Report: Solar industry remains hot

Report: Solar industry remains hot

U.S. market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017

4 Dubai malls being outfitted with 12,500 solar panels

4 Dubai malls being outfitted with 12,500 solar panels

Shopping mall owners Majid Al Futtaim Properties are set to install thousands of new solar panels at four of its Dubai malls to reduce the equivalent carbon emissions of taking 700 cars off the road, reports Zawya. According to a...

Morocco starts expansion of nation's largest solar array

Morocco starts expansion of nation's largest solar array

Morocco largest solar array has launched the construction of the 70 MW Noor Ouarzazate IV PV plant, the project’s fourth and final phase. The expansion is the PV portion of the 580 MW Ouarzazate Solar Power Station (OSPS), a CSP-PV...

Tesla looks to shine with solar shingles

Tesla looks to shine with solar shingles

Elon Musk has built a formidable personal brand on futuristic visions of driverless cars and space travel. But the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Tesla CEO could soon make an impact in a much-nearer future by helping the owners of single-...

UK town could be home to world’s most sustainable tower

UK town could be home to world’s most sustainable tower

The town of Hemel Hempstead, which is located about 24 miles from London, might soon be home to the world’s most sustainable residential tower. The proposed building called The Beacon would house luxury sustainable apartments, reports Jetson Green. It will...

5 concentrating solar power technologies impacting industry

5 concentrating solar power technologies impacting industry

Twenty years from now, utilities may depend on fields of mirrors in the desert to produce 24-hour solar power. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology collects the sun’s energy as heat, which can then be stored and called upon to produce...

Infographic: Green-building trends for the years to come

As consumers place more importance on evolving their communities to create more responsible, sustainable places to live, the construction industry has evolved as well to meet the needs of their customers. As the standards for building methods shift, green construction...

India's largest solar farm operational

India's largest solar farm operational

Tata Power Solar and Dell International Services India have built India’s largest vertical solar farm of 120 kW. The 45-meter structure built on Dell’s Bengaluru campus provides the dual benefit of producing green energy and insulation of the building, helping...

Mo. contractor nears finish on historic building renovation

Mo. contractor nears finish on historic building renovation

A pair of century-old buildings in the downtown area are ready for tenants wanting like to set up offices or businesses in Joplin, Mo.'s first environmentally sustainable retrofit of historically designated properties. Owners Jeff and Carolina Neal, of Neal Group...

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

A new 10-story building in downtown Raleigh, N.C., that will house Exploris School and other tenants is expected to generate so much electricity, some tenants won’t even get a power bill. The “energy positive building” will be built on the...

Unique community solar project completed in N.Y.

Unique community solar project completed in N.Y.

The first community solar project with New York state’s electric and natural gas company National Grid has been completed, providing both a sustainable and financial lift to businesses and residents participating in the initiative. The project is located in northern...

Data center India's first platinum-rated project

The ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad, India, has become the country's first platinum-rated project under the IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System. The IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System focuses on tangible and intangible benefits, reports The Hindu Business...

Baylor school means business with sustainability

Baylor school means business with sustainability

A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015,...

Delta HQ renovation poised for energy savings

Delta, a leader in power and thermal management solutions, has completed an extensive renovation and upgrade of its Netherlands headquarters office into a green building capable of achieving up to 45 percent expected annual energy savings. The facility has been...

Southeast sees surge in net-zero schools

Relatively constant energy demand, large roofs for solar panels, and long-term interest driving trend.

Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Evanston private school Chiaravalle Montessori received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification — the organization’s highest level of environmental building — for its North Wing addition, according to a news release. The wing, which cost $7 million and...

Oman unveils first 'green' smart building

Oman unveils first 'green' smart building

Oman-based Teejan Group of Companies has launched its first solar-powered building project for smart offices. The Taj will take shape on a 3,942-square-meter area in the Ghala region of the sultanate, according to Trade Arabia. The Taj will boast a...

Architects transform barns into solar-powered workspaces for Dutch daredevil

Architects transform barns into solar-powered workspaces for Dutch daredevil

Rotterdam-based architecture studio Instability We Trust has transformed two barns into a set of contemporary workspaces for the famous Dutch daredevil Wim Hof. Nicknamed “The Iceman” for his ability to withstand extreme cold, Hof commissioned the adaptive reuse project to...

Mirage to reality: Energy Department investment brings Crescent Dunes to life

Mirage to reality: Energy Department investment brings Crescent Dunes to life

The same visionary scientists responsible for pioneering space exploration are also behind a national effort to commercialize concentrating solar power (CSP) plants with integral energy storage. After years of research, testing and validating the technology, in late 2015 scientists working...

Museum of Tomorrow named ‘Best Innovative Green Building’

Museum of Tomorrow named ‘Best Innovative Green Building’

Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro won “Best Innovative Green Building” awards from the international property event MIPIM. The development is also the first Brazilian museum to be awarded LEED gold certification. The museum’s sustainable components were...

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