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What Countries are Leaders in Solar Power Production?

The benefits of solar power for individual households should not be underestimated. You could save substantial amounts of money from energy saved by offsetting electric with solar panels. You do have to pay for installation, but there are several different schemes, subsidies, and support programs to help manage the costs.

July 21st

Six Reasons To Go Solar

The sun is finally shining on solar energy. In the last few years, more and more households and establishments have adapted the use of photovoltaic (PV) systems. In the past year alone, users of PV systems grew by as much as 26% compared to the previous year. The primary driver behind that growth is the […]

July 29th

Solar Powered Toilet Makes Biochar from Human Waste

A new type of solar-powered, waterless toilet that creates biochar from human waste could be a game-changing sanitation solution, providing a self-contained safe and sanitary toilet facility and producing a valuable agricultural resource. Those of us living in the developed world don’t often realize how good we’ve got it, and how many everyday items we […]

March 18th

The Benefits of a Free Solar Site Evaluation

If you’re curious about getting a solar power system installed on your home or business, one of the first steps that you’ll want to take is to have a free solar site evaluation done. This will give you a good idea about the potential for a solar photovoltaic (PV) array at your location, as well […]

March 17th

Solar Hacking Kit Makes any AA or AAA Device Solar Powered

While there are a number of solar chargers and solar gadgets already on the market, sometimes you just want to convert a device to be solar powered. But unless you’ve got some technical skills and know exactly what materials you’ll need, turning a battery-powered device into one that’s powered by the sun isn’t nearly as […]

March 11th

Purdue Develops Low-Cost UV Water Disinfection System

For close to a billion people in our world, access to clean, safe, drinking water isn’t easy or simple. There are plenty of systems for purifying water, but many of them rely on costly technology or other inputs (chemicals or power), so coming up with an effective and low-cost water disinfection method could make a […]

October 29th

Go Carbon Neutral (or Better) with Pear Energy: CEO Interview Series

Businesses and families looking to cut their carbon emissions have a lot of options these days. One inexpensive and extremely effective way to cut carbon emissions and help fight climate change is to offset your company or household footprint with carbon offsets. Pear Energy is a company that provides carbon offsets for businesses and homes. For the cost of a couple of cups of coffee a week, most businesses can go carbon neutral with Pear Energy and help the company drive investment on a large scale into new renewable energy projects.

March 20th