With the introduction of the Quiet Revolution QR5, two major deterrents to the use of wind power – undesirable visual aesthetics and noise - have been resolved. The elegantly twisted design of the QR5 is more reminiscent of a moving sculpture than the hardworking machine that it is. This helical design is also credited with virtually […]
Check out this post on treehugger.com. “A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made. “
Through the use of a proprietary process, PowerFilm is the first – and only – company that “manufacturers and sells monolithically-integrated solar panels on plastic using a true roll-to-roll manufacturing process”. Former 3M research physicists, Dr. Frank Jeffrey and Dr. Derrick Grimmer, founded the company in 1988 with a goal to “develop and manufacture thin […]
A Solarsheat heating solar panel package makes it possible to retrofit an existing heating system with PV power. The Solarsheat Furnace Retrofit consists of (a minimum of) four panels, a solar fan and a solar thermostat. When installed with additional R12 insulated duct, the system boosts – or replaces - an existing heating system with […]
While solar roof panels are an excellent option for reducing carbon footprints and decreasing dependence on power supplied by utility companies, the initial financial output required can create a roadblock for many homeowners. SolarCity has introduced a new leasing program that may benefit those who wish to lower their monthly bills by using solar energy […]
If you live in one, this may be a product worth considering.
Practical residential wind power generation has evolved significantly in recent years to become a realistic option for many homeowners. The Skystream 3.7, from Southwest Windpower, is a self-contained unit (controls and inverter are built-in) capable of generating 400 kilowatt/hours of power per month with […]
We admit it. When we saw people cooking with solar at the AltBuild Show, we felt it was a bit extreme. We were wrong.
While it may not be the choice for daily cooking by most Americans, the Sport solar oven does seem to be a viable alternative to gas, electric or wood in certain applications. […]
This is a great article from our buddy Bob:
Following in the footsteps of theecolife, we recently completed the installation of a Sunpower grid-tie solar electric system for our South Orange County home:
When we ordered the system, one of the decisions we had to make was the type of inverter. Sunpower offered inverters from 3 different […]
If you’re looking for ways to light up your life without the pain of huge monthly electric bills, seguetosolar.com’s online store may be the ticket.The company offers a a range of solar-powered products that includes compact camping lights, outdoor lighting, stepping stones with inset LED lights, house numbers and solar flashlights. Also available are solar […]