Search Results for: photovoltaic cells

How dye-sensitized cells revolutionized the solar industry

Professor Michael Grätzel’s future flashed before his eyes in 1973 when OPEC stopped supplying the United States and Western Europe with oil. Foreseeing a time when fossil fuels would be depleted, and freshly armed with a PhD from the Technical … Continue reading

100x Less Silicone for New Type of Flexible Photovoltaics

Professor Harry Atwater from California Institute of Technology has announced a new process for manufacturing thin flexible sheets of solar power material with 100 times less silicone per KW for the same surface area. Published in the latest edition of … Continue reading

Paper Boats

Paper Boats, Third Place winner of the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Christopher Makrinos, Stephen Makrinos, Alexander Bishop Artist Location: Pittsburgh, USA Energy Technologies: concentrated photovoltaic (CPV), reflectors, Holographic Planar Concentrator™ (HPC) technology … Continue reading

Sun Towers

Sun Towers Submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: BLDA Architects (John Perry, Matteo Melioli, Ramone Dixon, Terie Harrison, Kristina Butkute), XCO2 Consultants (Tom Kordel, Sherleen Pang, Kostas Mastronikolaou), Steven Scott Studio … Continue reading

The Solar Artworks Project

We’re very happy to welcome Nacho Zamora to Dubai. Nacho is a public art researcher and founder of Solar Artworks. He specializes in the study and documentation of interdisciplinary and renewable energy artwork, particularly in the public realm. He’ll be … Continue reading

The Solar Energy Field (an apparition in the desert)

Michael Jantzen Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: My design inspiration for site number two comes from a conceptual … Continue reading

Solar Sound Field

Sage and Coombe Architects T. Kelly Wilson, Timothy Dunne, John Parker, Richard Kress, Peter Hansen, Christoph Timm, Peter Coombe, Allen Slamic, John Reed Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the … Continue reading

Diatom Project

Thomas Laureyssens Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: The Diatom Project pays homage to the species of algae that … Continue reading

Layers of Dubai

Karim Mahmoud Elnabawy Balbaa Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Feel nature, love nature. It will never fail you. In … Continue reading

Interlace

Alex Bogusat and Rebecca Henricksen Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Concept and Energy To us Site 3 represents … Continue reading

PRISM CLOUD

Matthew Johnson and Jason Logan Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: The Prism Cloud hovers over the desert, alternately … Continue reading

Artocos

Rebar Rebar Group is John Bela, Rachael Yu, Matthew Passmore, Blaine Merker, Teresa Aquilera, and Masha Slavnova Additional support from Geoff Sharples, Ric O’Connell, Grant Ballard, and Sahar Qawasmi Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, adjacent to Ras Al Khor … Continue reading

Would Beaming Energy from Space Affect Global Warming?

I’ve stumbled across a number of articles recently that seriously propose that we set up huge solar arrays in space and wirelessly beam kilowatts back to earth such as this one highlighting the plans being discussed in Japan. The originators … Continue reading

New Solar Graffiti Project Makes a Rundown Park Accessible After Dark

We are blown away by the new and exciting ways renewables are being incorporated into creative projects. In Mexico City, the French multinational ENGIE (pronounced Angie) recently teamed up with Germany’s Heliatek, street artist N30, and others to transform a … 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

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

Inhabitat’s Green Predictions for 2013

We’re honored to have been included in the esteemed group of inhabitat.com 2013 eco-prognosticators. Here are our predictions that you’ll find cross-posted there: With the consequences of 2012’s severe weather events fresh in our collective memory, and yet having survived … Continue reading

2012 LAGI NYC Submissions for Freshkills Park. Portfolio of Submissions Now Online!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the LAGI NYC 2012 competition to design public artwork that generates utility-scale clean energy for Freshkills Park (the former Freshkills Landfill). On July 1 we received 250 submissions from 39 countries. The quality … Continue reading

Sun Drops

Marcin Sikora, Rozalia Kostka, Marco Tarzia, and Andrzej Chorazyczewski Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: The sea and the … Continue reading

FLEET 1244

Shannon Scovell and Todd Montgomery Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Just as insects reveal the intricacies of their … Continue reading