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Lessons from Kenya about what’s holding back solar technology in Africa

The spread of solar and other modern energy technologies in African countries is considerably low. Despite the global viability and growth in the …

Solar Power

Solar Shingles — Looking Back & Looking To The Future Of Rooftop Solar Power

Elon Musk promises a new type of solar energy product - the integrated roof that combines weather protection with the ability to make electricity. …

This Solar-Powered Skyscraper Is a Major Advance in Sustainable Design

An Australian architecture firm has proposed the country’s first solar-powered skyscraper, which would rise 60 stories and generate more than 50 percent of its own power<p>Plans for Australia’s first solar-powered skyscraper have recently been unveiled and submitted for approval. The landmark 60-story …

Architecture

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost -- and How Much Money Do They Save?

Much like electric cars, solar panels once seemed "alternative," even fanciful -- but are now soaring into the mainstream with ear-popping speed. There have been a lot of recent changes in the technology, bringing the price way down. And with the promise of lower energy bills, it's no wonder that …

Solar delivers cheapest electricity ‘ever, anywhere, by any technology’

Half the price of coal!<p>Chile has just contracted for the cheapest unsubsidized power plant in the world, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) …

How drone photographs showcase racism in South African architecture

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Seattle-born photographer Johnny Miller moved to Cape Town, South Africa to study anthropology, he decided to send his drone camera to the skies to take an aerial shot of the city as a keepsake. When he looked through the footage, he discovered the legacy of apartheid was still very …

The Timeless workout program: 5 routines where old school and new school collide

james michelfelder<p>james michelfelder<p><b>Duration</b> 45-60<p><b>Exercises</b> 8-12<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Timelesswas inspired by old-school bodybuilding. Benching, deadlifting, …

Property management startup Cozilla gets acquired by BuildTraders

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share28<p>+11<p>Shares 38<p>BuildTraders is an organisation which makes the process of building homes hassle free for both individuals and builders …

Watch Out, Coal! Dubai Announces Plans For World's Lowest Cost Solar Plant

King Coal is taking a lot of blows recently. But at least it could usually count on being the cheapest alternative. Now even that’s called into question.<br>The latest battering to coal’s standing came when Dubai announced June 27 that it would build a massive 800-megawatt solar plant that will produce …

Renewable Energy

Uganda's Prime Minister On China, Uber, And Matatus

<b>This is Part 2 of a 5-part interview of His Excellency Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda of Uganda, conducted on June 9, 2016, in New York City. In Part 2, PM Rugunda discusses the U.N. sustainable development goals (SDGs), investments from China and Uber, and a humorous exchange on matatus (small</b> …

Earthquake rebuilding with recycled tire logs

<i>Replace lumber with recycled rubber Tire Logs. Photo from Re-Tread Products</i><p>Don't grind old tires; slice 'em and roll 'em up into rubber logs to use …

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

How to go from $13,000 to almost $20 million in capital

Take it from someone who survived the Shark Tank: the journey of raising capital for a startup isn’t easy. If it was, every business would get off the ground without a hitch.<p>The truth is, even the best startups have to work hard to raise money. In fact, a 2014 CB Insights survey found that almost a …

The future of energy in 4 charts

It's not just climate change that's spurring countries around the world to reassess their energy infrastructure.<p>As a new World Energy Council report …

Chile Is Producing So Much Solar Power, It's Giving It Away For Free

I would like some solar, please.<p>Market forces often produce strange quirks in the economic system, like the one we're seeing in Chile this year: the …

Should you really eat fat to stay slim? The new food rules explained

The nation was enjoying its breakfast last week when the latest food fight broke out. A damning report by a leading obesity charity warned that the low-fat, low-cholesterol message underpinning 30 years of public health advice was plain wrong.<p>Eat more fat, less carbohydrate and don’t worry about …

S’pore property may bottom out before HK, says LaSalle

Mercedes-Benz home battery systems pricing is now public

As more information about home battery products emerges, the differences among the major manufacturers are being revealed. Daimler’s ACCUmotive …

Clean Energy

The most luxurious condo buildings in 7 major US cities

We may have reached a ceiling of growth and fallen into a sluggish market in some cities, but these supertall and super-expensive developments — many of which have been in the works for years — continue to rise up. Now, though, they vie for attention from discerning buyers by outdoing each other …

Utopian off-grid Regen Village produces all of its own food and energy

James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages, commissioned Danish architectural firm EFFEKT to envision a future where self-sustaining communities could …

3tags.org

You're Not Overtraining, You're Under-Recovering

“Overtraining” is a buzzword that is tossed around the fitness community. It’s the result of pushing your body past its threshold, and it causes …

With Acquisition of Opower, Oracle Now an Energy Player

While advocates of clean-energy technologies such as solar and wind power tout their plummeting costs and ability to scale rapidly, there has long …

Jean Nouvel Unveils Design for Hotel and Residential Tower in São Paulo

Jean Nouvel has unveiled the design of his latest project: a 22-story tower located near Avenida Paulista in São Paulo. The skyscraper, dubbed …

Beijing’s Tallest Skyscraper Z15 Tower to Be Completed in 2017

Anyone riding past Beijing's Central Business District would be forgiven for thinking that <b>Ridley Scott</b> were building the set of <i>Blade Runner 3</i>. …

Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands

Sand Babel is a twisting, solar-powered, 3D-printed skyscraper built from desert sand. Inspired by tornadoes and mushroom rocks found in deserts, the …

zaha hadid architects technopark: vast park in moscow

zaha hadid architects’ <b>competition proposal to build</b> <b>the technopark for</b> russian <b>bank sberbank, which beat out submissions by firms such as</b> …

Architecture

SHoP Architects’ 626 First Avenue nears completion in New York

Approximately 60,000 square feet <b>(5574,183 square meter)</b> of building amenities include <b>a rooftop infinity pool and indoor 75' skybridge lap pool,</b> …

The 5 Best Money Books For Entrepreneurs

When it comes to books on business, marketing and management, entrepreneurs are overrun with choices. But when it comes to books on money, entrepreneurs are underserved. It’s not that money books don’t exist, it’s that they rarely look at money through the eyes of an entrepreneur. So here are 5 …

Entrepreneurship

28 Days to Six-pack Abs Workout Program

Everyone is talking about it, and the number of transformation challenges is greater than ever before. If you’re up for the challenge, then we have …