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  • Nanosolar Announces First Shipment

    Nanosolar announces the shipping of their first solar panels. Martin Roscheisen, CEO of Nanosolar issued a press release on December 18th announcing the first shipment of the company’s innovative thin film solar panels Five years have elapsed from the start of Nanosolar to its first shipment. The innovative printing press manufacturing style pioneered by the…

  • Coal-Burning Power Plants Dangerous for Your Health

    Besides having a big carbon footprint, power plants that burn fossil fuels such as coal, release a large amount of cancer causing pollutants into the year annually. This is why the environmental protection agency has decided to issue new guidelines regulating the amount and types of pollutants released into the air by fossil fuel burning…

  • Wind Generators and Solar Power

    Nic and I have talked about living “off the grid” a couple of times. I don’t think we would ever be TOTALLY self sufficient, but I think it would be a way to save money and not rely on the government or private utilities. Don’t get the idea that we are anti government. I know…

  • Green Gift Ideas: Solar Power

    When the ordinary person thinks of solar panels, they typically picture this huge setup and installation processes, involving costly professional services, hours of labor and thousands of feet of wires and cables. However, with technology advancing at the ever-increasing pace that it is, solar panels have become much more efficient in recent years, and much…

  • Must Know Tips to Save on Your Electric Bill

    In these tough economic times we’re always looking for ways to save money. One place that people can save a lot of money is with their electric bill. Electricity is calculated in watt-hours, or how many watts you use over a given time. The electric company bills you a fixed rate for the use of…

  • Eliminate Your Electric Bill by Living Off the Grid

    With many of us aware of the existence of global warming combined with the endless consumption of non-renewable resources, some people prone to speculation about the future or the future of their children may grow anxious not knowing of a solution to the problem, or knowing that that there are solutions but greedy corporations and…

  • Build Your Own Solar Power System

    Have you ever considered building your own solar power system? I’ve toyed with the idea in the back of my mind for years, ever since my son came home from school and announced that he was going to build a solar power system for his Science Fair project. “You’re going to build WHAT?” I screeched…

  • Solar Power: The Obstacles and Benefits

    Solar power is a promising field in alternative energy. According to Ted Sargent of the University of Toronto, the sun delivers 10,000 times more energy to the surface of the earth than the world currently consumes. This means that if a mere tenth of a percent of the earth’s surface (an area about three-quarters the…

  • How to Use Solar Power when Enjoying the Stealth, Van-Dwelling Lifestyle

    While you’re living as a stealth, van dweller, at least to some degree you will need electricity. Lighting, entertainment and even making your daily blog entry will require electrical power to some extent. As you hope to remain hidden in plain view, you will find a generator is an unlikely candidate to satisfy your electrical…

  • A Startling Fact about Solar Panels Uncovered

    A Startling Fact about Solar Panels Uncovered Most people today consider installing solar panels in their houses, as they’re concerned about the surroundings and the effect on their energy requirements. Residential solar panels absorb sunlight and turn it into energy suited to use in the house. If you are considering installing solar panels on your…