Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local conditions

May 26, 2015 by  
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Chakour Studios is aiming to provide creative and comfortable spaces for children where they can learn and play using modular design that offers flexibility and ease. Depending on where the pod is used, the user can plug in various materials based on local functional requirements, climate, cost and regional availability.  Called Plug n Play, the very first building will be situated within the grounds of Tsast Altai school in the west of Mongolia, where the module will be designed to take advantage of local conditions and materials. Once completed, the space will host 100 pupils in an environmentally-friendly space that can withstand the extreme Mongolian climate. Read the rest of Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local conditions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chaukor Studio , Chaukor studio school , Green Building , green school , local materials , modular building , modular school , modular structure , plug n play school , plug n play structure , prefab building , Solar Power , Sustainable Building , Sustainable Materials , sustainable school , thermal power

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This tulip-shaped solar plant is bringing reliable energy to Ethiopia

December 4, 2014 by  
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Development in rural African communities is often limited by lack of access to reliable power because hospitals, schools and businesses all require a steady source of electricity to be able to function. The government of Ethiopia is addressing this need using the AORA Solar- Hybrid system . The AORA system is ingenious because it is modular and uses less water than other systems, but perhaps best of all, the concentrated solar tower looks like a gorgeous energy-generating tulip high in the sky. Read the rest of This tulip-shaped solar plant is bringing reliable energy to Ethiopia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , AORA , AORA energy , AORA Tulip , AORA Tulip power plant , concentrated solar energy , concentrated solar power , Hybrid energy , Solar Power , solar power plant , solar thermal power , thermal power , thermal power plant , Tulip energy , Tulip power plant , Tulip solar , Tulip solar plant

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Mont-de-Marsan’s timber-slatted volumes float out from a grassy hillside in France

December 4, 2014 by  
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Why PV Solar is Better than Thermal Energy for Precious Water Supplies

February 7, 2014 by  
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Lack of water is a huge problem in vast portions of the United States, where there is hardly enough to go around after the farms, ranches and cities have gotten their fill. So it really makes no sense that we waste massive amounts of water in order to generate thermal power. In fact, running these plants require four times more water than that used by every citizen in the country combined. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had an alternative energy source that is clean, efficient and uses significantly less water? You know, something like photovoltaic solar power? Read the rest of Why PV Solar is Better than Thermal Energy for Precious Water Supplies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquatic life harm , draining aquifers , drought in the US , drought water , drought water usage , saving water , Solar Power , solar power benefits , solar power use , solar power water savings , thermal power , thermal power drought , thermal power issues , thermal power problems , thermal power waste , water usage , water waste , western aquifers , wildlife harm        

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Solar Power Can Produce Most Of Our Electricity & Half Of All Our Energy By 2060: IEA

August 29, 2011 by  
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Another projection on how much of our power could be produced by renewable energy : A new International Energy Agency assessment of solar power shows that photovoltaics and solar thermal power could provide “most” of the world’s electricity and half of all our energy needs by 2060. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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DoE Offers $2.1 Billion Loan for 484MW Blythe Solar Thermal Power Project in California

April 19, 2011 by  
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A parabolic trough concentrator in Israel. Photo: Wikipedia , CC Blythe Will Nearly Double Large-Scale Solar in U.S. Looks like its the season for clean energy news (for both solar and wind ).

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MIT Developing Body Heat-Powered Electronics

February 16, 2010 by  
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It’s a lot easier to change the batteries in a flashlight than to switch out the batteries in, say, a biomedical monitor. But eventually, such batteries might never have to be changed thanks to a new breed of heat-harvesting electronics developed by researchers at MIT.

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