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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 […]

New Yorkers Embrace Solar Power

New York Goes Solar

In an effort to reduce their carbon footprints, homeowners across New York City are increasingly turning to solar energy, with Brooklyn brownstone owners hurrying to catch up with their counterparts in Queens and Staten Island. Because solar panels are generally designed for sloped roofs, Brooklyn’s many flat-topped row-houses have put the borough at a disadvantage, […]

Solar-Powered Car Debuts

solar powered car

There’s a lot of buzz around a new car called the Lightyear One. Mostly because it’s powered by the sun. The electric vehicle was designed by a team of engineers who are the defending champions of the World Solar Challenge race in Australia. The sleek five-passenger four-door is primarily a plug-in electric with a claimed 450 miles […]

Airports Going Solar

airports and solar

Tennessee’s Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has become the first airport in the United States to run entirely on solar power. The small facility, which operates more than 61,000 flights a year, announced it completed work on a 12-acre, 2.64 megawatt (MW) solar farm that generates enough green electricity to account for the airport’s total energy needs. […]

Half Of The World’s Power To Come From Wind and Solar by 2050

Power Shift

Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet. That titanic shift over the next three decades will come as electricity demand increases 62% and investors pump $13.3 trillion into new projects, according to a report released by BloombergNEF. The move […]

Top Benefits Of Schools and Universities Installing Solar

top reasons schools are turning to solar

For those still wondering why their school should switch to solar power, there are a number of practical reasons beyond the desire to help the environment and reduce carbon footprint. Here are the top 3 reasons schools across the U.S. are choosing solar energy: Ideal Roof Structure Colleges and K-12’s typical layout of a school is […]

Solar Heating Solutions For The Brewery And Distillery Industries

solar brewery

In recent years, the growth of craft brewing in the United States has been nothing short of explosive. The producers who thrive in this competitive market will be the ones who can lower production costs while maintaining the consistently high quality responsible for their success. In an age in which the American public increasingly demands […]

Sheep and Solar?

Sheep and solar

On Millard Hill Road in Newfield, New York lambs chomp on grass, clovers and other vegetation as they run through grassy areas on a farm. However, it’s not the typical farm that people envision sheep roaming on. The lambs are wandering through a solar farm. A practice called solar grazing is bringing benefits in the […]

Solar Power and Public Transportation

solar power and public transportation

Bus stations don’t have to be second-rate, as this one in Tilburg, Netherlands demonstrates. Cepezed Architects have designed a bus station that is elegant and self-sufficient. The structure consists of a steel framework covered with ETFE-foil. The lighting is fitted above this foil. During the day, the awning filters the sunlight, while during the dark hours, it […]