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Solar-Powered Blood Pressure Device Enables Off-Grid Medical Aid

Solar-Powered Blood Pressure Device Enables Off-Grid Medical Aid

Researchers have developed a new solar-powered device that will allow doctors to measure blood pressure and dispense critical medical aid in developing countries around the world. It will combat the

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8GW Of Geothermal Energy to Be Added To National Grid

8GW Of Geothermal Energy to Be Added To National Grid

While the Obama Administration has always supported alternative sources of energy, many of the projects that have been green lit during their time, such as the Cape Wind offshore farm, have faced

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Wave Power Lights Up U.S. Electrical Grid For First Time

Wave Power Lights Up U.S. Electrical Grid For First Time

We write a lot about wave power here at Inhabitat, but functional wave farms are few and far between. Now Ocean Power Technologies has hooked up its PB40 PowerBuoy to the grid at the Marine Corps Base in

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Giants Carry the Weight of the Energy Grid On Their Shoulders

Giants Carry the Weight of the Energy Grid On Their Shoulders

Choi + Shine's project was an honorable mention in an international design competition held in 2008 by Iceland's transmission line firm Landset and the Association of Icelandic Architects to transform

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Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained Chevy Volt Batteries To Be Used In Smart Grids

Drained battery disposal is one of the pitfalls of the electric car, however GM is set to give used cells a second lease on life by collaborating with ABB Group, a power grid supplier, to store energy

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Gridded Modular Eco Home in the Hills Outside Sao Paulo

Gridded Modular Eco Home in the Hills Outside Sao Paulo

The Grid House sits on a parcel of land where walking paths converge, leading away to the jungle and off towards hill tops with views. This protected little valley comprises about 16 acres and it is the

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Dept. of Energy Puts $8.5 Million Toward New Smart Grid Tech

Dept. of Energy Puts $8.5 Million Toward New Smart Grid Tech

We as a planet are only as good as our grid when it comes to sustainable energy development. We can build the best wind farms and solar projects but if our grid is antiquated, that power will never reach

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Australia’s Entire Power Grid Could be Fueled by Wave Power

Australia’s Entire Power Grid Could be Fueled by Wave Power

The World Energy Council just named Australia's southern shores the world's most promising site for the development of wave power. Australia has a goal of reducing their emissions by 60 percent of year

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World’s First Grid Scale Flywheel Energy Plant Opening Soon!

World’s First Grid Scale Flywheel Energy Plant Opening Soon!

While it doesn't get nearly as much attention as alternative energy sources like solar or wind power, flywheel storage technology is definitely worth looking into. A kinetic energy-based technology that

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Casa Iseami: Stunning Off-Grid Institute in Costa Rica

Casa Iseami: Stunning Off-Grid Institute in Costa Rica

Juan Robles developed a method for architecture design that explores 10 elements: site, climate, energy, water, materials, environment, atmosphere, cost, innovation, and the use of passive strategies and

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Extraordinary Japanese Micro-Home Built From A Grid Of Boxes

Extraordinary Japanese Micro-Home Built From A Grid Of Boxes

Photo by Reinhard Hunger for The New York Times The home's interior spaciousness is enhanced by a well-lit visual grid that creates tremendous depth. The home's walls consist of a series of a boxes

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Striking Off-Grid House on the Osa Penninsula in Costa Rica

Striking Off-Grid House on the Osa Penninsula in Costa Rica

When SPG Architects took the job they set to work transforming an abandoned construction site into an elegant steel-framed concrete slab structure, which they used to create the masterpiece that is Casa

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Bicycle Powered LED Lamp Runs Completely Off the Grid

Bicycle Powered LED Lamp Runs Completely Off the Grid

Milan Design Week may have officially ended, but there’s a great crop of green designs that are still surfacing. One of our favorites is “The Pedalator”, an awesome bicycle-powered LED

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Electric US Postal Service Trucks Could Serve as Grid Storage System

Electric US Postal Service Trucks Could Serve as Grid Storage System

America's fleet of postal service trucks seem pretty mundane. However, with the right technology, those white, rectangular trucks could help bring more renewable energy to the grid. PJM Interconnection, a

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Off-Grid Cliff House Harnesses the Elements for Self Sufficiency

Off-Grid Cliff House Harnesses the Elements for Self Sufficiency

Off the grid means many things to many people. The Cliff House on Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, interprets “off the grid” as grand self-sufficiency. Designed by Altius Architecture Inc, the

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New Synchrophasors Are the Key to a Smarter, More Stable Energy Grid

New Synchrophasors Are the Key to a Smarter, More Stable Energy Grid

The grid is about to get a whole lot smarter with the introduction of synchrophasors -- high tech devices that measure and transmit incoming energy data at blinding speeds. When deployed en masse, the

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University of Delaware’s Electric Vehicles Give Power Back to the Grid

University of Delaware’s Electric Vehicles Give Power Back to the Grid

Electric vehicles are pretty green in their own right. After all, the cars create zero carbon emissions. But imagine a vehicle that not only runs on electricity, but actually gives power back to the grid.

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Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

Obama Sets Aside $3.4 billion Stimulus to Jump Start “Power Grid 2.0″ in US

You may already know this, but our power grid system has been largely left alone for half a century. We're using inefficient grid technology to try to thread power across our country and in the process

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Energy Generating Soccer Ball Brings Clean Power to Off-Grid Areas

Energy Generating Soccer Ball Brings Clean Power to Off-Grid Areas

When the sun goes down many developing countries rely upon dangerous kerosene lamps, which emit hazardous fumes and generate 190 million metric tons of CO2 each year. Seeking an eco-friendly alternative

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Energy Positive House to Supply Power to Grid in Sweden

Energy Positive House to Supply Power to Grid in Sweden

We've seen some pretty energy efficient homes here at Inhabitat, but houses that actually give back to the grid seemed to be a thing of the future -- until now. Swedish designers are currently

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Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

Solarthon 2009: Low-Income Families Get GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives will lead 200+ community and industry volunteers to install sixteen 1.8-kilowatt solar electric systems in their annual Solarthon this Saturday, September 12th, 2009 at Habitat for

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ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX: Futuristic PreFab for Modular Off-Grid Living

ADEX is a system for building self-sufficient prefabricated pod houses that are capable of adapting to different sites while meeting the changing needs of their inhabitants. The modular eco houses are

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Studio 804′s Student-Built Off Grid House

Studio 804′s Student-Built Off Grid House

Designing and building a LEED Platinum house is reason enough for us to take notice. When the house is also the work of graduate students at the University of Kansas and it is designed to function

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Energy 101: Austin’s Pecan Street Smart Grid Project

Energy 101: Austin’s Pecan Street Smart Grid Project

A few weeks ago, we looked at Boulder, Colorado's plan to become the first smart grid city. But Boulder isn't the only U.S. city with visions of becoming completely smart meter-equipped. The Pecan Street

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San Francisco and Portland Race to Build First EV Grid

San Francisco and Portland Race to Build First EV Grid

The Mayor of the fine city of San Francisco has a bit of blogger in him. Just yesterday Mayor Gavin Newsom wrote a guest post on our favorite beyond petroleum blog gas2.0, kicking off the race to build

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Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?

Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?

In last week's Energy 101 column, we took a look at the basics of where our energy comes from now. This week, we're examining the future of energy—specifically, the smart grid. To recap, a smart grid is

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Off-Grid Residence Helps Preserve New Mexico Ranch

Off-Grid Residence Helps Preserve New Mexico Ranch

Pioneering the way for sustainable homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Milder residence blends beautiful adobe architecture with elegant touches of modernism. Conceived by Boston-based Signer Harris

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Inflatable Diamond Grid Eco-Pavilion by Various Architects

Inflatable Diamond Grid Eco-Pavilion by Various Architects

Various Architects recently designed this striking Renaissance Pavilion for a competition to create a mobile performance space for Yorkshire Forward. Based upon a set of structural concepts perfected in

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Better Place Makes Electric Vehicle Grids a Reality

Better Place Makes Electric Vehicle Grids a Reality

Lately the Better Place electric vehicle network has been expanding at an incredible rate, with Hawaii recently signing on for an electric vehicle grid and Israel recently unveiling the first completed

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