW solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) project. If

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Create Your Own DIY Solar-Powered USB Charger For All Your Portable Gadgets!

Create Your Own DIY Solar-Powered USB Charger For All Your Portable Gadgets!

With endless summer days still aplenty, there's no better time to invest in a solar charger for all your gadgets. However, Joshua Zimmerman of the DIY site Instructables doesn't think you need to spend

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UK Domestic Solar Installations Halve After Government Cuts Incentive Scheme

UK Domestic Solar Installations Halve After Government Cuts Incentive Scheme

On April 1st, the UK government halved the subsidy given to UK homeowners that wished to install solar panels on their property. Unsurprisingly, since then the weekly domestic solar panel installation

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McCamley’s New Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Could Make Urban Wind Farms a Reality

McCamley’s New Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Could Make Urban Wind Farms a Reality

Urban wind turbines face an up-hill battle, as many people feel they are too big, too expensive, and potential eyesores. However McCamley just unveiled a prototype for a new vertical-axis turbine with a

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