Saudi Arabia’s $500 Billion Renewable-Energy-Only Mega City

Announced at the Future Investment Initiative, NEOM might just represent the next generation of urban planning. This future Saudi Arabian mega-city will cost $500 billion to build, connect to Jordan and Egypt and be powered completely by renewable energy (making it one of the largest cities in the world to run without fossil fuel). The first section of the 10,230-square-mile city is slated to be …

Tesla Begins Solar Roof Sales

There are now two types of Tesla Solar Roof panels available for pre-order: smooth or textured glass tiles (both made from durable tempered glass). In the next six or so months, the other two proposed varieties, Tuscan and French Slate, should also become available for purchase. US deliveries are expected this year, and UK next. Though, the Tesla site says the panels will be available …

100% Renewable Energy for Hawaii

With a newly passed bill, Hawaii may soon become the first American state to generate all of its energy through renewable resources. Hawaii currently imports 93% of all of its energy through fossil fuels, making its utilities’ costs among the highest in the nation. The new bill projects 100% energy independence for the state by 2045, as it plans to produce clean energy through an …

Tesla’s New Powerwall

Electric auto company Tesla has just announced their latest innovation, and it’s not just for speed-fiends. The new product, called the Tesla Powerwall, is a 220-pound rectangular battery that can power your entire home by storing solar energy. With these battery packs, Tesla founder Elon Musk hopes to boost the amount of renewable energy in the US and possibly abroad, allowing people in developing countries …

Iceland’s Norður & Co Salt

Made purely with geothermal energy in the northern reaches of the country and pulled from the history books

This past spring at Iceland’s annual DesignMarch festival, we stumbled across a box of salt that left a lasting impression. The striking packaging design drew us in to Reykjavik-based start-up Norður Salt, but there’s more to the Atlantis-esque artwork. We met with CEO and co-founder Gardar Stefansson on a rainy morning at the company’s office in the Ocean Cluster House, a marine-conscious business incubator in …