Renewable Energy

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

Homemade Wind Generator

By RD Copeland

Build your own wind generator for use with 12-Volt systems. Charge up batteries for lighting, fans, tools and more.


3 Things You Didn't Know About Solar In Developing Countries

By Cindy Nawilis

Going solar in developing countries, especially in communities that lack access to electricity, is a completely different experience. Here the 3 main reasons why solar is taking off abroad.


Let It Shine: The First Solar Steam Engine

By John Perlin

The following post summarizes Chapter 7 of the book "Let It Shine The 6000 Year Story of Solar Energy."


ecoATM Helps Americans Recycle Electronics vs Going To Landfill

By Seth Leitman

With over 2 million devices recycled, plus it's hitting the USA by storm, ecoATM is poised to make an environmental difference with market driven economics.


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What the Spike in Solar Users Means for You and Utility Companies

By David Glenn

Utility companies and solar power companies are vying for customers' business. See how that affects you.


From Selenium to Silicon and Beyond

By John Perlin

60 years ago scientists at Bell Laboratories developed the first solar cell capable of converting enough sunlight into electricity for practical uses.


Let It Shine: Modeling Global Warming in 1767

By John Perlin

To see how much solar heat could be trapped by glass, Horace de Saussure, in 1767 built a solar hot box that consisted of several glass sheets covering an insulated box. Solar heat accumulated in the solar hot box, reaching temperatures far above the boiling point of water


3 Simple Ways that Solar Energy Can Save You Money at Home

By David Glenn

Going solar at home will save you both money and energy. See why it's the future for renewable energy in residential areas.



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