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Solar Roof Tiles - Look much better than normal bulky solar panels!

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from the Guardian

Zero-carbon eco home is light years ahead

The world's first Active House stands at the crest of an estate. Its south-facing roof is covered in solar panels and solar cells, which between them harness more than enough power to keep the occupants warm and the appliances running. In around 30 years' time, if designers have got their sums right, the excess electricity flowing from the house into Denmark's grid will have cancelled out the energy costs of building it, leaving a non-existent footprint on the earth's resources.

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from Inhabitat

New Tesla battery could take your home off the grid

tesla house battery off grid http://calgary.isgreen.ca/products/new-technology/green-technology-you-cannot-live-without/

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Do you get the most out of the energy you use at your home? Share with Juniors doing the Get Moving program!

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What if you could power your house for an entire day just by exercising for an hour, would that motivate you to do it? I just love this idea, it could even become something that can be done as a family.People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to workout.” This invention certainly solves both conundrums.Most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the 1.3 billion people who presently live without electricity out of…

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from Inhabitat

Rayton's new super-efficient, affordable solar panels could trump fossil fuels

Striking another blow to the oil and gas industries, an American solar company has developed technology that can produce super-efficient solar power that’s cheaper than fossil fuels. Rayton Solar’s new solar panel manufacturing technology uses 50 to 100 times less silicon than other technologies, cutting out large amounts of the most costly component of solar panels

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from Inhabitat

V3Solar's spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than flat photovoltaics

V3Solar's Spinning Cone-Shaped Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Electricity Than Flat Photovoltaics | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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The Exbury Egg is a floating, wooden, sustainable, energy efficient pod that will serve as home to artist Stephen Turner for a year.

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