Score one of 4 Voltaic Converter solar backpacks in Inhabitats Back to School Contest

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With summer coming to a close, it’s back-to-school time for many students and their parents. But it doesn’t have to be a drag. We’ve teamed up with Voltaic to give four lucky readers the chance to win a special backpack as compensation for returning to the studious life. Their brand new solar-powered Converter backpack can charge your laptop and your phone using either solar power or electricity from the grid. It doesn’t matter if you’re an Apple person or prefer Samsung, this backpack has got you… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This Danish school is completely covered with over 12,000 sea green solar panels

The days of unsightly bulky solar arrays are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Now, buildings like the International School Nordhavn in Copenhagen, designed by C.F. Møller, are using putting their solar panels on double duty – producing clean energy, and adding a stunning aesthetic to the design.

Related: Solar-powered Colorado school houses a sun-soaked learning environment

“The building is both inspired by and deliberately uses the large-scale architecture that occupies… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building