Nextgov Japan Wants to Ring the Moon With Solar Panels to Power the Earth Gizmodo After the Fukushima boondoggle back in 2011, Japan has wholeheartedly embraced solar power as its alternative energy of choice.
The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in the urban environment. Milan is one of the most polluted cities in Europe. The diversity of the plants and their characteristics produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect the building from radiation and acoustic pollution. This not only improves the quality of living spaces, but gives way to dramatic energy savings year round.
Each apartment in the building will have a balcony planted with trees that are able to respond to the city’s weather — shade will be provided within the summer, while also filtering city pollution; and in the winter the bare trees will allow sunlight to permeate through the spaces. Plant irrigation will be supported through the filtering and reuse of the greywater produced by the building. Additionally, Aeolian and photovoltaic energy systems will further promote the tower’s self-sufficiency.
The design of the Bosco Verticale is a response to both urban sprawl and the disappearance of nature from our lives and on the landscape. The architect notes that if the units were to be constructed unstacked as stand-alone units across a single surface, the project would require 50,000 square meters of land, and 10,000 square meters of woodland. Bosco Verticale is the first offer in his proposed BioMilano, which envisions a green belt created around the city to incorporate 60 abandoned farms on the outskirts of the city to be revitalized for community use.
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The disciples of the church of Colin Chapman know that lighter is better. It improves handling, responsiveness and, crucially these days, fuel efficiency. But electric vehicles have to be loaded up with heavy batteries to give them power.
Google is upping its game in the green sector, with its “lucky thirteenth” investment in renewable energy. The online search engine giant is committing $103 million (£64.5m) for a 265.7MW solar farm in Imperial County in California.
Worldwide sales of electric scooters are estimated to grow 50% by 2020 according to a report from Navigant Research. It forecasts that global e-scooter sales will hit 18 million in 2020, up from 12 million in 2013.
Responding to Climate Change UK outlines ambitious strategy for solar energy Responding to Climate Change The UK government's energy climate change department (DECC) launched its solar energy roadmap yesterday, which sets out how it will work with...
Imagine powering your home with waste bi-products. You could essentially power you home with pee. Adult human being produces 1-2 liters of urine per day. 1 liter is enough to power a small generator for 6 hours. How do we know this? A 14 year old girl and her friends from Nigeria, Africa created a system that separates the hydrogen and oxygen in urine, purifies the hydrogen and uses it to power a generator.
The amount of electricity produced is not shown, but judging from the size of the generator it’s probably at least a few hundred Watts. That’s more than enough to power small electronics and LED lighting in your home.
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In some countries, a lack of reliable electricity is to blame for deaths during childbirth. (Where pregnancy is feared, fatal: On a research trip in Nigeria, Dr. Laura Stachel watched as physicians perfo...
Your boiler can account for 60% of your annual energy bills
If your boiler was installed before 1998, you may be eligible for a free boiler upgrade. The new boiler will be more energy efficient, meaning you will save a significant amount of money on your energy bills as well as reducing your carbon footprint. The funding is provided by ECO Affordable Warmth.
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