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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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Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

Barcelona to Build the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Indoor Ski Slope

The designers behind Ski Dubai's artificial ski slope, Snow World and B01 Arquitectos, have teamed up to improve on their original design with the world's very first carbon-neutral indoor ski slope in

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Dulas Delivers National Trust’s Largest Solar Installation in Wales

Dulas Delivers National Trust’s Largest Solar Installation in Wales

Dulas recently delivered the National Trust’s largest solar PV array in the UK at their grade I listed Llanerchaeron property in Wales. At just under 40 kWp (37.5kWp) and combined with the existing 7.5

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Singapore’s Supertree-Sprouting Gardens by the Bay Set to Officially Open This June

Singapore’s Supertree-Sprouting Gardens by the Bay Set to Officially Open This June

Singapore’s sprawling supertree-sprouting Gardens by the Bay are rapidly nearing completion - and one of the three indoor gardens, Bay East has already opened to the public with rave reviews. Designed

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US’s Largest Net Zero School Welcomes Students in Irving, Texas

US’s Largest Net Zero School Welcomes Students in Irving, Texas

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's green features are apparent from the moment one approaches the school, as 12 wind turbines rise 45  feet into the air alongside the building. While visually impressive,

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Solar Panels & Heated Socks Aid First Adaptive Athlete To Ski To the South Pole

Solar Panels & Heated Socks Aid First Adaptive Athlete To Ski To the South Pole

As you read this, a team of adventurers is cross-country skiing their way to the bottom of the world. But this is no ordinary Antarctic expedition - this is the first attempt made by an adaptive athlete

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MIT Scientists Find Way to Maximize Concentrated Solar Plant Efficacy by Emulating a Sunflower’s Pattern

MIT Scientists Find Way to Maximize Concentrated Solar Plant Efficacy by Emulating a Sunflower’s Pattern

Scientists at MIT and RWTH Aachen University may have revolutionized the effectiveness of concentrated solar plants - by emulating the pattern found on a sunflower, otherwise known in science as Fermat's

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Will Bruder’s Colorful Kimball Art Center Proposal is Powered By the Sun & Wind

Will Bruder’s Colorful Kimball Art Center Proposal is Powered By the Sun & Wind

Will Bruder + Partners are currently competing against BIG, Brooks + Scarpa, Sparano + Mooney Architecture, and Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects to win the award to design the Kimball Art Center

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Bridgestone Pavilion Showcases Innovative Eco Technologies at Green Fair in Bangkok

Bridgestone Pavilion Showcases Innovative Eco Technologies at Green Fair in Bangkok

After the floods in 2011, Thailand has been rebuilding, and the BOI Fair is part of a larger effort to encourage those efforts and restore economic and public confidence. Bridgestone's theme is "Going

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SolarKindle: SolarFocus Debuts Its Sun-Powered Cover for Amazon’s E-Reader at CES

SolarKindle: SolarFocus Debuts Its Sun-Powered Cover for Amazon’s E-Reader at CES

SolarFocus Technology Company Ltd. has just unveiled one of the most ingenious and practical solar powered gadgets that we've seen in a long time -- a sun-powered cover for the most popular e-reader on

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The World’s 6 Coolest Solar Powered Projects

The World’s 6 Coolest Solar Powered Projects

Sanyo's Solar Ark It is amazing what can be constructed from material that was to be thrown away. That is what occured with Sanyo who aimed to make the largest PV system in the world, a 3.4 MW

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Solar-Powered Sun Catcher Sculpture Lights Up The Night in Clearwater, FL

Solar-Powered Sun Catcher Sculpture Lights Up The Night in Clearwater, FL

A new solar-powered Sun-Catcher lighting installation recently popped up in Clearwater, FL, where it brightens the night using energy from the sun. Part of the city's Sculpture360 program, the

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Four-Cornered Villa is an Off-Grid Minimalist Retreat in Finland

Four-Cornered Villa is an Off-Grid Minimalist Retreat in Finland

The 78 square meter cabin was designed by Finnish architect Ville Hara with partner Anu Puustinen, who together comprise Avanto Architects. The simple home is laid out in the shape of a cross, and the

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Geotectura Breaks Ground on Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building

Geotectura Breaks Ground on Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building

Geotectura together with Axelrod-Grobman Architects and Chen Architects just broke ground on a futuristic new building for the Porter School of Environmental Studies that will be Israel's first LEED

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Award-Winning Solar-Powered Casa Locarno in Switzerland Stores Energy in its Basement

Award-Winning Solar-Powered Casa Locarno in Switzerland Stores Energy in its Basement

Casa Locarno doesn't use any conventional energy at all. Instead, all of its power is generated by rooftop solar panels and underfloor heating. What energy is not used immediately is stored in a 1,050

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US Solar Industry Grows More in Third Quarter of 2011 Than in All of 2009

US Solar Industry Grows More in Third Quarter of 2011 Than in All of 2009

A report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research shows that solar power installations in the United States grew more in the third quarter of 2011 than in all of 2009.

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Mario Cucinella’s 20 Bright Green Schools in Gaza Will Educate up to 16,000 Children

Mario Cucinella’s 20 Bright Green Schools in Gaza Will Educate up to 16,000 Children

Mario Cucinella has designed a gorgeous prototype for the first of twenty green schools that will soon pop up throughout the Gaza Strip at a price of $2 million a pop. Combining contemporary sustainable

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