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Off-Grid Hardanger Retreat Built From On Site Wood Dramatically Overlooks Norwegian Fjord

Off-Grid Hardanger Retreat Built From On Site Wood Dramatically Overlooks Norwegian Fjord

Hardanger Retreat is a simple 15 sq meter room composed of glass and wood attached to a long open deck. Trees, felled on site to make way for the building, were conserved and milled to create planks to

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Pakistan to Build First On-Grid Electrical System Powered by Solar

Pakistan to Build First On-Grid Electrical System Powered by Solar

Despite the hot climate, Pakistan has never really embraced solar power, instead always opting to invest heavily in nuclear technology. However it seems that all that is about to change on the heels of

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Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

At Kitengela, nature always comes first. Just half an hour's drive south from the dirty din of the country's capital, Nairobi, the village is overgrown with lush plants, trees, and vines of every variety.

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Raymond Smith’s Cool Modern Barnhouses Spurn Ailing South African Grid

Raymond Smith’s Cool Modern Barnhouses Spurn Ailing South African Grid

An intermediate mezzanine floor provides for more space, but keep the houses compact and comfortable. Large north-facing windows with sliding aluminum louvers make optimum use of the Western Cape’s

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Faberhaus Pavilion: Tiny, Off-Grid Eco Cottage For Nature Lovers

Faberhaus Pavilion: Tiny, Off-Grid Eco Cottage For Nature Lovers

This compact little dwelling unit comes complete with everything you might need, including a full kitchen, dining area, bathroom, living and a loft bedroom. Accessed via a ladder, the loft is large enough

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EV Owners in the Carolinas Get Free Charging Stations to Help With Electric Grid Study

EV Owners in the Carolinas Get Free Charging Stations to Help With Electric Grid Study

As part of a study on how electric vehicles (EVs) affect the grid, 300 homeowners and early adopters of EVs in the Carolinas will be receiving free charging stations from their local energy providers. The

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Off-Grid Rammed Earth House On Navajo Nation Catches The Wind

Off-Grid Rammed Earth House On Navajo Nation Catches The Wind

Back in May 2010, 22 grad students from the University of Colorado Denver started planning Maxine Begay's new home and then started construction on it in September. This is the first semester a student

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Off-Grid Vacation Home In California’s Gold Country

Off-Grid Vacation Home In California’s Gold Country

The home, located near Murphys, CA, is split into two 875 sq ft buildings - one for living and the other for sleeping. The buildings are sited for views as well as the prevailing breezes which come up

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SkyStream 600: The World’s First Fully Smart Grid-Enabled Wind Turbine

SkyStream 600: The World’s First Fully Smart Grid-Enabled Wind Turbine

SouthWest Wind Power showed off their latest turbine - the Skystream 600 - this week at CES 2011, and we're impressed. The latest in SouthWest's long line of turbines, the Skystream 600 is equipped with a

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Beijing to Eliminate Gridlock by Cutting Vehicle Registrations by 2/3

Beijing to Eliminate Gridlock by Cutting Vehicle Registrations by 2/3

Gridlock in and around Beijing, China is a huge problem -- earlier this year a traffic jam outside of the city stretched for 60 miles and lasted ten days. Fortunately, the Chinese government is about to

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Rustic Off-Grid Yeta Cabin Looks Like a Stack of Wood

Rustic Off-Grid Yeta Cabin Looks Like a Stack of Wood

Measuring just 12.5' wide x 14.5' long x 10.75' tall, the cabin sits on its site like a stack of unassuming logs. Light is amplified within the small space through a full floor-to-ceiling double-pane

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10 EU Countries Pledge to Create North Sea Renewable Energy Grid

10 EU Countries Pledge to Create North Sea Renewable Energy Grid

The North Sea is already home to the world's largest offshore wind farm, but its seems the sea is about to get even greener as ten EU countries have signed a memorandum to develop an international

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Giant Wind Farm Will Link New England and New York Power Grids

Giant Wind Farm Will Link New England and New York Power Grids

Though no offshore wind farms have been completed in the United States to date, there is certainly a lot of talk going around about the farms of the future. In addition to Google's recent initiative to

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Department of Energy Awards $19 Million to Modernize National Grid

Department of Energy Awards $19 Million to Modernize National Grid

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will invest $19 million in five seperate projects, each aimed at optimizing the country's national grid. The DOE said that the smart grid projects will

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Modern Chuckanut Ridge House is an Off-Grid Solar Stunner

Modern Chuckanut Ridge House is an Off-Grid Solar Stunner

The wood-clad home reflects the spirit of the upper Northwest, and it's built to efficiently integrate into its surroundings and local climate. While Washington may not be known for its solar resource, it

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NASA Devises Solar Shield to Protect US National Grid

NASA Devises Solar Shield to Protect US National Grid

There are many things threatening the US National Grid at the moment - rolling blackouts, lack of funding and problems integrating renewable energy - but NASA is working on their defense against another

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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 lamp spotted by

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