Make your own Solar Powered Cell Phone Charger

One of the best and simplest videos I’ve seen on how to make your own solar charger for small electronics. (Click “read more” for the video)

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Why Solar Makes Cents

 Many people lament over the prices of solar panels, believing that it would take decades to recoup the cost of this renewable energy. One man’s story says different: With his installed solar panels, he saves about $200 off his electric bill each month AND earns about $100 back from the grid. Read his full story [...]

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Sustainable living: Aquaponics

Forgive me for going off the subject of solar here but this is just too good not to share. Aquaponics is a closed loop, sustainable system in which one can raise fish whose waste feeds a system of vegetables/greens. They in turn filter the water clean which is fed back to the fish. All you need [...]

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Solar power now more affordable than ever, say experts

Solar power now more affordable than ever, say experts

With the recent spikes in oil prices, people now more than ever are seeking alternative energy sources. With demand for solar panels at an all-time high, China’s factories have been producing them in droves, driving them down in price. Prices for solar panels have  fallen almost 50% since the start of 2011, just a little [...]

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People for Solar

People for Solar

Good ideas come from everywhere. It’s why I can’t get enough of reading things online. This certainly is no exception: A man named Paul Needham has created a solution for India’s poor. Currently, many Indians lack access to basic electricity because it’s too expensive, yet they use expensive kerosene to power their lamps. Needham figured [...]

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Plug-and-play Solar Panels: Truly easy DIY Solar for your home

A company called SpinRay Energy has just released their new line of solar panels. The exciting part? They are truly plug-and-play: simply unbox, set it up where there’s the most sunlight, and plug it into your own electrical outlet to feed power back into your home! The DeckPower 120 was developed to be a “plug [...]

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Even more reason to switch to solar: LA will pay homeowners for solar power

Even more reason to switch to solar: LA will pay homeowners for solar power

From Power Engineering: The CLEAN LA Solar program will allow local property owners to sell solar power generated from rooftops and parking lots back to the DWP, using a mechanism called a feed-in tariff, or FiT. Los Angeles will be the largest city in the nation to adopt such a program, which will supply renewable [...]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Power Energy

Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Power Energy

Advantages of Solar Power Energy: The sun gives out free energy for many hours every day. If you can harness it, it’s yours to use Solar power is a renewable resource that doesn’t harm the earth with extraction such as oil and coal Unlike wind we can guarantee there will be sunshine in typical sunny [...]

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