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Scientists Adding Color to Solar Panels

July 4, 2013 / 1 Comment

If you have noticed the design and layout of solar panels around, you would have thought a minute or two about its aesthetics. Though not too bad, the dark colored cells could be a put off. Scientists have now decided to add some color to them. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Germany ...

Wheego Building Electric SUV for Next Year

May 2, 2013 / No Comments

Wheego Electric Cars have trundled on despite skepticism and lack of attention. Travelling on the other side of the road from the prominent Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive, Wheego has managed to keep adding new dealers and whisking past regulatory hurdles. The company owes its success, which is admittedly a low-key route success, to its designs. The company, based in Atlanta, ...

Toyota Prius Design to be Altered

November 7, 2012 / No Comments

The Toyota Prius, as you all know, is one of the most popular and recognizable cars in the world. The unique design has made the car a style icon already. The slippery, wedge-like design was originally developed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Well, the Toyota Prius design which has become a familiar site on the world’s roads may change soon. Yes, Toyota ...

Green Designs for 2012 London Olympics Turn Winners

July 21, 2011 / No Comments

Take a look at the results of the latest design competition conducted in connection with the structure of London Olympic Games Information Pavilion, and you will know the world is not at all lacking in sustainable ideas. The mind blowing array of projects that extensively make use of recycled materials and solar power shows us how the world thinks green.   The ...

The R-House – Excellence In Passive Design

July 12, 2010 / No Comments

Home owners who feel strongly about having a ‘green’ home now have one more reason to celebrate! R-House, which completely meets passive energy standards, now stands as a testament to the fact that you do not have to compromise on your ‘green’ ideals to have a well insulated home.

Electree bonzai solar charger leaves you craving

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

You do not have much to look at a solar charger. They are etched out in standard shapes and sizes using the same gray crap strictly confining their usage to little else than ensuring sufficient charge for our ever-hungry batteries. Electree too does the same, but with grace and style.

New York City’s second-tallest building is also its greenest

May 24, 2010 / No Comments

While designers across the globe are busy finalizing designs for the ultra-modern green skyscrapers ahead of their times, one particular high rise building on New York’s 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue has already become one. Bank of America Tower has won the "platinum" certification from U.S. Green Building Council, the non-profit council that promotes environmentally friendly construction and design.

Solar Powered eco-tower for hotter climes

May 17, 2010 / No Comments

Building solar powered skyscrapers makes all the sense when you have leading scientists making claims about half of the earth becoming uninhabitable by 2050 due to rise in temperatures. The sustainable tower by Kenneth Kole and Michelle Lim meets up the necessity just in case the planet heated up more than it already has.

Eco bench made from recycled material generates electricity

May 17, 2010 / 1 Comment

This design somehow conjures the image of a semi circular moon shaped prop popularly used by stars to touch down on the stage in theatrical world. However, ecO-Bench is no mean prop. In fact, its’ futuristic street lighting furniture thoroughly soaked in green bearings.

Solar Shelf Concept Generates Power and Protects Your Car

November 20, 2009 / No Comments

The Solar Shelf Concept was a design entry to the Green Life Competition, and has come up as one of the top three designs submitted to the contest. A basic requirement of the competition was that the design entered should be environment and design centric, and that the entry should not be unrealistic.