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2'778 billion in 2013: The cost of not having a renewable energy infrastructure - Duurzaam Ondernemen

<b>Bron</b><br>SolaVis<p>Perceptions stick: a majority of people today seem to believe that we cannot afford renewable energy. This notion would suggest that the …

Amsterdam's Light Festival Sets the City Aglow With Magical LED Installations

During the darkest time of the year, a vibrant festival of light and water enlivens Amsterdam. Comprised of spectacular light sculptures, LED …

LED Tunnel Lights Up in Reaction to Tweets

In conjunction with Benevolent Society, Designworks created an interactive light installation that launched at Vivid Sydney 2013. The unique sensory …

Rockne Krebs' Metrorail Bridge Lights All Burned Out

Rockne Krebs Miami line<p>In the 1980s, Miami had a sensationally really kick-ass art in public places program. Across the city, and Dade County, important works like the giant red M (by Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt), the seashell-like marble slide in Bayfront Park (Slide Mantra, by Isamu …

San Francisco Bay Bridge to Be Adorned With 25,000 LED Lights This Year

Soon San Francisco Bay Area commuters will have something more entertaining to stare at in traffic than the tail lights of the car in front of them. …

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Light Art by Bruce Munro

British light artist Bruce Munro has announced his second-ever U.S. show. He will return to exhibit “Light,” a collection of 10 large-scale outdoor …

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Artist Jason Hackenwerth Unveils Massive New Balloon Sculpture at Edinburgh International Science Festival | Colossal

<p>New York artist Jason Hackenwerth, known for his organic and biological forms made from latex balloons, just unveiled his latest work at the …

There Is A Giant Wind Farm Hiding Inside This Supertall Skyscraper

The 99-story Pertamina Energy Tower in Jakarta plans to generate all its own energy from wind, solar, and geothermal energy.<p>When Indonesian energy company Pertamina decided to build a new headquarters, it went big: Not only is the design 99 stories high, but it will be the first supertall tower in …

'Tis the Season for Snow and Solar Panels. What To Do?

<b>How do you clean off snow from rooftop solar panels?</b><p>Believe it or not, the best and easiest way to get snow off a rooftop solar array is to do …

Energy-Generating Floor Tiles Make US Debut at NYC Prep School

Pavegen's floor tiles underfoot at the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Kent | Image credit: Pavegen<p>Related:<p>“Imagine if children running, …

Rooftop Solar Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Coal in the EU

A new study suggests that wind and solar plants are already competing economically with fossil fuel in Europe. Soon, even household rooftop solar PV …

Carbon nanotubes harvest the Sun's energy as heat for better solar cells - ExtremeTech

Carbon nanotubes harvest the Sun’s energy as heat for better solar cells<p>By on January 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

These Beautiful Solar Orbs Are So Efficient They Even Harvest Moonlight

Photovoltaic panels aren't the most glamorous technology: They're usually tucked away on a roof, and when you can see them, they're ugly<i>.</i> And …

Self-Healing Solar Cells Mimic Plant Leaves to Repair Themselves

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>Plant leaves are the ideal model for a lot of solar technology, so it only makes sense that developers of manmade solar panels …

MIT Creates World's First 'Perfect Mirror' with Zero Distortion, Signaling Breakthrough for Solar Power

Scientists at MIT just announced that they have created the perfect mirror – and it could signal a breakthrough for solar power technology. The …

Next-Generation Wood Fiber Solar Cells Could Dwarf Current Efficiency Levels

There are two key factors that affect solar cell performance: high optical transparency for good light transmission, and high optical haze for …

Solar-Powered Bang Bang Tents Charges Your Gadgets While You Rock Out in Style

Bang Bang Tents offer a flashy alternative to boring camping gear - complete with brightly colored exteriors and integrated solar panels! Former MTV …

Make Your Own DIY Solar Charger

Keep your gadgets powered even when you’re off the grid.<p><b>MATERIALS</b><br>Plywood<br>Jigsaw<br>Drill<br>Nails<br>Hammer<br>Two 1-inch (2.5 cm) wood slats<br>5-watt, 12-volt solar panel<br>Hinge<br>Soldering iron and solder ¼-inch (6.35-mm) plastic mono plug<br>Cigarette-lighter Y adapter<br>12-volt 12AH rechargeable battery<br>Solar DC charger …

Paint Your Roof With Working Solar Cells Made from Grass Clippings

Installing a solar roof on your home could one day be as simple as mixing your yard clippings into a stew of inexpensive chemicals and painting the resulting mixture right onto your rooftop. An MIT researcher has developed a method of manufacturing solar panels on the spot from agricultural waste, …

12-Year-Old Sicily Kolbeck is Building Her Very Own Solar-Powered Tiny House

When most grade school students embark on a construction project, it’s not usually on quite the scale of a fully-functional residence—but that’s …

Solar-Powered Sun Shade to Cover Dubai's Winning Expo 2020 Pavilion

Dubai has won a bid to host the 2020 Expo. This will be the first time the international celebration of innovation and business will be held in the …

New Connection Between Stacked Solar Cells Can Withstand the Energy of 70,000 Suns

<i>Image © Mike Baker</i><p>North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new way of connecting stacked solar cells that is strong enough to …

Report: Solar PV Market to Recover by 2015

Solar photovoltaic manufacturers must be starting to breathe again. Over the past few years, they’ve struggled to keep their heads above a tide of …

In L.A., getting paid to go green

DWP customers can add to the city grid through solar panels. Goal is 150 megawatts.<p>June 27, 2013|Catherine Green<p>Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks along with several officials… (Anne Cusack, Los Angeles…)<p>Atop a beige apartment complex in North Hollywood, rows of solar panels began …

Street Charge solar charging stations for smartphones make New York debut

The original Street Charge station concepts were designed in early 2012 by Pensa as, according to the group's Marco Perry, "an elegant all-in-one …

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