Posts Categorized: solar

Folded facade reduces skyscraper energy bill

A new skyscraper features a folded design that blends solid aluminium panels with strategically-placed glass to reduce heat from sunlight and therefore save energy.

Insect eyes inspire structure of new solar panel cell

Scientists from Stanford University used creepy crawlies to help develop solar cells with a fragile photovoltaic material.

Mobile farm helps community grow produce

A Beijing architecture company have designed a bike farm to help the community grow produce without the need for land or space

Solar-powered robot weeds gardens autonomously

American firm is working on a small robot that lives in gardens and spends its time roaming around chopping down weeds.

New solar technology inspired by butterfly wings

An engineering team in Australia have pioneered new, highly-efficient solar cell technology modelled on the wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly.

Smart Ring that tracks your vitamin D

Add / Remove Dutch health technology company e-Senses is currently trying to raise funds on Indiegogo for its new gadget the Helios Smart Ring. Billed as the world’s first sunlight, daylight and vitamin D tracker, users will wear it like any other ring and its UV index and ambient light sensors calculate all the sun […]

Connected sign and bench provide local news

Boston is furthering its credentials as an eco and visitor friendly city with the Soofa sign and bench. Both are solar powered, and provide e-ink information.

Free-standing smart home: portable and eco-friendly

Estonian design company Kodasema’s square KODA home is assembled in seven hours and includes LED lights, solar panels and smart fixtures.