8 results for “Solar Energy”

Marjan van Aubel wins ECO Coin Award

May 24th 2020

Each year we search the globe for people and projects that have outstandingly contributed to make this planet a more sustainable place and honor them with our ECO Coin Award. We search for people working on projects that are community driven, use nature and technology in an innovative way, and share their knowledge with others.

This year we were flooded with nominations after an open call on our website. Scientists protecting the marine environment with microalgae production and artificial reefs, …

The path towards solar democracy with Marjan van Aubel

Meike Schipper
April 25th 2019

Solar cells are often considered an eyesore, used for their sustainability yet not for their beauty. Installed on roofs or in solar parks, they take up precious space. Well that’s about it to change if it’s up to solar designer Marjan van Aubel. With her innovative take on this intriguing technology, her goal is to turn solar cells into real objects of desire.

Marjan welcomes us in her surprisingly dark studio in the basement of a floating studio building. We …

A Panda Shaped Solar Plant

Alejandro Alvarez
July 20th 2017
China recently built a panda shaped solar plant to get kids interested in green energy.

Floating Green Power

Megan Ray Nichols
June 16th 2017
Offshore renewable energy resources, such as floating solar arrays, have begun to pop up around the world.

A Floating Gym in Paris

Ruben Baart
January 10th 2017
This floating gym harnesses human energy to sail down the Seine River in Paris.

World’s “Coolest” Hotel

Ruben Baart
December 6th 2016
Sweden's new Icehotel 365 uses solar cooling to stay open all year.

Imported African Sun: Coming Soon

Alejandro Alvarez
November 30th 2016
The recently opened Noor solar power plant is now the biggest in the world. It will power Morocco and if everything goes as planned imported solar energy can be a reality too.

Egypt’s First Solar-Powered Village

Ruben Baart
October 15th 2016
This village is powered by building-integrated solar panels and provides shelter for 350 people, putting sunlight to better use.