Hot Topic: How Has Solar Energy Changed In 10 Years?

September 16, 2015 by  
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Nearly a decade ago, I worked for a solar energy installer. People would call us up with a feverish interest in solar energy. They didn’t want to pay a high monthly electric bill, and they wanted to decrease their use of fossil fuels. When they…

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Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

May 14, 2015 by  
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Your mother probably taught you to turn off the light when you leave a room. Why waste money and energy when you’re not using it, right? Well, there are lots of other sneaky ways that we’re wasting electricity, and it’s costing us big time. Vampire power, or standby power, is the energy wasted by appliances and other electronic gadgets that are drawing power when not actually in use. It’s costing Americans $19 billion annually, according to a new report from the National Resources Defense Council. Read the rest of Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: how to lower utility bill , how to lower your electric bill , how to save energy , how to save money on electricity , standby power , Vampire Power , wasted energy , wasted power

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MIT’s Breakthrough Rechargeable Flow Battery Could Lower US Electric Bill and Carbon Footprint

August 16, 2013 by  
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Researchers at MIT have engineered a new kind of rechargeable flow battery that could lead to a greater switch to renewable energy , such as wind and solar. Despite widespread support for renewable electricity , utility planners have hesitated to integrate large amounts of renewables into the electric grid due to the high transmission costs and capricious nature of solar and wind. MIT’s breakthrough membrane-less flow battery, however, could bring us one giant step closer to a greener, more cost-effective electricity grid. Read the rest of MIT’s Breakthrough Rechargeable Flow Battery Could Lower US Electric Bill and Carbon Footprint Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , “sustainable energy” , carbon footprint , electric grid , electrolytes , energy storage , flow batteries , flow battery , MIT , renewable energy , utility companies , wind energy        

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Apples Aren’t as Sweet Anymore, and Climate Change is to Blame

August 16, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Fuji apples have always been known to be one of the sweetest varieties to take a bite out of, but if you noticed that apples are tasting a little less sweet these days, you probably aren’t mistaken. Scientists in Japan have been comparing the quality of Fuji apples to studies in the 1970s, with surprising results. It seems today’s apples just aren’t as delicious; the modern day fruits are mealier and more susceptible to disease, with climate change to blame . Read the rest of Apples Aren’t as Sweet Anymore, and Climate Change is to Blame Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: climate change affecting food , eco design , fuji apple decline , Fuji Apples , green design , sustainable design        

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Vancouver Renovation Turns a 1950s Bungalow into a Modern, Efficient Home

August 16, 2013 by  
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Sunergy Offers 5 Cent Solar Billing With No Credit Check

December 8, 2009 by  
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You don’t have to get a credit check to buy electricity from a utility. Now you don’t need one to buy your very own solar power supply either

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Mc Sweeney’s San Francisco Panorama Sells Out Immediately

December 8, 2009 by  
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I bought the very last copy of Mc Sweeney’s 33rd issue, San Francisco Panorama , earlier today at 826 Valencia in the Mission.

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