solarenergyawareness
solarreviews:

SOL Dome in London, created by Lopp.pH
This nearly-invisible, solar-powered dome lights up in response to carbon levels in the atmosphere. Installed in Michigan as part of an ongoing research project, the SOL Dome is an ultra-light LED structure built from woven circles of composite fiber.
The different fibers will illuminate the dome in a kaleidoscope of colors, based on the amount of carbon in the air – creating a vivid reminder of our environmental impact 

solarreviews:

SOL Dome in London, created by Lopp.pH

This nearly-invisible, solar-powered dome lights up in response to carbon levels in the atmosphere. Installed in Michigan as part of an ongoing research project, the SOL Dome is an ultra-light LED structure built from woven circles of composite fiber.

The different fibers will illuminate the dome in a kaleidoscope of colors, based on the amount of carbon in the air – creating a vivid reminder of our environmental impact 

popthirdworld

popthirdworld:

Here’s some happy news:

Solar energy is (pretty much/really soon) cheaper than fossil fuel energy.

Turns out they’ve recently solved a lot of the bugs with solar a lot sooner than they were expecting. A lot of big names - Paul Krugman, Al Gore - are expressing surprise and delight at this…

theenergyissue

theenergyissue:

Gemasolar, the First 24-Hour Solar Plant

The Gemasolar Power Plant, officially launched in May 2011 near Seville, Spain by Torresol Energy, was the first concentrated solar power plant with a molten salt heat storage system. Unlike other solar power stations, heat stored in these tanks during the day can be released for up to 15 hours overnight, or during periods without sunlight, allowing it to operate essentially 24-hours. The plant guarantees electrical production for a minimum of 270 days per year, up to three times more than other renewable energies, and consists of 2,650 panels spread across 185 hectares of rural land. The mirrors - known as heliostats - focus 95% of the sun’s radiation onto a giant receiver at the center of the plant. See a video tour of the plant here.