Your Time in the Sun: A Brief History of Solar Power

UPS does more than just pack and ship your precious goods. The popular logistics company has announced plans to continue with their commitment to sustainability and using alternative energy by investing nearly $18 million dollars in solar power across eight of their facilities in the United States. But why is such a move making headlines. More [...]

UPS does more than just pack and ship your precious goods. The popular logistics company has announced plans to continue with their commitment to sustainability and using alternative energy by investing nearly $18 million dollars in solar power across eight of their facilities in the United States. But why is such a move making headlines. More importantly, what can you do to take advantage of the same perks UPS now enjoys? Solar energy is much more convenient than you might think....
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Google Loonacy: How Tech Companies Are Restoring A R...

On September 20th, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria a mere two weeks after a brush with another hurricane, Irma. Recovery efforts in the ravaged U.S. territory have been lackluster, and many are still without power, water, or communication. Surprisingly, some of the most innovative and enthusiastic support has come from non-traditional sources -- [...]

 

On September 20th, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria a mere two weeks after a brush with another hurricane, Irma. Recovery efforts in the ravaged U.S. territory have been lackluster, and many are still without power, water, or communication. Surprisingly, some of the most innovative and enthusiastic support has come from non-traditional sources — American tech companies. At the time of writing, roughly a month after the storms, aid workers and citizens alike are still putting the pieces back...
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Stylish Solar: How Companies are Making Panels Look ...

The cost of solar energy is declining, and solar panels and batteries are becoming more efficient. In 2017, a number of aesthetically pleasing, technologically fascinating, and economically efficient installations have hit the market. While there are plenty more than what we're addressing here, we’ll be taking a look at ways companies are enticing new customers [...]

The cost of solar energy is declining, and solar panels and batteries are becoming more efficient. In 2017, a number of aesthetically pleasing, technologically fascinating, and economically efficient installations have hit the market. While there are plenty more than what we’re addressing here, we’ll be taking a look at ways companies are enticing new customers to make sustainable solar energy a part of their lives. Picture, if you will, oh reader, a scene from an ancient past when the dinosaurs...
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New “Smart Fabric” Collects Energy from the Sun, Wind

Wearable technology like smart watches might be a growing trend, but what about generating your own power with the clothes on your back? Granted, they haven’t invented solar-harvesting shirts yet, but an international team of nanomaterials scientists and engineers have come up with a “smart fabric” that collects energy from the sun, the wind, and [...]

 

Wearable technology like smart watches might be a growing trend, but what about generating your own power with the clothes on your back? Granted, they haven’t invented solar-harvesting shirts yet, but an international team of nanomaterials scientists and engineers have come up with a “smart fabric” that collects energy from the sun, the wind, and even your own movement. Cutting our fossil fuel reliance would be a huge victory in the war against climate change. The emissions of carbon dioxide...
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This New Photocell Turns CO2 into Fuel, Thinks It’s ...

Finally, it looks like we might be able to tap into the process that our leafy cohabitants have been mastering for thousands (if not millions) of years. A research team at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has come up with a new photocell that harnesses the power of artificial photosynthesis, taking carbon dioxide and [...]

Finally, it looks like we might be able to tap into the process that our leafy cohabitants have been mastering for thousands (if not millions) of years. A research team at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has come up with a new photocell that harnesses the power of artificial photosynthesis, taking carbon dioxide and sunlight and turning it into usable fuel. Before beginning to even describe this eco-friendly sorcery, let’s touch base on the not-so-eco-friendly problem that’s prompted the...
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