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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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Solar Calculator (USA)

Use our solar power calculator to estimate the cost and size of a solar energy project in your area. This should only be used as a rough estimate, ...more


Data Plotting Program

This program allows you to chart data gathered from our monitoring stations as well as data we receive from some other sources. Please use the ...more


Energy Plus Energy Simulation Software

Building energy simulation program that builds on the most popular features and capabilities of BLAST and DOE-2. EnergyPlus includes innovative ...more


Heat Gain and Loss Short Form Calculator

Free Load Calculator by Mr. HVAC

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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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