Amazing Vintage Photographs of Linemen on Utility Poles at the Turn of 20th Century

Most people don’t think much about the wooden utility poles in their neighborhood. However, they rely on them each day—utility poles support overhead power lines, cable services, streetlights, and other public services in the area. As it happens, these important structures were created by mistake. Continue reading »

This Artist Transforms Electrical Cabinets To Beautiful Outdoor Art Exhibition

In small town of Finland, local water company Keski-Savon Vesi Oy asked the artist to spray paint electrical cabinets to prevent vandalism. Ugly boxes turned out to be the most beautiful outdoor art exhibition. Artist Nino Tolvanen spray painted nature-inspired pieces to fit the gorgeous scenery filled with lakes and forests. Continue reading »

A Dutch Designer Has Created An Underground Fridge That Does Not Use Electricity

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Dutch designer Floris Schoonderbeek, has created the Ground Fridge, an underground cool storage solution, for Dutch brand Weltevree.
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Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power to California Homes


The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is seen in an aerial view on February 20, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada. The largest solar thermal power-tower system in the world, owned by NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy, opened last week in the Ivanpah Dry Lake and uses 347,000 computer-controlled mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers on top of three 459-foot towers, where water is heated to produce steam to power turbines providing power to more than 140,000 California homes. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Iraqis Deal with Electricity Shortage with Generators, Improvised Wiring

People pass a generator store on a street on July 25, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. Despite a recent doubling of the megawatts of electricity available to Iraqis, many people still only receive a few hours of electricity a day from the national grid and therefore have to depend on generators and other private sources of electricity. With more homes owning computers, televisions, refrigerators and air conditioners there is an increased demand for electricity, especially in the scorching summers. The lack of dependable electricity has been one of the main sources of demonstrations against the government. As the deadline for the departure of the remaining American forces in Iraq approaches, Iraqi politicians have been increasingly pressured to give a final decision about extending the mandate for a small U.S. military presence beyond the end of the 2011 deadline. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Continue reading »