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Recycled bottles to create solar lamps used by 1 Liter of Light Project

In The Philippines, like many parts of the developing world, kerosene lamps are the primary source of light for people living in the underprivileged areas. Not only are these lamps dangerous per se they also emit great amounts of CO2 and other toxic gases which cause respiratory problems amongst the people using them as well. […]

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July 29th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY | Read More »

Recyclable basketball stadium for 2012 London Olympics

Since the Olympics draw a huge number of international visitors, building such arenas is something of a necessity. However, to level the proverbial playing field for countries with a slightly lesser budget, designers Wilkinson Eyre and Sinclair Knight Mertz have created a basketball arena that is not only budget-friendly for the organizers but also a […]

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July 29th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Green Buildings,INDUSTRY | Read More »

New York City’s first self-powered residential building

New York City can add a big green feather to its cap as it can soon boast of a self-powered residential building. On 18th, Voltaic Solaire will unveil the first private building in New York City which will be powered by solar and wind energy only. Dubbed Delta, it is inspired by Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC […]

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July 17th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

Vestas decided to close production plant in China

After internal analysis revealed a declining demand for kilowatt-class wind turbines, the Danish manufacturer Vestas has decided to cease production of its V52-850 kW and V60 850 kW turbines and consequently also to close its factory in Hohhot, China. A total of 300 to 350 workers are affected by this closure. Vestas plans to cease […]

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July 12th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Great Britain could become gigawatt market in 2012

If installations keep developing at the same rate, Great Britain could join the ranks of the GW markets in 2012. According to statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), PV systems with a peak capacity of 1.15 GW currently produce electricity on British roofs and open land areas. This means that around […]

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July 12th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Market News | Read More »

CBD Energy awarded first US commercial solar project

CBD Energy, a diversified renewables energy company, has signed its first solar PV installation contract in the United States for a reported $3.8 million. The project is a design, engineering, procurement and construct (EPC) contract to build a solar system for a school in New Jersey and will be delivered in partnership with Westinghouse Solar, […]

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July 11th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,INDUSTRY | Read More »

A new and more efficient airborne wind-power system developed by NASA

Benjamin Franklin uncovered ground-breaking facts about the nature of electricity and lightening by flying a kite in 1752. Two and half centuries hence, NASA is using the lowly kite yet again albeit this time the purpose of the experiment is to change the way the world approaches wind turbines and sustainable energy generation. Wind-borne power […]

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July 8th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Technology | Read More »

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