Posts Tagged ‘solar energy’

Let’s all get solar panels! Loan me some, and I’ll promote your solar company.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010


Above, solar panel construction in Wayne National Forest, Ohio.

I know this is a ridiculous proposition, but if you never try, you never… experience rejection. I want solar panels for my abnormally long roof, but I can’t afford them yet. I propose a trade – in return for promotion, maybe a local or Canadian green energy company would like to  lend or donate to me some solar panels?

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A sundog for the shortest days of the year

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I would be interested to know if anyone has used a sundog. It’s a little robot that directs natural sunlight into a window all day by following the sun’s arc and consistently reflecting its light into the room. This would be nice around the time of the winter solstice, not to mention in the aftermath of Copenhagen’s failed climate change summit. 

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Designers and Nobel scientists make energy-collecting textiles.

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

 

This compelling structure is an example of biomimetic architecture – architecture that mimics biological structures and/or functions. It is part of a project called Metabolic Media whose structures model the molecular structures and energy metabolism in living cells. It’s a design collaboration between Nobel scientist Sir John.

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