Solar Panels Installed in Cemetery

Sunday, November 30, 2008 6:44 No Comments

A lot of solar panels were installed in a cemetery from Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a town situated in Spain. The 462 photovoltaic panels produce enough electricity to supply 60 homes annually, thus avoiding the 62 tons of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) per year. It was chosen the cemetery because it is located on a [...]

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The First Electric Mini Comes Out on the Streets of Berlin

Friday, November 28, 2008 5:52 No Comments

The new Mini electric vehicle will start the public tests in Berlin at the beginning of 2009. The British auto manufacturer will introduce in the German capital, a fleet of electric models ready for tests. Mini E, the first electric version of the British model, has already been tested at the Los Angeles Auto Show [...]

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Weather Could Be Changed By Wind Farms

Friday, November 28, 2008 2:22 No Comments

Two American researchers at the University Maryland have discovered that a huge wind farm could change the direction of storms. In this moment, the United States is supplied with 1% of our total electricity from windmills. The Department of Energy intends to raise this percentage to 20% by 2020. Therefore, to achieve this goal, requires [...]

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Futuristic Mountain Hideaway Is 100% Sustainable

Thursday, November 27, 2008 14:54 No Comments

A futuristic mountain hideaway, the alpine capsule, was designed by Ross Lovegrove to be one with nature. The capsule generates energy by means of solar panels and of a wind turbine, which is set on the vertical axle. The capsule has a diameter of 8 meters and a double wrapped glass which reflects the environment [...]

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Multifunctional Robot Powered by Solar Energy

Thursday, November 27, 2008 13:45 No Comments

An environment-friendly robot, and multifunctional, which is powered by solar energy, was created by a group of scientists from the Louisiana University. The robot, named “Agbot“, has been developed with selectable software options and with two modules for the execution of various tasks. For recharge, the robot does not need an electricity connection or a [...]

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Vatican’s Solar System Was Activated

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 5:03 No Comments

This week, Vatican was activate the solar system to power several important buildings and by 2020 this system will power 20% of the town needs. The giant roof of Vatican’s auditorium, known also as Nervi, in commemoration of Pierluigi Nervi, the building’s architect, was covered with 2.400 photovoltaic panels. The new system will provide electricity [...]

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The Green House Which is Spinning Around The Sun

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 13:31 1 Comment

The first rotating solar house is more efficient than other ecological buildings because it can rotate after the sun. Solaleya Dome House is produced by the Domespace Homes, a French company, and the design belongs to Patrick Marsilli. The mechanical structure of this house allows it to rotate 360 degrees. By rotating after sun, the [...]

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World’s Largest Advertising Panel is 100% Eco

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 5:20 No Comments

The world’s largest advertising panel is made from recycled and biodegradable materials. The land of records, Dubai, has made a new entry into the records book with an advertising that measure 1.5 kilometers. The panel which cost 3.2 million dollars, will be presented in spring 2009. The advertising will be promoted in 40 countries during the [...]

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Portugal Will Have 1300 Electricity Stations by the Year 2012

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 3:31 No Comments

Portugal will build 1300 refueling stations for electric vehicles, until 2012 according to the Portuguese Government. The decision comes after an agreement between the Portuguese authorities and Renault-Nissan. They have agreed on a plan to reduce greenhouse gases. The Portuguese governors claimed that 20% of the new models sold over three years in Portugal will [...]

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A New Device Convert Ocean Vibrations Into Renewable Energy

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 0:57 No Comments

In the near future tidal power will become a viable source of renewable energy, but a engineer from University of Michigan discovered a new method to turn river and ocean currents into energy. This device is called VIVACE ((Vortex Induced Vibrations for Aquatic Clean Energy). In comparison with other water mills and turbines which need [...]

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