Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.
This week we revved up Chevrolet's Volt and hit the streets for an elusive test drive
of the hotly-anticipated electric vehicle. We also saw electric aviation soar to new heights as the pint-sized Cri-Cri airplane broke the electric aircraft speed record
. The world of EV racing is also picking up the pace as GreenGT unveiled an all-electric supercar
for the Le Mans race and Honda's CR-Z Hybrid beat out scores of gas-guzzling autos
in a 25 hour vehicular marathon.
High-tech architecture broke new ground as Apple announced that world-renowned architect Norman Foster is designing its new headquarters
, and researchers revealed work on a living skin that could one day reinforce buildings and infrastructure with a hard, coral-like armored coating
. We also watched as a crop of gorgeous bubble gardens
popped up in the streets of Paris, and an abandoned warehouse in Brooklyn was updated with a high-tech transforming facade
In other news, this week the energy world was buzzing about a new type of organic solar cell inspired by wasp exoskeletons
, and the largest photovoltaic plant in the United States
officially opened in Nevada. We also saw several eco technologies take hold on the home front: researchers developed a hot solar-piezoelectric hybrid fiber
that could be used to create energy-generating clothes, and Lavish & Lime rolled out a cute set of digital shower timers
that are perfect for kids.