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    Vacation on a 100% Solar Floating Houseboat

    From Kingsley Architects comes yet another unique floating vacation home concept. This self-powered floating eco houseboat comes with a solar roof capable of supplying 100% of its energy use.

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    A LED Lamp for the Two Billion with No Electricity

    A number of companies are thinking about how to provide lighting to the two billion people on the planet who still have no electricity to read at night or do homework. Solar power and LED could be the answer. In the third world, people rely on kerosene lamps  and heavy fuel for lighting at night, [...]

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    Salvaged 1930′s Shack Makes Gorgeous Australian EcoHome

    Australia’s Riddel Architecture demolished an old 1930′s house on a tiny riverside lot in Brisbane, Australia, and then built a new home reusing 80% of the salvaged materials. The remaining unusable pieces were taken away in just two skips. The roof, angled at just the right angle to the sun for optimum solar power has [...]

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    Textbook Design for a Solar and Passive-Solar House

    This house in Poland, designed by architect Peter Kuczia is practically a textbook example of designing for solar energy generation, and it is done at no extra cost. The roof is angled perfectly to the sun for Northerly Poland (roofs need to be steeper the further North the house is on the planet) and the [...]

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    Spec House in Maine Gets LEED – Teaches Zero Carbon Design

    Richard Renner Architects designed this carbon neutral home as a spec home at the request of a local construction company, in Maine, because the state’s residents like to build sustainably.  The state would qualify as the Sweden of the USA with 55% of its electricity coming from renewable sources – thanks to state legislation that [...]

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