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Solar Kitchen Restaurant Cooks Your Foods In An Eco-friendly Way

The use of solar power is now popular when it comes to saving the environment. The Solar Kitchen Restaurant cooks your food in an eco-friendly way making it a definite sure hit to anyone who wants to enjoy eco-friendly foods outdoors. The Solar Kitchen Restaurant is a product resulting from the adventure of designer Marti Guixe and cook Antto melasniemi during their Milanese experiment during the debut of solar cooking during the Salone del Mobile at the Triennial garden.

Solar Kitchen Restaurant
Solar Kitchen Restaurant
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Craig Steely Is Renovating A Victorian House Making It A Sustainable One

Combining old and new architecture in one structure is hard. However, architect Craig Steely was able to make as he does the renovation of a Victorian house overlooking Eureka Valley in San Francisco. Aside from the outstanding renovation made, Craig Steely also have made the house sustainable as it can with the various green features the house has.

Craig Steely Victorian House
Craig Steely Victorian House
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Sanya Skypump: An Eco-friendly Charger For Electric Vehicles

Knowing an eco-friendly source of energy to power and eco-friendly car is like a winning the jackpot prize in a game or sweepstakes. The New Sanya Skypump works like a jackpot for the environment and to for those who have the desire to live the eco-friendly life and help save the environment from the harm caused by air pollution and the like. The Sanya Skypump is a solar and wind-powered charger for electric vehicle. The electric vehicle alone is a huge contribution to keeping the environment safe. If you were to add the sustainable charger to it, it is already a jackpot to all of us.

Sanya Skypump
Sanya Skypump

Source: GE Industrial Solutions via Inhabitat

Solar Powered Pavilion For The 2012 London Olympics

Many architects are now aware that they too can help save the environment through their sustainable creations. We have seen many sustainable sport fields and pavilions being built and today, the Solar Powered Pavilion designed for the 2012 London Olympics is unveiled. Aside from the use of solar power, other eco-friendly features of the London Olympic Games Information Pavilion include the use of recycled materials. The pavilion is the winning entry of the Portuguese architects that uses recycled steel and has the Olympic rings-shaped pavilions, which made is an eye-catching design fit perfectly for accommodating participants and audience during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Solar Powered Pavilion
Solar Powered Pavilion
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BeeHive PV: A Sustainable Solar Panels

The Sun is of no doubt one of the most sustainable source of energy and is obviously the reason why people are now eyeing to own a tool that would help them collect some solar energy to power-up their home appliances and the like. SolarOr, an Israeli company had developed an excellent eco-friendly creation that collects solar energy upon having it integrated in building facades making these facades an energy-generating window. Looks like a honeycomb, the BeeHive PV is made of durable acrylic solar panels and has the ability to produce 140 watts of electricity per square meter is installed on walls facing the sun.

Beehive
Beehive
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SUN Container: A Sustainable Radiator That Collects Solar Power

A radiator is an important heating solution for people living in areas with longer cold seasons. Having a radiator at home obviously causes for their electricity bill to balloon and eat up a huge chunk of their monthly budget. The SUN container is an additional heating solution that works like a radiator but will not eat up as much energy as the traditional radiators. As it names suggests, the Sun collector uses solar energy to keep running. Thus, a person’s energy usage will drastically reduce as well as the electricity bill of course, which will give them huge savings. In addition, the use of sun power produces zero carbon emission and thus, will keep the environment safe at all times.

Sun Container
Sun Container
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Float: A Foldable Solar Catamaran

Enjoying on the water is now becoming a common activity for rich people. They either sail using their own catamaran or through an luxury ship cruise packages. Sailing with the Float by Jeffrey Greger doesn’t need to be expensive because this catamaran is solar powered, thus will allow you to sail and enjoy life away from the shore with lesser energy requirement. Being a foldable catamaran, the Float is mobile and can provide fun cruising experience to a friend of four. The float is designed for cruise loving people of all ages and all lifestyles, thus suitable for use to both students and professionals alike.

Float

Float

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Monte Rosa Eco-mountain Hut Design: Sustainably Stylish

When building homes on a mountain, it is highly expected to be eco-friendly, as architects will automatically sourced the materials locally. However, with the strong influence of modernization, some are blinded with the modern construction materials available in the market today but not the Switzerland Alpine Club that designed the Monte Rosa Mountain Hut. The hut is 90% sufficient using the abundant solar energy in Monte Rosa. Located 883 meters above the Swiss Alps, the Monte Rosa Mountain Hut is overlooking the actual beautiful landscape of the area, which allows its residents to have a close connection with nature. The hut has spacious and elegant interior, which is an added comfort as well.

Monte Rosa Mountain Hut

Monte Rosa Mountain Hut

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Eco-Kitchen: Cooking Made Easy And Sustainable

We can rarely see sustainable kitchen nowadays. Most of the kitchen designs are very limited and it only contain spaces for cooking top, kitchen appliances and a little space for working area. The Eco-kitchen will take your cooking experience to a higher level. This kitchen concept design allows you to cook your meal without outsourcing food, water, and energy. It has the solar panels that collect solar power to power your steam oven, rainwater collector for your water need and box or island for your plants. The only problem I see in this sustainable design is the large space needed to accommodate those features.

Eco-kitchen

Source: Ezgi Ezdar

Ponto: An Eco-friendly Water Transport Vehicle

Water transport is common worldwide and we all know the water transport like ships produce carbon emission every time they travel. With caring the environment in mind, designer Yulya Besplemennova designed the Pronto water transport. This environment-friendly water vehicle uses hybrid diesel and paddle wheel that are sustainable enough for daily use. The Pronto has the ability to accommodate 10-15 passengers for short travel while it has 4-5 beds available to those traveling in 5-7 days. The pronto is stylish enough to be a family tour water vehicle as well. With the pronto design concept’s soft contours and sleek design, passengers will definitely enjoy and comfort and style of their travel.

Pronto

Pronto

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