Browsing articles tagged with " solar power"

Recyclable Basketball Stadium: Eco-friendly Stadium For 2012 Olympics In London

Mostly of the eco-friendly architecture I have heard are made of recycled materials or have featured different eco-friendly features like solar power, wind mills, and the like. The Recyclable Basketball Stadium is very new to me. I have never heard of a recyclable building ever since, until the birth of the Recyclable Basketball Stadium in London, which just recently had its groundbreaking. Constructed and designed for 2012 Olympic Games, the Basketball Stadium is designed to be deconstructed or recycled, which is obvious a reason enough to call it green architecture. In addition, the building is made of 1,000 tons of recyclable steel.

Recyclable Basketball Stadium in London

Recyclable Basketball Stadium in London

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Samsung Be Concept: A Device To Improve Sustainable Lifestyle

We have seen various designs already that shows care to the environment. However, only a few considers various sustainable resources of energy. If the design is solar powered, it can instantly be a useless item during winter. The Samsung Be concept is exceptional among those sustainable designs we have in the market. His one of a kind product has the ability to use every sustainable source of energy available. The concept has the hexagonal shapes joined with each other that collect solar power through the installed solar cells as well as wind power. However, if both sources were not available, one can make use of the kinetic energy and start rotating one of the modules that made the Samsung Be concept a useful product for all available sources.

Samsung Be Concept

Samsung Be Concept

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The Great Barrier House: Lets You Understand What An Eco-friendly House Is

Before, my thoughts about eco-friendly architectures limit to the materials used, building process and the like. This time, as I read the information about the Great Barrier House, eco-friendly architecture will not only be considered as eco-friendly with the materials used and the process practiced in building the structure. The Great Barrier is a modern house design in the woods at the Great Barrier Island and is positioned to preserve the current refreshing vegetation, to make the most of the sun and to preserve the native bird life.

Aside from the house’s positioning, the Great Barrier house also has numerous eco-friendly features like the solar power, the low energy glass wall, and more.

Great Barrier House

Great Barrier House

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Masdar Institute Campus: Abu Dhabi’s Eco-structure

Known to be a country of oil and energy, the United Arab Emirates had started to take its part in caring for the environment. In one of its modernized city, Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, an eco-structure called the Masdar Institure Campus has been built by Foster + Partners. Powered entirely by solar power, the structure has the ability to produce solar energy than it consumes, thus can distirubute the excess energy produced to its neighborhood, which is very beneficial not only to the community within the vicinity but to the environment as well. In addition, the building was initially billed as the first zero carbon, zero waste city in the world in 2007.

Masdar Institute Campus

Masdar Institute Campus

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Solar Powered Lamp: Collapsible And Portable

Now you can easily put the sun in your pocket through the collapsible and portable solar powered lamp by Swedish designer Jesper Jonsson. As its name suggests, the lamp can be charged during the day through solar power and the stored energy will power up the lamp at night. Well, it is obvious enough that this is eco-friendly. What is interesting about this lamp is its being portable. Meaning, you can have this lamp with you wherever needed or you want to. Therefore, you can be eco-friendly wherever you are. Lighting up this stylish lamp is simple through a twisting motion. One must note that even if this lamp is portable, it still has the ability to light bigger surface.

Portable Solar Powered Lamp

Portable Solar Powered Lamp

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Planet Solar: The World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat

When it comes to global warming responses, solar power is definitely the most popular. We have heard numerous solar powered homes, vehicles, and more. when it comes to boats, the Planet Solar is a boat hailed as the largest solar powered boat in the world. The Planet Solar measures 100 feet long and 50 feet wide. The boat’s covering is composed of 5,300 square feet of Photovoltaic solar panels, which will definitely be responsible for collecting solar power to supply the boat’s electricity needs. With room for fifty passengers, the boat is expected to tour around the world in 2011.

Planet Solar Boat

Planet Solar Boat

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Photovoltaic Roof Shingles From Dow Solar

Installing solar panels and making use of solar energies for our homes is one of the greenest acts that we can do to help save the environment. However, majority of us if not all that solar panels are very expensive for an average income household to purchase know it. Good thing, the Photovoltaic Roof Shingles from Dow Solar is now launched and is presumably to be available to everyone. With the look like a regular roofing shingle, these later solar panels from Dow Solar is 40% cheaper as compared to the other solar panels can be installed like a roof tiles. In addition, the new solar power from Dow Solar is 10% more efficient and cost 15% less if measured on a per watt basis.

Solar Panels from Dow Solar

Via: Haute Nature

Hello Kitty Goes Green

I guess Sanrio Empire awareness of green earth it’s a little bit late, but than again, better late than never. Hello Kitty is trying to take its technology into environmentally friendly by taking control of solar energy. Below is the picture of Hello Kitty Solar-Power Charger, you can use it for phone, media player, camera. During the dark clouds, well, you can still plug the charger into a DC outlet for up to 6 hours of power on the go.

hello kitty solar power charger

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