Contentious Cottage - Sherwood Forest, Maryland - This project is located in a century-old community established as a summer retreat. Original cottages, averaging only 750 SF, were designed in the picturesque Adirondack rustic style employing green, horizontal siding, rustic locust post porches, railings and architectural ornament – all prescribed by design covenant. The design solution sinks the bulk of the new house into the steep grade under a green roof. From the approach, all that is…
The amazing affordable NexusHaus generates more energy than it consumes
NexusHaus is an affordable, plus-energy one-storey pavilion built by students for this year's Solar Decathlon.
Being Green Means Being Economically Viable - Maggie's Farm
We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does try my best to be just like I am, and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime…
Discreet Solar Power For Your Roof
New developments in solar shingle technology allow for solar shingles to be produced in nearly any colour or shape, making it nearly impossible to tell the shingles have PV technology built into them at all. Solar shingles make for a discreet solar option for any rooftop – commercial or residential.
SolTech energy: crystalline solar panel roofing system
the soltech glass installation harnesses power from solar-voltaics, and captures the accumulated charge with the buildings existing heating system.
World's First Dual Purpose Solar System Generates Electricity & Heat - Off Grid World
This integrated rooftop solar system could be the future of solar energy. Combining PV and thermal systems creates a dual purpose solar roof which produces electricity and heat for the building. Though it’s in testing phase and not yet on the commercial market, this solar system hold great promise for the future of clean renewable […]
Where Is The Real Innovation In Wind Energy?
April 21st, 2014 by Michael Barnard Wind energy is a tremendous success story world wide, with staggering amounts of innovation. It isn’t given sufficient credit for that and is even unfairly attacked by those opposed to it as old technology. Every aspect of construction, operation, and the business of horizontal axis wind turbines has been [&hellip
Indian Designers Built A Genius Air Conditioner That Works Without Electricity, And It Can Save Lives
Air conditioners may be contributing to global warming, but in blazing hot countries like India, they're simply a necessity during the summer. Ant Studio, a design company based in New Delhi, has built a boundary-pushing structure that cools the air without using a single watt of electricity - and looks like a modern art installation at the same time.
Coming Soon to a Rooftop Near You—Solar Shingles
Solar electric systems are appearing on more and more rooftops across America, but their pace of adoption has not been lightning quick. Why? The main reason may be the initial cost a homeowner must pay to get the system up and running. Despite government rebates for green home improvements, as well as the efficiency incentives […]
5 Fresh Innovations in Solar Technology
January 28th, 2012 by Britt Mauriss It’s true—amazing solar tech innovations just keep coming. Some advances come in the form of new handheld devices and applications. Others promise to elevate solar into a mainstream energy source that may one day replace greenhouse-gas-emitting fossil fuels. Here are five recent innovations that have left both solar [&hellip
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