Australia’s Largest Solar Cell Printer Can Spit Out a Photovoltaic Panel Every Two Seconds

May 16, 2013 by  
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An incredible new printer at the University of Melbourne has allowed researchers to print solar cells up to the size of an A3 sheet of paper. Developed in collaboration between the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC), CSIRO , and the University of Melbourne, the solar cell printer makes renewable energy even easier to source. Read the rest of Australia’s Largest Solar Cell Printer Can Spit Out a Photovoltaic Panel Every Two Seconds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CSIRO , eco design , green design , largest solar cell printer , solar cell printer , sustainable design , university of melbourne , Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium        

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The World’s First Flat-Pack Truck Can Be Assembled in Just 12 Hours

May 16, 2013 by  
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Flat-pack goods typically make more efficient use of materials and have lower shipping costs, and in recent years companies have designed everything from flat-pack beds and dressers to flat-pack lamps and even houses . Now, British philanthropist Sir Torquil Norman’s Global Vehicle Trust has developed the OX, the world’s first flat-pack truck . The inexpensive vehicle, which is intended for use in developing countries, can reportedly be assembled in just 12 hours by three people using basic tools, and it can be taken apart again in less than six hours. Read the rest of The World’s First Flat-Pack Truck Can Be Assembled in Just 12 Hours Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “flat pack” , Africar , flat pack vehicle , Flat-pack truck , Flatpack , flatpack truck , flatpack vehicle , Global Vehicle Trust , green transportation , green vehicles , Ox , Sir Torquil Norman , trucks        

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World’s Largest Solar Boat Announces Trans-Atlantic Trip to Conduct Climate Change Experiments

April 3, 2013 by  
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In 2010, PlanetSolar’s Tûranor solar-powered boat completed a 19-month voyage around the world. Now the eco-vessel is set to set sail again over the Atlantic Ocean in order to conduct experiments along the Gulf Stream in a project known as PlanetSolar DeepWater . The 115-foot Swiss catamaran, whose name means ‘power of the sun’ in Elvish, will take measurements on behalf of the University of Geneva . Read the rest of World’s Largest Solar Boat Announces Trans-Atlantic Trip to Conduct Climate Change Experiments Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , biobox , Climate Change , eco-vessel , gulf stream , PlanetSolar , planetsolar deepwater , PlanetSolar’s Tûranor , Solar Power , solar powered boat , solar powered vessel , TURANOR , university of geneva

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The Solar Photovoltaic Industry is Finally Set to Become a Net Energy Producer

April 3, 2013 by  
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Solar Panel photo from Shutterstock Solar panels offer a clean source of alternative energy – but ironically, the solar industry has a significant carbon footprint due to its reliance on coal and natural gas to manufacture photovoltaics. Fortunately, a new study by Michael Dale from the Stanford Global Climate & Energy Project shows that the PV industry is set to pay off its energy debt as early as 2015. Published in the latest edition of the journal Environmental Science and Technology , the study details the declining energy inputs necessary to create photovoltaic panels and advances in technology that have aided in the development of the PV market around the world. Read the rest of The Solar Photovoltaic Industry is Finally Set to Become a Net Energy Producer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental science and technology , global climate and energy project , michael dale , net positive , pv panel , silicon , solar panel , stanford

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NASA Unveils Plan to Launch World’s Largest Solar Sail in 2014

February 1, 2013 by  
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NASA has announced plans to launch the world’s largest solar sail in 2014 – and it will be travelling an incredible two million miles from Earth. The giant solar sail will use photons from the sun for propulsion, paving the way for various exploration missions that could be accomplished only through the use of “propellantless propulsion” technology. The solar sail technology could be used in the collection and removal of orbital debris, communicating with the Earth’s South Pole or even in organizing commercial space travel . Read the rest of NASA Unveils Plan to Launch World’s Largest Solar Sail in 2014 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aerospace technology , DuPont Kapton , lightweight materials , NASA solar sail , NASA Sunjammer missio , orbital debris removal , polyimde space sail , propellantless propulsion , space exploration , space technology , space travel , star trek , Star Trek space travel

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IKEA Announces Plan to Become 100% Energy-Neutral by 2020

October 23, 2012 by  
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Ikea has long been recognized for its adoption of sustainable practices, from investment in renewable energy to their participation in the American Forests plant-a-tree program , and today the company has unveiled what might be its most ambitious initiative to date. The Swedish furniture manufacturer has stated that they plan to not only transition to 100% renewable energy sources by 2020, but will also plant more trees than they use in production. IKEA also aims to limit sales to energy-efficient products like LED bulbs , refrigerators and induction stoves. Read the rest of IKEA Announces Plan to Become 100% Energy-Neutral by 2020 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , “wind power” , Energy Neutrality , ikea , induction cooking , LED lighting , plant a tree , Solar Power

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Extraordinary ‘Bamboo Stalactites’ Sprout Mushrooms in Liter of Light’s Shanghai Biennale Pavilion!

October 23, 2012 by  
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Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

July 5, 2012 by  
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London’s super-solar Blackfriars Station is halfway to becoming home to the world’s largest solar bridge. Solarcentury began construction on the ambitious project last fall, fitting the bridge with a solar array that will supply a whopping 900,000kWh of clean electricity per year, provide more than fifty percent of its power need to operate the transit hub , while reducing CO2 emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes for the same time period ! Read the rest of Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Blackfriars Station , london solar , london tube , public transit , river thames , Solar Bridge , solar century , Solar Power , urban rail

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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens in Saudi Arabia

April 20, 2012 by  
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The world’s largest solar thermal plant recently opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The new plant is almost double the size of what was previously the largest solar thermal facility (located in Denmark), and it will generate enough power to heat water for a university of 40,000 students. GREENTecONE, an Austrian solar design company, supplied the solar panels for the project. Read the rest of World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Opens in Saudi Arabia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: GREENTecONE , Middle East , Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University for Women , Riyadh , saudi arabia , solar , solar panels , solar thermal , solar thermal plant

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Düsseldorf Airport Installs One of The Largest Solar Arrays in Germany

December 29, 2011 by  
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The Düsseldorf International Airport is about to flip the switch on one of the largest solar arrays in Germany. The 8,400 panel, 2 megawatt solar array spans the space of six soccer fields, and it was finished in time to start feeding power to the grid before the clock strikes 2012. To prove the solar array’s everyday worth, the airport has installed a real time statistics ticker in the airport lobby so passengers can see how much energy it is creating and how much carbon dioxide is being diverted from the atmosphere. Read the rest of Düsseldorf Airport Installs One of The Largest Solar Arrays in Germany Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , 2 megawatt solar array , airport solar array , biggest solar array , Düsseldorf , dusseldorf airport , dusseldorf international airport , german green energy , germany sustainable energy , green airport , green energy , green energy in germany , green transportation , huge solar array , large solar array , renewable energy

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