World’s largest solar energy project will be 100 times bigger than any other on the planet

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200 gigawatts of solar power. $200 billion. 100,000 jobs. Those are the numbers attached to what could be the biggest solar energy project in the world, under a deal signed by Saudi Arabia and Japanese conglomerate company SoftBank, Bloomberg and Reuters reported. The move could help Saudi Arabia, the largest oil exporter in the world, progress from oil to renewables.

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Tesla earns contract for world’s first solar, wind and storage project

Tesla has won its first contract with Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine maker, to supply its Powerpack batteries for a project that combines solar power, wind power, and Tesla’s storage technology in which is being described as the first such project in the world. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Google’s Project Sunroof expands to 7 million homes in Germany

Google’s Project Sunroof is launching in Germany today, extending the company’s solar estimator to 7 million homes. Project Sunroof is a simple tool that allows you to determine if your house gets enough sun to switch over to solar power, and now 40 percent of the homes in Germany are covered by the project, allowing people to quickly determine if they can save money and lower their carbon footprint by swapping.

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New project could see UK electric trains powered by off-grid solar

 

In what’s being touted as a “completely unique” idea that could have “wide impact with commercial applications on electrified rail networks all over the world,” a new project could see electric trains powered by trackside solar panels that work independently from the main power grid.

The Guardian reports that Imperial College London has teamed up with climate change charity 10:10 to look into using trackside solar panels to power trains. As part of the project, researchers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studio Fuksas completes the largest project built in Rome in over 50 years

The project is built in Rome’s historic quarter EUR and boasts 55,000 square meters (13 acres) of mixed-use spaces, including a hotel. It is defined by three elements: “Theca”, the “Cloud” and the “blade” of the hotel. The “Theca” is the outer layer that comprises a steel structure and double-glass facade and encases the “Cloud” which acts as the heart of the project. The”Cloud” accommodates a large auditorium with 1760 seats, snack points and support services. It looks like an undulating cloud covered… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Rainforest Solutions Project saves over 12 million acres of forest, wins 2016 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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Green Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum Project

Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Pre-developed Mausoleum Project. Available now with significant pre-construction discounts and financing. Contact Steve Espolt at (310) 521-4401 or at www.steveespolt.com.

[Jae Rhim Lee, Infinity Burial Project] Postmortem Options: A Workshop on the Dead Body

Postmortem Options: A Workshop on the Dead Body January 25, 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wiesner Room, Cambridge, MA 02139 Sponsored by the Decompiculture Society and the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology