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How To Get Well Water Without Electricity

Considering that most disasters can cause serious disruptions in the water supply and the importance of water for survival, putting in a well is a great idea. Of all the possible sources for water,…

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How to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient, and Smart

During the long, cold slog from January to spring, it’s a time-honored tradition to stay inside, snuggle under blankets, and watch competing Fyre Festival documentaries back to back. But even though…

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San Francisco First U.S. City to Require Solar Panels on New Construction

San Francisco Passes Law Requiring Solar Panels on New Buildings. San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Scott Wiener released a statement (April 19, 2016) saying that the board has approved a law…

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Graphene-Coated Solar Panels Generate Power From Rain

graphene solar panels turn rain into clean energy. Solar power has the potential to generate about 40 per cent of America’s energy, yet the technology still has limitations. One is weather. Clouds…

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RV Off-grid Power System Upgrade 12 Volt System

Upgrading My RV Battery Bank and 12 Volt System A LITTLE OF MY RIGS BATTERY HISTORY When we bought our 30 foot Keystone Cougar fifth wheel new it came with one preinstalled deep cycle battery rated…

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on Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Colleges and universities, listen up: Your last, best argument against divestment from fossil fuels is on shaky ground. The current near-record low price per barrel of oil has weakened one of the…

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Solar energy rolls out like a carpet with groundbreaking Roll-Array photovoltaics

Solar power is easier to install than ever before thanks to the latest innovation: the Roll-Array. John Hingley and his team at the renewable energy company Renovagen designed a high power PV array…

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5 steps to a sustainable, energy-efficient home

For the 21st-century home, building with environmental sustainability in mind is a must. A sustainable, energy-efficient home makes the most effective use of building materials and natural energy….

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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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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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