Adobe House Somerset West, South Africa Photo: Jan Tik
Renewable energy services company SolarCity and homebuilder Shea Homes have partnered to make a “no electric bill” home available to homebuyers in all Shea Homes Active Lifestyle and Trilogy communities in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Washington.
EXHIBITS: Center for Architecture Opens Two Exhibitions on Middle Eastern Architecture and Engineering
The Center for Architecture announces the opening of two concurrent exhibitions on architecture in the Middle East. City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982, in its U.S. debut, presents built and unbuilt work by 11 architects, including Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown. The second show, CHANGE: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present surveys more than 120 contemporary works in 20 countries and territories.
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A 35-meter-long photovoltaic pavilion adds the finishing touch to the campus of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and is to be used as a space for social events, brainstorming ideas and presentations. Odersun solar modules cover the whole building. Made from 25 mm-thick break-proof security glass, the PV modules act as façade elements and were specially developed and manufactured for this project.
As the fuel cell industry makes the transition from the R&D stage to full commercialization, breakout applications are continuing to emerge and business models and market structures are evolving rapidly, reports Pike Research.
Independent solar panel test lab, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), will present its findings from recent PV characterization work at industry events scheduled in February and March 2012. Module manufacturers, solar investors and project developers utilize PVEL to assess solar panel reliability and durability.