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These 6 Energy-Efficient Homes Soak Up the Sun

As tech breakthroughs make solar a more efficient and economic energy solution, take a look at this array of houses using cutting-edge solar collection methods.
August 20, 2015
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An Energy Expert Explains How Solar Power Could De-Carbonize the Grid at Basically No Cost

Hal Harvey, the head of clean energy think tank, Energy Innovation, shares his vision for the future of solar power.
August 18, 2015
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As the Cost of Panels Plummets, Energy Utilities Rethink Solar

Tech breakthroughs are bringing solar power to the people, and upsetting electric utilities' business models.
August 16, 2015
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This House Concept was Created by Data from 200 Million Clicks on a Real Estate Site

Following our recent issue dedicated to the new smart home, we've had homes driven by technology on our minds. Swedish real estate site Hemnet developed a housing concept that's actually created by data. By analyzing over 200 million clicks on the site, architects Tham & Videgård designed a residence that they believe represents the ideal Swedish home.
August 14, 2015
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Would You Live in a Smart Home?

Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation. When doing research, we asked our fans: would you live in a connected home? Here, we share some of the responses, ranging from the wary to the enthusiastic. Chime in with your own thoughts in the comments!
July 26, 2015
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Editor's Highlights from Dwell's First-Ever Issue Dedicated to Smart Technology

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's July/August 2015 issue.
July 25, 2015
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A Fly-Down Warning Device, and Other Hilarious Smart Tech Ideas from an Artist

British artist and designer Dominic Wilcox illustrates inventive—and admittedly outlandish—ways technology can potentially streamline our lives.
July 18, 2015
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This Rural Retreat Brings a Family Together, Without Making Them Give Up Their Gadgets

A smart vacation home fosters connectivity in every sense of the word.
July 18, 2015