In India, Cost of Wind Power Competes with New Coal
Aug08

In India, Cost of Wind Power Competes with New Coal

According to a recent report by HSBC Global Research, wind power has become cost competitive with new coal capacity in India. Solar is not far behind; the report also claims it is likely to become cost competitive between 2016 and 2018. While policies like the reinstatement of the Generation Based Incentive for wind power projects have made them more financially viable, as HSBC reports, this specific change in the relationship between...

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New OpenEI Homepage

OpenEI has gotten a makeover, and we couldn’t help gush over how nice we think we look. read more Read Full...

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SDG&E Customers Can Connect Home Area Network Devices With Smart Meters
Aug01

SDG&E Customers Can Connect Home Area Network Devices With Smart Meters

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LEED Platinum Texas Home Has Net-Zero Water Use
Aug01

LEED Platinum Texas Home Has Net-Zero Water Use

This 3,600 square feet home in Leon Springs, Texas is LEED Platinum-certified and features several affordable green building strategies that contribute to its net-zero water use. The homeowners asked architect Karla Greer (of Lake Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas) for a sustainable home that celebrated nature and provided space for entertaining and energy-efficient living. [...] This 3,600 square feet home in Leon Springs, Texas...

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DOM(E) is Sustainable Geodesic Prefab for Any Location
Aug01

DOM(E) is Sustainable Geodesic Prefab for Any Location

No Rules Just Architecture has created DOM(E), an prefabricated off-grid home that is an eco-friendly and portable shelter. DOM(E) provides optimal living conditions no matter where it is located and is less expensive than traditional construction, while making the best use of natural energy resources. DOM(E) can be folded for transport and assembled on-site. Its [...] No Rules Just Architecture has created DOM(E), an prefabricated...

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Vantem Panels Introduces Net-Zero Kit House: SmartHomze
Aug01

Vantem Panels Introduces Net-Zero Kit House: SmartHomze

Vermont-based Vantem Panels, one of the United States’ first producers of SIPs (structural insulated panels) and one of three American producers of urethane panels, has released the first affordable net-zero energy kit homes: SmartHomze. With an estimated $150 per square foot cost of construction (not including permits, site work, or foundation), SmartHomze are significantly more [...] Vermont-based Vantem Panels, one of the United...

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