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What Happens When Amateurs Design Cabins

Published on October 9th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

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A team made up of non-architectural graduate students at Cal Poly Pomona University have redesigned what camping means in California.  The team was asked to develop a cabin design that would reenergize camping in the state, ... Read More


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Low-Cost Building Skin Cools While Using No Energy

Published on October 8th, 2014 | by Dawn Killough


Imagine a building that self-regulates its temperature without electronics. A building that adapts, allowing outside air in as needed and eliminating the need for air conditioning, but that uses no energy in doing so.  A University ... Read More


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This Solar Cell Stores Its Own Power Like a Battery

Published on October 6th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

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This solar cell you see magnified in these pictures is unlike any other that’s come before it- because it stores power. This patent-pending device, invented at The Ohio State University, is the world’s first solar battery. ... Read More

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Links Leading to Today’s Solar Revolution

Published on October 3rd, 2014 | by Guest Contributor

This miniseries on the solar revolution is based on John Perlin’s Book, Let It Shine: The Story 6000-Year of Solar Energy. We commence with the discovery of photosensitivity. Read this , then read his excellent book. ... Read More

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