Earthship News

Solar software can save the world.

VCs have avoided solar deals ever since Solyndra became a four-letter word. But while their attention has strayed, the industry has been on a tear. In 2010, U.S. solar installers hit a milestone of 1…

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Necessity is driving vertical food farm research.

According to the United Nations, the earth will house an estimated 9.7 billion people by 2050. Consequently, more food will need to be produced over the next four decades than has been produced over…

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Five Things you should know about Energy in Chicago

Businesses don’t have financial incentives to transition to clean energy, and it’s limiting Illinois’ environmental progress. Last week, The Energy Times held its first major conference here in…

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Michigan State looks to the sun to solve Earth’s biggest problems.

The brilliant star at the center of our solar system still has untapped potential. By finding new ways to harness power from the sun, scientists could turn windows of skyscrapers into solar panels…

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Global Warming comment

“Thank you for this information.  I love this idea and truly hope to live in an earthship home someday.  Food for Your Thoughts:  When planning these new constructions, I hope you are taking global…

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Wiring Systems & the NEC

The methods for wiring PV systems are relatively well-defined in the National Electrical Code (NEC) acceptable methods are covered in Part IV in Article 690. This Code CornerÂť covers the first…

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3 ways to make old homes more sustainable and energy efficient

You don’t need to start from scratch to have a more efficient home. Find out how you can boost your home’s environmental credentials with some smart retrofits. Building regulations require today’s…

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Effectively Monitor Water Use In Your Home With Calliope

It’s estimated that nearly 18 percent of the water used in a person’s home is lost to leaks. Annually that can amount to a staggering 13,000 gallons of water. Whether all of that is coming from the…

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A Plan to Untangle Philadelphia’s Daunting Decay

PHILADELPHIA – To have any hope of reviving this city’s many blighted streets, developers would have to purchase property like 1913 North 24th Street, an empty lot that is still officially owned by a…

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From trash dump to power station: how a N.J. utility captured the sun

One day later this month, Public Service Electric and Gas customers throughout New Jersey will plug in the holiday lights and they’ll flicker on with electricity generated at an old landfill in South…

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