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More than 30 years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, the Chernobyl area is once again producing power. From the (somewhat literal) ashes of the Nuclear Power Plant springs the Chernobyl Solar Power Plant, which was officially launched with an opening ceremony on Friday... Continue Reading Chernobyl fires back up as a solar power plant Category: Energy Tags: Energy
A lot has changed in the production of solar energy since Ron Corio first entered the game 37 years ago. Known to some as the "Godfather of Solar" for a combination of Italian heritage, New Jersey upbringing and enduring presence in the solar industry, Corio has seen demand grow, costs plummet and new technologies to draw maximum power from the sun emerge. We sat down with the CEO of Array
Our solar system is home to far more worlds than you might think. While there are only eight known planets, there could be thousands of dwarf planets – Pluto-sized or smaller – lurking at the very edges of the Sun's influence. Now, astronomers have spotted a new distant dwarf with an incredibly wide orbit, lending further evidence to the idea that a much bigger "Planet X" is out there some
conceived as a ‘jewel nestled in a stone vessel’, this centerpiece helps articulate a program that includes residences, co-working space, and retail outlets. The post vincent callebaut to transform historic building in luxembourg with sculptural ‘solar dome’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the 78-foot electric boat features a giant solar array, which covers the boats top, generating up to 320 kWh on a sunny day. The post world’s first ocean-going solar yacht can cruise the globe with no need for a fuel stop appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
It's quick, it's quiet, and it's covered in 300 square meters (3,229 sq ft) of solar panels. The 78-ft (24-m) electric SolarImpact yacht is a concept designed as the first of its kind – an ocean-going solar-powered yacht. An 800-kWh battery on board gives it 10 hours of cruising capability, which can be extended by topping up the battery when the Sun's shining... Continue Reading World's f
the smartflower all-in-one photovoltaic system takes the form of a flower, with solar panel ‘petals’ that automatically unfurl when the sun rises. The post flower-shaped solar panels are sprouting up across america appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
these dairy disguised devices are part of a kickstarter campaign that wants to provide charging cow stations for children and their families in east africa. The post solar powered products that look like cheese could help power africa and stop child labour appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Space enthusiast and photo processing hobbyist Jason Major created this edit of a NASA photo showing a ginormous coronal mass ejection back on June 7th, 2011. See that little blue circle in the upper-left-hand corner? That’s the Earth for scale.Here’s a video of the same coronal mass ejection:Coronal mass ejections are like solar flares on a massive scale — while solar flares ar
the spacecraft will be the first to fly directly through the sun's corona. The post NASA launches parker solar probe on historic mission to ‘touch’ the sun appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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