Michael Jantzen designed the Pavilion of the Rising Sun, a proposal for a large public space that gathers energy from the sun and distributes it out into the local community. The gathered energy is also
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One year after Electric Mobility Company (EMC) unveiled the Xkuty One electric bike in Spain, the company has now developed a solar-powered recharging station for the bike. The Spark recharging station
Jointly created between NRG Energy, Inc., Google, and BrightSource Energy, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the largest solar project of its kind and accounts for nearly a third of all
The Foothills House was constructed using durable, mostly unfinished materials such as coated steel, zinc, stone and concrete masonry for a raw and natural look that blends in with the surrounding Waikato
The e-QBO cube is an architectural chameleon that can be transformed to fit different programs. Although e-QBO is autonomous and off-grid, it can still be integrated into the urban context. At the Milan
Alexander's two-floor cabin measures 14x14 with space for a full loft, kitchen, bathroom, dining, living and office space. The space-efficient home can even sleep up to six people comfortably. In addition
Moss FM is the world's first plant-powered radio! The neatly arranged pots of moss form a Photo Microbial Fuel Cell that captures electrons generated during photosynthesis and converts them into
Lack of water is a huge problem in vast portions of the United States, where there is hardly enough to go around after the farms, ranches and cities have gotten their fill. So it really makes no sense
For the past year or so, Rawlemon has been blowing our minds with their innovative concepts for concentrated solar power generation. Back in 2012 Inhabitat first reported on the Barcelona-based
There are nearly 10.5 million refugees around the world, and nearly half of them are children. When the sun sets, many of these people displaced by either environmental or political catastrophe live in
The electric coral reef station floats between areas that require coral reefs to dissipate storms near coastlines. Complex geometry used in the solar-powered station, designed by Margot Krasojevic,
Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis developed the Solbooth - a beautiful solar-powered phone booth that we'd love to see on city streets. The transparent shelter blends into the urban environment with its
Solar-Powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower Boasts One of the World’s Most Efficient Facades
The solar-powered Federation of Korean Industries Tower is now complete in Seoul - and it has one of the world’s most efficient solar facades. Adrian Smith + Gordon Architecture (AS+GG) designed the 240
There are two key factors that affect solar cell performance: high optical transparency for good light transmission, and high optical haze for increased scattering, and therefore absorption.
A new report from SolarBuzz shows that large-scale solar PV installations in the UK have grown by an incredible 600% during the past 12 months, driving the UK to a record 1.45 GW of new solar PV capacity.
SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles made out of ordinary transparent glass. The attractive
Kenya recently laid out an ambitious plans to construct nine solar power plants at a cost of $1.2 billion, with the hope that they will provide more than half the country's electricity by 2016. The
The autonomous alpine shelter, which resides at 2,810 meters above sea level, was designed by the Department of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Technical University in Zurich (ETH). The four-story
While the bulk of the energy usage may be happening just a few blocks north, Las Vegas is going a little bit greener by powering the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” with three solar trees. For
In 2012, Siemens developed a software that allowed them to design ultra-efficient solar parks in just a few seconds, but at that time only Siemens had access to the tool. Now Siemens has announced that
Ford's C-MAX Solar Energi Concept marks the first time a major automaker has unveiled a car that can harness enough energy from the sun to power its electric motor. The vehicle was developed in
Photo via Shutterstock MidAmerican Solar and SunPower have announced that the first portion of one of the largest solar power plants in the United States is now feeding into the California independent
Last year, California residents installed more rooftop solar capacity in one year than in the previous thirty combined! In 2013 alone, the state added a whopping 1,000 megawatts of solar capacity to their
MPOWERD just launched a colorful new follow-up to its inflatable solar lantern. The energy-efficient Luci Aura can cycle through different hues to suit different atmospheres, from dinner parties to
One of the first things that comes to mind when someone mentions a wood skyscraper is the risk of fire, but the architects maintain that wood is more fire-safe than other common building materials. "Wood
Ford has unveiled plans to debut their first solar-powered car next week at the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas. The new C-MAX Solar Energi concept is based on the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid,
Great White photo / Shutterstock Studying sharks' movements and how they behave in their natural environment is an integral part of keeping them safe from overfishing. To aid these efforts, scientists
These surreal Technicolor trees aren't photoshopped - they're illuminated by solar-powered LED lights! The Brompton Lodge Trees is a semi-permanent, off-grid lighting installation by Candlestick Design.
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