Search Results for: clean energy technologies

Community Energy for San Antonio

This past April the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) hosted the Land Art Generator Initiative for a workshop in San Antonio in partnership with the Land Heritage Institute, LiftFund, and AIA San Antonio. We have since put together a PDF … Continue reading

Google autocomplete is not helping our clean energy transition.

We caught an interesting article in the Guardian today, “How Google’s search algorithm spreads false information with a rightwing bias,” which calls attention to the fact that when typing in the Google search engine field, the autocomplete feature tends to … Continue reading

The Surface Area Required to Power California with 100% Renewable Energy

click on the image above to access the full-size PDF California has enacted an ambitious carbon reduction policy to bring emissions down to 40% below 1990 levels by the year 2030. We decided to take a look at what the … Continue reading

eMotions: Energy Motions and Art Emotions

eMotions: Energy Motions and Art Emotions 3rd Place Winner to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist Team: Antonio Maccà, Flavio Masi Artist Location: Padova, Italy Energy Technologies: photovoltaic panels, micro-scale vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) and … Continue reading

A Storage Revolution Will Help Bring About a Renewable Energy Golden Age

There are number of ways to measure the cost of energy when you are comparing, say solar photovoltaic vs. coal-fired power for example. When comparing simple cost per megawatt-hour over a 30-year power plant life-cycle, we are now at or … Continue reading

Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies

As a part of the Land Art Generator Initiative, we have put together this free Field Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies that we hope can be a useful resource for all designers, homeowners, urban planners, students, artists, architects, landscape architects, … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Public Space

The following is part of a lecture that we gave for the AIA Middle East CES Course on the topics of Sustainable Design and Regional/Urban Design & Planning. In 2008, we designed a solution for an iconic tower for Dubai … Continue reading

READ Renewable Energy Art & Design

We are very pleased to announce the official launch of our online energy literacy project, READ. READ intersects art, science and technology with the objective of educating a broad audience about the concept of aesthetic clean energy generation. Please explore … Continue reading

Societal Impact of Renewable Energy Installations

This New York Times video highlights the growing issues related to wind turbines that are in close enough proximity to residential neighborhoods as to be visible and audible. What is interesting to us from this story in Maine is not … Continue reading

Land Art Generator Initiative: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Clean Energy

Paper presented at the Aarhus University Conference THE ARTWORK BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND NATURE held at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, January 21-23. Reproduced here, slide for slide… In 1909, the Futurist manifesto[1], along with other contemporaneous movements, gave … Continue reading

Solar Tree 2.0: Design World Giant Unveils Next Generation Street Light

Solar street lighting just got a lot smarter. Designed by Ross Lovegrove, a giant in the art and design world who calls the intersection of Design, Nature, and Art the “DNA of our times”, Solar Tree 2.0 improves upon the … Continue reading

LAGI 2016 is Open!

Calling all artists, designers, architects, landscape architects, engineers, scientists, city planners, inventors, activists, creatives, policy makers, students, professionals, and everyone who cares about climate justice and harmony between people and our beautiful planet. The free and open Land Art Generator … Continue reading

How Can These Work with Public Art?

The blog, Xenophilia, provides a very useful a listing of the Top 100 New Clean Energy Technologies.

Total Surface Area Required to Fuel the World With Solar

click for larger image download high resolution PDF Note in 2015: this post is from 2009. Some of the links below may be broken. The IEA has updated estimates since 2009, but the overall trends are the same. We hope … Continue reading

How Regenerative Art Can Help Australia Kick Fossil Fuels

Change can be hard—even at the individual level. Like taking my reusable bags to the grocery store. I regularly forget them, even though I loathe plastic bags. And I still can’t get through a day on a single cup of … Continue reading

Something on which we can all agree: Solar power is great

The future of energy has arrived in Pennsylvania and we ought to push it forward. This is an op-ed article by the founding directors of LAGI. It was originally published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Sunday February 5, 2017. … Continue reading


Cetacea, Second Place winner of the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Keegan Oneal, Sean Link, Caitlin Vanhauer, Colin Poranski (University of Oregon) Artist Location: Eugene (OR), USA Energy Technologies: wave energy converter with … Continue reading

Santa Monica Ocean’s Breath

Santa Monica Ocean’s Breath, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Fabio Azzato Artist Location: Florence, Italy Energy Technologies: Point Absorber Buoy Wave Energy Converter Annual Capacity: 1,000 MWh Santa Monica … Continue reading

Catching the Wave

Catching the Wave a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Christina Vannelli, Liz Davidson, Matthew Madigan Artist Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada Energy Technologies: Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter (similar to CETO™ … Continue reading


Noctilucales Submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Team: Ricardo Avella, Andrés Tabora, Michael Henriksen, Carla Betancourt, Silvia Mercader, Laura Vera, Oriana De Lucia, Martin Von Bülow, Laura Vivas, Miguel Rosas (representing: Tabora + … Continue reading