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Solar on the White House – Update

Putting Solar on the White House is really cooking now. Havingsurpassed the 5,000-signature benchmark, we’ve introduced a breakthrough new aspect to the campaign. Power the House,an innovative social media game engine enables everybody to become aSolar on the White House advocate. By spreading the word through various social media outlets participants can earn points towards […] Read more


The Solar Heliotrope House Concept by Rolf Disch

The Heliotrope House by German architect Rolf Disch is a cylindrical house that tracks the path of the sun togive maximum access to daylight and allows the onboard solar panels togenerate more energy. The record-breaking design is one of the firstresidential buildings to generate more energy than it uses. The rotating mechanism allows the house […] Read more


Tongji University’s Self-sufficient House for Solar Decathlon

The Tongji House is the creation of students at the Tongji University in China that runs entirely on energy harvested from the sun. The sustainable house carries 317 photovoltaic panels in its roofand walls and has been created using bamboo, a material that is commonin homes in Southern China. The Tongji House will compete in […] Read more


“Globama” Movement Heats Up To Get Solar Panels Back On The White House

Solar Energy Industries Association, Renewable EnergyWorld, the Post Carbon Institute andOthers Join Campaign and Call for Petition Signatures June 3, 2010 (Oakland, CA) -President Obama’s recent Bay Area visitfurther fed his administration’s commitment to clean energy sourceswith a visit to the Solyndra plant, and a national coalition issimultaneously fueling a grassroots movement to honor and encourage […] Read more


Solar on the Red House?

Is Trinidad’s minister of the environment trying to one up PresidentObama?  On Tuesday, Minister Roodal Moonilal announced that he willexplore the use of solar power on government buildings.  Trinidad is asmall, developing island nation whose GDP is less than half of onepercent that of the U.S.  Trinidad is rich in oil and natural gas, butthat […] Read more


Solar Field House Concept by Zellnerplus

American firm Zellnerplus’ ingenious and futuristic thinking showedit the way to bagging the second spot at the Fort Tilden Field HouseCompetition. The concept proposal for the Fort Tilden Field Houselocated on a former military site in New York is an exploration of theunformulated edge between landscape urbanism and ecologicalconservation. The idea is to power a […] Read more


Florida House Passes Renewable Energy Bill

The Florida House of Representatives has approved H.B.7229, acontroversial bill designed to increase the state’s renewable energysupply. The measure would permit utilities to pass along tocustomers the costs of renewable energy projects, without full review by regulators, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Utilitieswould also receive an additional 0.5% profit margin for projects abovethe highest profit level […] Read more


Companies Trying to Convince The White House to go Solar

Solar energy companies and other supporters of renewable power havereportedly been trying to convince the White House to install solarpanels on its roof. A recent USA Today report says that a groupof solar companies, led by Sungevity, are offering free solar panels tothe White House. The newspaper adds that solar panels had previouslybeen installed on […] Read more


A History of Solar on the White House

Over the years the White House has endorsed many different energypolicies. And, interestingly enough, even had its own solar array on the roof! In the wake of the 1970’s energy crisis, President Jimmy Carterembraced renewable energy. In a 1979 speech he said, “Beginning thismoment, this nation will never use more foreign oil than we did […] Read more


House Holds Hearings On Energy Tax Incentives

The House Committee on Ways and Means is holdinghearings to examine the effectiveness of current energy taxpolicy and to identify additional steps that the committee can take toensure continued job growth. The committee will also look at advancingnational energy policy, with a discussion of current and proposed energy tax incentives. Ways and Means Committee Chairman […] Read more


Maryland House, Senate Approve Solar Requirement

A bill that would require utilities to include 2% solar power in theirelectricity mix by 2022 has passed both the House and Senate inMaryland. The two legislative branches now must reach agreement onpenalties that utilities will pay if they fail to meet the requirements, according to MarylandReporter.com. The bill’s opponents claimthat the additional costs associated […] Read more


Turning the White House into the Green House

Despiteits present day interpretation (sans the great sales at the mall),Presidents Day essentially honors not the collective group of men whohave held the office, but rather George Washington, the first presidentof the United States. Regarded as “The Father of his Country,”Washington was celebrated for his leadership in the founding of thisnation. He is often viewed […] Read more



Dragen Children’s House Powered by Solar

Danish architecture firm C.F. Mollerhas unveiled the Dragen Children’s House, a new kindergarten in Denmarkthat integrates sustainable building practices and energy-savingsystems to reduce the building’s reliance on grid electricity. Allthe components used in the construction are “Nordic Swan” eco-labeledand the construction has been certified passive-house, using a minimumamount of energy. The children’s areas are located […] Read more