An old school bus is now a solar-powered tiny home with a rooftop deck

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Brooklyn SolarWorks can turn almost any rooftop into a sun-powered oasis

Brooklyn SolarWorks is all about helping New Yorkers get solar power installed — and one of their products, the Solar Canopy offers solar in spots where solar panels might not be able to be placed due to fire codes. They recently released stunning renderings that paint a picture of just what solar in the city could look like.

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Nissan to start selling rooftop solar panels and batteries

Tesla’s model of selling electric cars and solar panels seems to appeal to other automakers too – now Nissan is getting in on the game with Nissan Energy Solar. They recently launched the service to sell rooftop panels along with their xStorageHome battery storage products. Their press release says United Kingdom residents equipped with their products could save as much as 66 percent on their power bills.

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Rooftop farms in Gaza provide lifeline to the community

Meeting even basic needs in Gaza can be a challenge for the nearly 2 million people that live in the territory’s 141 square miles. Under the Israeli blockade, which prevents vital supplies from reaching Gaza and inhibits international trade, the Palestinians of Gaza rely on resilience and innovation to survive with the resources they have. Squeezed out of arable land, many Palestinians are farming upwards, on the rooftops of the dense urban Mediterranean territory. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Magical Cape Cod-style cottage perched on NYC rooftop goes on sale for $3.5M

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Incredible rooftop farm takes over Israels oldest mall to grow thousands of organic vegetables

An amazing farm has sprouted in an unlikely place—the rooftop of Israel’s oldest mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. Hidden between high-rises, “Green in the City” is a rooftop farm that produces 10,000 heads of leafy greens a month year-round using organic, hydroponic and aquaponic methods—no dirt required. This thriving example of urban agriculture is one of many surprising sustainable initiatives at the Dizengoff Center shopping mall, which includes bird habitat, a tree nursery, rooftop apiary,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Worlds largest rooftop farm sprouts 10 million pesticide-free crops each year

The world’s largest rooftop farm covers nearly two acres, is run completely on renewable energy, and produces nearly 10 million annual crops of local, premium-quality, pesticide-free, leafy greens, and herbs. Brooklyn-based Gotham Greens has expanded its farm family with the creation of this new project, which is housed atop a manufacturing plant on Chicago’s south side. As urban agriculture goes, this farm is the king of the crisper.

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