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Passive Solar Home Brought to Light

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Passive Solar Home Brought to Light

For thousands of years, man has taken advantage of solar energy to survive. No, cave men didn’t have solar panels, they were an invention of the space age (how solar panels work).  Passive solar heating is what we use without even knowing we are doing it.

Passive solar heating is simply using the radiation of the sun to heat up an object even if that object is you. At a sporting event, in cold weather, you’d definitely rather sit in the ...

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Tesla Model S – 2 Minute Video

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If you think hybrids and electric cars are boring, check out the Tesla Model S. A beautiful, high performance luxury sedan. www.tesla.com

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Photosynthesis to Produce Liquid Fuel – Really?

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Is it really possible to produce liquid fuels to replace petroleum diesel and gasoline, cost effectively without consuming large amounts of biomass like corn? A company called Joule Unlimited has just raised $70 million dollars to commercialize its technology and prove that it can produce fuel in large quantities very cost effectively.  This technology uses water, carbon dioxide and micro-organisms combined with the energy ...

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DOW Solar Shingles – 1st to be safety certified by UL

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This is some really cool stuff and it will drive down the cost of solar by lowering the cost of installation.

 

“11/2/10 – The Dow Chemical Company and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced that the DOW(TM) POWERHOUSE(TM) Solar Shingle is the first residential solar roofing shingle with an ...

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