German Architects Sauerbruch Hutton have figured out a way to make high-rise buildings green by letting in fresh air without increasing the overall energy demands.
NexGen Energy and Bella Energy have announced that they will both build a gigantic 2.6MW solar array to be installed on the roof of the Calvin L Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.
The new solar array will supply around 25% of the building’s electricity demand by generating more than 3.3 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.
Google has taken an all-new approach to promote its new Google Voice feature inside Gmail by constructing several retro-styled British phone booths that will offer adorable, green and most-importantly free calls. Modeled on a 1957 vintage example, the phone booths will be installed in high-traffic areas.
Installing racking systems to hold heavy polycrystalline silicon panels on a rooftop might just become obsolete with Global Solar’s PowerFlex BIPV modules. The flexible solar modules can be glued onto the surface of a roof to generate renewable electricity. The company claims that the installed cost of Global Solar modules is about the same as traditional polycrystalline modules.
Lighting Science Group has created a new range of LED streetlights that run entirely independent of local power grids. The sustainable streetlights harvest solar energy to power a series of energy saving lights, which are being claimed to be more efficient that regular HID streetlights.