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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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GRID HOUSE: Maximizing Green Space in Urban Infill

GRID HOUSE: Maximizing Green Space in Urban Infill

Moto Designshop recently finished schematics for this beautiful modern residence situated on Pine street in Philadelphia. The Grid House packs a highly efficient floorplan into tight quarters, maximizing

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Bringing Wind Power to Off-Grid Guatemalan Villages

Bringing Wind Power to Off-Grid Guatemalan Villages

Wind power holds much promise but often meets obstacles in small-scale application. Enter Engineers Without Borders. Volunteers from this humanitarian group, including Malcolm Knapp and Heather Fleming

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Boulder, CO: America’s First Smart Grid Town

Boulder, CO: America’s First Smart Grid Town

The Smart Grid and all of its energy-saving intelligence is coming to Boulder, Colorado, making this picturesque town at the foot of the Rockies poised to become the nation’s first fully integrated

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VEHICLE GRID TECHNOLOGY: Car power for your home

VEHICLE GRID TECHNOLOGY: Car power for your home

Here at Inhabitat, we feature numerous ways in which you can power your house. Whether by using solar panels, wind turbines, hydrogen, gas, and even geothermal energy, we can say that alternative sources

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GREENGRID ROOFS

GREENGRID ROOFS

We hold a special place in our hearts for green roofs and the economy of modular construction. GreenGrid Roofs brings the best of both worlds together as a modular green roof system. Competitive in cost

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GRIDSKIPPER – VOTING ROUND

GRIDSKIPPER – VOTING ROUND

And now for round two of shameless self-promotion... Inhabitat made it to the final voting round for the Gridskipper Urbs! We've been nominated as the World's Best Urban Architecture Blog, which we're

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THE URBS AT GRIDSKIPPER

THE URBS AT GRIDSKIPPER

There's a contest going on at Gridskipper. The Urbs celebrate the best urban blogs in numerous categories, including architecture, photography, arts, music, and more. Some super Inhabitat reader(s)

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BIG unveils a luminescent geodesic dome biomass power plant, and it’s also a public park

BIG unveils a luminescent geodesic dome biomass power plant, and it’s also a public park

Power plants are, in general, rather dowdy structures—unless you live in the world of Bjarke Ingels. The Danish architect and his firm, BIG, was invited to design a new biomass power plant for the

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Kenyan teenager converts his school’s poop into safe, clean energy

Kenyan teenager converts his school’s poop into safe, clean energy

In early January 2013, Kenya's oldest English-language school, the Maseno School, opened new dormitories for 720 students, and it had a couple of problems. Pit latrines and a faulty sewage system

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An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

The Espace Bienvenüe sits in the Campus Descartes, a cluster of buildings in Marne-la-Vallée, east of Paris. Topped by a green cruvy roof, it meets the needs of the programme imposed by the Ministry of

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Is the Christian Coalition solar power’s most unlikely new ally?

Is the Christian Coalition solar power’s most unlikely new ally?

  A fight over net metering for Indiana solar power users just got a lot more interesting, after the ‘yes’ side took on an unlikely ally–the Christian Coalition of America. The

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Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo

Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo

Most university campus buildings are hard on the outside, using brick, concrete, metal and stone to create their familiar facades. The people at Kengo Kuma wanted to break away from that to make a

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How BioLite camping stoves are saving lives in developing countries

How BioLite camping stoves are saving lives in developing countries

Approximately 3 billion people around the world lack access to modern energy, and cook over open flames that billow smoke and cause severe respiratory illnesses. In fact, more premature deaths occur from

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Multi-family home in Marfa keeps naturally cool with rammed earth design

Multi-family home in Marfa keeps naturally cool with rammed earth design

Barker Freeman Design Office’s new home for Marfa, Texas will keep its residents naturally cool. The multi-family dwelling is made up of three structures that are partially submerged in a rammed earth

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Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents are now helping to generate their own green electricity, just by turning on their water taps or flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the Oregon capital is using a

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5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

This year, Chinese New Year falls on Thursday, February 19th in 2015. We say goodbye to the snake and welcome the year of the horse. There are magnificent parades, dancing in the streets, dragon

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BIG breaks ground on twisting TELUS Sky Tower in Calgary, Canada

BIG breaks ground on twisting TELUS Sky Tower in Calgary, Canada

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has just broken ground on the TELUS Sky Tower, a twisting landmark for Calgary, Canada, that aims to be the first building in the city to attain LEED Platinum certification.

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