Desert Twins produce water through condensation in driest place on Earth

May 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Desert Twins produce water through condensation in driest place on Earth

One in 10 people on Earth lack access to safe water , which is why artist Ap Verheggen has been working so hard to address water scarcity over the last decade or so. He and the rest of the SunGlacier team, invited by the Dutch Ministry of Defense, recently tested their idea of making water from thin air in what they describe as the driest, hottest place on the planet: the Sahara Desert . They were able to accomplish the feat solely with the power of the sun and a bit of basic physics. Take a closer look at their groundbreaking Desert Twins , designed specifically for this project, after the jump. From an ice-making leaf in the desert to a solar-powered desert waterfall , SunGlacier has pioneered creative, artistic approaches to the lack of water in Earth’s dry areas. They recently made water from air in Mali with the solar-powered Desert Twins, two devices built for the Sahara Desert test. One device makes water, the other houses an energy unit. Condensation enables the devices to create water. Related: Produce your own water from thin air with SunGlacier’s solar-powered DC03 But it’s much harder to pull water from air in the Sahara than it is in the Netherlands, where SunGlacier is based. According to the team, air in Mali on a summer day only has around half the water vapor of a dry summer day in the Netherlands. They faced several days of challenges as they tinkered with their devices, adding insulation and re-configuring cooling air streams before they finally succeeded in producing any water. The team knew their design could operate in ideal conditions, but the Mali success shows it can work just about anywhere in the world. SunGlacier says their device is “probably the world’s first artificial water well to work entirely off the grid .” SunGlacier intends to keep improving their technology, and say in the future they plan to focus on cleaning and enriching water with salts and minerals, and water storage. Their goal is to build a machine that is able to operate without electricity or a liquid water source, much like a well. + SunGlacier Via SunGlacier Images courtesy of SunGlacier

Continued here:
Desert Twins produce water through condensation in driest place on Earth

Sahara Desert Project to grow 10 hectares of food in Tunisian desert

March 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Sahara Desert Project to grow 10 hectares of food in Tunisian desert

With 75 percent of its country comprised of desert, it’s not easy for Tunisia to grow food. But the Sahara Forest Project aims to change that with a $30 million facility funded by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry. Building on their first projects in Qatar and Jordan, the group will use solar energy and desalination technology to sprout food in the Sahara Desert . Read the rest of Sahara Desert Project to grow 10 hectares of food in Tunisian desert

Read more here:
Sahara Desert Project to grow 10 hectares of food in Tunisian desert

This tiny Irish pub on wheels wins St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on This tiny Irish pub on wheels wins St. Patrick’s Day

Read the rest of This tiny Irish pub on wheels wins St. Patrick’s Day

View original here:
This tiny Irish pub on wheels wins St. Patrick’s Day

Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper

March 31, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper

Read the rest of Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “eVolo” , Bio-Pyramid , bio-pyramid skyscraper , condensation trip , desertification , egypt , eVolo 2015 skyscraper competition , evolo skyscraper competition , great pyramids , microclimate , mixed-use , pyramid , Sahara desert , vertical farming

Read more from the original source:
Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper

Desertec’s First Solar Power Plant to Begin Construction in Morocco Next Year

November 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Desertec’s First Solar Power Plant to Begin Construction in Morocco Next Year

The Desertec Initiative announced two years ago its intentions to harness the power of the sun in the Sahara Desert . Now, the project is moving forward, with plans for the first construction to break ground in 2012. The 500-megawatt concentrated solar power plant (CSP) will cost a cool $2.8 billion and harness the power of the sun from the desert of Morocco. Desertec is a projected half-trillion dollar solar project that will occupy parts of the Sahara, the Middle East, and Europe. The potential for the project is great — if completed, it could produce enough electricity to meet  15-20 percent of Europe’s energy demand by 2050 while providing power to the Middle East and Northern Africa as well. Read the rest of Desertec’s First Solar Power Plant to Begin Construction in Morocco Next Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , csp , desertec solar energy project , eco design , green design , Morocco Solar plant , renewable energy pledge , Sahara desert , solar plant , sustainable design

View original here:
Desertec’s First Solar Power Plant to Begin Construction in Morocco Next Year

Huge Sahara Desert Solar Project to Break Ground Next Year

November 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Eco Tech

Comments Off on Huge Sahara Desert Solar Project to Break Ground Next Year

The massive Dersertec Initiative , which will include several solar power plants constructed in the Sahara Desert, as well as parts of the MIddle East and Europe, is coming together as planned .  The first plant, a 500-MW concentrated solar installation, is now set to break ground next year. This first plant will be located in Morocco and cost about $2.8 billion and will take two to four years to complete.  The first phase of the plant will be 7.4 square miles and have a capacity of 150 MW. The Dersertec Initiative is being funded by a large consortium of European companies and organizations .  The huge project is expected to provide 15 to 20 percent of Europe’s electricity needs by 2050, while also providing electricity to the Middle East and Northern Africa. via CleanTechnica

The rest is here: 
Huge Sahara Desert Solar Project to Break Ground Next Year

Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

January 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Way back in 2008, we reported on a proposal for the Sahara Forest Project , an incredible sustainable solution to resource scarcity that would turn the Sahara Desert into a source for food, water, and energy. If you thought the idea was too good to be true, think again.

See the original post:
Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Climate Change Effects May Continue For Next 1000 Years, Even Under Zero Emissions Scenarios

January 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Climate Change Effects May Continue For Next 1000 Years, Even Under Zero Emissions Scenarios

photo: Wonker / Creative Commons Take this as an indication of the long-term magnitude of climate change: New research shows that even if we had a zero-carbon economy today, the impact of rising CO2 levels would continue to have serious ecological impact for the next 1000 years. The research published in Nature Geoscience examines zero-emissions scenarios beginning both in 2010 and in 2100, ..

Original post: 
Climate Change Effects May Continue For Next 1000 Years, Even Under Zero Emissions Scenarios

Audi Cross-Tareq runs on electricity produced from solar heat

April 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Eco

Comments Off on Audi Cross-Tareq runs on electricity produced from solar heat

Eco Factor: Zero-emission electric vehicle powered by thermoelectric generators. The Audi Cross-Tareq is a zero-emission concept vehicle that is designed to run clean on an all-electric engine

Read the original here:
Audi Cross-Tareq runs on electricity produced from solar heat

Groasis Waterboxx Can Grow Trees in Any Climate–Even the Desert!

April 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Groasis Waterboxx Can Grow Trees in Any Climate–Even the Desert!

A new device can make a tree grow in Brooklyn–or California, or Holland or even the Sahara desert. The Groasis Waterboxx captures rainwater and condensation in the air, helping plants grow in even the most arid regions of the world. Pieter Hoff, the Waterboxx’s developer, hopes to use the new tech to combat hunger, erosion, climate change and deforestation.

Originally posted here:
Groasis Waterboxx Can Grow Trees in Any Climate–Even the Desert!

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 2382 access attempts in the last 7 days.