Innovative Desert House With Tesla Solar Roof

BMDesign‘s ‘Alavi house’ is located in the city of Isfahan in Iran, set at the foothills of the Zagros mountain range on the edge of the desert, with hardly any rainfall and year-round high temperatures. To get around this problem, the architects designed the building with a sloped roof to create areas of negative pressure that help to ventilate the building and keep it cool. Sitting on top of this concrete house is a “double skin”, finished in new invisible Tesla solar cells, to truly make the most of life in the desert. This second layer can be opened or closed, meaning that in cold winter days the residents can open it and allow the afternoon sun to warm the roof while in the hot summer days, this second skin keeps the roof in shade.

Solar Energy Powered Socket
by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh

We’re always looking for new eco ways to get an energy and the following device developed by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh offers it. Called “Window Socket” it’s a direct plug socket that uses solar energy. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job intuitively. At the moment it’s just a concept and we have to wait till this extremely useful device will be mass produced. Take a look!

ZeroHouse – Fully Automated House of the Future

Continuing the theme of the last post – about the sources of alternative energy – today we will tell you about the new concept of eco house designed by american architect firm Specht Harpman – ZeroHouse. It is interesting not only for its unusual appearance, but also by the fact that it is fully automated, and can exist completely independently, without depending on outside sources.

Glastonbury Solar Tent from Orange

Excellent conceptual idea for the lovers of hiking. English mobile operator Orange has recently presented their vision for the tent of the future. Well even it was just tent it could be purchased at least for a stylish appearence. But it has enough benefits. This miracle tent made from photovoltaic fabric capable of storing solar energy (an excellent replacement of cumbersome photovoltaic panels!). Subsequently, with the help of this energy you could charge mobile devices – just put them in a special pocket. The tent is equipped with LCD-screen as well. Also it’s very convenient to look for a tent in the dark or in a large tent camp – you just need to activate it via sms or RFID-technology, and a tent will light up with a soft yellow light.


Romania-based designer Stephen Shepeleff has developed Bluetooth headphones called "Q-SOUND" that generate power directly from the sun. He combined solar cells with Wireless Stereo and named his creation of Q-Sound. The Q-SOUND headphones represent a type of on-ear, headband design with incorporated flexible amorphous silicon solar cells. Capacity battery should be sufficient for 40 hours of work in the music. In this one hour of charging from solar panels to provide up to 2.5 hours of operation at maximum volume levels. The Q-SOUND is a Bluetooth headset which could be used with any Bluetooth-enabled device such as digital audio player/MP3 player.