Team Purdue’s Suburban INhome Takes 2nd Place in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

October 3, 2011 by  
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We’re thrilled to announce that this weekend Team Purdue took second place in the 2011 Solar Decathlon ! Purdue’s sensible, suburban-style INhome received top marks throughout the competition due to its focus on energy efficiency, mass ‘marketability’, and tried-and-true green building techniques. The team keep Maryland’s competition-winning WaterShed House on its toes throughout the past week as the INHome slipped in and out of first place. In the end the INhome beat out 17 other solar homes from around the world at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and there’s no doubt that their carefully created SIP wall construction and efficient solar-powered cooling system helped them blow the competition out of the water. Read the rest of Team Purdue’s Suburban INhome Takes 2nd Place in the 2011 Solar Decathlon! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2011 solar decathlon , 2011 solar decathlon winner , Architecture , purdue inhouse , Purdue solar decathlon , Solar Decathlon , solar decathlon architecture competition , solar decathlon winner , suburban inhouse , team purdue , team purdue inhouse , team purdue solar decathlon house , who won solar decathlon

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2,200MPG Celeritas Solar Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon

April 26, 2011 by  
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Solar cars are rapidly becoming more and more efficient, but they’re going to have to step up their game in order to beat the Celeritas, a 275 lb vehicle that can travel 2,200 miles per gallon. The car, designed by a team from Purdue University, just won the urban division of the 2011 Shell EcoMarathon international competition, which was held this week in Houston

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Compostable Packaging Test: Natureworks Ingeo Corn Cups

April 26, 2011 by  
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Researchers developing technology to use car engine exhaust to generate electricity

November 25, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Technology promises better fuel consumption by converting engine exhaust into electricity. Researchers at Purdue University are creating a system that harvests heat from an engine’s exhaust to generate electricity, reducing a car’s fuel consumption. The research is being funded with a $1.4 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S

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Japanese scientists aim to solve energy crisis by using desert sand

November 25, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Silica from desert sand to be used to make solar panels for renewable energy. A team of Japanese scientists have come up with an ingenious proposal to provide 50 percent of the world’s energy needs by utilizing sand from the Sahara desert.

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Skinny music player concept is powered by body heat

November 25, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable music player doesn’t need extra batteries. Industrial designers Chih-Wei Wang and Shou-His Fu have come up with a concept music playback device that can be attached onto the user’s skin whenever they are exercising or taking a walk. Once attached, the user can switch on the power control and enjoy music without connecting any earphones to the device.

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Spectrolab to mass-produce record-breaking solar cell

November 25, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Solar cell achieves conversion efficiency of 39.2 percent. Boeing’s subsidiary Spectrolab has developed new record-breaking solar cell, which achieves a conversion efficiency of 39.2 percent.

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SOM delivers India’s first LEED Gold certified hotel

November 24, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable hotel designed to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) have announced the completion of India’s first LEED Gold Certified hotel, which has been built in the city of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh

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Purdue student transforms $50 motorcycle to run on solar energy

September 30, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero-emission electric motorcycle is propelled by solar energy. Tony Danger Coiro, a student at Purdue University, has developed a one-of-a-kind electric motorcycle that is powered by renewable solar energy. The motorcycle is a transformed version of an old 1978 Suzuki that was purchased for just $50

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At Last, No More Dishpan Hands: New Coating Could Eliminate Detergents

January 18, 2010 by  
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