Tag Archives: renewables

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

Wind and Solar-Powered Biodomes to Boost UAE Ecotourism

Baharash Bagherian has unveiled his design for a new wildlife conservation center that will be 100% powered by renewable energy. The project’s first phase would entail construction of three prefabricated biodomes with timber frames and Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) and a … 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

7 Public Art Designs Powered By Algae

Algae is awesome. There’s no other way to put it. Ranging from single-celled to complex multicellular organisms, algae has existed for at least three billion years, according to the Smithsonian. Today, its potential to disrupt modern life is increasingly coming into focus. On the one hand, … Continue reading