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New Report: Energy Storage in the U.S. on Pace for a Record-Breaking 2015

New Report: Energy Storage in the U.S. on Pace for a Record-Breaking 2015 | green infographics | Scoop.it

“The U.S. energy storage market is on pace for a record-breaking year.

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the United States deployed 5.8 megawatts of energy storage in the first quarter of the year. That's up 16 percent over the first quarter of 2014.

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What's the carbon footprint of the Internet? [Infographic]

What's the carbon footprint of the Internet? [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

What is the carbon footprint of one single Google search? How about a single email? These and many other questions are presented in the following infographic...

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Future Living Housing Project: Technology Meets Design

Future Living Housing Project: Technology Meets Design | green infographics | Scoop.it

The Future Living house took twenty six designers to create it, with every technologic leap analyzed to make sure all proposals were possible by 2050. It’s a paradigm shift in home resource creation and location with water using gravity to generate pressure and energy harvested from solar and wind. Air, water and waste are cleaned using a living bio wall.

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Zsolt Tinelly's curator insight, January 1, 2015 2:43 PM

add meg a belátás ...

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 10, 2015 8:54 PM

Making cities sustainable 

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The Most and Least Expensive States for Energy Costs

The Most and Least Expensive States for Energy Costs | green infographics | Scoop.it
EcoBuilding Pulse's interactive heat map displays how each state ranks for total energy costs, and breaksdown average electric, natural gas, and fuel costs from WalletHub's "Most and Least Energy Expensive States" report.
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Department of Energy: 2014 Is the 'Year of Concentrating Solar Power'

Department of Energy: 2014 Is the 'Year of Concentrating Solar Power' | green infographics | Scoop.it
Concentrating solar power is poised on the cusp of a major advance as the goal of integrating grid-scale thermal energy storage appears within reach.

Already able to produce utility-scale amounts of renewable electricity cost-effectively, scientists and engineers have been focusing on developing new, more efficient and cheaper thermal energy storage systems and integrating them into CSP plants. That goal now appears within reach...

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Organic Social Media's curator insight, May 30, 2014 11:20 AM

Concentrating solar power is poised on the cusp of a major advance as the goal of integrating grid-scale thermal energy storage appears within reach.

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What is a Climate and Energy Indicator? | Infographic

What is a Climate and Energy Indicator? | Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic is from the 2014 Environmental Performance Index. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. Within these two policy objectives the EPI scores country performance in nine issue areas comprised of 20 indicators. Indicators in the EPI measure how close countries are to meeting internationally established targets or, in the absence of agreed-upon targets, how they compare to the range of observed countries.

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Clean Energy Trends 2014: New Solar Energy Capacity Exceeds Wind For First Time

Clean Energy Trends 2014: New Solar Energy Capacity Exceeds Wind For First Time | green infographics | Scoop.it

Clean Edge's latest report on the global energy market shines a spotlight on five key clean energy trends likely to shape future.

The landscape of the global renewable energy market continues to shift with changes in economic and social conditions and policies. While some renewable energy sectors – notably, solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment – experienced “dazzling growth, success and rising stock prices,” others saw a drop in deployments, as well as challenges on the policy and finance fronts, according to a global clean energy market report from Clean Edge, released March 26.


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Ad Agency Designs And Makes Brochures Without Using Electricity

Ad Agency Designs And Makes Brochures Without Using Electricity | green infographics | Scoop.it

The Leo Burnett agency in Lisbon was commissioned to create a brochure for the EDP Group’s Access to Energy (A2E) campaign, which aims to bring electricity to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Amazon.
This campaign also sought to show that many developed countries waste electricity, so the creative team challenged themselves by designing a brochure without using any energy.
Paper was made, pressed and dried, and the two colors of the brochure were printed manually on the paper. The last step was perhaps the easiest—folding these brochures by hand.


Even the process was documented without electricity—film cameras were used, and the amount of effort put in can be seen in the video at the link.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 30, 2014 10:37 AM

Cool demo, but the future is clearly not abandon electricity.  The pollution associated with the film camera world has a host of problems as well (mercury, etc.).  But I like the idea here and the notion of being able to do things outside of the widely accepted standards of production.

ramiro alonso's curator insight, February 4, 2014 7:20 AM

Una campaña para una empresa de electrificación realizada sin electricidad.

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New Interactive Map Estimates Solar Potential For D.C. Buildings

New Interactive Map Estimates Solar Potential For D.C. Buildings | green infographics | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered what the solar potential of your home is? Or where you work? Or the White House maybe?


A new interactive map commissioned by the District Department of the Environment and created by Mapdwell allows users to click on almost any building in the city and see "how much electricity can be produced on their rooftops from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, how the financial investment will pay off, and how much pollution will be reduced." You can also see where solar systems are already installed and what the yearly financial benefit is.

The data used to create the map comes from the Army's Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) system, aerial imagery from the D.C. Geographic Information System and building footprints from EarthData International, Inc. Mapdwell is "a collaborative effort by researchers, academics, and professionals at MIT."

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Bertrand Auzemery's curator insight, December 18, 2013 3:12 AM

Potentiel solaire de nos toits

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Infographic: Comparing Light Bulbs & Energy Savings

Infographic: Comparing Light Bulbs & Energy Savings | green infographics | Scoop.it

This infographic by Ambit Energy highlights the differences between three types of lightbulbs, including how they work, their estimated annual cost and savings, and shows the staggering difference in efficiency between incandescent and LED bulbs.

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Electric Car's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:47 PM

Reduce, reuse, recycle. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: How it Works, the Solar Decathlon Microgrid

INFOGRAPHIC: How it Works, the Solar Decathlon Microgrid | green infographics | Scoop.it

The Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams from around the world to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. 

The houses are built over a two year period on campuses across the world, and are then shipped to Irvine, California- the competition itself consists of 10 contests, one being on Energy Balance, measuring the net energy each house produces and consumes.

One of the most important aspect to this concept is the micro-grid solution — the connection between the houses and the local utility to provide excess solar energy to the grid.  Each team’s house is equipped with a bidirectional utility meter that enables power flow to and from the electrical utility and a net metering system to record energy consumption and PV energy production.

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David Parr's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:35 PM

Always wondered how this competition was organised. Pretty cool way of trying to set a benchmark for designs.

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Top 10 Gigawatts: Installed Solar Capacity (Infographic)

Top 10 Gigawatts: Installed Solar Capacity (Infographic) | green infographics | Scoop.it

We’re hearing more and more about gigawatts in reference to the scale of renewable energy installations and clean energy generating capacity. Josh and Amber at 1Sun4All.com decided to make a new infographic presenting a bit of information on gigawatts and installed solar capacity.

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Beat the heat: EPA's infographic is a good place to start

Beat the heat: EPA's infographic is a good place to start | green infographics | Scoop.it

There are a few things to like about this infographic put out by the EPA's Energy Star program.

For one thing, it has a whole section on climate change instead of the usual single-minded fixation on saving energy. While their five energy-saving tips are pretty basic, they are not trivial. Recommendation 3, "seal your heating and cooling ducts", is surprisingly important, given that many people have their air conditioning ducts running through their very hot attics and are wasting serious money by cooling it instead of the space below.

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How Does a Passive House Work?

How Does a Passive House Work? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.

The basic building block of a certified Passive House is a virtually airtight, superinsulated envelope that prevents the infiltration of outside air and the loss of conditioned air. Because joints and cracks aren’t a sufficient source of fresh air, Passive Houses are equipped with a ventilator that takes heat from the stale exhaust air and transfers it to the air that is being drawn in from the outside. (In summer, the process reverses, with the cool inside air pretreating the hot intake air before being vented outside.) Passive Houses also are positioned to capture the sun’s natural heating capabilities in the winter while minimizing solar gain in the summer.

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By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World

By 2050, the Greenest City May Not Be in the First World | green infographics | Scoop.it
Cities might be burning three times more energy in 2050 than they did in 2005—unless they act now.

Currently, more than half of the world’s people live in cities. Given the trend of jobs returning to urban centers, it may not be surprising that by 2030 the world’s cities will be home to 60 percent of the world’s population. Cities are adapting to accommodate the growing population by becoming sustainable and green.

Yet assuming that the current rapid pace of population growth continues, cities will be burning three times more energy per capita in 2050 than they did in 2005 despite their “green” efforts. Even with increasing favor toward public transport in the first world’s largest cities, the cities with the greatest opportunity to reduce energy use are those in the still-developing second world, particularly in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Solar Could Be The World's Most Important Energy Source By 2050

Solar Could Be The World's Most Important Energy Source By 2050 | green infographics | Scoop.it
Experts believe that a solar boom is both feasible and necessary in order to reign in warming to safe levels.

Earlier this year, the International Energy Agency published an alarming report predicting catastrophic global warming. Based on current trends, it said, we're set for a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase this century--a level scientists agree would make life untenable for much of the planet. International agreements have set a target of just 2 degrees C, because that's what scientists say would be a relatively safe outcome.

The IEA did offer positive news, though. It said that an aggressive move to energy efficiency and renewables could keep the world's temperature under 2 degrees, and that such a move need not cost much. In fact, $44 trillion in investment by 2050 would net $115 trillion in fuel savings, such is the wonder of energy efficiency and potential for energy storage...

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Jim Gramata's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:45 AM

I just contracted to put one on my home. Consider solar installations in you next rehab or development project for long term solutions. With federal, state and now local grants the ROI may be right for a solar system installation. 

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Space Based Solar Power: Infographic

Space Based Solar Power: Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

What is space-based solar power? How does space-based solar power work? What are the benefits of using space-based solar power?

Find out this and more in this infographic from Energy.gov.

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Smart Landscaping Tips To Help You Save Energy (INFOGRAPHIC)

Smart Landscaping Tips To Help You Save Energy (INFOGRAPHIC) | green infographics | Scoop.it

There are number of other energy saving solutions, both solar and non-solar, that fall under the scope of home improvement projects, but sometimes, it’s the most down-to-earth strategies that can end up putting money back in your pocket.

Well-designed landscaping is one example of a potentially energy saving tactic for homeowners. By establishing a well-designed landscape that is suited to the regional climate and local weather conditions, homeowners can end up saving money on home energy costs, reducing the amount of water use, buffering their home from noise and air pollution, and staying more comfortable inside and out of the house. According to Energy.gov, a smart landscape design can reduce a home’s air conditioning costs by as much as 50%, planting windbreaks on three sides of a house can cut fuel consumption by 40%, and well-designed landscaping can pay for itself in less than 8 years.

Here’s a great infographic from Energy.gov that illustrates some energy saving landscaping tips...

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Cities Leading the Way in Solar Energy [infographic]

Cities Leading the Way in Solar Energy [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
Since 2002, the U.S. has increased its installed solar photovolatic capacity by a factor of 200. Which cities are leading the way?

The U.S. now has more than 200 times the amount of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity than it did in 2002, according to a new report from Environment America, and the top 20 cities for this capacity contain more solar power today than the amount installed for the total country six years ago. "Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America's Solar Energy Revolution" looks at which metropolises were in the lead of PV capacity in 2013, and what cities top the country when it comes to capacity per capita. The top cities may not necessarily be the locales you expect, but this data may highlight potential markets that are hot for building PV installations.

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How Weather Forecasts Can Help Optimize Energy Usage

How Weather Forecasts Can Help Optimize Energy Usage | green infographics | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have been exploring how using public weather forecast information can help deliver significant reductions in energy consumption.


Combining information from the Bureau of Meteorology with data from existing building management systems, the researchers have developed an intelligent model that remains one step ahead of the building’s temperature changes, automatically adjusting the heating and cooling supply accordingly.

Early experimental results have provided encouraging results, with at least 10 per cent energy savings shown to be possible.

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Gas, Hybrid and Electric Cars [Infographic]

Gas, Hybrid and Electric Cars [Infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

Already, electric and hybrid cars are surpassing gas engine cars in not only miles per gallon and sustainability, but also affordability.

For example, the 2013 electric Nissan Leaf runs costs from $28,800 to $34,840. This affordable midsize car gets 75 miles on a full charge and has a refuel time of just seven hours at 240 volts.

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4 Infographics Show How Much Solar Power Is Installed in the U.S. | EcoWatch

4 Infographics Show How Much Solar Power Is Installed in the U.S. | EcoWatch | green infographics | Scoop.it

The record-setting third quarter for U.S. solar energy installations brings the nation’s total to a whopping 10.25 gigawatts (GW).

That’s enough to make the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) predict that the U.S. could finally rise up the ranks to beat Germany in new solar photovoltaic (PV) installations next year. Included in that figure—the country’s second-best quarter—was the residential sector’s record of 186 megawatts (MW) in installations.


Just how much is 10.25 GW? SEIA explores that question with a few infographics...

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What Will The Energy Industry Look Like in 2040? | Visual.ly

What Will The Energy Industry Look Like in 2040? | Visual.ly | green infographics | Scoop.it

Will we be depending on more energy or less?

This infographic explores the projection of global demands and effects in 2040...

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Summer Energy Consumption | Infographic

Summer Energy Consumption | Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ever wondered about energy consumption during the heat of the summer season? 

The longer warmer days are when many prople take vacations, enjoy the outdoors and find creative ways to beat the heat. SaveOnEnergy.com took a closer look at how energy use stacks up in the hottest months of the year compared with every other season.

The data reveals some surprising insights about renewable energy use, fossil fuel consumption, and where (and when) the most energy is consumed in the U.S...

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Tour the Country’s Energy Infrastructure Through A New Interactive Map

Tour the Country’s Energy Infrastructure Through A New Interactive Map | green infographics | Scoop.it

Examining the network of power plants, transmission wires, and pipelines gives new insights into the inner workings of the electrical grid.


Every time you switch on a light, charge your electronics or heat your home in the winter, you’re relying upon a tremendous network of energy infrastructure that literally stretches across the country: power plants, pipelines, transmission wires and storage facilities.

It can be hard to visualize all this infrastructure and understand how it makes abundant energy available throughout the country. To help see a bigger picture, a new map, just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, combines a range of data (locations of power plants, electricity lines, natural gas pipelines, refineries, storage facilities and more) into an elegant, interactive interface that helps to piece how it all fits together. You can also zoom in on your own city to see the types of power plants generating electricity nearby.

The map also includes layers of real-time information on storm movement and risks, allowing energy analysts to better understand the potential impact of storms.

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Norm Miller's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:32 PM

Understanding the grid in real time is somewhat facilitated by this new interactive map.