The business case for pollinator-friendly solar sites

May 15, 2017 by  
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Why not help local farms and lakes, streams and estuaries by accompanying solar installations with native flowering plants?

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Barefoot solar movement empowers, employs, and illuminates in Afghanistan

January 4, 2016 by  
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In Afghanistan, grid electricity reaches only 38 percent of the population, leaving many residents in the dark. Many communities are remotely located in mountainous regions, making it cost prohibitive to expand the grid to service residents in those areas. Increasingly, solar power is filling the gap as the ideal energy source, given its low cost and the abundance of sunlight in the arid region. One international aid organization, inspired by the barefoot movement of India, is working to empower locals and provide means of self-employment while generating much-needed electricity for rural Afghans. Read the rest of Barefoot solar movement empowers, employs, and illuminates in Afghanistan

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U.S. on Track to Be the World Leader in Solar Power

December 27, 2013 by  
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The U.S. solar industry is expected to top current world leader, Germany, in solar installations by the end of 2013.

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The House that an Industrious Couple with $500 Built

December 27, 2013 by  
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One West Virginia couple has made a home entirely of repurposed windows and salvaged materials.

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How Christmas Tree Recycling Works

December 27, 2013 by  
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Recycled trees are typically used for mulch in community parks, as well as erosion prevention, weed abatement and habitat creation. We take a look at how these programs work.

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Occidental College and Lettuce Office Create an Electrifying Urban Hillside Solar Array in Los Angeles

April 23, 2013 by  
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Occidental College recently powered up an urban hillside solar array that combines science, engineering, urban design and art. Occidental faculty collaborated with the environment design and research firm, Lettuce Office , to create a subtle shifting, rotating design that challenges the design of normal, utilitarian solar arrays . Two-thirds of the array’s 4,886 panels are installed on a southwest-facing campus hillside. With panels mounted just 2-3 feet above the ground, the low-profile array hugs the topography of the slope in a fluid form based on a mathematical expression known as a hysteresis loop . “[This] project represents a new paradigm for arrays as architectural objects that, like buildings, are expected to contribute aesthetically to their environment,” says Occidental President Jonathan Veitch. Read the rest of Occidental College and Lettuce Office Create an Electrifying Urban Hillside Solar Array in Los Angeles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: lettuce office , occidental college , solar array , solar design , solar installations , solar panel art , Solar Power        

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Diederik Schneemann Constructs a Table from Flip-Flops Found Along Kenya’s Beaches

April 23, 2013 by  
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Dutch designer Diederik Schneeman recently added a new object to his wonderful collection called Flip Flop Story. Crafted from used flip-flops washed ashore in Nairobi, Kenya, this unique new table brings new life to lost soles. Read the rest of Diederik Schneemann Constructs a Table from Flip-Flops Found Along Kenya’s Beaches Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Diederik Schneemann , dutch design , Flip Flop , Flipflop Story , kenya , Milan Furniture Fair , nairobi , recycled , Recycled Materials , table        

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Juniper Ridge’s Cabin Sprays Make Your Home Smell Like a Forest Retreat

April 23, 2013 by  
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We love featuring treetop lounges and forest escapes here at Inhabitat – but not everyone has the good fortune to live amidst a lush green landscape. For those who yearn to take leave of the city and escape to the woods, Juniper Ridge just launched a new line of Cabin Sprays that bring the charm of the great outdoors to any interior. Read the rest of Juniper Ridge’s Cabin Sprays Make Your Home Smell Like a Forest Retreat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air freshener , cabin spray , forest scent , green design , indoor fragrance , juniper ridge , natural fragrance , pine scent , sustainable design , sustainable products , sustainable scent , wildcrafted scent        

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Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado

April 12, 2012 by  
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Yesterday Walmart announced the installation of six more solar projects in Denver, Colorado, bringing the total number of Walmart’s solar power installations to 100. The rooftop solar installations, built in a partnership with SolarCity , are enough to power 225 homes annually. Walmart and SolarCity say that these projects will prevent 5 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. Read the rest of Walmart’s 100th Solar Power Installation Gets Switched On in Colorado Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , colorado , Denver , power purchasing agreement , ppa , renewable energy , solar , solar installations , Solar Power , solarcity , tobey corey , walmart

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