Window Socket: Portable Solar-Powered Outlet Sticks to Windows, Charges Small Electronics | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

Cute. They should make another one with a propeller, might get more juice out of it, especially in a high-rise.

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Stanford scientists develop new type of solar structure that cools buildings in full sunlight.

Nanotech that doesn’t heat up and is able to reflect heat at the frequency required to leave the atmosphere. According to the article, some panels on your roof could lighten your AC load by 35%.

 

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Ivanpah: The World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant Passes First Solar Capacity Test | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

More about the project here.

Has anyone else noticed we’re solving more problems through building many little things (solar fields, drones…) rather than one big thing (nuclear plant, nuclear bomb)? Object-oriented programming, algorithmic facade design–it’s as if we are compelled to create mini-multitudes, not just a single Frankenstein. I’m sure this will all end well.

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