Solar Chargers For Devices Are Worth Considering

Gadgets need electricity, and depending on the energy source, that’s bad news for the environment and people living with the damage wrought from electricity generation.Renewable sources are making their way into the device charger market. Portable solar chargers are used for mobile devices such as phones, tablets, cameras, handheld game consoles, Bluetooth electronics and more. […]

Elon Musk Considering Using Solar Reflectors On Mars

Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk is considering solar power instead of nukes to warm up Mars. The Red Planet has long been a potential spot for a space colony. While nuking Mars is a headline-maker, there is some science behind the concept of warming Mars. In 2006, University of Arizona undergrad Rigel Woida won […]

How The Solar Tax Credit Works

The use of solar power has increased in the past decade. Consumers have become more environmentally conscious and the costs of going solar have gone down thanks to government incentives like the 2019 solar tax credit. Solar power doesn’t pollute, rely on gas or coal, but can be much more expensive than the less environmentally-friendly […]

The Detroit Zoo plans to be entirely powered by renewable energy by 2021

Windmills and solar panels may soon be keeping the lights on in the reptile house, and throughout the Detroit Zoo. The zoo, located in Detroit’s suburb of Royal Oak, says it’s shifting to being powered entirely by renewable energy. “We are announcing today that Detroit Zoo is going to be 100% fully powered by local […]

5 steps to successfully incorporating renewable solutions into the procurement process

Consumers, stakeholders and employees demand businesses operate in a sustainable manner, and in response corporations must adopt clean energy practices. Businesses have responded to this shift in various ways, with renewable energy integration at the forefront of sustainable investments even helping drive market development. In fact, corporate renewable energy procurement reached a new record in […]

Solar Powered Robot Designed To Help Clean-up Our Oceans

FRED, stands for Floating Robot

University of San Diego students tested a solar-powered robot that is designed to tackle the growing crisis of plastic debris in the ocean. The name of the robot, FRED, stands for Floating Robot for the Elimination of Debris. The nonprofit Clear Blue Sea developed the robot with help from interns from USD. The small-scale prototype […]

Massachusetts Looking To Pass Bills That Mandates Solar For New Homes

Mass Solar Bills

A pair of bills moving through the Massachusetts Legislature would require solar panels on most new construction in the state. While some in the building and real estate industry argue the measures could make housing less affordable in a market that is already notoriously expensive, supporters say the move is necessary if the state is […]

Solar Street Lights Improve Quality Of Life

India's solar powered street lights

A government program in India helps provide solar-powered street lights to rural communities. Solar lighting is bringing changes to many areas, including the village of Balla, near the Himalayas in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. In the past, many villagers never left homes after the sun went down. The reason: the streets usually went completely […]

Camping with Solar Power

off grid camping with solar

Once you set up a solar grid for camping, you’ll never look back. Keeping your devices charged (and charging) while camping used to be challenging, but with the incredible improvements in power storage and solar efficiency it has become very easy to set up your own portable power grid to take with you on the […]