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The state of solar power technology

There have been some detractors to the idea that we can fuel the world entirely with solar energy by 2030. It seems to me from the numbers that this is possible and it’s important that we all recognize that it … Continue reading

Solar-Powered Stone Circle Offers Modern Interpretation of Bronze Age Art

A new installation in the high plains of the Chihuahua desert delivers a modern interpretation of an iconic Bronze Age heritage site. The culmination of five years of planning, Haroon Mirza’s latest artwork comprises eight large black marble boulders assembled … 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

Groundbreaking Solar-Powered Desalination That Doesn’t Require Batteries

A company in France has developed standalone solar-powered desalination technology that doesn’t require batteries — a world first, they say. Named after a city in Algeria, where one of its founders grew up drinking brackish water, Mascara Renewable Water has … Continue reading

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

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

Imagining Solar Art at the Village of Arts and Humanities Philadelphia

Thanks to the Village of Arts and Humanities for hosting a LAGI workshop today in North Philadelphia. The event was held in partnership with Temple University, and brought together a wonderful group of all ages to brainstorm ideas for bringing … Continue reading

The Solar Hourglass

“An hourglass to remind us…that as long as we take care of our environment, the energy will never run out.” -Santiago Muros Cortés The Solar Hourglass First Place winner to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Copenhagen design competition Artist: … Continue reading

The Future of Flight: Solar Energy and Airplane Wing Innovation

by Karrah Beck, LAGI 2014 Marketing & Communications Consultant The airplane industry has been a notorious consumer of energy and a large contributor to atmospheric CO2 emissions. The struggle to make this industry more environmentally sustainable has been a daunting … Continue reading

Solar Vortex

We learned of yet another “twist” on solar power generation via this Forbes article about the ARPA-E conference in Washington D.C. The Solar Vortex borrows its inspiration from dust devils, those miniature twisters of excited dirt that sometimes arise in … Continue reading

Solar Bloom

Solar Bloom Submission to the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative NYC design competition Artist Team: Robert Cervellione Artist Location: New York City, USA View Design Boards Artist Descriptive Text: Solar Bloom is a project which merges technology with nature to … Continue reading

The Solar Cairn

The Solar Cairn Submission to the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative NYC design competition Artist Team: Julianne Brown, Christian Brown, Onion 3D Design Artist Location: New York City, USA View Design Boards Artist Descriptive Text: As a softly shining pattern … 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

Airlight Energy’s Monuments to Concentrated Solar Power

The Precasted Fiber Reinforced Concrete Collector by Airlight Energy is a refreshingly different design for CSP technology. It employs flexible pneumatic mirrors below and ETFE foil above, both stretched within a rigid concrete frame to create a parabolic trough system … Continue reading

Nature Offers Another Lesson to the Solar Power Industry (go biomimicry!)

image from Torresol Energy We’ve written about Fibonacci Series before here on bLAGI. So it does not come as a great surprise to us that the layout of heliostats (solar-tracking mirrors) around a solar power tower could benefit from the … Continue reading

Fibonacci Geometry and Solar Trees

Aidan Dwyer’s Fibonacci Solar Geometry Aidan Dwyer, a 13 year old Long Island resident, has made some big news this week with his astute observations and experiments on solar power efficiency. While spending time in the woods, Aidan noticed that … Continue reading

Solar 2

It was announced earlier this week that Solar One has received $1.25 million from New York City Council towards the construction of the Solar 2 facility at 23rd Street and East River in New York City, bringing the project very … Continue reading


click on the image to view larger The latest in our information graphic series is a study of how much surface area would be required to replace all of the BTUs of energy that can possibly be extracted from the … Continue reading

Solar Veil

Rudabeh Pakravan Studio Rudabeh Pakravan, Juipai Chen, Victor Otter, Maya Taketani, and Sage Renewables Designed for Site #3 in Abu Dhabi, on Airport Road near Masdar City. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive … Continue reading