Aaron D’Innocenzo Built this Green Desert Home by Himself in Eight Years

June 28, 2013 by  
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TwingTec Energy Harvesting Kite is a High-Flying Wind Power Generator

June 28, 2013 by  
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Kite flying may be the perfect leisurely summertime activity, but it could also help charge your devices as well. Swiss company TwingTec has developed an incredible energy harvesting kite that collects wind power while sailing the skies. Resembling the vintage box kite made famous by the Wright Brothers, the kite is connected to a ground station, which collects the wind energy through tension reels. Read the rest of TwingTec Energy Harvesting Kite is a High-Flying Wind Power Generator Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ‘kite power , eco design , ederal Institute of Technology in Lausanne , EMPA , energy harvesting kite , Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich , green design , sustainable design , Swiss Kite Power Project , TwingTec , University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland        

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Songjiang Hotel: Construction Begins On Chinese Eco-Resort Nestled into 100-Meter-Deep Quarry

June 28, 2013 by  
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Construction has started on the sustainable hotel resort built into a 100-meter high cliff in the Songjiang district just outside Shanghai. Looking like a gorgeous villain lair from one of the James Bond movies, the 19-story hotel complex will have a huge waterfall pour down from its roof and two of its first floors submerged in the water. Read the rest of Songjiang Hotel: Construction Begins On Chinese Eco-Resort Nestled into 100-Meter-Deep Quarry Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Atkins architecture , geothermal energy , green roofed hotels , hotel resort China , renewable energy sources , Shimao Group , Songjiang , Songjiang Hotel , sustainable hotel China , Sustainable Hotels        

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RMJM Unveils Proposal for Cloud-Shaped Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan

June 28, 2013 by  
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Concentrated Solar Power Isn’t Just for Deserts, It Could be for Walls Too

March 11, 2010 by  
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Usually when you read about concentrated solar power, it’s referring to some large project destined for the Mojave Desert, but Syracuse’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE) has set out to prove that this technology can be used in smaller, colder settings. SyracuseCoE in Syracuse, NY is itself a LEED-platinum-certified, 55,000 square-foot building that serves as a testing ground for renewable energy and efficiency technologies.  The south wall of the building is home to a concentrated solar facade that, at first glance, resembles the frosted cube walls found in doctors’ office waiting rooms. This 8-foot by 8-foot facade houses several clear pyramid lenses that track the sun and concentrate the rays onto high-efficiency PV cells.  Extra energy not converted to electricity is used for heating water and radiant heat in the building.  And because it’s made up of clear panels, it also adds natural lighting indoors.  You can watch a video of the system at work here .

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Good News for Solar Thermal: $1.37B in Loan Guarantees to BrightSource Energy for 400 MW

February 23, 2010 by  
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Photo: Brightsource Energy The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Hasn’t Run Dry Yet It seems like the Department of Energy (DOE) and Steven Chu aren’t done handing out loan guarantees (which people too often confuse with actual loans). A week ago it was for two nuclear power plants , and this week it is for 400 megawatts of solar thermal in the Mojave desert. ..

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Few Solar Applications Are Within Feinstein Proposed Desert Monument Area

December 28, 2009 by  
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California’s Senator Feinstein has proposed a bill to set aside land along Route 66 under the Mojave desert for a National Monument; by  negotiating an agreement in advance with the conservationists and setting aside a “no solar” area (orange area on map above) of the Mojave desert. Several of the over 10 GW of solar applications that are currently under review in California ( red dots on the CEC map above) are in that portion of the desert

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