Tag Archives: Solar

Cetacea

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

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

The Ocean Still: Lagrimas de Santa Monica

The Ocean Still: Lagrimas de Santa Monica, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Nuith Morales, Stephanie Hsia, Courtney A. Goode, Michelle Arevalos Franco, and Helen E. Kongsgaard Artist Location: Boston, … 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

Horizon Lines

Horizon Lines, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Rebecca Borowiecki (University of Colorado) Artist Location: Boulder, USA Energy Technologies: Transparent Solar Cell by Onyx Solar® Annual Capacity: 625 MWh In … Continue reading

Cnidaria Halitus

Cnidaria Halitus a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: John Eric Chung, Pablo La Roche, Danxi Zou, Jingyan Zhang, Tianyi Deng (CallisonRTKL) Artist Location: Los Angeles, USA Energy Technologies: tidal turbines … Continue reading

Ring Garden

Ring Garden Submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Team: Alexandru Predonu Artist Location: Bucharest, Romania Energy Technologies: photovoltaic panels, algae bioreactor Water Harvesting Technology: solar powered osmotic desalination (with waste brine used to … 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 Pipe

The Pipe Submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Abdolaziz Khalili, Puya Kalili, Laleh Javaheri, Iman Khalili, Kathy Kiany (Khalili Engineers) Artist Location: Vancouver, Canada Energy Technologies: Photovoltaic Panels Water Harvesting Technologies: … Continue reading

Big Beach Balloon

Big Beach Balloon, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist: Matt Kuser Artist Location: Carmel, USA Energy Technologies: thin film photovoltaic Annual Capacity: 300 MWh High above the bustling historic pier, Big … Continue reading

Esther

Esther, a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Peter Coombe, Jennifer Sage, Eunkyoung Kim, Charlene Chai, Kaitlin Faherty (Sage and Coombe Architects) Artist Location: New York City, USA Energy Technologies: point … Continue reading

Aurora

Aurora a submission to the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition for Santa Monica Artist Team: Daniel Martin de los Rios and Fran Vilar Navarro (Pistach Office) Artist Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Energy Technologies: tidal turbine (similar to Open-Centre … 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 19th Century Solar Engines of Augustin Mouchot, Abel Pifre, and John Ericsson

Augustin Mouchot’s Solar Concentrator, 1869. (source) The history of renewable energy is fascinating. We posted a while back about early efforts to harness the power of waves. You may also be interested to learn more about the 19th century work … Continue reading

The Sonic Articulation of Sunbeams

The Sonic Articulation of Sunbeams from Ben Moren on Vimeo. The Sonic Articulation of Sunbeams is a renewable energy art installation by Daniel Dean, Ben Moren and Emily Stover. The piece was created for the 2011 Green Energy Art Garden … Continue reading

Town Square: LAGI’s Social Network for Building Collaborations

Are you interested in participating in the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative competition and you are looking for the right people to team up with? LAGI Town Square is the place where you can connect. It is a complete social … Continue reading

Surface Area Required to Replace Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining with Solar Power

click on the image for a larger version. Mountaintop removal mining (MTR) is a form of surface mining that involves the removal of a summit or ridge. Acres of wilderness habitat is deforested and the wood burned. Explosives are then … Continue reading

Modern Solar Power Towers by RAFAA

Some nice alternative designs for the BrightSource Energy Ivanpah solar thermal plant in California. From the article by Bridgette Meinhold at inhabitat: BrightSource is holding a competition to come up with designs for the solar towers and Zurich-based RAFAA Architectue … 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

Lunar Cubit: First Place Award Winner

And the winner is… Lunar Cubit Robert Flottemesch, Jen DeNike, Johanna Ballhaus, and Adrian P. De Luca Designed for Site #3 in Abu Dhabi, on Airport Road near Masdar City. FIRST PLACE AWARD WINNER Design Submission for the 2010 Land … Continue reading