Solar Inspiration
A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.
This Minimalist, Solar-Powered Home Is a True Desert Oasis
Designed to amplify connections with the desert, a low-lying courtyard house nestles into the landscape.
This Solar-Powered Prefab in Seattle Raises the Bar for Sustainability
A NODE prefab, Solar Studio in West Seattle produces 100 percent of its own energy—and rental income for its eco-conscious owner.
Kick Back in This Tiny, Solar-Powered Houseboat For $61K
Compact in size—yet big on comfort—this well-crafted micro-home is a luxurious way to experience the water.
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...
This Solar-Powered Prefab in Portland Was Set Up in Four Hours
A software developer adds a prefabricated shed by Drop Structures to his Oregon campground.
This Designer Is Changing Architecture Education With a Solar-Powered Mobile Classroom
Maya Bird-Murphy, founder of Chicago Mobile Makers, converted a Postal Service truck into a pop-up design classroom for...
These Affordable Solar Homes in Sweden Produce as Much Energy as They Use
The compact row houses feature carefully angled solar panels that harness every moment of the sun.
The Solar-Powered Orchid Tiny House Has a Gorgeous, Light-Filled Interior
Nashville–based New Frontier Homes recently completed the Orchid Tiny House—a 290-square-foot off-grid home with amazing lighting...
An Architect Proposes a Solar-Powered Urban Farm For the Roof of Notre Dame Cathedral
Inspired by environmental issues, architect Vincent Callebaut reimagines the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral as a solar-powered...
The Compact, Solar-Powered Ex of In House Sits Lightly Upon the Land
Steven Holl's geometric Ex of In House holds a minimal footprint without compromising on volume within.
A Net-Zero Home Shrugs Off Winter With Solar-Energy Comfort
Nestled in a historic mining area in Washington, a modern, energy-efficient house blends modern architecture with reclaimed...
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...
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...
Solar Decathlon Virtual Tours
Though I couldn’t make it out to Washington, DC, this weekend to see the final days of the Solar Decathlon—which wrapped up...
SunRun Solar Stimulus Package
This week's news was riddled with updates on the slow passage of President Obama's stimulus package through Congress.
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...
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...