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.
Alternative energy projects powered up around the globe this week as Inhabitat showcased a series of solar pyramids
designed to energize Abu Dhabi and the Netherlands rolled out plans for a bike path paved with photovoltaics
. Meanwhile India announced that it will launch a series of solar-powered cellphone towers
this year, and a 19-year-old American teenager created a parabolic solar death ray
-- and promptly proceeded to burn down his garden shed.
In other news, Tesla jolted the auto world with plans to launch its upcoming Model X
in 2013, and a team of researchers from the University of Illinois discovered that the same plant that produces Tequila actually yields a pretty potent biofuel as well
. We also learned that Toyota plans to power its upcoming hybrids
with lighter, more powerful Lithium-Ion batteries, and we were impressed by the streamlined classic stylings of Mitsuoka's electric Himiko car
Finally, this week we washed away the winter blues by shedding light on 15 green lamps
that bathe your interiors in energy-efficient illumination. We also shared 6 green lighting tips
that will help you cut your energy bills and 5 tips for home renovations
that will keep your house cozy in the worst winter weather.