Building sustainability

November 28th, 2022

Bio-based Dyneema rope. Photo: Material ConneXion There is an abundance of information available about sustainability that, while conveying much, can lack clarity and simplicity. A simple and clear directive regarding sustainability is needed: if you produce something, anything, to be “sustainable” (leaving aside the social aspects for the moment) you need to: Use renewable and/or […]

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The global market for solar energy

March 6th, 2015

Frost & Sullivan, a Mountain View, Calif.-based growth consulting firm, estimates that global solar market revenues will grow between 2014 and 2020 despite the economic uncertainty in the global markets. A number of government sponsored initiatives are expected to boost the proportion of energy coming from “green sources” and political willingness will also be a […]

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NRG launches Solar Canopy

June 25th, 2013

New product will provide energy without additional solar panels or connecting to the electricity grid. At Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference, NRG Energy CEO David Crane unveiled a new product that provides shade and solar energy. The Solar Canopy will launch by the end of the year, according to NRG, and be available in four sizes […]

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Solar fabrics bring power to the people

September 1st, 2012

Commercial success for large-scale flexible solar fabrics may be just around the corner Fabrics that capture energy are gaining traction in the consumer marketplace. Solar backpacks, solar umbrellas, solar purses and even solar clothing can be ordered with a few mouse clicks. But what about awnings, rooftops, boat covers and other large-scale fabric applications? Installations […]

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