We are very excited to announce the release of the first Clean Technica EV Report, an exclusive White Paper by our very own Zach Shahan. Zach is a clean tech expert, EV enthusiast, and Director of our site CleanTechnica, the world’s number one source for clean tech news and reporting. Zach is also an Editor and writer for our […]
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While the image of giant wind turbines dominates our wind power imagination, Be Wind offers another solution for our renewable future.
Earlier this month, MIT published a study that caught some attention from media sources across the Web. As part of the MIT Energy Initiative, the +300 page study, entitled The Future of Solar Energy, was intended to investigate the trends, both current and future, of global solar energy. Among the findings that sparked attention was its […]
Today there are all sorts of different systems you can have installed in order to green your home and make it more energy and water efficient, but which ones give you the best bang for your buck? After all, your home is a serious financial investment and making it as energy and water efficient as possible […]
I was once told that the only constant in this world is change, and it would seem that the person who told me that was right. We can see the effects of this change in just about every facet of our lives; from fashion to technology, the world that we live in is in a […]
Behaving in a sustainable manner doesn’t necessarily mean making extreme sacrifices and having to pay huge amounts of money for everyday products. Sure, sometimes you may have to pay a little more than normal but in most cases you are paying for quality which can prove more efficient at the end of the day. Including […]
Habitat for Humanity is a great organization that works to create simple, decent, and affordable to low-income families around the world. And better yet, whenever possible, they build sustainable, energy-efficient and healthy housing. Check out the list of awesome green initiatives that Habitat for Humanity has been undertaking! Eco Village values and EmpowerHouses St. Croix […]
It’s easy being green! More and more people are making the effort to live a greener lifestyle, and there has been an increase in the different types of sustainable and environmentally friendly technology available. Renewable energy technologies have come a long way, and they are much more efficient and adept at capturing, storing and using […]
It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S., a day we honor those who have died in the line of military duty. However, it’s also become a day reflecting on military members serving and their families. Clean Technica covered a great story about solar power for military homes. While solar power is important for all home […]
I was a guest on Wisconsin’s Public Radio’s, The Joy Cardin Show, talking about cutting energy bill and saving money in the winter.
The energy topic is very important to Wisconsinites as its average winter temperature in 2010 was 16.6 °F. So saving energy this winter is on everyone’s mind as it means saving money. And especially in this slow economy, who wouldn’t want to do everything they can to hold on to their had earned money, even if you don’t live in Wisconsin?
Here are some energy saving ideas…
Anyone I know who is interested in solar power usually has two thing that make them tilt their head, clench their teeth and do the breathe-in hesitation- high up front costs and maintenance. It can cost a lot of money to buy solar panels, and even more to keep them in optimal shape once you […]
To test to see how desert ecosystems can get along with industrial-scale solar installations, NREL scientists have re-seeded native grasses under one half of the 1 MW solar installation at their National Renewable Energy Laboratory site near Boulder, Colorado. Boulder’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists and environmental experts are developing best management practices that re-establish […]
You probably have a handful of options in your community for what you can do on Earth Day. Hopefully, each of them would be beneficial to the planet and to yourself. Most environmental organizations or activists will tell you whenever they have the chance that “every little thing counts”, in order to try to get […]
If you live rent an apartment, own a condominium, live in a shady neighborhood, or simply don’t want solar panels on your roof, residents of Colorado have a solution: community solar gardens. What’s a community solar garden? It’s a unique idea to allow residents to purchase a share of a large solar array that would […]
Necessity is the mother of invention, and garage inventors have been meeting the challenge of climate change head on. From building their own electric cars to home alternative energy systems, many pioneers of the green movement are regular people who love to tinker. Take for example Idaho resident Scott Brusaw. Brusaw has built a 12 […]
Tobacco, once the glory crop of the South Atlantic region of the United States, has fallen in stature as health problems associated with smoking the plant have come to light. Now tobacco may be able to redeem itself by producing solar cells, according to researchers at the University of California at Berkeley. By infecting tobacco […]