Solar Ivy is a modular and customizable photovoltaic product with a wide range of applications. The ‘leaf’ is roughly the size of a cantaloupe with a thin-film photovoltaic panel adhered to it. Customers can choose either an organic photovoltaic panel, which is completely recyclable, contains no toxic materials, and costs about $18 per watt, or a CIGS panel, which is the most efficient type of thin-film on the market and costs roughly $9 per watt. After selecting a PV type, customers can choose the leaf’s color shape depending on how they want the system to look when integrated into their project.
While many homeowners are attracted to the idea of reducing their carbon footprint and decreasing their energy consumption, for most, this is restricted to minor changes in behavior. More substantial structural changes are often too expensive to implement, or require a level of technical expertise beyond what the homeowner is capable of. However, hoping to rectify this and bring affordable sustainable living to everyone, we recently came across the E-Cube — a self-assembled sustainable dwelling.
It all started in 2005 when Ian Wright, Wrightspeed founder and CEO, built the X1–to date the fastest street legal electric car in the world.The X1 is a concept car and a test platform based on a modified Ariel Atom. It is not a production car, and never will be. The X1 proves that electric drive can deliver extreme performance without compromising its intrinsic efficiency.