Architecture

Plant Power: How Photosynthesis May Be the Next Big Thing in Energy

While it may seem like technology out of a science-fiction film, plants may just be the next big thing in energy in the real world. Here is what we know about this new energy right now. Photosynthesis 101 That week spent covering photosynthesis in middle school was a long, long time ago, so here’s...
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Household

Third-Party-Owned Community Solar is First Choice

A typical 3kWp (kilo Watt-peak) solar system, which produces about 2 500 kWh of electricity annually, or the equivalent of two thirds of a typical American household`s consumption, will end up around $15 000. There is no doubt that purchasing solar panels turn off a lot of homeowners because of the high upfront costs...
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Household

How Will Solar Panels Affect the Cost of My Home Insurance?

Almost everyone will want to have cheaper electricity which provides both an endless supply and is also good for the environment. A great way of achieving this is by purchasing and installing solar panels on your home; a great step towards reducing your carbon footprint. Purchasing solar panels has become more and more popular...
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Household

Have you thought about Switching to Solar?

Ask many people why they haven’t currently got solar panels and they’ll tell you that they’re waiting for solar to become “affordable”, but without ever having researched it. Particularly over the last 12 months, the price of solar has come crashing down, and with many government incentives at particularly high levels, now is a...
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Office and Workplace

Logitech’s Solar Keyboard

It may have been out for a while and it may have been Logitech’s first attempt at a solar-powered keyboard, but the Logitech K750 is definitely still kicking considering the rave reviews it’s received. As it generates power from light sources, just about any office-like accommodation will ensure that your keyboard is always powered....
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Events

NorthWest SolarFest 2011

Part of Shoreline Solar Project, NW Solar Fest 2011 is a Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair happening at Shoreline Community College. There will be displays, demonstrations, music, food and a beer garden open until 8 pm. What: NW SolarFest Where: Shoreline Community College When: July 16th, 2011 from 10 to 6 ...
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News

Solar Plane Begins 24-Hour Test Flight

Seven years of hard-work recently culminated in the beginning of a 24-hour test flight of the HB-SIA, an experimental solar-energy powered aircraft. This unveiling comes with a sigh of relief as the flight has already been delayed once due to technical issues with the communications equipment. The intentions of the team are to take...
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