Renewable Energy

The best advice on energy efficiency, solar power, wind energy, living off the grid, and more.

MOTHER's Light Bulb Comparison Test

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

MOTHER's light bulb comparison test offers information and a detailed chart comparing different types of light bubls and their performance levels. Originally published as "MOTHER's Light-Bulb Test" November/December 1985 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Ni-Cad Battery Charger

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

Kiss wasteful disposable batteries goodbye by building this $6 ni-cad battery charger battery charger, including proper care a feeding, the design, circuit board diagram, cost and materials list.


Site Assessments: The Alternative Energy Potential of Homesteads

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

An in-depth look at the alternative energy potential of homesteads, including site assessments of renewable energy on land such as solar, wind, natural factors and harvesting advice. Originally published as "Site Assesment for Alternative Energy" November/December 1985 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


The Solar Industry: Reviews of Integrated Photovoltaic Products

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

Today's solar industry is bringing PV power to the people, including a sampling of reviews of integrated photovoltaic products new on the market. Originally published as "Photovoltaic Products" November/December 1985 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


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Tips on Home Weatherization and Conservation

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

Tips on home weatherization and conservation. Includes how home options stack up and a chart that compares different energy conservation methods and their cost versus conservation benefit. Originally published as "Weatherization and Conservation" September/October 1985 MOTHER EARTH NEWS.


Photovoltaics Today: The Transition of Solar Cell Technology

By TJ Byers

Solar cell technology is in a state of transition, includes information on ARCO Solar's photovoltaic project, ARCO Solar's genesis panel, home-scale PV matures, shopping for panels and new solar cell technologies. Originally published as "Photovoltiacs Today" July/August 1985 MOTHER EARTH NEWS. 


Solar Technical Training

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Editors

The sun is just beginning to rise on the job market for men and women who choose solar technical training. Includes a list of comprehensive training programs for solar training programs. 


1985 Ethanol Production News

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

The U.S. made a push to increase ethanol production in the mid 1980s, but Brazil led the way.




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