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World’s first ‘Pressure Ring’ façade permits lower energy consumption

03/09/2010 Comments off

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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.

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The largest rooftop solar array is under construction in the US

03/09/2010 Comments off

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.

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Google’s Phone Booths will be Powered by Solar Energy

01/09/2010 Comments off

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.

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Flexible photovoltaic modules for roof applications

01/09/2010 1 comment

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.

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Lighting Science Group unveils PROLIFIC Series solar LED streetlights

31/08/2010 1 comment

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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.

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