Posts tagged: design

The Solar-Powered, Recycled House That Will Let Us Float in Style

By: Maddie Stone If you’ve ever considered trading your house for a life on the water, but don’t fancy the idea of cramped, below deck living quarters, then this floating, solar-powered home, designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema, might be just the thing for you. As our climate warms and sea levels continue rise, […]

Origami might change the way NASA builds solar panels

By Ryan Whitwam Engineers have to take many things into account when designing a payload destined for orbit. Of course you want things to be as light as possible, but creating equipment that is compact and reliable is also very important. This becomes a problem when you want to equip a satellite or probe with […]

Photoflow Collector Harvests Rainwater and Solar Power for Developing Countries

While our planet may be made up mostly of water, and electricity is used in every developed country, both of these resources are in tragically short supply in many places around the globe. Moreover, the majority of still developing countries are located on or near the equator, which receives more sunlight and rainfall than just […]

Rawlemon’s Spherical Solar Energy-Generating Globes Can Even Harvest Energy from Moonlight

The solar energy designers at Rawlemon have created a spherical, sun-tracking glass globe that is able to concentrate sunlight (and moonlight) up to 10,000 times. The company claims that its ß.torics system is 35% more efficient than traditional dual-axis photovoltaic designs, and the fully rotational, weatherproof sphere is even capable of harvesting electricity from moonlight. […]

The Net-Zero Solar Laneway House by Lanefab

Introducing a new idea and design concept, the Lanefab Design/Build studio has recently completed the first Net-Zero Solar Laneway House from the city of Vancouver. The house was created as an addition to an already existing residential lot. It covers a total area of 1,020 feet and it has become the new home of the […]