Shipping containers have much more use than just hauling large cargo from place to place. These can be turned into beautiful living arrangements as demonstrated by a ski resort in Georgia.
The ruins of an old 18th century farmhouse in Dumfries, Scotland, has been converted into a futuristic passive house. Three different layers complete the structure, providing enhanced insulation and illumination throughout.
Wind generation suffers from intermittent issues, but this could be improved upon by hoisting them higher in the air. Studies from a KAUST research team shows that they're able to retrieve an abundant amount of energy in select parts of the Middle East.
Recreational Equipment, Inc. has been reselling their products at cheaper prices during garage sale events in their store. To reach more people, the company has teamed up with Yerdle, who specializes in reselling with brands in the secondary market.
Puerto Rico is continuing to rebuild their electrical grid, and they've received plenty of aid from the solar industry. This could spawn micro grids, which are regionalized solar panels and battery backup systems, in the future.
Challenge Dairy Products is using the first-ever solar-powered zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs), which store and refrigerate products on delivery routes.
German energy startup Sonnen and home construction company Mandalay Homes will be adding solar panels and battery packs to new homes in Northern Arizona. They'll end up creating a 11.6-megawatt virtual power plant that focuses on local energy generation.
Billions of people around the world live without reliable energy. Harvard graduate Jessica Matthews has found an off-grid energy solution that is not only reliable, but fun for children.
In the Swedish capital Stockholm, data centers are using their excess heat to warm the homes of citizens. The project, called Stockholm Data Parks, is expected to generate enough heat to warm 2,500 residential apartments by 2018.
This week brought the grand opening of the first facility using direct-air capture machines to suck C02 out of the air and bury it in the earth in the form of stones.
Nadine and Nicole Damblon have created an eco-friendly cryptocurrency mining company that harnesses green energy. By harnessing hydropower, they’re able to offer a cheaper and more sustainable business model using natural technology.
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have spent years developing a cheaper large-scale battery for electrical grids powered by renewable energy. They have finally created a battery that uses sulfur, liquid salt, and oxygen.
Google has been carbon neutral for over 10 years, and they're about to reach another milestone in green energy. All of their offices and data centers will be fueled by renewable power by the end of 2017 according to their environmental report.
An Australian non-profit is restoring a short track with classic train cars that run on new technology. It's an experiment that could grow into a whole new form of locomotion.
Industrial buildings and skyscrapers could generate net-zero energy soon. Swedish company Innenco has developed an energy system that is able to use a building's thermal mass for heating and cooling along with the addition of solar panels.
Graviky Labs, a startup company from India, is turning air pollution into ink with their new product, Air-Ink. This paint is created with purified carbon from car and chimney exhaust.
Israeli company SolCold has developed a high-tech paint that cools your home with sunlight, offsetting the economic and environmental cost of using air conditioning in hot summer months.
As demand for its cloud computing services increases in Ireland, Microsoft has struck a deal with General Electric to buy all of the energy from its new 37-megawatt wind farm in the country for the next 15 years.