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Whether it’s Dubai’s 1,378-foot self-sustaining Da Vinci tower or Harvard Engineer Jeff Wilson’s 352-square foot Kasita Home, the world is beginning to embrace the green construction industry. From eco-friendly architectural firms to robotic brick layers to recyclable building materials, wasteful construction sites and energy-sucking skyscrapers are being replaced by fully sustainable structures. Case and point: […]

China, solar energy, goal, 2020, 2017, China's solar energy goal

Between an electric car powered by only solar energy and South Miami mandating solar panels on all new homes, 2017 is one of solar’s best years yet. And China just added their name to this year’s solar achievements by shattering their 2020 solar power target. In fact, the nation already more than doubled their 2020 target […]

Green Tech Media's 2017 Solar Capacity Outlook

According to the latest edition of the Global Solar Demand Monitor authored by Green Tech Media (GTM), the global capacity of solar power will likely reach 871 gigawatts by the year 2022 – more than double today’s nuclear capacity. The outlook is rather promising for solar capacity – with GTM estimated close to 390 gigawatts […]

Build Solar Unveils Its Glass Block Energy Technology

Led by entrepreneur and solar scientist Dr. Hasan Baig and world leading renewable energy scientist Professor Tapas Mallick, a team of researchers at the University of Exeter have developed an opaque glass block that harnesses solar energy. According to Build Solar, the company responsible for bringing the Solar Squared technology to market, “Buildings consume more […]

Solar Power Now Required on New Homes

South Miami becomes the first Florida city—and the only city outside of California—to require solar panels on homes. The law affects those building new homes and those renovating their current home. The push came from a 16-year-old high school student in early 2016. Delaney Reynolds mailed several mayors in Florida asking them to require citizens […]

physee solar panel windows

When most people think of a solar panel, they think of large modules with bulky electrical equipment. While solar panels can save a house or smaller commercial building a lot of money, bigger buildings, like New York City’s iconic skyscrapers, don’t receive the same cost-benefit ratio as their smaller counterparts. But thankfully, there is a […]

Solar Powered Gas Stations

Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid sees Dubai as “the city of the future.” To him, that means becoming the city with the smallest carbon footprint in the world by 2050. The first order of business: make rooftop solar power mandatory by 2030. The second order of business: generate 75% of the city’s energy via […]

Whether it’s China, the United States, India or Japan, the world is taking monumental strides towards adopting renewable energy. Last year, the world was able to double its solar power capacity. As we all know, greater efficiency gives way to access – and in the solar power industry that translates into lower prices. It’s a […]

Jeremy Munday, a University of Maryland researcher from the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, has created the first “controllable” solar-powered smart window. With the duo-pronged ability to manipulate transparency but also harness electricity to power other devices, the smart windows can only be described as revolutionary. It also uses solar energy to […]