BigBelly: The First Solar Trash Can
Created 6/18/2010 9:50:26 AM 
When we talk about making cities sustainable, bike lanes and rooftop gardens get mentioned more often than better trash cans. But in our downtowns, sanitation trucks make near-constant trips to collect garbage from unsightly, overflowing containers—adding to pollution and traffic.
1BOG: Solar Power Meets Consumer Power
Created 3/5/2010 8:24:39 AM 
It’s the secret that so many big box retailers already know: prices are lower when you buy in bulk. Now a San Francisco-based 1company has taken that mindset and applied it to solar power with amazing results.
How to Store Energy in Shipping Containers
Created 12/11/2009 8:03:11 AM 
To harvest the full yield available from intermittent sources of energy like wind and solar, Cheap storage is needed. A lot of research dollars are going into building a variety of storage options for renewable energy to extend their contribution to the grid. We have too much wind at night and too much solar in the day: but seldom overlapping in any one region.
Saving the Environment Made Easy... and Profitable
Created 6/10/2009 8:31:58 AM 
Living green is great, but a lot of people think it costs too much money. There are many terms for Residential Solar Energy System such as Grid-Tie (tied into the energy grid), Residential Solar, and Home Solar, but they are all the same thing: a solar electric system that provides clean and renewable power from the sun. Outfitting our house with solar panels is not cheap. Harnessing enough sun to be able to live completely off-grid costs many thousands of dollars, up to many tens of thousands depending on how much energy is needed.
Green Power from Burning Ice
Created 4/8/2009 8:13:49 AM 
According to Wikipedia, Methane clathrate, also called methane hydrate or methane ice, is a solid form of water that contains a large amount of methane within its crystal structure. Originally thought to occur only in the outer regions of the Solar System where temperatures are low and water ice is common, significant deposits of methane clathrate have been found under sediments on the ocean floors of Earth.
How to Find Green Jobs in Recession Times
Created 3/11/2009 8:27:00 AM 
Are you looking for a green job and wondering where they are? While everybody is looking at the usual sectors such as solar and wind companies with tons of applications, you might fair better in unexpected sectors. In these turmoil times, “green jobs” has become one of the hottest phrases. President Obama promised 5 million new green jobs as part of his stimulus plans. States across the USA, from Indiana to Washington, are considering bills to develop more green jobs.
Power Plastic: A New Way to Harness the Sun
Created 1/30/2009 8:21:43 AM 
Traditional photovoltaic panels are a great way to harness the sun’s energy and provide power. However, they are limited in application due to high production cost, fragile nature and sheer size.This may soon change due to an innovative new solar film developed by solar upstart Konarka.
Find your Solar Potential with Google
Created 1/12/2009 7:59:20 AM 
The total solar energy absorbed by the Earth in one hour is more energy than the world used in one year.  So, the idea of tapping the power of the sun may seem like a no-brainer. The process of getting solar panels installed, however, is quite the opposite, fraught with specs, technical details and terms like "albedo."
Power from the Grave
Created 12/3/2008 7:43:10 AM 
Green burials is a growing trend amongst the older generations nowadays. It ensures that the burial site remains as natural as possible in all respects. Interment of the bodies is done in a bio-degradable casket, shroud, or a favorite blanket. No embalming fluid, no concrete vaults. We don’t usually expect graveyards to give us much besides a chance to express grief, but a small town in Spain has found a new use for them: energy powerhouses. It has placed more than 400 solar panels on top of mausoleums in the local cemetery.
Cashing In on Obama's Green Plan
Created 11/24/2008 7:44:27 AM 
The President elect brief rundown of his economic recovery plan to create 2.5 million jobs include the following statements "...building wind farms and solar panels, fuel-efficient cars and the alternative energy technology that can free us from our dependence on foreign oil and keep our economy competitive in the years ahead...That is the chance our new beginning now offers us, and that is the challenge we must rise to in the days to come."


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