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Bio-Hydrogen Airship could be transportation reality by 2030

May 10, 2010 / No Comments

Hindenburg may be the only craft hitting one’s mind at the slightest mention of airships from day’s bygone, but you need to check out Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut’s, Hydrgenase airship to get an idea of just how green would be our future transportation systems by as early as 2030.

Solar waterfall to make Rio’s stunning skyline green

May 4, 2010 / No Comments

Rio de Janeiro’s natural skyline is all set to host a new iconic architectural masterpiece before 2016 Olympics, after the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Designed by Swiss architecture firm RAFAA, the solar powered artificial waterfall has been proposed in league with the carnival nation spearheading the green movement on the Latin American continent.

The Last resort: Sleek solar powered floating home

April 21, 2010 / No Comments

Mobile floating architecture has always been a viable option before us to counter space constraints due to shortfall in the availability of land. People have been using sustainable structures to live on the water in many parts of the world but they have too elementary in terms of design and construction. The Last Resort, is a solar powered concept mobile ...

Transparent Solar Panels Capture the Sun From all Directions

March 30, 2010 / 1 Comment

According to common beliefs, for solar panels to work at their best, they should be placed at an angle favorable to the sun. Also, they have to be dark to make best of the incident solar energy. Sphelar solar arrays beg to differ. These solar cells developed by Kyosemi Corporation debuted at the PV Expo 2010 in Tokyo, and claim ...

Wal-Mart Installing Massive Solar Array in California

January 26, 2010 / No Comments

Wal-Mart have been contributing their fair shair of trouble to their environment, but that doesn't mean that they can't be nice every once in a while. Just now, they've installed about 5300 solar panels in California, where its Apple Valley distribution center is located. The panels will be used to provide energy to the distribution center, which has quite the ...

First Solar Produces 1 Gigawatts of Power in 2009

December 16, 2009 / No Comments

First Solar have announced that their production of solar systems for 2009 is the equivalent of 1 gigawatts of power. This is great news, as it's indicative of a rising interest in this type of technology among consumers. First Solar produces cadmium telluride solar cells and panels, and their production has been only 75 megawatts for 2007, and 420-460 in ...

Solar Panels to be Able to Clean Themselves Thanks to New Nanotech Breakthrough

December 10, 2009 / 3 Comments

The costs for maintenance for solar panels will go down soon, as researchers at Tel Aviv University have managed to make a breakthrough in nano technology, while working on a potential cure for Alzheimer's. Thanks to this breakthrough, solar panels will be able to clean themselves.

Canada’s Loyalty One Building Gets the Country’s Largest Rooftop Solar Panel Array

December 10, 2009 / 1 Comment

The Loyalty One building, from where the Air Miles rewards programs are managed, has just been equipped with the biggest rooftop solar panel system in the entire Canada. The system's capacity isn't that impressive compared to other installations around the world - just 165 kW, but it's perfectly enough for the entire building, thanks to the LEED silver and gold ...

Concept For Solar-Powered Hat and Gloves to Warm You in The Winter

December 1, 2009 / No Comments

Yiran Qian, a German resident, came up with an interesting concept called "Endless Warm". The idea incorporates solar panels into a common hat and a pair of gloves, using the generated power to heat the clothing articles.

Sunshine or Gloom: How safe are solar panels?

January 21, 2009 / 2 Comments

Solar energy is hailed as the savior of mankind from the impending doom of global warming and along with hydrogen powered fuel cells, it's solar energy that is expected to cater our energy needs in the centuries to come. Many European countries and states like California have a very aggressive solar energy program and are riding high on the golden wings ...