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Solar collector stationary system efficient as solar tracking systems

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments30 September 2011

uc-merced-solar-collector-teamTypically, solar collectors must move and track the sun to achieve optimal energy production, necessitating additional equipment that can be costly to install and complex to maintain. A team of researchers from the University of California, Merced, have developed an entirely stationary system which is equally effective as solar tracking systems while being much simpler… »

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Green architecture – Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

By Damir Beciri
18 January 2011

dali-museum-florida-1Located on a scenic waterfront site in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., the 6,317 square-meter (68,000-square-foot) structure doubles the size of the original 1982 Dali Museum, a one-story warehouse. Exhibits include oils, watercolors, sketches, sculptures and other works from a 2,140-piece permanent collection. It stands more than 22.8 meters (75 feet) tall and is decorated by… »

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Green architecture – Pacific Crest Timber Frame house

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments25 April 2010

pacific-crest-timber-frame-1The folks at Davis Frame Co., a timber frame home company based out of New Hampshire, recently built an off-grid home in Oregon.  The large, 265 square meters (2,850 square feet) home is looking quite traditional, however, it was built with a great deal of green features in order to receive the Platinum certification from… »


Biomimicry of butterfly wings for more powerful solar cells

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments6 August 2009

biomimicry-of-butterfly-wings2The discovery that butterfly wings have scales that act as tiny solar collectors has led scientists in China and Japan to design a more efficient solar cell that could be used for powering homes, businesses, and other applications in the future. The researchers turned to the microscopic solar scales on butterfly wings in their search… »