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Innovative map displays solar potential of individual buildings

Innovative map displays solar potential of individual buildings

| October 1, 2014

When it comes to sustainability-focused design and business models, it probably takes a whole lot to impress the folks at Fast Company’s Co.Exist. Eduardo Berlin, an architect and designer from Cambridge, Massachusetts, has done just that. Berlin’s project, dubbed Mapdwell, plots “the solar potential of every individual roof in cities like Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, […]

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Off-the-grid solar light production

Off-the-grid solar light production

| September 15, 2014

Solar lights present an incredibly promising method for bringing electricity to areas of the world that are off the traditional electric grid. However, it’s not as simple as shipping solar panels and lights to remote and developing areas. For one thing, these communities need training and human capital in order to set up and maintain […]

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Goal Zero has designed portable, weather-proof solar power

Goal Zero has designed portable, weather-proof solar power

| August 18, 2014

Solar power technology has evolved by leaps and bounds over the past several years. Today, scientists and manufacturers are scrambling to find newer and better ways to harness the power of the sun to produce clean energy. We’ve written before about how groups are working on bringing solar power to remote parts of the desert […]

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Boston developing solar-powered benches

Boston developing solar-powered benches

| July 8, 2014

We don’t ask much of park benches—we just want a place to sit and rest and enjoy a nice day outside. But what if benches could provide more than a place to rest—a lot more? Cisco is funding the development and installation of “smart benches,” known as “soofas” throughout parks in the city of Boston. […]

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The e-QBO gives solar power a face lift

The e-QBO gives solar power a face lift

| March 10, 2014

Italy is bringing solar power to the streets. Literally. A group of Italian designers have created an innovative, portable product that harnesses solar power and makes that power available for a variety of applications. The product is called the e-QBO, and it’s turning a lot of heads — both literally and figuratively. In a country where […]

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