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Solar Architecture and Green Building


Desalination Solar Structure Rendering

The Teatro Agua Solar Desalination Plant is proposed by Grimshaw Architects for Canary Islands in Spain. It has a series of evaporators and condensers, using the heat of the sun to produce potable water from seawater. The design incorporates a desalination method with a publicly accessible venue for the performing arts.  ©2011 Grimshaw Architects




Desalination Using the Power of the Sun

Solar desalination is a technique to remove salts from water - usually seawater - using solar energy to make the water potable. Desalination has become important in supplying the world’s drinking water; In the middle of the 20th century, there ...more


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Solar Water Heater Calculator

Use this calculator to explore the energy usage of your water heater, and to estimate whether a solar water heater could save you money.

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SUNREL

Aids in the design of single- or multizone energy-efficient buildings where the loads are dominated by the dynamic interactions between the ...more


Psychrometric Chart from Trane

These charts focus on the range of temperatures most suitable for comfort-cooling HVAC applications, and include the Trane coil curves, which ...more


Solar Panel Shading Calculator

This tool lets you calculate the degree to which rows of flat solar collector panels (solar thermal or PV) shade each other. The development and ...more


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Sustainable Business (USA)

Sustainable Business is a website resource that provides the following services toward a restorative economy: Daily Green Business News: concise ...more


Auckland Rooftop Solar Resources (New Zealand)

1) An average Auckland household consumes about 7000 kWh of electricity a year - what's your consumption?

2) Find your roof and click on ...more


Building Energy (Vermont, USA)

Building Energy is a solar, weatherization and energy efficiency construction company based out of Williston, Vermont, USA.

For commercial ...more


Renewable Energy Tracker at University of Virginia (Charlottesville)

This online tool uses real-time data to help students, faculty, staff and the community stay up to date on the University of Virginia’s ...more


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