Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

Solar Ivy on Wired Magazine UK, Among Others

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011


The announcement that SMIT will be installing Solar Ivy at the University of Utah has captured the attention of sustainability, design and technology news outlets around the world, most notably Wired Magazine’s UK branch.  Olivia Solon, technology reporter for the magazine, picked up on the Utah press release and wrote up a review underlining Solar Ivy’s novel approach to solar product design.

Other recent press highlights include:

Zeitnews, the technology news website operated by Zeitgeist, an international sustainability movement.

Science Business, a publication of Technology News and Literature.

Clean Technica, clean tech news and opinion website., news from India and the world.

Medindia, a south Asian health and wellness portal., online source for the latest news in Iran and around the world.

Gizmag Covers Solar Ivy

Thursday, July 7th, 2011


Invention and innovation blog, Gizmag is currently featuring Solar Ivy on their homepage.  In a lengthy article that draws from a recent Inhabitat post, Gizmag writer Bridget Borgobello highlights Solar Ivy’s unique approach to solar power generation in vertical spaces.

Inhabitat Covers Latest Solar Ivy Developments

Friday, July 1st, 2011


Our friends at Inhabitat have been keeping tabs on Solar Ivy.  They published a post yesterday by sustainability consultant Bridgette Meinhold that reviews all the latest news about Solar Ivy.  Gleaned from Solar Ivy Facebook updates and YouTube videos, Inhabitat is keeping its readers abreast of the goings on at SMIT.

SMIT and Solar Ivy Meet the White House Council on Environmental Quality

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011


Co-founder Samuel Cochran presented SMIT and Solar Ivy to the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Chair, Nancy Sutley, last week.  Her visit to the Brooklyn Navy Yard was meant to highlight manufacturing companies that are setting standards for the U.S. renewable energy industry.  Council Chair Sutley grabbed onto the Navy Yard and its cleantech tenants as examples of a new urban model for innovation that could drive growth and job creation in other urban settings around the country.

Solar Ivy on Incredible Things

Thursday, June 16th, 2011


The compendium of captivating design and lifestyle, Incredible Things, highlights Solar Ivy. Featuring “Wonderful Weird Products” from across the internet, Incredible Things latched onto Solar Ivy and its unique system for the capture and delivery of solar energy.

Organic Spa Magazine Features Solar Ivy

Friday, May 27th, 2011


The forthcoming issue of Organic Spa Magazine will feature an article about Solar Ivy by journalist Rima Suqi.  Rima interviewed SMIT co-founder Samuel Cochran for the piece in order to delve deeper into the inspiration behind Solar Ivy.

Tensile Solar on GOOD Magazine

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011


A great bit of press on the release of Tensile Solar this week from our friend Ben Jervey at GOOD Magazine. The post highlights Tensile Solar’s unique design and potential to alter the dialogue around implementing solar technology. The topic has been picked up by a number of other sites, including EcoGeek and Jetson Green.

Check back in to see a series of posts over the coming weeks that will outline the design and theory behind Tensile Solar!

Solar Ivy on Solar Artworks Blog

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011


Spanish doctoral candidate Nacho Zamora has created a collection of art based around solar renewable energy.  This week and next he is highlighting Solar Ivy and SMIT.  Mr. Zamora identifies public art, specifically projects that utilize sources of renewable energy as fundamental to developing and elevating public discourse and understanding of alternative energy sources.  He will be presenting his research at the European Union Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels this spring.

Solar Ivy on Solar Artworks

Friday, January 21st, 2011

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Nacho Zamora, a Spanish architecture doctoral candidate has curated an international presentation and exhibition of renewable energy–focused technology, art and design, including Solar Ivy.  Mr. Zamora is taking the exhibition to Brussels in April at Sustainable Energy Week.   You can follow along with his research and preparation for EUSEW here.

Solar Ivy Featured on Good and Materialicious

Monday, January 10th, 2011


GOOD Magazine, the standard-bearer for socially conscious publications, called attention to Solar Ivy and its potential to make clean energy more accessible to the masses after picking it up from Dwell.


Also, Solar Ivy is currently being featured on the design blog Materialicious.  Alongside other building-integrated PV products, including solar hot water, PV roofing tiles and portable device chargers, Solar Ivy makes its debut on this visual encyclopedia of contemporary material and architecture.