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Top 100 Solar Inventions

Part 2: Architecture & Power Plants

— April 22, 2008 — Eco
The power of the sun is incredible, and with Earth Day coming up, we thought we'd highlight some of the top innovations in solar technology. This is part two of the solar cluster, featuring 30 solar powered communities, cities, individual pieces of architecture and other larger scale inventions.

If you missed part one, which featured 70 solar powered gadgets and fashion, you can still check it out here. All together, this makes 100 incredible solar innovations!

The main image on this article is of the COR Miami, a residential and commercial highrise in Miami by Chad Oppenheim.
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Greening The Persian Golf
Greening The Persian Golf
Abu Dhabi Solar-Powered Plant
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Mind Melding Old Mech with High Tech
Mind Melding Old Mech with High Tech
Infinia Solar Dish
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25
Solar-Powered Safeway
Solar-Powered Safeway
Greener Groceries
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24
Air Force Base Goes Green
Air Force Base Goes Green
Nellis AFB Has Largest Solar Power Plant in North America
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Solar Powered Communities
Solar Powered Communities
Green Street Technology
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Solar Balloons
Solar Balloons
Sunhope
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Going Green With Plant Power
Going Green With Plant Power
Cradle 2 Cradle Spinach Concept Home
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20
Solving the Energy Crisis
Solving the Energy Crisis
10,000 Humongous Foil Balloons
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World's Largest Solar Farm Opens in Spain
World's Largest Solar Farm Opens in Spain
Powers 20,000 Homes
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Tower's Energy Could Power 20 Earths
Tower's Energy Could Power 20 Earths
Energy Tower May Reverse Global Warming
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Solar Power With Panache
Solar Power With Panache
Sanyo Solar Ark
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Dual Renewable Energies in the City
Dual Renewable Energies in the City
Japan Uses Wind and Solar Streetlights
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Structure Produces Energy & Oxygen
Structure Produces Energy & Oxygen
The Air Tree in Madrid
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Solar-Powered Hotel
Solar-Powered Hotel
Grand Hyatt Dubai
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Environmentally Friendly Rotating House
Environmentally Friendly Rotating House
Generates More Energy Than It Needs
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12
International Solar Power Home Contest For Students
International Solar Power Home Contest For Students
Solar Decathlon 2007
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Ecological Towers
Ecological Towers
The Green Tower, Siberia
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Solar Powered LED Streetlights
Solar Powered LED Streetlights
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Solar Powered Skyscraper
Solar Powered Skyscraper
The Time Residences Tower
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8
First Green Gas Station
First Green Gas Station
Office dA Design
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Norway's Green Jail
Norway's Green Jail
Bastoey Eco-Prison
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Solar Energy
Solar Energy
The Solar Chimney
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5
The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse
Green Skyscraper Combines Wind Turbines and Solar Panels
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4
Solar & Wind Powered Pre-Fab Spa
Solar & Wind Powered Pre-Fab Spa
Desert Winds Eco Spa
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3
Anti-Smog Architecture in Paris
Anti-Smog Architecture in Paris
Vincent Callebaut's Green Innovation Centre
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Solar Trees
Solar Trees
Streetlights Go Green via Solar Power and LEDs
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Indoor City 2
Indoor City 2
Crystal Island in Moscow
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