October 31st, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers
Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is introducing some very exciting lighting and renewable energy discoveries. Source: Clean Technica [repostus
October 31st, 2012 | by pressroom
Known as the LifeCycle Tower (LCT) system, CREE's innovation is a slab and post wood design method that requires up to 50 percent shorter construction time compared to reinforced concrete and steel construction. The LCT system also requires 39 percent fewer resources, over the life of a building and takes advantage of engineered timber products
October 30th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS
Design for Commercial "Afterlife"
Products, processes, and systems should be designed for performance in a commercial "afterlife."
October 30th, 2012 | by pressroom
It is well established that bacteria in northern waters process carbon from their terrestrial surroundings. But the findings from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., and Université du Québec à Montréal in Montreal, Canada, challenge the widely held belief that older carbon sources are not available to bacteria and have been largely removed from the carbon feedback loop between earth and air
October 30th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley
A building opened on Oct. 4, 2012 to a regal pomp and ceremony that is trying to bridge the very gap between new technologies and historically significant products. It is the Boekenberg or “Book Mountain” in Spijkenisse, Netherlands
October 29th, 2012 | by pressroom
Materials boasting a "tunable" refractive index have been developed within the past few years, and they show tremendous potential for photovoltaic applications. Professor E. Fred Schubert, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, is investigating ways to exploit this newly gained controllability and will present his findings at the upcoming AVS 59th International Symposium and Exhibition, held Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, in Tampa, Fla
October 29th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS
Taking on a do-it-yourself home renovation can be a rewarding challenge, but it may also present unseen dangers. This is especially true of older homes that were constructed with materials that are considered to be health hazards today. The level of danger will be variable depending on how old the home is, but the homeowner should take every possible precaution to avoid or limit exposure to dangerous chemicals
October 28th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley
Many under developed countries greatly need the sustainable technologies that have begun to be implemented into first world countries. Monarch Power is making large strides in helping this happen. They will deliver solar technology to a Maasai Tribe in Tanzania, Africa which will provide renewable energy and life sustaining applications. The technology is being given to Tanzania by Monarch’s charity MPower Foundation.
October 27th, 2012 | by David Arthur
Sustainable Foods Under Attack Big Agribusiness loves to throw around dire predictions of impending world hunger. According to their press
October 26th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers
Studio HT writes: "This project questions the need for excessive space and challenges occupants to be efficient. Two shipping containers saddlebag a taller common space that connects local rock outcroppings to the expansive mountain ridge views. The containers house sleeping and work functions while the center space provides entry, dining, living and a loft above. The loft deck invites easy camping as the platform bed rolls between interior and exterior
October 26th, 2012 | by pressroom
The solar arrays will be the largest public school solar project on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and will be owned and operated by Washington Gas and Energy Systems. Kenyon Energy developed and financed the systems, while REC Solar acted as the design build turnkey EPC provider. The completed systems, which include more than 8,200 ground-mounted panels, will provide enough power to reduce the schools’ electricity bills and allow them to lock in fixed rates of electricity for the lifetime of the system, which is typically more than 25 years.
October 26th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS
Alcoa, The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division, Coca-Cola Recycling, eCullet, Resource Recycling, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. today announced the 2013 Recycling Innovators Forum and Competition
October 25th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers
For those people wanting to stay current on solar new, this post from Zach Shahan at Clean Technica is quite
October 25th, 2012 | by pressroom
PVEL’s PVUSA test center was one of North America’s first solar power plants and has a deep history in the US solar industry. Initially developed by PG&E to study the impact of high penetration solar on the electrical grid, the California Energy Commission’s internationally recognized PTC rating was developed at the PVUSA site. Due to PVUSA’s unique research status, PVEL’s testing program can accommodate non-UL listed products and prototypes – an opportunity seized by many of North America’s premier module and inverter manufacturers.