Solar Inspiration
A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Net Zero x Twenty = Solar Decathlon
It’s the site where wars are protested, dreams declared, and millions still march, but on October 9 the National Mall in...
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.
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.
An Unplugged Family Hideout Borders the Ocean in Chile
Solar power and a self-sufficient water system keep a family relaxed in Chile.