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Salewa’s Outdoor Sportswear Headquarters Boasts Italy’s Largest Climbing Wall

Salewa’s Outdoor Sportswear Headquarters Boasts Italy’s Largest Climbing Wall

Salewa's headquarters is located next to the mountains in Bolzano, Italy. As the company designs and manufacturers equipment and sportswear dedicated to the outdoors, Salewa was also committed to having a

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Plug + Play: A Solar-Powered EV Charging Station Shaped Like a Cooling Tower

Plug + Play: A Solar-Powered EV Charging Station Shaped Like a Cooling Tower

HMMY's Plug + Play proposal for an electric vehicle charging station serves as an urban battery and renewable energy generating system. Oriented so the maximum surface area is facing the south, the

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Beautiful Snow-Capped Mountain House is Buried into a Dutch Hillside

Beautiful Snow-Capped Mountain House is Buried into a Dutch Hillside

The Dutch House was an experiment in what Denieuwegeneratie refers to as both sustainable hardware and software. Sustainable hardware consists of locally-sourced lark timber used to frame the ample facade

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The Power365 Concept is a Solar Powered Portable Power Supply

The Power365 Concept is a Solar Powered Portable Power Supply

Power 365 is a concept for a next generation smart power supply that uses a simplistic arrangement of solar cells and light emitting technology. Designed by Phil Pauley, the portable device aims to

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Austria Solar’s Gorgeous “Sun Powered” Annual Report Appears When Exposed to Sunlight

Austria Solar’s Gorgeous “Sun Powered” Annual Report Appears When Exposed to Sunlight

Austria Solar teamed up with design group ServicePlan to create a beautiful and uniquely apt presentation of their annual report - it's printed with special ink that only materializes when exposed to the

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Panasonic To Fund Solar Power Installation on Conrad N. Hilton Campus in California

Panasonic To Fund Solar Power Installation on Conrad N. Hilton Campus in California

Panasonic prides itself on providing “ideas for life”, and it seems like the company is living up to that promise with news that the Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company will work with

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Self-Storage Facilities Choose to Embrace Green Energy Practices

Self-Storage Facilities Choose to Embrace Green Energy Practices

While sexy new sustainable buildings and automobiles often make the eco-headlines, the self-storage facility industry has seen a steady uptick towards embracing green energy practices too (they just

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The Sahara Forest Project Signs Agreement to Build a Pilot Plant in Qatar

The Sahara Forest Project Signs Agreement to Build a Pilot Plant in Qatar

We've written about the Sahara Forest Project before, so we're excited to report that the organization behind this ambitious endeavor has signed an agreement to build its first pilot plant in Doha, Qatar.

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Solar and Wind-Powered Triton Buoy Lights Up to Provide Ships With Safe Passage

Solar and Wind-Powered Triton Buoy Lights Up to Provide Ships With Safe Passage

Triton is an alternative warning and guidance buoy designed for use at sea. Conceived by Dr.Hakan Gürsu from Design Nobis, the system harnesses the sun and the wind to generate renewable energy for its

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Solar-Powered DomoLab in France is a Candy Cane-Colored Paragon of Sustainability

Solar-Powered DomoLab in France is a Candy Cane-Colored Paragon of Sustainability

The DomoLab's roof is covered with SG solar tiles designed specifically for large installations. It is a freestanding system that is also completely waterproof. This takes care of renewable generation,

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Apple Announces Plans to Build America’s Largest End User–Owned Onsite Solar Array

Apple Announces Plans to Build America’s Largest End User–Owned Onsite Solar Array

As Apple's social record undergoes continued scrutiny the company just released its 2012 environmental report, which unveils plans to build America's largest end user-owned onsite solar array at its

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Tenna, Switzerland Unveils World’s First Solar Wing-Powered Ski Lift

Tenna, Switzerland Unveils World’s First Solar Wing-Powered Ski Lift

The tiny Swiss ski town of Tenna recently put itself on the map with the world’s first solar wing-powered chair lift! While solar-powered lifts are popping up in ski resorts all over the world, this

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MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings

MIT Researchers Find a Way To Make Solar Panels from Grass Clippings

  What if generating solar energy at home required little more than mixing some grass clippings with inexpensive chemicals? That's exactly what MIT researcher Andreas Mershin has found to be

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Leafy Mutual Tower is Namibia’s Tallest, Greenest Building

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Leafy Mutual Tower is Namibia’s Tallest, Greenest Building

Mutual Tower was included in a recent benchmarking study into the energy efficiency of buildings in Namibia, as part of the UNDP funded NEEP project (Namibian Energy Efficiency Programme), according to a

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PinkCloud.DK Plans to Transform Oil Refineries Into Giant Energy Positive Communities

PinkCloud.DK Plans to Transform Oil Refineries Into Giant Energy Positive Communities

PinkCloud.DK's recycled oil silos have everything we expect from a 21st century home, but first they have to be cleaned out. Detoxing the silos involves using in situ bioremediation - soil microbes that

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Austria’s Climate Protection Supermarket Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Austria’s Climate Protection Supermarket Produces More Energy Than It Uses

The Climate Protection Supermarket by LOVE Architecture is self-sufficient in terms of energy production and actually produces more than the store uses, making it Austria’s first energy self-sufficient

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First Ever Waterproof, Solar-Charged, Battery-Powered iPhone Case Unveiled on Kickstarter

First Ever Waterproof, Solar-Charged, Battery-Powered iPhone Case Unveiled on Kickstarter

Calling all iPhone lovers! Snow Lizard just launched their uber-rugged iPhone 4/4S AQUA TEK S case and it's the world's first waterproof, solar-charged, battery-powered case. Unveiled

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Solar Power Heavyweight Sunpower Sues SolarCity Over Stolen Data

Solar Power Heavyweight Sunpower Sues SolarCity Over Stolen Data

Two solar power giants in the US are embroiled in a legal face off which has industrial espionage and intrigue written all over it. Commercial solar supplier Sunpower is hitting solar

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Airlight Concentrating Solar Power Troughs Combine Concrete With Super Light Pneumatic Mirrors

Airlight Concentrating Solar Power Troughs Combine Concrete With Super Light Pneumatic Mirrors

Airlight Energy began developing its concentrating solar power troughs back in 2007 and has also been working on concentrating photovoltaics, which they recently finished testing. Both their CSP and CPV

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Massive New Solar Power Tower Set to Energize the Las Vegas Strip

Massive New Solar Power Tower Set to Energize the Las Vegas Strip

It would appear that America's City of Sin is going solar with news that Las Vegas will soon be powered by a massive 100MW 540 foot solar tower. Atop it will be 100-foot receiver that will received solar

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London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London designer Omer Sagiv created this solar-powered concept car that looks like it’s straight out of the latest sci-fi movie. The concept car is referred to as the SPV (Solar Power Vehicle)

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Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, a London-based firm known for progressive landscape designs including the elevated walkway at Kew Gardens, the center will incorporate solar power and will use

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São Paulo’s Ecovila Residence Receives Brazil’s First Solar Track

São Paulo’s Ecovila Residence Receives Brazil’s First Solar Track

The Ecovila, located on the coast of São Paulo, is the first residential structure in Brazil to install solar panels that follow the motion of the sun. The solar system, along with two wind turbines,

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Georgetown Station is a Model for Low-Impact Mass Transit Outside Austin, Texas

Georgetown Station is a Model for Low-Impact Mass Transit Outside Austin, Texas

Georgetown Station by Jackson McElhaney is one of 5 transit stations outside of Austin, Texas as part of CARTS. This Rural Transit District was formed through an interlocal agreement by nine county

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Old Burbank Water Facility Transformed into California’s First Sustainable Utility EcoCampus

Old Burbank Water Facility Transformed into California’s First Sustainable Utility EcoCampus

As part of the international pilot program the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), which seeks to rejuvenate 150 projects, BWP's EcoCampus is so far the only scheme underway that bridges the gap between

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Quirky Solar-Powered KIKO House Surveys the Tyrol Mountains With Silver Bubble Windows

Quirky Solar-Powered KIKO House Surveys the Tyrol Mountains With Silver Bubble Windows

One of the most important requirements for this home was to create an enduring relationship between the home's interior and the natural splendor outside. This is achieved by tucking away the garage and

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces the 2013 Solar Decathlon is Coming to California!

U.S. Department of Energy Announces the 2013 Solar Decathlon is Coming to California!

The U.S. Department of Energy has just announced the location of the 2013 Solar Decathlon - as well as the 20 lucky teams who will be competing for green design glory! After being kicked off the National

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Apostrophy’s Billboard House is an Urban Dwelling That Doubles as Advertising Space

Apostrophy’s Billboard House is an Urban Dwelling That Doubles as Advertising Space

The Billboard House has a trailer base that sits in between the sides of a trivision billboard. The facade is kinetic and illuminated with LED lights such that more than one brand can be advertised with

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Obama’s State of the Union Address Sets Forth a Green Blueprint for America

Obama’s State of the Union Address Sets Forth a Green Blueprint for America

President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address to the nation last night while standing firm on his believe that American ingenuity will carry us safely into a secure future. His overall

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A++’s Self-Sufficient Residential Units Respond Sustainably to Housing Shortages

A++’s Self-Sufficient Residential Units Respond Sustainably to Housing Shortages

A++ is working in collaboration with Seasif SUN-TEC, Luxferov and Nuovo Corso, to design and develop innovative, self-sufficient, modular residential units that can respond effectively to the global

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