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The Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative: Will Save Energy Usage By 2020

With the vast call to help save the environment, many are now aware of it and are doing their part in saving the environment. These moves include recycling, using zero emission cars, and the most common for business entities, the installation of solar panels. The Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative is proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont but unluckily was stalled due to lack of support. However, if this proposal will get into fruition, US household will definitely have a decrease in energy cost of about 75 percent, which is a huge savings already. This initiative will not only save the environment but the people from high electricity cost as well.

Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative

Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative

Source: Solar Roof Initiative via Inhabitat

Modern Morerava Eco Cabins: An Environmentally Sensitive Accommodation In Easter Island

Modern architecture designs come along with earth distracting materials and construction method. Unlike the Modern Morerava Eco Cabins by AATA Associate Architects, this structure has modern designs yet very gentle to the environment. One of the green features that the Modern Morerava Eco Cabins has is the incorporation of prefabricated building techniques and low water and energy needs through the installed solar panels to supply its energy needs and rainwater collecting system for its water needs. In this way, the construction of the structure will not need so much time to complete. In addition to the green features, the placement of the Modern Morerava Eco Cabins is also properly planned to protect the structure’s floor from moisture damage.

Morerava Eco Cabins

Morerava Eco Cabins

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Lawn Beetle Cleans Your Graden In An Eco-friendly Way

Gardening itself is an act of caring to the environment. Through gardening, fresh air are produced freely while keeping your landscape refreshing to the eyes. However, the plants itself will not create a beautiful landscape. Ones need to clean it by regular trimming or mowing of grass. And to do this, we need an effective lawnmower. Generally, lawnmowers produce carbon emission, which is obviously not favorable to the environment. The Lawn Beetle design will surely answer your need of a clean lawn and a clean environment as it cleans your garden in an eco-friendly way. Inspired by the most eco-friendly beetle on earth the Dung Beetle, the Lawn Beetle has the solar panels, allowing the mower to work out fine without the use of electricity. Designed by YunJin Chang, the Lawn Beetle has the sleek design and clean lines. The combination of black and green glossy finish made the Lawn Beetle a perfect tool for a beautiful and eco-friendly landscape.

Lawn Beetle

Lawn Beetle

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Eco-shore: A Place Designed To Define The Future Of Sustainability

Living sustainably can be made even easier if hand in hand we do the same thing for the benefit of the environment. The Eco-shore is a concept of a sustainable community. People living at the eco-shore will be living sustainably with the numerous eco-friendly features like the solar panels that help collect sunrays and produce electricity for heating uses like under flooring heating and water heating. Other feature include a natural ventilation that helps reduce central heating, thus allow its occupants to save some amount of money and most importantly it helps reduce carbon emission. Wind turbine and composting toilet are just a few of the features that will surely help people live sustainably.

Eco Shore Concept

Eco Shore Concept

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Project Solar House: Allows Living Normally While Keeping The Environment Safe

The use of solar energy is the most popular way in keeping the environment safe making it more and more designers are into designing concepts that make use of solar energy like Mitch Cook who is responsible for the Project Solar House. As the name suggests, the Project Solar House has a façade of solar panels and are the ones responsible in collecting solar energy for the house’s electricity need. In addition, the solar panels give a solid look to the house giving it a unique and sturdy look as compared to those that has bricks, tiles, or glass facades, which are already commonly used by many.

Project Solar House

Project Solar House

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See Thru Solar Panels: A Stylish Equivalent To Tinted Glasses

Installing tinted glasses is a common thing to people who want their contemporary home to have a classy and elegant look. However, with the growth of people who want to help save the environment, the installation of solar panels became popular. Today, with Suntech’s See Thru solar panels, enjoying the elegance of a see thru tinted glass can already be enjoyed while helping save the environment as well. like any other solar panels, the see thru also absorbs heat and is a lot more as compared to low-e glass. Aside from the eco-friendly purpose it has, the See Thru solar panels of Suntech’s tinted glass look adds up to the beauty of your home.

See Thru Solar Panels

See Thru Solar Panels

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Westside Road: An Eco-friendly Home On Top OF The Hill

With the aim to help save the environment, architect Dowling Kimm is joining forces with any other architects and designers in designing eco-friendly homes. One of his latest is the Westside Road project built on top of the Hill in Healdsburg, California. With the house’s location, the Westside Project offers a panoramic view of the Russian Valley to its residents. The house is built facing South in order to maximize the efficiency of its solar panels as well as benefits provided by direct sunlight on summer months. In addition to that, the home uses energy star rated appliances allowing its resident to practice an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Westside Road

Westside Road

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SoloPower: A Rollable Solar Panels

We all know that one way of saving from your energy usage and help save the environment is by the use of solar panels. We have seen different solar panel models and they came in different sizes. Today, another unique solar panels are coming our way to help us save the environment and lower down our energy usage in a more comfortable way with the creation of the SoloPower. The SoloPower is unlike the traditional bulky solar panels that we see. Indeed, it has rollable solar panels, thus all you have to do is to rolled them out on your roof or garden to use.

SoloPower

SoloPower

Via: Hometone

NOKERO: The Solar Light Bulb For Developing Countries

In developing countries, many of them are still using the kerosene-powered lanterns, which are obviously harmful to the environment and is a threat to the user’s safety. With the aim to help the developing countries enjoy the bright lights people in the urban areas have, the NOKERO light bulb is made. As the name suggest, the NOKERO light bulb will keep the users free from using Kerosene because it will then be powered by solar power with the help of the 4 installed solar panels. Designed to help the developing countries like India and Africa, the NOKERO will be able to provide four hours of light at night when fully charged.

Aside from being eco-friendly, the NOKERO also has the look as elegant as those commercial light bulbs that we see in the market today. With safety hooks for hanging and being rainproof, the NOKERO is also an ideal lamp outdoor.

NOKERO

NOKERO

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La Maison-Vague: An Earth And Plant Covered House

A house doesn’t need to have solar panels, rainwater collecting system, or uses recycled materials in order to be considered as eco-friendly. The La Maison-vague by Parisian architect Patrick Nadeau is a good example of an eco—friendly house without the solar panels and other common eco-friendly items. The only thing that this eco-house has is the unique insulation it got, wherein it uses earth and a great selection of plants. The house structure is made of wood, which is known to be a sustainable material as well. With this type of insulation, residents can save much on energy for their air-conditioner or heater.

La Maison Vague

La Maison Vague

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