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ADEX Offers Solar on Nomadic Structures
ADEX is a proposed prefabricated module-based living unit. The construction and energy-resource systems contemplate ADEX’s adaptation to any give...

Airstream Trailers Renovated Modern, Green
Architect Matthew Hofmann of Hofmann Architecture prefers small living spaces and he prefers renovating small Airstream trailers to designing all-n...

An Appalachian House: The Design and Analysis of a Passive Solar House (Virginia, USA)
This project is a proposal for the green architecture design of a house - a green building - situated on a plot of land within the town limits of B...

Animal Foundation Dogs Get Great Design
In 2005 the Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, consolidated its animal-care campus to expand services for animal sheltering and adoption ...

Arcosanti Perches Over Arizona Canyon
In 1970, the Cosanti Foundation began building Arcosanti, an experimental green architecture town in the high desert of Arizona, 70 miles north of ...

Arizona National Guard Building (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
The 5,200 square-foot green architecture building is burrowed into the site to gain as much of the thermal benefit and barrier to heat as the earth...

AustriaHaus Brings Passive House to Canada
AustriaHaus is a Passiv Haus that uses approximately one-tenth the energy of a similar-sized building that uses standard North American constructio...

Bertschi School Science Wing Goes Net Zero (Seattle, USA)
Bertschi School in Seattle created an addition to its already green school by building a net zero energy and water science wing for its more than 2...

Big Boy Is a Sunny Boy (Burbank, California)
In 2009 Bob’s Big Boy restaurant in Los Angeles celebrated its 60th anniversary by adding solar panels to perhaps a not-so green building. It see...

Bulbdial Clock Mimics Sundial Using LEDs
In 2008 David Friedman published on his blog Ironic Sans a design concept for something that he called The Bulbdial Clock. It's like a sundial, but...

California Dreamin’ at Claire’s Bakery
Born of a predilection to serve healthy food, organic coffee, and an array of other culinary creations, in August 2009, Claire’s on Cedros bakery...

Camping with Solar Friendly Devices
Backpacking and camping are on the minds of many nature-lovers year-round. Roger, from Green Planet Solar Energy, walks us through different ways t...

CEED Passive House Certified in Virginia
Tucked into the verdant hills of rural Franklin County, Virginia, is a high-tech learning facility that is the first public school in the US to mee...

CHP Greens Its Offices and Rental Properties
The two buildings that serve as CHP’s headquarters were originally designed by CHP Design Studio to be the campus for a 20-bed therapeutic reside...

Civano Solar Community in Tucson, Arizona (USA)
The Community of Civano, located in the southeast part of Tucson, is, according to its planners, "an antidote to urban sprawl's five banes: loss o...

CO2 Saver House Has Loam Walls (Poland)
By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved exceptio...

Council House 2 (Melbourne, Australia)
The city of Melbourne intended CH2–the Council House 2 building, which opened in August 2006–to exemplify the best of high-performance, sustain...

Desert Living Center Exhibits Arid Green
The Desert Living Center (DLC) is a 46,000-square foot environmental education complex that showcases green building methods, materials and technol...

Devonshire Building (UK)
The Devonshire Building is a solar building, that automatically opens and closes banks of shades on its south facing façade. The intelligent syste...

Discovery Center in Kansas City, Missouri
Only minutes from downtown Kansas City, Mo., lies an urban oasis: 11 acres of prairie, wetlands, and wildlife habitat surrounding the Anita B. Gorm...

Dome House (International)
Dubbed the “habitat for the 21st century,” the Dome House is an igloo-shaped structure built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% expa...

E-Waste Recycling Ever-Changing Landscape
by Francesca Lyman / Popular Mechanics - Electronic waste is the fastest growing category of trash in the U.S. and yet unlike paper and plastic rec...

Earth Centre Failed Econ Sustainability Test
The Earth Centre, Doncaster was intended to establish a world centre for sustainable development promoting the best environmental and sustainable p...

Earthships Dig Their Heels Into the Hillside
An Earthship is a type of passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials. Designed and marketed by Earthship Biotecture of Taos, NM, the...

El Dorado Ranch (Baja, Mexico)
El Dorado Ranch is a large resort community entirely powered with an off-grid solar power system. It also offers the option of building with straw-...

Fennell Residence Floats on River (Oregon, USA)
There's something so romantic about living waterside. Waking up to a dramatic view, whether from the banks of a lake, ocean, river, or even a tiny ...

Finca Rosa Blanca Eco-Resort (Costa Rica)
Finca Rosa Blanca is an ecological coffee plantation resort in Costa Rica where the proprietors use the power of the sun, natural wastewater treatm...

Folly of Building-Integrated Wind
Author: Alex Wilson/Environmental Building News May 2009 The appeal of integrating wind turbines into our buildings is strong. Rooftops are ele...

Forest EcoCentre Employs Passive Design (Australia)
Architect Robert Morris-Nunn has persistently explored passive and low-energy designs, and has applied his experience and skill to this hybrid buil...

Geos Is Zero Energy Community (Colorado)
Over 300 sunny Colorado days per year and a constant temperature of the Earth at five to seven feet below ground level are the power sources of Geo...

Germany's Solar Decathlon 2009 SurPLUS House
At the 2009 Solar Decathlon, Team Germany from Technische Universität Darmstadt started with a "focus on the façade," creating a house that is es...

GO Home Passive House in Maine
The GO Home in Belfast, Maine, is a 1500 square foot, three-bedroom residence that achieves super energy efficiency and construction costs comparab...

Going Green at the Beach (Washington State, USA)
“Going Green at the Beach” set a record by meeting the requirements of these and other residential green building certification programs: - EN...

Greening Our White Ski Resorts
As ski season approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, many resorts continue to find ways to offer more sustainable approaches to one of the favorite...

Hammarby Sjostad Wastes Not (Sweden)
Twenty minutes by bus, tram or free ferry from the center of Stockholm lies Hammarby Sjostad, an eco-community of 10,000 homes. The houses feature ...

Hawaii Gateway Energy Center
The gateway energy center at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii commands a view of the Pacific Ocean any Hawaiian vacationer would envy. The 3...

Hawaii Prep School Energy Lab Goes Zero
The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab is 6,100 square foot renewable-energy research laboratory where students study, design, and evaluate rene...

Hemp House Breathes Easier in Carolina
There are an estimated 25,000 different uses for hemp, including sports cars, clothes, and biofuels. Since the 1960s, it’s been used in Europe an...

Igloos under the Arctic Stars (Finland)
High above the Arctic Circle in Lapland, glass-domed igloos provide full views of the night sky to watch, unimpeded, the spectacle of the aurora bo...

Integrated Solar Resides in LA
The gorgeously green Beitcher Residence is a paragon of sustainable California architecture, showcasing a design partnership between eco-conscious ...

IslandWood Teaches Nature in Pacific Northwest
Inspiration for IslandWood came from the land itself, and the knowledge that half of Seattle School District children did not receive overnight out...

Khan Shatyr Sizzles in Asia (Kazakhstan)
The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center represents a major civic, cultural and social venue for the people of the capital city Astana, Kazakhstan - in...

Kohl's Department Stores Are Solar (USA)
Kohl's entered into a power purchase agreement with SunEdison for a twenty-year term in 2007. As of May 2010, Kohl's had 88 solar power systems act...

Kroon Hall at Yale Melds Tradition & Tech
Kroon Hall, Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies building on Science Hill, is ultra-green. Designed by Hopkins Architects...

Lieberose Solar Park (Germany)
August 2009 Lieberose Park, Germany's largest solar park, and the world's second biggest, was inaugurated on Thursday on the site of a former Sovi...

Lumenhaus by Virginia Tech Is Mod Solar
Lumenhaus is a zero energy, grid-tied active and passive solar, modular residence that was designed and built by a team of university students at V...

Maine Solar House in Cold Climate (USA)
In the harsh Maine winter, this energy-conscious house produces its own heat, hot water and electricity from the sun that shines on its roof. In 19...

Manassas School Celebrates Daylight
Manassas Park Elementary School is fundamentally designed around the premise that people, especially children, cannot be expected to preserve or pr...

Masdar Future City (LAVA Proposed) (Abu Dhabi)
Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) won a competition to design the urban centre of Masdar, a zero-carbon, zero-waste city to be built in ...

Menara Mesiniaga Features Bioclimatics (Malaysia)
Completed in 1992, this building was a precursor to what we call “green buildings” today. Designed as a headquarters for IBM, the building appl...

Metropol Parasol Shades Sunny Seville
The Metropol Parasol is a controversial series of six giant woven, mushroom-shaped timber lattice umbrellas in Seville, Spain, that are designed to...

Milwaukee Art Museum Takes Flight
The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, known as the Quadracci Pavilion, was architect Santiago Calatrava's first built U.S. project, completed in 2001 ...

Natural Cooling (Arizona, USA)
Article from Arizona Solar Center describes techniques for passively cooling buildings in the hot arid region of the Southwestern United States. Pa...

Net Zero Apartments Coming to Oregon
Construction has begun on a zero-energy building in Portland, Oregon, that will include 18 apartments and ground-floor retail space for offices, a ...

North Carolina Is Home to Solar Community
Bingham Ridge is a new residential development (February 2010) that integrates photovoltaic and solar products into construction of all its homes w...

Oberlin College Environmental Studies Building (Ohio, USA)
Background: The Oberlin College community had a vision for their Center for Environmental Studies: it would be more than just a classroom building...

Oregon Bungalow Is Recycled and Passive
Over eight years, working nights and weekends, architect Ryan Walsh completely gutted his 1925 bungalow in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Portland, O...

Passive House US Imported from Germany
By Alex Wilson - Originating in Germany twenty years ago and drawing inspiration from the superinsulation and passive solar movements in North Amer...

Patagonia Worldwide Distribution Center (Reno, Nevada, USA)
Our Reno Service Center was built in 1996 at a cost of $19 million. Located on the banks of the Truckee River at the site of the old Tahoe Timber L...

Power to the People Solar Cooperative
In the United States, many communities are turning to community solar plants to power their homes and businesses using the rooftops of public build...

Railway Tunnel Infrastructure Is PV Bed
A 2.2-mile (3.6-kilometer) long tunnel crossing Antwerp in Belgium is fitted with 16,000 245W solar panels covering 50,000 square meters, roughly e...

Raisin' in the Sun Solar Winery (Washington, USA)
Vigneron (tender of the wine grapes in French) Gary Cox started Cox Canyon Vineyards in 1999 with a long-term goal of environmental sustainability....

Recycling Solar PV Panels
Solar energy is regarded as a green technology, but what happens to solar panels once they reach the end of their lifetime? Renewable Energy Focus'...

Richmond Oval Avoids Solar Gain (Canada)
The immense size of the building, the site constraints, and above all the requirements to precisely maintain indoor temperature and humidity to pro...

Salvaged Houses Made of.... Anything
In Huntsville, Texas, home builder Dan Phillips and his wife take discarded, eclectic building materials and transform them into unique homes for l...

Seattle Aquarium Solar-Assisted Hot Water System (Washington, USA)
The Seattle Aquarium unveiled Seattle’s first solar hot water demonstration project 16 June 2009, a system that will reduce the Aquarium’s use ...

Shangri La Is Found Horizon in Texas
The Shangri La Botanical Gardens rests on an extraordinarily diverse 252-acre ecosystem at the edge of the Adams Bayou in southeastern Texas. A loc...

Shillong House Gets Eco Makeover (India)
Meghalaya is a small state in north-eastern India. The word "Meghalaya" literally means "The Abode of Clouds" and it occupies a hilly strip in the ...

Singapore’s Zero Energy Building Retrofit
A massive array of solar panels of 1,300 sq metres [14,000 square feet] - almost half a football field and the biggest such installation in Southea...

Solar Boilers for Hot Water (Israel)
Israeli solar energy companies such as Solel Solar, Aora, Ormat technologies, and a host of others are now world leaders in the development of sun ...

Solar Decathlon 2009
The Solar Decathlon challenges 20 college teams from around the globe in 10 contests to design, build, and operate the most livable, energy-efficie...

Solar Electric Sails in Space
The idea of leaving the engine of a craft behind and using the endless fuel supply of solar or star light seems like a great way of reducing the ma...

Solar Ivy Uses PVs and Piezoelectrics
Tiny, flexible solar cells mimic leaves that are attached to a stainless steel mesh system. On the “front” of the leaves, PVs capture sunlight ...

Solar Light Pipes Brighten Texas A&M
Showing true Aggie ingenuity, Texas A&M students developed a device that transports natural light into the interior of buildings. The system, desig...

Solar Living Center
Real Goods Trading Corporation, a distributor of energy conservation and self-sufficiency products, wanted a showroom to mirror its retailing ethic...

Solar Umbrella House Uses PV Canopy (USA)
Lawrence Scarpa has an intriguing insight as to why solar-powered houses have yet to take the country by storm. Aside from the economic and politic...

Solar Updraft Towers Generate Mega Power
A solar updraft tower is a renewable-energy power plant, first proposed in 1903. It combines three proven technologies: chimney effect, greenhouse ...

South Jamaica Library Went Green (NYC)
The South Jamaica Branch Library in Queens, NY, was the first building designed and constructed under the New York City High Performance Building G...

Space-Based Solar Power
Limitless Clean Energy from Space National Space Society August 2008 The United States and the world need to find new sources of clean energy....

Sun Boxes Are Musical Solar Installations
Sun Boxes were created by American musician and light and sculpture artist Craig Colorusso. They are a solar-powered sound installation comprised o...

Sundolier Solar Lighting Glows Inside
Traditional daylighting involves architectural building design to introduce sun and sky illumination with little glare while producing modest heat ...

Sungazing House Puts Sun to Work (Utah)
Built with foot-thick structural insulated panels, the Sungazing House in Park City, Utah, effectively mitigates extreme temperature swings using p...

Sustainsia Work Pods Perch in the Backyard
The curving walls of Sustainsia’s backyard office “work pod” help the interior feel more spacious atop its tiny 96-square-foot footprint. The...

Tani Creek Farm Grows Plants, Power near Seattle
By Robin Rogers - Tani Creek Farm in the Pacific Northwest uses sunlight for more than just growing vegetables. In the misty hills of Bainbridge Is...

Tethered Sails Power Cargo Ships with Wind
It’s an idea that has been tested: a giant sail is attached to a heavy cargo ship, or smaller boat, to capture wind power, thereby reducing fossi...

The Power of the Sun from Eco-Logic Blog (USA)
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 76 percent of all power-plant-generated electricity is used to operate buildings, and half...

Tiny House Is Passive Solar (North Carolina)
by Michael Janzen, Tiny House Design Blog -- One man, one hammer, a 64 square foot solar home. Jeff has been living in his tiny house about 100 day...

Utah Passive House (Mill Creek, Utah, USA)
There's a website called Our Passive House, where the owners are documenting the design and construction of the first Passive House in Utah. The o...

Vauban Community (Germany)
In the South of Freiburg, on the former area of a French barrack site, Vauban, a new district is being developed for more than 5,000 inhabitants a...

Vista Montana Led the Way in 2003
Back in 2003 a housing development became California’s largest zero energy community. Built by Clarum Homes, Vista Montaña in Watsonville was de...

Water + Life Museums Celebrate Fossils
The 70,000-square-foot Water + Life Museums complex is highly energy and water efficient despite its harsh desert environment of Hemet, California,...

Westville Low-Load House (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)
Over the next few months, Rob Moody of Green Building Advisor will be following an infill project in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. It’s an 842-...

Wineries and Thieves Go Solar (California, USA)
Mike Treleven reports in Napa Valley Register (27 November 2009) on a problem plaguing wineries that have been adopting solar technologies. His art...

Wm Paterson University’s Solar System
When it was launched in October 2010, it was the largest solar panel installation on a college campus in the United States. William Paterson Univer...

Wyoming Rammed Earth Home (USA)
by Mindy Pantiel, Natural Home Magazine September 2009 When they’d tired of New York City in the 1980s, architect Tom Ward and his wife, Katheri...

Zero Energy Casita Takes Shape (Texas)
On a bluff above Eagle Mountain Lake sits a rustic-looking house in the final stages of construction (in early 2010). The frame "casita" (Spanish f...

Zion National Park Visitors Center (Utah, USA)
In creating the Zion National Park Visitor Center, the National Park Service (NPS), working with DOE's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), has co...


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Documents (102)  ^

Active House Specification 2011
The first Active House Specifications were launched at the Active House Symposium in Brussels on 14 April 2011. This 44-page guide was developed us...

Alcatel Cell Sites Article 2009
Two-page article about Alcatel-Lucent's intended efforts towards cell tower sites powered by renewable energy.

Alcatraz Solar Isn't for Birds Article AUGUST 2012
Article about Alcatraz Island's use of solar power in proximity of a lot of birds!

Annual Report 2008 Utility-Scale PV Power Plants
Pvresources annual review displays development of utility-scale PV power plants: all-time records in capacity and growth in 2008. By Denis Lenardi...

Arizona Western College Solar InfoSheet MAY 2011
Arizona Western College 5MW solar array installation fact sheet.

Building Integrated Photovoltaic Designs for Commercial and Institutional Structures 2000
A 92-page sourcebook for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) for architects and building designers. Half the BIPV systems described in this bo...

Bullitt Center PV Orientation Analysis by Rob Pena
A one-page overview of the PV orientation analysis performed for the Bullitt Center Living Building in Seattle, Washington.

Climate Specific Passive House Standards Report DRAFT January 2015
In cooperation with Building Science Corporation, under a U.S. Department of Energy Building America Grant, the Passive House US Technical Committe...

Colorado EV Group Purchase Plan Evaluation MARCH 2016
During the last four months of 2015, Boulder County, Adams County and the City and County of Denver, Colorado partnered to offer their residents a ...

Community Solar Securities Law Issues NREL 2009
This ten-page memorandum was developed by law firm Stoel Rives LLP for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; it covers the legal issues about s...

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power - Now
This 48-page report demonstrates that there are no technical, economic or resource barriers to supplying 5% of the world’s electricity needs from...

Contribution of Photovoltaics to Commercial Loads
This 10-page paper reviews commercial scale projects in Australia - specifically Sydney's Kogarah Town Square, Melbourne's University Research Buil...

Cool Roofs and Photovoltaics Article 2011
This four-page article describes the advantages of using cool roof technology in conjunction with solar panels.

Desertec - Solar Power from the Desert
This article predates the formation of Desertec Foundation, an organization working towards implementing the idea of renewable energy plants supply...

Desertec Red Paper
Overview of the Desertec Concept for generating power in deserts to supply areas in Europe, the Middle east and North Africa. In order to meet toda...

Design of a 240 MW Solar Thermal Power Plant
In this paper, the general design philosophy for a large 240 MWe pure solar storage plant is discussed. The proposed stand alone plant design will...

Designing For Solar: What Every Architect Should Know
Nice article that provides tips for designers for incorporating solar into projects. Walks you through many considerations such as roof, orientatio...

Ellensburg Community Solar Project (Washington State, USA)
Two-page case study of a small city utility in Central Washington that installed a 36-kW photovoltaic system.

Ellensburg WA Community Solar Array Installed Costs 2010
One-page itemization of the costs to the City of Ellensburg, Washington, for its 57.6kW solar array.

Feasibility of PV Systems Texas Fact Sheet
This four-page fact sheet discusses off-grid, grid-tied and comparisons with other power systems in Texas, USA.

Fostering Renewable Electricy Markets in North America
The purpose of this 69-page paper is to assist governments of the three North American countries in supporting renewable electricity development by...

Geos Nieghborhood Master Plan
The Geos Net Zero neighborhood Master Plan was designed for an interactive lifestyle that connects Earth, Sun and Home, situated on 25 acres.

Guide to Community Shared Solar: Utility, Private, and Non-profit Project Development
This 76-page guide is a resource for developing community shared solar projects, from community organizers or solar energy advocates to government ...

Guide to Installing a Solar Electric System Seattle 2009
This 20-page guide provides what you need to know for installing a solar electric system in the City of Seattle.

Harmonics and Noise in Photovoltaic (PV) Inverter and the Mitigation Strategies
This seven-page white paper describes inverter noise in photovoltaic systems and how to mitigate it.

Heliotropic House by Alan Marshall
In 2006, Alan Marshall designed this 'heliotropic house' as a student at Curtin University's Environmental and Aquatic Sciences Department. Its dis...

Hundertwasser Wohnen in den Wiesen
This paper was originally written as an interactive web document and is available in its entirety at the link posted within the document. It descri...

Inovus Solar Wrapped Street Light Info Sheet
This flyer describes the Inovus solar street light that uses flexible thin-film photovoltaics to power the light.

Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems by NJATC
This 24-page document is Chapter One of a study program on photovoltaics for the electrician industry.

Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant (Bakersfield, California, USA)
One-page description of the Bakersfield, California, solar thermal plant, Kimberlina.

Kohl's Profile by SunEdison
This two-page case study provides an overview of the successful solar power purchase agreement between SunEdison and Kohl's department stores.

Las Vegas Water District Solar Power Case Study
The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) provides water to one million people in Southern Nevada and leads water conservation initiatives in the...

Lieberose Case Study
Brief case study of the large Lieberose photovoltaic power plant near Brandenburg, Germany.

Nokero 200 Press Release Nov 2010
Press release announcing the production of the Nokero200 solar light bulb.

Nokero Solar Light Bulb Article Denver Post 2010
Article about the Nokero solar light bulb and its inventor Steve Katsaros.

Nontechnical Barriers to Solar Energy Use 2006
In this 30-page paper, NREL reviews the nontechnical barriers to solar energy use. Specifically, we draw on recent literature to help identify key ...

Northwest Community Solar Guide
This 49-page guide is designed to be a resource for those hoping to construct Community Solar projects: community organizers, solar energy advocate...

Ohio U Compost Article 2007
Article in student publication about the Ohio University solar composting program.

Ohio U Compost Proposal 2007
The seven-page proposal that Ohio University wrote for funding of its solar composting project (project was funded).

Ohio U Solar Compost Case Study 2009
This four-page case study reviews the Ohio University solar composting project.

OneEngineer New Method of Solar Energy Collection
This 15-page white paper outlines the theory, research and subsequent proof of a new form of solar collection using spherical mirrors formed from f...

Oregon Solar Electric Guide 2013
This 44-page guide focuses on the use of solar electricity in homes and small businesses. It provides basic information about system components an...

PassivHaus Becomes Active—Further Commentary on PassivHaus
Additional commentary and response to criticism of the first article: "The Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard—A comparison to other cold climate...

Payback on Solar
This 5-page fact sheet shows how to calculate payback on solar energy systems.

Photovoltaics in Buildings Handbook
This 282-page document is a handbook for architects and engineers to incorporate photovoltaics in buildings internationally.

Portable Solar Generator by FLLH Solar
The portable solar generator by FLLH Solar of China can provide AC220V/110V voltage and DC12V/5V voltage for many kinds of low power household elec...

Power Consumption Table
List of appliances and their respective watts per hour power consumption

Power of the Sun Article 2009
This article by Robin Rogers, published on Eco-Intel in November 2009, looks at feed-in-tariffs and other incentives for solar power in the US.

Project Build a Solar Panel
This article describes how to build a solar panel from individual components.

PV Innovation in North America
This article outlines the growing PV industry in North America.

PV Sizing for Refrigerators
One-page chart shows various refrigerator sizes/capacity with ambient temperature, and PV sizes required.

PV Status Australia 2009
Published May 2010, this is a 41-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Australia in 2009.

PV Status Canada 2009
Published June 2010, this is a 23-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Canada in 2009.

PV Status Denmark 2009
Published March 2010, this is a 22-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Denmark in 2009.

PV Status Germany 2009
Published August 2010, this is a 25-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Germany in 2009.

PV Status Italy 2009
Published May 2010, this is a 21-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Italy in 2009.

PV Status Japan 2009
Published May 2010, this is a 59-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Japan in 2009.

PV Status Korea 2009
Published May 2010, this is a 22-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Korea in 2009.

PV Status Malaysia 2009
Published May 2010, this is a 22-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Malaysia in 2009.

PV Status Norway 2009
Published May 2010, this is a 26-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Norway in 2009.

PV Status Sweden 2009
Published May 2010, this is a 32-page national survey report on photovoltaic power applications in Sweden in 2009.

Radioactive Cargo Article by Francesca Lyman
Article about transporting radioactive fuel waste.

Rooftop Solar Potential in US Study January 2016
Rooftop solar panels could meet about 40 percent of the electricity needs in the USA and 75 percent of electricity needs in California, according t...

Selling the Sun Article about SunEdison 2009
This article chronicles the innovative solar power provider SunEdison.

Sharp Solar Solutions Advertorial
Eight-page description of Sharp Solar's PV efforts around the world.

Sierra Sun Tower Fact Sheet
One-page description of the Sierra Sun Tower project in California with 12,000 mirrors reflecting the power of 10,000 suns.

Singapore's Supertrees Article from Ingenia 2014
This four-page article reviews the sustainability aspects of the giant, solar Supertrees in Singapore's Gardens by the Bay.

Sizing PV Systems Decision Tool for Architects White Paper
This five-page white paper describes a study that was conducted to help give architects a generic idea of the potential of PV as an energy source a...

Solar and Nuclear Costs Report July 2010
This 18-page July 2010 report reveals that solar photovoltaic system costs have fallen steadily for decades. They are projected to fall even farthe...

Solar Charging Station Fact Sheet
This one-page fact sheet describes the SolarPump, a solar powered charging station for portable electronics, bikes, scooters or laptops that also p...

Solar electric sail propulsion white paper
This 13-page paper describes research into the electric sail, a new space propulsion concept which uses solar wind momentum for producing thrust. T...

Solar Energy Systems (Seattle WA, USA)
This 7-page brief explains solar electric systems, net metering, permitting of systems for Seattle.

Solar Energy Systems Seattle 2009
This seven-page guide offers help to ensure that the two types of solar energy systems most commonly used in Seattle, electric and hot water, are i...

Solar Grove San Diego CA Case Study
This two-page case study describes the 235 kW grid-connected system in San Diego, California, USA.

Solar Industry Outlook (USA) May 2008
NOTE: CIBC World Markets does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that...

Solar Integration - Five Easy Ways to Incorporate Solar
Space heating and domestic hot water systems vary significantly all over the world and also across Europe. When existing buildings are retrofitted...

Solar Los Angeles Plan 2008
This 26-page document outlines the plan for the Los Angeles solar portfolio to be increased by nearly 100-fold. LA has 276 days of sunshine - While...

Solar Power Realities
This 17-page paper provides a simple analysis of the capital cost of solar power and energy storage sufficient to meet the demand of Australia’s ...

Solar Powered Cell Towers article FEBRUARY 2013
This brief article examines the trend towards powering remote cell towers with solar energy in 2013.

Solar Refrigeration Options Review 2008
This 13-page white paper is a state-of-the-art review of the different technologies that are available to deliver refrigeration from solar energy. ...

Solar Roadways Coloring Book
This free six-page coloring book was produced by Solar Roadways.

Solar Trash Compactor Banff Case Study
This is a one-page fact sheet on solar trash compactors in the town of Banff, located inside Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Solar Trash Compactor Big Belly Technical Specs
One-page description of the Big Belly solar trash compactor. 2008

Solar Trash Compactor Philadelphia Case Study
This 29-page report reviews the impacts of solar‐powered trash compactors, companion recycling units and wireless notification technology on oper...

Solar Tree Brochure
This six-page brochure describes the solar tree urban lighting concept.

SolaRoof Presentation
Describes SolaRoof technology in 26 slides. SolaRoof uses biomimicry to create a liquid-filled insulated bubble roof for greenhouses.

Sun Tran Solar Bus Shelters Case Study
One-page case study of solar-powered bus shelters in Tucson, Arizona.

Suntegra Shingle Solar Roof Datasheet
Info sheet for Suntegra solar roof shingles and tiles

SunTegra Solar Roof Systems Homeowner Brochure
SunTegra Solar Roof Systems Homeowner Brochure

Suntegra Tile Solar Roof Datasheet
Suntegra Tile Solar Roof Datasheet

Tani Creek Farm Article
This four-page article describes a solar-powered biodynamic, organic farm near Seattle, Washington.

Test Method for PV Module Ratings 2001
This 16-page publication describes the process by which photovoltaic modules are tested and measured for certification requirements for their power...

Trends in Photovoltaic Applications 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA) published a survey of solar trends around the world: Trends in Photovoltaic Applications 2013. Among other th...

Unterensingen School Germany Fact Sheet
One-description of the retrofit of Unterensingen school with vegetated roof and solar panels.

Vista Montana Solar Case Study
This four-page case study describes the Vista Montana community of high-performance, solar thermal, PV homes in California, USA. Built by Clarum Ho...

Wlliam Patterson University Solar Article FEB 2010
Brief article about the large photovoltaic installation on the campus of William patterson University in New Jersey, USA.


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A Guide to Community Solar 2010
This 53-page guide is designed as a resource for those who want to develop community solar projects, from community organizers or solar energy advo...

Alcatel Cell Sites Article 2009
Two-page article about Alcatel-Lucent's intended efforts towards cell tower sites powered by renewable energy.

Animal Foundation AIA Green Entry 2006
This is the ten-page entry for application for the American Institute of Architects Top Ten Green projects award for the Animal Foundation Dog Adop...

Bridge Housing Case Study (California, USA)
This six-page case study describes a multifamily housing project in California that has a 65-kilowatt photovoltaic system.

Building Integrated Photovoltaic Designs for Commercial and Institutional Structures 2000
A 92-page sourcebook for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) for architects and building designers. Half the BIPV systems described in this bo...

Challenges of Designing and Building a Net Zero Energy Home in a Cold High-Latitude Climate
Describes the challenges of designing and building the Riverdale NetZero energy home in the extreme climate, energy pricing and policy conditions. ...

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power - Now
This 48-page report demonstrates that there are no technical, economic or resource barriers to supplying 5% of the world’s electricity needs from...

Cool Roofs and Photovoltaics Article 2011
This four-page article describes the advantages of using cool roof technology in conjunction with solar panels.

Deciding on Energy Priorities When Building New
Reducing a building’s operational energy requirement is the best protection against an uncertain future, as regardless of where energy comes from...

Design of a 240 MW Solar Thermal Power Plant
In this paper, the general design philosophy for a large 240 MWe pure solar storage plant is discussed. The proposed stand alone plant design will...

Drake Landing Solar Community Early Results
This nine-page paper describes the 52-home solar community of Drake Landing in Alberta, Canada. It analyzes preliminary data on the performance of ...

East Portland Community Aquatic Center Fact Sheet
One-page description of the East Portland, Oregon, Community Aquatic Center.

Edmonds WA Solar Cooperative FAQs
Frequently asked questions about the Edmonds, Washington, Community Solar Cooperative.

Eielson Visitor Center Denali Fact Sheet
Two-page fact sheet about the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park, at the end of a 66-mile dirt road.

Ellensburg WA Renewable Energy Park Site Map April 2011
This site map provides basic visualization of the different system locations on the Ellensburg, Washington, renewable energy facility.

Emerging Trends in US Solar Market NOVEMBER 2009
A 12-page white paper from Enterprise Florida and GTM Research looks at the solar industry in the US and where it is headed as of November 2009.

Feasibility of PV Systems Texas Fact Sheet
This four-page fact sheet discusses off-grid, grid-tied and comparisons with other power systems in Texas, USA.

Geos Neighborhood Fact Sheet
Two=page fact sheet describes the sustainable Geos net zero community in Colorado.

Guide to Adding Solar to Your House (Montana)
This 36-page document, Montana Solar House, outlines the necessary steps for installing solar electric and solar water heating systems.

Guide to Installing a Solar Electric System Seattle 2009
This 20-page guide provides what you need to know for installing a solar electric system in the City of Seattle.

Independent Solar Electric Homes
This six-page fact sheet outlines utility-independent, “remote or off-grid” solar electric systems that provide electricity for buildings that a...

Introduction to New Solar Home Design (Montana)
This 44-page document from Montana Solar House explains approaches to collecting and using solar energy in a house, including photovoltaics, solar ...

Islandwood Book by Mithun Architects
This 19-page book provides the story of the design of the site and buildings for Islandwood nature learning center on Bainbridge Island in Washingt...

Islandwood Sustainable Map
One-page illustration of the sustainable features of Islandwood in Washington State.

Las Vegas Water District Solar Power Case Study
The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) provides water to one million people in Southern Nevada and leads water conservation initiatives in the...

Lieberose Case Study
Brief case study of the large Lieberose photovoltaic power plant near Brandenburg, Germany.

Light Cycle: Recycling PV Materials
This eight-page article from Renewable Energy World magazine describes efforts in the solar panel manufacturing industry for disposal and recycling.

Long Island Solar Farm Data Support PPT March 2011
This 14-page powerpoint slideshow provides an overview of the solar radiation and meteorological data for the Long Island Solar Farm taht was commi...

Meridian Center Solar Case Study OCT 2017
This two-page case study profiles the Meridian Center Business Park in New Jersey USA that installed a 728 kW photovoltaic system on several buildi...

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center Article
This four-page article describes the "green" Mountlake Terrace Transit Center in Snohomish County, Washington, near Seattle, built by Community Tra...

Nokero 200 Press Release Nov 2010
Press release announcing the production of the Nokero200 solar light bulb.

Nokero Solar Light Bulb Article Denver Post 2010
Article about the Nokero solar light bulb and its inventor Steve Katsaros.

Northwest Community Solar Guide
This 49-page guide is designed to be a resource for those hoping to construct Community Solar projects: community organizers, solar energy advocate...

Oergon Solar Electric Guide 2006
This 44-page guide outlines th ebasics of installing a solar electric system in Oregon.

Omega Center for Sustainable Living Overview
This 16-page case study provides an overview of this project that provides all its own power and treats its own wastewater on site.

OneEngineer New Method of Solar Energy Collection
This 15-page white paper outlines the theory, research and subsequent proof of a new form of solar collection using spherical mirrors formed from f...

Payback on Solar
This 5-page fact sheet shows how to calculate payback on solar energy systems.

Photovoltaics in Buildings Handbook
This 282-page document is a handbook for architects and engineers to incorporate photovoltaics in buildings internationally.

Power Consumption Table
List of appliances and their respective watts per hour power consumption

Power of the Sun Article 2009
This article by Robin Rogers, published on Eco-Intel in November 2009, looks at feed-in-tariffs and other incentives for solar power in the US.

Project Build a Solar Panel
This article describes how to build a solar panel from individual components.

PV Sizing for Refrigerators
One-page chart shows various refrigerator sizes/capacity with ambient temperature, and PV sizes required.

PV Wire Sizing Worksheet
Spreadsheet for PV array wire sizing using copper only.

Sample Solar Rebate Prorgam
This two-page document provides a sample policy for a general purpose solar incentive program, incorporating all the considerations that can be ada...

Sample Solar RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard)
This three-page document provides a general purpose solar RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard) incorporating all the considerations in this section t...

Shafer Vineyard Solar Case Study
This two-page study outlines the solar power program at Shafer Vineyards in California.

Sharp Solar Solutions Advertorial
Eight-page description of Sharp Solar's PV efforts around the world.

Sierra Sun Tower Fact Sheet
One-page description of the Sierra Sun Tower project in California with 12,000 mirrors reflecting the power of 10,000 suns.

Sizing PV Systems Decision Tool for Architects White Paper
This five-page white paper describes a study that was conducted to help give architects a generic idea of the potential of PV as an energy source a...

Solar Building Design: Review of Four Houses
Four solar homes are reviewed in this 4-page article.

Solar Case Study by Global Green
This case study describes the Solar zero energy, solar community near San Diego, California, USA.

Solar Energy Systems (Seattle WA, USA)
This 7-page brief explains solar electric systems, net metering, permitting of systems for Seattle.

Solar Energy Systems Seattle 2009
This seven-page guide offers help to ensure that the two types of solar energy systems most commonly used in Seattle, electric and hot water, are i...

Solar Financial Analysis Calculator
The OnGrid PV Sizer and Solar Financial Analysis Calculator is intended to be a consistent, conservative, and comprehensive tool to aid in the eval...

Solar Grove San Diego CA Case Study
This two-page case study describes the 235 kW grid-connected system in San Diego, California, USA.

Solar Hot Water System Sizing Spreadsheet
This Excel spreadsheet allows you to calculate the size for a solar hot water system, with system data, performance and output graph.

Solar Integration - Five Easy Ways to Incorporate Solar
Space heating and domestic hot water systems vary significantly all over the world and also across Europe. When existing buildings are retrofitted...

Solar Living Source Book
A great guide to renewable energy technologies and sustainable living. This free, 37-page guide covers it all in easy-to-understand language. It's ...

Solar Low Energy House Durbach Germany
Four-page booklet describes a solar, ultra-low energy house in Durbach, Germany.

Solar Renovation Demonstration Projects 1998
This 164-page document presents 16 different solar renovation projects, including the design processes. The projects include the renovation of hous...

Solar Thermal Community Action Manual (Canada)
The Solar Thermal Community Action Manual is a 66-page report designed for residents of Canada who would like information on residential-scale, or...

Solar Trash Compactor Banff Case Study
This is a one-page fact sheet on solar trash compactors in the town of Banff, located inside Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Solar Trash Compactor Philadelphia Case Study
This 29-page report reviews the impacts of solar‐powered trash compactors, companion recycling units and wireless notification technology on oper...

Solara Case Study in Energy Use PPT Slides by Jim Meacham
These slides contain lessons learned and energy use profile for the Solar zero energy community in California, USA.

Solara Community Case Study Powerpoint Slides 2007
These slides provide an overview of the first all-solar, net zero energy apartment complex in California called Solara.

Sun Tran Solar Bus Shelters Case Study
One-page case study of solar-powered bus shelters in Tucson, Arizona.

Suntegra Shingle Solar Roof Datasheet
Info sheet for Suntegra solar roof shingles and tiles

Tani Creek Farm Article
This four-page article describes a solar-powered biodynamic, organic farm near Seattle, Washington.

Vista Montana Zero Energy Case Study
Two-page case study of the Vista Montana zero energy community on California.


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Active House (Global)
Active House is a vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants without negative impact on the climat...

ActiveBE
This is a website about Buildings, Energy and the Environment. It provides resources, information, a blog, a Green Pledge for climate change sol...

Adobe, Pise and Rammed Earth
Earth - soil - is the oldest and most widely used building material in the world today. For at least 9,000 years, people have mixed dirt with wa...

Anyplace America Maps (USA)
AnyplaceAmerica.com makes it easy to explore our nation's wonderful national and state parks. They also make it easy to find the most popular pl...

Atlas of Renewable Resources (USA)
The Atlas is an interactive application of the renewable energy resources in the contiguous United States, Alaska and Hawaii. It illustrates the...

BASEA -- Boston Area Solar Energy Association
BASEA is primarily an educational organization involved in the promotion of solar and other sustainable energy technologies throughout the great...

Basel Action Network
BAN is the world's only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade (toxic w...

BIG Architects (Bjarke Ingels Group) (Denmark)
Bjarke Ingels is principal of BIG, based in Copenhagen. An alumnus of Rem Koolhaas' OMA practice, Ingels takes a similar approach: experimenting...

Biomimicry Professional Certification
The globally renowned Biomimicry Professional (BProfessional) Certification Program is a part-time, two-year, master’s level course design...

Bundoran Farm (Virginia, USA)
Located fifteen minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia, Bundoran Farm is a preservation or conservation development where more than 90 percent o...

California Fence Company (Orange County, California, USA)
A leading Vinyl Fence Company in Orange County, California. California Fence Company is committed to the highest quality installations of vinyl ...

Center for Biologically Inspired Design (USA)
Georgia Tech's Center for Biologically Inspired Design brings together a group of interdisciplinary biologists, engineers and physical scientist...

Centre for Alternative Technology (Wales)
Wales Institute for Sustainable Education

We promote our ideas in a variety of ways: Our Visitor Centre is open seven days a week. In...

Clean Economy Network Foundation
The Clean Economy Network Foundation educates and engages individuals interested in playing an active role in building the clean economy and sha...

Climate Change Capital (UK, France, Spain)
Climate Change Capital is a leading investment banking group specialising in the investment opportunities created by t...

Climate Data Directory (USA)
NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data, maintained by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Graphs, ...

CO2 Saver House (Poland)
This simple sustainable house designed by architect Peter Kuczia – like a chameleon – blends with its surrounding area on Laka Lake ...

CoHousing Directory (USA)
This is a directory of more than two hundred co-housing communities in the United States, sy state.

Cohousing is a type of collaborative...

Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association
Individuals are eligible to qualify for special certification ratings. These ratings enable consumers to easily identify solar contractors who h...

Daylighting in Buildings
This book is the result of a coordinated international effort to gather the most up-to-date information available about the application and eval...

Douglas Construction Co. (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Douglas Construction offers home repair services to keep homes in top condition. Keeping up with regular maintenance and repairs will ensure tha...

Earth Centre Network (UK)
Use an interactive map to find Earth Centres around the UK. Earth Centres come in many different shapes and sizes - from eco-technology parks to...

EcoCraft Homes (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
EcoCraft Homes is a Pittsburgh area resource-efficient Smart Home builder of super energy-efficient homes.

Founded in 2012, by long time...

El Paso Solar Energy Association
The El Paso Solar Energy Association (EPSEA) was founded in 1978 and is the oldest, continuously active, local solar organization in the United ...

ElectraWinds (Belgium)
Electrawinds is a Belgian energy company which produces green energy via wind turbines, biomass power plants, and solar farms. The various forms...

Energy Education Programs (Texas, USA)
Energy Education is an interactive curriculum supplement on CD for secondary-school science students, funded by the U. S. Department of Energy a...

Energy Innovation Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
The mission of the Energy Innovation Center is to contribute to socially responsible workforce development, foster energy and sustainable techno...

Energy Planet
A visual and interactive web directory of information resources about renewable energy technology.

Energy Planet Renewable Energy Directory
A visual and interactive web directory of information resources about renewable energy technology with more than 1500 sites linked.

EnergyWatch Inc.
EnergyWatch is an established energy consulting firm with a startup mentality. Founded in 2000, EnergyWatch helps our clients minimize energy co...

Fennell Ultimate House Boat Video Link
Great video from the Ultimate House program, an interview with the architect and homeowners that includes walk-throughs of this...

Fire Codes for Photovoltaic Power Systems and Inspecting PV Systems for Code Compliance (Missouri, USA)
Instructor: Bill Brooks PE, of Brooks Engineering LLC
Date: Thursday June 23, 2011
Location: Mid America Regional Council 600 Br...

Forest EcoCentre Video Link
The Forest EcoCentre, situated at the entrance to the township, houses an interactive forest interpretation centre that focuses on the landscape...

Free Juice Bar
Green Garage Associates designed and developed the Juice Bar EV charging stations to be attractive, low cost, safe, efficient and easy to inst...

GO Logic Homes (Maine, USA)
G•O Logic is an architecture and construction firm, building high quality, energy-efficient homes that are carefully engineered for cold cl...

Green Awards Ukraine
Green Awards Ukraine is a competition for the best "green" projects in energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste management, tourisim, advertis...

Green Building App
Learn about green buildings near you and around the world using this free mobile app. View project images, read case studies and listen to audio...

Green Building Brain
This interactive online compendium allows you to find, share, edit and add leading-edge information on "green" buildings, strategies, companies,...

Green Building Pro
Green Building Pro is a social media community dedicated to Green Building professionals. Our goal is that by offering a single source for resou...

Green Depot (USA)
Founded in 2005, Green Depot is the nation’s leading supplier of environmentally friendly building products, services and home solutions. ...

Green Globes Building Rating Explained (USA)
By Mark Rossolo Director, Green Building Initiative
Over the past decade, the green building movement has experienced an explo...

Green Globes Certification Program (Canada)
The strength of the Green Globes system is that it is written in plain language so it's easy for beginners as well as experienced practitioners ...

Green Globes-USA
The Green Globes system is the first, and only, commercial building rating system to become an American National Standard, as approved by the Am...

Green IT (USA)
GreenIT® is a leading advisor in sustainable Information and Communications Technology. GreenIT® provides services to enable clients ...

Green Map - Directions to a Sustainable Future
These interactive maps from all over the world are created by local mapmaking teams charting thei...

Herzog and Partner Architects (Germany)
Since its foundation 1972 the architectural practice ‘Herzog + Partner’ has been committing itself to a development and cultivation ...

IPMopedia (Global)
IPMopedia offers free and up-to-date integrated pest management advice direct from green gardening experts. Whether you need to identify and eli...

ISEAMI (Costa Rica)
ISEAMI is a foundation that seeks to enrich and promote investigation and the development of activities that favor the local communities as well...

Kiss + Cathcart, Architects
Kiss + Cathcart is an active and versatile architectural practice that has completed a wide range of project types while maintaining high standa...

Limitless Solar Lighting (UK)
Natural lighting solutions based on solar

Just like a sunflower the Parans solar collector (SP3) actively tracks and remembers the path ...

Mindset AG Solar Car (Switzerland)
The sun provides around 1000 watts of energy per square meter. With the advances in today’s photovoltaic technology 16% of that energy &nd...

Mosaic (USA)
Mosaic connects investors to high quality solar projects. Our mission is to open up clean energy investing and fundamentally change the way ener...

Neo Solar Power (Taiwan)
Neo Solar Power (NSP) was founded in December 2005 and is a leading solar cell manufacturer specializing in research, development, and manufactu...

New York University (USA)
Environmental Studies
The new Environmental Studies Program aims to provide students with the breadth of understanding and skills necessa...

NuFormer Video Mapping on Buildings
NuFormer specializes in the design of 3D video mapping projection on buildings. This is a relatively new technology whereby 2D and 3D moving ima...

Ontario Solar News (Canada)
Stay up to date on all the latest happenings in Ontario's active solar energy industry. Learn about solar panel training, recent events, and ca...

Open PV Mapping Project (USA)
The Open PV Project is a community-driven database - fostered by NREL - of Photovoltaic (PV) installations. The goal of this project is to colle...

Passive Solar Building Design
Passive solar buildings aim to maintain interior thermal comfort throughout the sun's daily and annual cycles whilst reducing the requirement for a...

Pave Guard Technologies
Pave Guard Technologies,® Inc. has combined subsurface heating with solar energy to present a system that will eliminate snow and ice from f...

Photovoltaic Estimation App
Onyx solar offers a completely free-of-charge Photovoltaic Estimation App.

Enter the value for the photovoltaic installation area you ha...

Plantagon Urban Farming
Plantagon International is active in the sector urban agriculture and is a global innovation leader in vertical farming. Plantagon's vertical gr...

Powering a Green Planet: Sustainable Energy, Made Interactive
The Web-only article below is a special rich-media presentation of the feature, "A Path to Sustainable Energy by 2030", which appears in the Nov...

Princeton Solar Solutions Awarded 464 kW Solar Project at East Amwell Township School
Princeton, NJ - Princeton Solar Solutions, LLC (PSS) was recently awarded a 464 kW solar project located at East Amwell Elementary School. The i...

Princeton University (USA)
The Princeton Sustainability Plan proposes support for research, student projects, and staff initiatives that use the campus as a dynamic hands-on ...

PV Innovation in North America
by Nathan Furr und Travis Bradford
05-12-2009

The $50 billion global PV industry is fast approaching a critical juncture in its hi...

Quantum Glass
TOMORROW'S ARCHITECTURE WILL BE MADE OUT OF INTERACTIVE, DYNAMIC AND INTELLIGENT MATERIALS ! QUANTUM GLASS™ has put itself resolutely at ...

Renewable Energy Demo Projects (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Seattle City Light is the main publis utility fo rthe City of Seattle in Washington State, USA. It partnered with local public and nonprofit org...

Renewable Energy Policy Project
REPP's goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategie...

Road to Renewable Energy Educational Program (Arizona, USA)
The Renewable Energy education program from APS provides a compilation of graphic posters, presentations and interactive worksheets for the clas...

Robert Harvey Oshatz (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Organic architect practicing in Portland, Oregon. In 1971, Robert Oshatz established the firm of Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect. Over the years...

Sandia Labs Wind Energy Technology (USA)
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) conducts applied wind energy research aimed to increase the viability of wind technology by improving wind tu...

Scott Simons Architects
A ten person architectural and planning firm recognized for its thoughtful, innovative planning and building designs. Our guiding principle is t...

Ski Green Guide
Skigreenguide.com is the skiers guide to green resorts, gear, travel, and (if we work together) more powder days. Here’s a place we can le...

SMIT (Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology) (USA)
SMIT is a sustainable design start–up company founded on a new approach to developing technology for harnessing wind and solar energy. It ...

Sol Design Lab (Texas, USA)
The mission of Sol Design Lab is to create interactive and inspiring solutions for urban sustainability. Our services offered include ecological...

Solar and LEED 2009: An Old Challenge in A New System
Saturday, 18 July 2009

Cost/benefit analysis is certainly nothing new. Leed 2009 NC adds a new twist when your design team compares maxi...

Solar Boston (USA)
The Solar Boston program is an effort to increase the amount of solar energy in the city to twenty-five megawatts by 2015. The City of Boston i...

Solar Buildings Research Network (Canada)
The vision of the Solar Buildings Research Network (SBRN) is the development of the solar-optimized building as an integrated advanced technologica...

Solar Connexion (Virginia, USA)
We install PV systems for simple cabin retreats to the complexity of a solar powered community or commercial building. Since 1993, Solar Connexi...

SOLAR CONNEXION Installs 11.52 kW Solar Array at New River Woodworks LLC
Radford, VA – January 14, 2013 – Solar Connexion recently completed the installation 48 photovoltaic panels on the roof of New River...

Solar Decathlon
The Solar Decathlon joins 20 college and university teams in a competition to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy-efficien...

Solar Decathlon 2009 (Washington DC, USA)
The biennial Solar Decathlon joins 20 college and university teams in a competition to design, build, and operate the most attractive and energy...

Solar Energy Development Programmatic EIS (USA)
Solar Energy Development PEIS maps and spatial data are available for downloading in several formats, or for interactive online viewing, for pot...

Solar Energy Society of Canada
SESCI promotes the increased use of solar and other renewable energies in Canada. To achieve its goals, SESCI has developed programs in three br...

Solar Jobs ENF (Global)
Searchable database of solar jobs around the world. Interactive map allows you to click on a country to find jobs there.

Solar Lead Factory
Solar Lead Factory produces, curates, and distributes high-quality real-time solar leads. The are active in all 50 USA states, Canada, the UK, a...

Solar Ready Veterans (USA)
TheU.S. SunShot Initiative's Solar Ready Vets program connects our nation’s skilled veterans to the solar energy industry...

Solar Resources for USA Department of Defense
Interactive Maps display the availability of solar resources at military sites across the United States. There are 18 views (or "layers") based ...

Solar Umbrella House Video Link
A video from the Ultimate House program walks through this sustainable California house and interviews the architects. Nestled ...

Solaris Positive Energy (France)
Solaris Positive Energy is an innovative project par excellenceit is a reproducible green office building with positive energy. Solaris already ...

SolarScope Film Blog
CUNY TV, Channel 75, is a cable channel serving the five boroughs of New York City with educational, cultural ...

South Jamaica Branch Library (Queens, New York, USA)
The South Jamaica Branch Library in Queens, NY, was the first building designed and constructed under the New York City High Performance Buildin...

Spirae Renewable Energy (Colorado USA)
Spirae is an innovative technology company that delivers scalable smart grid solutions to global partners and customers. Spirae specializes in t...

Spring Training for Solar Power Systems (Missouri, USA)
The Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA) is hosting a day of Spring training open to members and non-members. Each 6 hour clas...

State Solar Jobs Map (USA)
The Solar Foundation's interactive map shows solar jobs in the United States. Click on a state and a pop-up reveals number of jobs in that state...

Studio Roosegaarde (The Netherlands)
Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab of artist Daan Roosegaarde with a team of designers and engineers. The studio creates interactive de...

Sunbiosis Architecture (Virginia, USA)
SUNBIOSIS plc is a small, full service architecture firm in Charlottesville, Virginia that offers sustainable design and LEED consulting service...

Sunlight Homes (Albuquerque, New mexico, USA)
In business since 1975 and have always specialized in sustainable, solar residential architecture. Over the last 35+ years we have designed home...

Sunmetrix Residential Grid Parity Solar Map (USA)
Sunmetrix provides this interactive map to show grid parity for all states in the US.

Grid parity, also called socket parity, is a measu...

SunRise Solar Attic Fans
Uses No Electricity - Cuts Utility Bills up to 30% - Attractive Design - High Wind Resistant. Made from 70% Recycled UV Stabilized Plastic.

Suntuitive from Pleotint
Pleotint offers an environmentally interactive glass interlayer, Suntuitive™, that lightens and darkens by itself - with absolutely no mec...

Sustainability Victoria (Australia)
Sustainability Victoria (Australia) helps communities, businesses and governments to actively make a difference by converting government policie...

The Solar Company (California, USA)
The Solar Company's mission is to install solar panel systems that are productive and attractive. We are committed to each customer, to quality ...

The True Cost of an iPhone
Check out this interactive graphic.

The Apple iPhone is one of the top selling gadgets circulating today, and this little device is a pe...

The Urban Times
The brain-child of a group of environmentally conscious knowledge-addicts, The Urban Times is a pioneering online magazine that was launched in ...

Tigo Energy (California, USA)
The company offers the Tigo Energy Maximizer Solution for utility scale, commercial and residential systems. The patented Tigo ...

Unity College (Maine, USA)
We’re seriously committed to environmental education, and we get our hands dirty doing it!

We’re leaders in the environmenta...

US Climate at a Glance
These interactive maps show temperature and precipitation data for the US by nation, region, statewide and city - both current and historical. T...

Virginia Beach Convention Center (Virginia USA)
With its LEED® Gold certification, the Virginia Beach Convention Center continues to elevate the industry standard by continuing its on-goin...

World Evapotranspiration Web Viewer
Evapotranspiration is one of the dominant forces driving our climate: 61% of rainfall is lost to evapotranspiration before reaching the ocean, a...

Yellowstone National Park.com
Yellowstone National Park is the flagship of the National Park Service and a favorite to millions of visitors each year. The park is a major des...

Zeck Butler Architects (USA)
ZECK BUTLER ARCHITECTS PS is an architectural and sustainable design firm founded in 1984. Over the last 20 years, we have provided design, plan...


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2030 Palette
The 2030 Palette is an interactive web platform containing a set of principles and actions for the planning and design of sustainable and resili...

Buildings Industry Transportation Electricity Scenarios (BITES)
The BITES tool is an interactive framework that lets users explore the energy and carbon implications of altering the current U.S. energy profil...

Chhaya 2.0
Chhaya 2.0© is an Excel based design tool that helps designers optimize glazing size and orientation, shading and natural ventilation to ex...

DART Tool
The DART is an interactive tool to guide designers toward Performance-Driven DesignSM. Performance Driven Design (PDD) is a strategy to improve ...

EcoAdvisor
Interactive, online multimedia training and decision support tool for sustainable commercial buildings. EcoAdvisor is highly graphically oriente...

GenieBelt (Fee-based - one free project)
GenieBelt is an online tool that helps construction workers manage projects using a web based platform or mobile app that provides access to all...

Green Seal Products Database
Green Seal develops life cycle-based sustainability standards for products, services and companies and offer third-party certification for those...

Green Wizard (Fee-based)
GreenWizard, Inc. is a leading software provider for the design and construction community, simplifying the process of managing green and sustai...

H2O Conserve Calculator
The H2O Conserve Water Footprint Calculator is an interactive tool designed to help you quantify how much water you use, how you use it and how ...

I-BEAM
The Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM), released in 2002 by the US Environmental Protection Agency, is a guidan...

MeteoNorm (fee-based Global)
MeteoNorm is a global meteorological database for solar energy and applied meteorology. It contains comprehensive climatological data for solar ...

Michigan Wind Prospecting Tool (USA)
The Wind Prospecting Tool (WPT) will be divided into two segments, first an analysis and interactive map tool to find and highlight the best are...

National Climatic Data Center (USA)
NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all o...

PV WATTs Version 2
Version 2 of the PVWattsTM calculator allows users to select a photovoltaic (PV) system location in the United States from an interactive map. ...

RE Atlas (USA)
This interactive website was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). It allows users to easily...

Roanakh Designs for Solar Electricity
Roanakh.com is a practical and complete resource site for designing your PV/Solar Electric system. An easy to use, step by step guide along with...

Sombrero 3.01 (Germany)
A PC-tool to calculate shadows on arbitrarily oriented surfaces. For both, active use of solar energy (domestic hot water, photovoitaics) as wel...

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

Tracking Energy Demands in US
Explore how states’ energy use changes over time through this interactive data tool. Start by selecting a state and year to view shifts in...

US Renewable Energy Resourses Interactive Atlas (USA)
This highly detailed geospatial application was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). ...


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