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Matt Power

As a veteran reporter, Matt Power has covered virtually every aspect of design and construction. His award-winning articles often tackle tough environmental challenges in a way that makes them relevant to both professionals and end users. An expert on both building science and green building, he has a long history of asking hard questions--and adding depth and context as he unfolds complex issues.

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Recent Posts

World's First Home Grown Solar Tree Earns its Keep

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 28, 2014 2:13:00 PM

Once just a fantasy, solar trees are beginning to catch on, both for their beauty and genuine utility as a way around anti-solar NIMBYism.

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Traveling by Solar Airship May Become a Reality Sooner Than You Think

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 26, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Lighter than air, less polluting than airplanes, solar blimps and dirigibles have become major focus of both military and civilian contractors.

A few weeks ago, we published an article about the future of transportation in the U.S. as part of our ongoing Celestia project. One feature that got a lot of attention (and some criticism) was the inclusion of a solar airship--as a green alternative to the modern jetliner.

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Slideshow: India's New Urbanites Want Green Products and Lifestyles

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 25, 2014 5:06:00 PM

It may seem odd that we're posting a slideshow about India's shift toward green products, but we've noticed a trend in our online articles. We get a lot of interest in green products, green building and renewable energy from India. The country is also taking a more proactive role in Climate Change.

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Give Your Millennial a Robot

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 25, 2014 8:52:51 AM

We need the young generation to help build the housing of the future. Fortunately, technology is trending toward a kind of work they might love.

By 2030, today's so-called Millennials are expected to constitute 75 percent of the U.S. labor force. This change will have a profound effect on every aspect of society, and shelter is no exception.

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Solar for Homes in Boston: If You Lease It, They Will Buy

Posted by Matt Power

Jul 24, 2014 8:34:33 AM

A PROGRAM LAUNCHED BY CBD INDUSTRIES, under its solar installations brand, Westinghouse Solar, may have unlocked the secret to selling solar to homeowners in New England.

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