Sustainable School in Copenhagen

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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The biggest problem with batteries, whether it’s lithium-ion or new flow, is degrading energy storage. Batteries just don’t maintain their performance after repeated charging cycles. Researchers from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences created a nontoxic, non-corrosive, long-lasting new flow battery that loses only “1% of its capacity per 1,000 cycles.” This could […]

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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 […]

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