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This Startup Wants To Put Geothermal Panels In Underground Garages & Tunnels

December 2nd, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

Right now when you think of panels collecting energy, you would probably think of solar panels or those black panels that heat water, but if you already filled your roof with solar panels, what do you do next? This is one of the most ingenious startups I have seen in a while, a reminder that out of the box thinking can lead to completely new solutions to problems that don't require millions of dollars in R&


Burlingame (California) Inaugurates Unique Dual-Axis Solar Carport

November 14th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Burlingame, California Mayor Donna Colson inaugurated a unique six-unit dual axis solar tracker car canopy at the Kahala Tower near the San Francisco Airport, on November 13. The commercial installation is being called the first of its kind in the United States because of the technology involved. 


Save Money, Downsize, & Ditch Your Money Pit!

November 11th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

As we digitize our lives, there isn't a need to have a big house, fancy car, nice watch, or expensive suit to impress people. In the future, maybe the only belonging that people will own is a VR headset and all their belongings will exist in the virtual world


The City Of The Future Will Depend On Reimagining Our Lifestyles

November 11th, 2019 | by The Beam

The ability to build more sustainably requires us to understand the current built environment. While urban designers and architects have a role to play in planning the cities of the future, all of us are invited to re-think and re-imagine the ways in which we live in and interact with the city landscape


Utility Adds 2.5 MW Of Demand Response Capabilities With Very Unusual “Batteries”

November 2nd, 2019 | by Scott Cooney

Hawaiian Electric (HECO) recently added 2.5MW of grid services to its grid, allowing it to store energy during peak solar and wind production periods, and did so without any traditional batteries, flywheels, or pumped hydro. Even better, the hardware required is very minimal, and in fact, most of it already exists in every residential grid in the world


Heat (The Elephant In The Room)

October 30th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid

I came across a very interesting statistic the other day from the IEA's Renewables 2018 report. The statistic is that 50% of total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat for our homes, industry, and other applications



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