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Solar Architecture and Green Building

Maracana Stadium Solar in Rio 1

Maracana Stadium in Rio, site of the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2014 World Cup, is ringed by more than 1,552 rooftop solar panels for a 390 kW solar power system.  ©2016 Alba Energy

Maracana Stadium Solar-Powered (Rio, Brazil)

During the 2016 Olympic Games in sunny Brazil, the official ceremonies and soccer matches were held in the solar-powered Maracana sports stadium in Rio. Encircling the arena are 1,556 Chinese Yingli solar panels that power a 390kW system – enough ...more

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Emissivity of Materials Chart

Average emissivity values have been taken from various sources and are presented for reference only. Please refer to the EOI primer on emissivity ...more

Solar Air Heater Software and Data

Software & Data
The RETScreen Software Solar Air Heating Model can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, ...more

Fuel Comparison Calculator

This calculator provides a quick way to compare the cost and CO2 emissions for various fuels. The calculator estimates the cost and CO2 emissions ...more

Solar Pathfinder-Solar Site Analysis (Fee)

This non-electronic instrument is an easy-to-use tool that accurately measures the shading of any site, allowing the user to see what ...more

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Brikawood Building Blocks (France)

The Brikawood system does not use nails, screws or glue. The brick consists of four wooden elements - two lateral flanges and two transverse ...more

Improving the Thermal Envelope for an Energy Efficient Home

Every home has a thermal envelope. The house cladding, walls, insulation, windows, roof, attic, and basement all come together to keep out the ...more

Straw Bale Gardening Website Resource

What is straw bale gardening? With straw bale gardening the bales act as natural containers for your plants. They’re like growbags or ...more

Environmental Impact of Lighting SEPT 2016

How much do we rely on lights? If we want to see what we are doing, the answer is a lot. Even during the daytime we need lights in buildings, ...more

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