The Future of Solar Water Heating
Dwell hosts a Q&A with Mike Landau, solar water heating program manager for SoCalGas and Nurit Katz, chief sustainability officer...
The Wayback Machine: Your Solar House
Before the word "solar" evoked images of flat PV panels stuck on rooftops, many architects already had a mind to use the sun to...
Solar Inspiration
A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.
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.
Want, Elon Musk's Solar Roof Tiles
Elon Musk's glass roof is the future of solar energy.
Sustainable, Solar-Powered Family Retreat in California
Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...
Thermal Solar Collection Tubes That Provide Hot Water Year-Round
On the roof, amidst an array of native wild grasses and shrubs, six banks holding 180 small thermal solar collection tubes...
Could Solar Panels and LEDs Be Fashion's Next Must-Have Accessories?
When fashion meets technology, the results can be electrifying.
Celebrate the Solar Eclipse With 13 Products That Are Out of This World
Today is the day! But even if you aren't on the path of totality, you can still get in the spirit with these stellar items.
Where to Stay During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will carve a path from Oregon to South Carolina, drawing millions of viewers, both new...
Stay in a Solar-Powered, Ring-Shaped Vacation Home in the Spanish Countryside
As a thought-provoking exploration of environment and design, this minimalist ring-shaped holiday home in Aragon, Spain, abandons...
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.
High-Performace Courtyard House
On a north-sloping site in Palo Alto, CA, the High-Performance Courtyard House is carefully sited and detailed to maximize the...
Deltec Homes Introduces Two New Models, Including Modern Farmhouse
Solar Farmhouse among the newest models of Renew...
Wooler Mills House
The first misconception about going solar is that it is expensive.
About Face
Solar panels have a reputation as being unsightly, but this U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon show home sheds the...
A Table That Charges Your iPhone
Designer Marjan van Aubel’s Current project, based on photosynthesis, uses a solar-powered table to charge electronics.
Events this Weekend: 4.29-5.2
From the 2010 Expo Shanghai to the 2011 Solar Decathalon, this weekend is packed with openings featuring spirited pavilions and...
Tunquen Treasure
A set of solar panels, a wind-powered well, and passive sustainable strategies make living miles from municipal utilities a...
A Net-Zero Home in Canada Boasts a Striking Saw-Toothed Roof
Comprised of two perpendicular forms that gently navigate a lakeside site, Sky House runs off of solar energy.

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