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Solar energy bidding platform opens for Southern CaliforniaHomeowners in Southern California seeking the lowest prices for solar panels can use a new online bidding service. It's a reflection of how much solar power has become a mainstream commodity that Pick My Solar, an online platform connecting …
New prefab solar system cuts installation time and costsInstalling a solar photo voltaic system may require the skills of both a roofer and a solar contractor to ensure a leak-proof installation. But coordinating the contractors requires time, energy and training and leads to higher installation costs …
Energy Fence blends solar and geothermal heating and hot waterA new fence developed in the UK blends solar and geothermal heating to feed a ground source heat pump to deliver heat and hot water. Hero Renewables developed the Energy Fence that takes clean and free, renewable energy from direct sunlight and also …
Fossil fuel and coal are getting harder and harder to find. Meanwhile, approximately 93 million miles away, the sun continues to crush hydrogen into helium and energy at a rate of 620 million metric tons every second, releasing enough energy in a …
Prepare for the next polar vortex with solar power and resilient constructionFew homes are ready for the next Polar Vortex, with power outages and shortages of heating fuel. But you can prepare for extreme weather events with green kit homes from Enertia, which offer beefed up thermal mass for more inertia, and reflective …
New Honda smart home blends net zero living and solar powered EV (video)The Honda Smart Home US showcases technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation powered by the sun. The home, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable of producing more energy on-site …
Generate your own electricity with plug-in solar kitsMost solar systems require professional installation and can cost upwards of $20,000 or more. But new plug-in solar kits make it easier than ever to generate your own. PluggedSolar launched its new 1.7 kilowatt, 3 kilowatt and 5 kilowatt home solar …
Energy efficiency programs cost 2 to 3 times less than generating more power According to a new report released today by ACEEE, energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing Americans with electricity. Energy efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy waste cost utilities only about three cents per kilowatt hour …
LED lighting upgrades shine new light on historic Wright homesAs part of ongoing renovations, both of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin campuses will receive LED lighting upgrades that will respect the buildings' historic nature while reducing energy use. Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz., is undergoing a major …
A plan to build 100 green homes in a rundown area of Minneapolis has slowed as city officials confront the realities of a depressed real estate market. A story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune outlines the difficulties facing the city, which has …
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