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June 16, 2014

Solar Roadways

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Energy Innovation: Solar Roadways and Solar Sidewalks (via Green Building Elements)

PV-powered roads and walkways being tested in U.S. Federal Highway Administration research program Get to know a solar-to-electricity system that isn’t stuck on the rooftop. Thus is s story about tenacity in renewable energy research and a long-range…

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June 10, 2014

Compost-Powered Water Heater

The Compost-Powered Water Heater – Books to Buy (via Green Building Elements)

Gaelan Brown’s new book, The Compost-Powered Water Heater, is a work that demands being read by anyone interested in learning more about all the free energy available to renewable energy stewards who also happen to be composting champions. Brown provides…

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June 5, 2014

Just Found: the Oldest Solar Device in the World

Just Found! The Oldest Solar Device in the World (via Green Building Elements)

Special thanks to author John Perlin for this contribution about what is believed to be the world’s oldest solar device – a solar ignitor, or yang-sui . The material comes from Perlin’s recently published book, Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story…

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May 22, 2014

The Role of Architectural History in the Development of Solar Passive Architect David Wright

The Role of Architectural History in the Development of Solar Passive Architect David Wright (via Green Building Elements)

The evolution of pioneer solar passive architect David Wright’s career demonstrates the importance of exposure to the solar works of the ancients, as provided in this guest column by John Perlin based on his new book, Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story…

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April 16, 2014

New Prefab Book of Note: Prefabulous World

New Prefab Book of Note: Prefabulous World (via Green Building Elements)

As we have been writing a series about green prefab homes, the timing could be no better for the release of “Prefabulous World – Energy Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe,” a new book by Sheri Koones. As we have been writing a series…

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May 25, 2012

Interactive timeline on history of solar cells



Interactive Timeline on History of Solar Cells (via http://greenbuildingelements.com)

Matthew Redford has prepared an interactive timeline on the history of solar cells and thinks “this would be a good fit for your blog. I’ve based it on the Wikipedia entry for solar cells.” We agree, this is great information to have available in a user-friendly form. Thanks very much, Matt!

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January 27, 2012

Scientists Develop Non-Eroding Surface Using Scorpion for Study

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