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Solar is Growing Massively by Referrals: Here Are the 10 Most “Contagious” Solar Cities in the U.S.

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 4 Comments
Solar is Growing Massively by Referrals: Here Are the 10 Most “Contagious” Solar Cities in the U.S.

Been thinking of going solar? Clearly most people who have switched are pretty happy about it.

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New Solar Briefcase Could Be a Valuable Off-Grid Accessory

Posted by on March 29, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
New Solar Briefcase Could Be a Valuable Off-Grid Accessory

Now your briefcase can give you power for things like your phone or laptop. Read about the new Phoenix solar briefcase.

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If Las Vegas Can Do It… ‘Sin City’ Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by on December 23, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
If Las Vegas Can Do It… ‘Sin City’ Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

Hopefully what happens in Vegas doesn’t just stay in Vegas, because the gambling capitol now runs entirely on renewable energy. Here’s how…

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New Solar Panels Pull Drinking Water From The Air Because Clean Water Is A Human Right

Posted by on October 28, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
New Solar Panels Pull Drinking Water From The Air Because Clean Water Is A Human Right

Zero Mass Water created a material that absorbs water from the air at an extremely accelerated rate, then it draws the water back out to evaporate it and draw out pollutants. After this purification process, the distilled water is run through a mineral block to add calcium and magnesium and to improve the taste.

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MIT Researcher Creates Solar Panels From Grass Clippings [Watch]

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
MIT Researcher Creates Solar Panels From Grass Clippings [Watch]

Mershin’s ultimate goal is for consumers to be able to purchase a cheap plastic bag that comes pre-filled with the necessary chemicals and “one sheet of cartoon instructions, with no words.”

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This Solar Road Will Provide Power For 5 Million People

Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 25 Comments
This Solar Road Will Provide Power For 5 Million People

This seems like one of the best renewable energy idea to ever be implemented.

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Hot Air Balloons Could Take the Solar Revolution to a Much Higher Level

Posted by on December 29, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 37 Comments
Hot Air Balloons Could Take the Solar Revolution to a Much Higher Level

It sounds like such a simple solution: send hot air balloons up above the clouds to gather the renewable solar energy our world needs so badly. And it may actually work! That’s why consortiums in France and Tokyo are looking into it.

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Did Woodland, North Carolina Really Ban Solar Farms Because They “Suck Up The Sun?”

Posted by on December 24, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 5 Comments
Did Woodland, North Carolina Really Ban Solar Farms Because They “Suck Up The Sun?”

It’s easy to mock goofy and irrational fears about solar farms, but they are only an expression of deeper anxieties. Concerns also include: “Solar panels are now taking up the majority of the farm land, jobs are disappearing and it is becoming a ghost town because younger local residents have to move away to find employment.”

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Elon Musk: We Can Power America by Covering Small Corner of Utah With Solar

Posted by on December 21, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 131 Comments
Elon Musk: We Can Power America by Covering Small Corner of Utah With Solar

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has the 44-year-old CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, once again championed the incredible potential of renewable energy

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That Dutch Solar-Panel Bike Lane Really Works

Posted by on November 23, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
That Dutch Solar-Panel Bike Lane Really Works

Did you know there can be solar energy generated from road ways? The author highlights that the dutch solar-panel bike lanes have produced a lot of energy.

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New Rooftop Solar Panels Are 30 – 40% More Efficient

Posted by on October 5, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 2 Comments
New Rooftop Solar Panels Are 30 – 40% More  Efficient

According to SolarCity, the new panel can produce more electricity per square foot than any other rooftop unit on the market.

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Australian Solar Power Researchers Achieve 40% Efficiency Mark

Posted by on December 14, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Australian Solar Power Researchers Achieve 40% Efficiency Mark

Australian solar power researchers have achieved world-beating levels of efficiency, potentially making large solar plants more competitive with other energy sources such as coal.

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Solar Decathlon: Sustainable Urban Housing Design

Solar Decathlon: Sustainable Urban Housing Design

A solar decathlon competition took place in Paris last weekend. Take a look at the inspiring prototype winners for sustainable housing!

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What If Solar Panels Were On Every Family’s Roof? [Infographic]

Posted by on February 22, 2013 in Eco-Friendly with 3 Comments
What If Solar Panels Were On Every Family’s Roof? [Infographic]

The folks at 1BOG have put together a fantastic infographic that illustrates what would happen if every family in America had a solar panel on their roof. Most notably, solar power would account for a staggering 1 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity annually, saving Americans $147 billion per year.

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Solar Panel Makers Continue To Ship Tons Of Toxic Waste Thousands Of Miles Away

Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Solar Panel Makers Continue To Ship Tons Of Toxic Waste Thousands Of Miles Away

While solar is a far less polluting energy source than coal or natural gas, many panel makers are nevertheless grappling with a hazardous waste problem. Fueled partly by billions in government incentives, the industry is creating millions of solar panels each year and, in the process, millions of pounds of polluted sludge and contaminated water.

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