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Lunar Solar Power: Pipe Dream or Salvation in a Beam?

July 27th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Physicist David Criswell, director of the Institute for Space Systems Operations at the University of Houston, has spent the last four decades evangelizing for a novel energy solution: solar power from the moon.


Community-Owned Solar Gardens Make Clean Energy Possible for All

July 2nd, 2012 | by Mathias

One of the biggest setbacks for people looking to invest in solar is a lack of a suitable place to put the solar panels. In the last few years this has been changing: community-owned solar enables households that otherwise wouldn’t be eligible for solar panels in the past to invest in, and make use of, this technology.


The Most Important Solar Fountain Benefits

April 10th, 2012 | by Chris Keenan

Installing a solar fountain in your yard has many benefits. Besides the obvious aesthetic benefit, solar fountains can improve your overall standard of living. Investigate all the features you desire and check out some of these reasons why a solar fountain makes sense for your property


I-GO Car Sharing Launches Largest Solar-Powered EV Project

December 2nd, 2011 | by zshahan

I know sustainablog founder and editor Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is an I-GO fan — I actually learned about this Chicago car sharing non-profit from Jeff when he wrote about it earlier this year on sustainablog. Well, now, this humble little car sharing non-profit is leading the country.. in powering electric cars with solar power


3 Ways to Go Solar

November 1st, 2011 | by zshahan

With the cost of solar continuously declining and a huge solar power explosion (i.e. a ton more solar getting installed around


Solar PV Breaks Records in 2010

October 27th, 2011 | by Earth Policy Institute

Solar photovoltaic (PV) companies manufactured a record 24,000 megawatts of PV cells worldwide in 2010, more than doubling their 2009 output


The Cost of Solar Continues to Decline

October 26th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan

As the cost of solar panels continues to decline and the technology continues to improve, both in collection and storage capacity, the use of solar could become an even more attractive option



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