Guest Post: Solar panels, formed from several types of photovoltaic cells, can be manufactured from a variety of different materials – most of which being crystalline silicon. Over a hundred different manufacturers produce photovoltaic cells all over the world.
Sales look good, indeed. Just received this note from Courtney concerning Rachel Armstrong’s Living Architecture, which just published this Tuesday on Amazon
2011 marked Sustainable Industries’ sixth annual competition where more than 100 entries were received and evaluated. The requirements to make the top ten list are environmental performance, scalability/market impact, innovativeness, design aesthetic, and value and compatibility with LEED.
The top ten were: Adura Wireless Lighting Contols, Breathe Living Wall, Greensulate, HydroRight Dual Flush Converter, Indow Windows, Juice Bar, Mobile Solar Power Systems, Modlet, SageGlass and SmartSlope Living Retaining Wall.
Call it the new-age tent. The PODhouse, a prefabricated micro home, looks remarkably inviting and can offer an ideal place to settle for a night or weekend.
SolarEdge Technologies announced today the introduction of a new line of top efficiency, single phase solar inverters for the North American market.
sers of outdoor wood furnaces and wood boilers now have additional pollution control options from ClearStak, LLC. The company has expanded its line of Pollution Control Devices (PCDs) and Intelligent Bio-fuel Controllers (IBCs) to retrofit a wider variety of outdoor wood boilers and four different sizes of pipe – up to 12” in diameter.
Ryan’s primary goal for the circHouse has been to this end: to manufacture a durable and secure shelter that can be rapidly deployed to help assist with emergency aid efforts in places like Haiti, where citizens are still recovering from a massive earthquake almost one and a half years ago, many without any kind of decent shelter.
Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering (IAO) in Stuttgart, Germany have developed a moving luminous ceiling that has office workers gazing at moving clouds without ever leaving their desks. IAO researchers teamed up with LEiDs GmbH, an LED technology company, to make sure their ceiling simulates natural light conditions on a partially-cloudy day as accurately as possible.
As we do our holiday shopping, we must remember that we inhabit a planet that can’t afford the environmental price of our careless consumerism. So when buying all the shiny, new electronics and gadgets, think if you or receiver of the gift truly needs the latest electronics.
To create a sustainable planet, we need new products that are not introduced for complete new uses but rather new innovations are applied to existing frameworks of need that are already widely used and in demand. In the energy conservation sector, Onyx Solar is one such company that has developed some impressive solar innovations.
A company that is setting the bar high with advances in lighting technology is Intematix with their headquarters in Fremont, CA. They have demonstrated their technological advances with their ChromaLit Collection and now this month they are releasing their new Color Rendering Index (CRI) for LED lights.
As sustainable design becomes a more common practice, it is the aesthetic appeal and technological advances which are used in collaboration with these practices that make each building more inspirational. The Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) in Manama, Bahrain is a beautiful example of sustainability meets design. It was designed by Atkins with the goals of using renewable energy sources intertwined with sustainable architecture but inspired by traditional Arabian wind towers to direct the wind sources to wind turbines attached…
Solar technologies are constantly evolving, becoming more and more effective as new designs and discoveries are made in the field. New Energy Technologies continues this trend with the advent of their new product, the SolarWindow. The new windows will be the first see-through windows that can also generate electricity through a specially designed spray put on the window. They are developing six different types of SolarWindows for different situations: Commercial- A flat glass window for installation in commercial buildings Structural…