A Solar Canopy For Every Roof

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Finding ways to maximize the harvesting of solar power is quite possibly the most important step in moving towards a more sustainable future. However, space on which to place these PV cells is scarce, especially when it comes to urban rooftops. The Brooklyn, NY-based firm SolarWorks have found a working solution to this problem. In collaboration with another Brooklyn-based firm, Situ Studio, they created solar canopies that will fit on almost any roof. (more…)

By |November 30th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Solar Roof Tiles as Imagined by Tesla

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Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and SolarCity chairman recently unveiled a new type of roofing tiles, which are also solar panels. It’s no secret that the Tesla company is rapidly developing new ways of establishing a more sustainable future, and these roofing tiles are a great idea. They would be used to cover a roof just like regular tiles, and thereby incorporate solar energy harvesting potential directly into any home without the need to spend money on and install a separate solar power array. (more…)

By |November 4th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

New and Much More Affordable Solar Power System

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Fitting a home with a solar power system is still very cost-prohibitive for many, but a new startup project could change all that. The company SunCulture has come up with the so-called SolPad solar panels, which have the battery integrated into them. Such a system would cut the overall costs of installing a solar system in homes quite considerably. (more…)

By |October 5th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

A Promising New Way to Clean Our Oceans

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It’s no secret that we don’t take care of our oceans as well as we should. In the past, there have been quite a few projects aimed at cleaning up the trash and other harmful pollutants from the ocean. The so-called Seabin Project is one such undertaking, and even though it is pretty small-scale it is nevertheless very promising. (more…)

By |January 14th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

ThermoWood Clad House

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If I came across this home in the middle of the woods, I’d be a little scared. It definitely doesn’t look like a place where I want to live with its high grey walls. So why feature it? Because it’s clad entirely in so-called ThermoWood which is made it Finland. (more…)

By |January 13th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Omnidirectional Solar Panels are on the Horizon

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The direction in which roof top mounted solar panels face is very important, since it determines the amount of solar energy these devices will be able to convert into power. But this may soon become less of a concern. (more…)

By |January 5th, 2016|Green Tech|1 Comment