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Scientists Use Solar to Convert Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 26, 2016 8:27:24 AM

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago recently came out with a new study illustrating how they were able to convert carbon dioxide into a usable energy source using sunlight.

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What If All Coal Workers Were Retrained to Work in Solar?

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 25, 2016 8:05:30 AM

This is the worst year in decades for U.S. coal. In the first six months of 2016, coal production plummeted 28 percent compared to the same time in 2015. Over the past five years, U.S. coal production has declined by 500 million tons per year (the equivalent of five million coal-carrying train cars not traveling around the world). The world’s largest private-sector coal company, Peabody Energy, just declared bankruptcy this past April.

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Mexico Announces Launch of Cap-And-Trade Program

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 19, 2016 9:08:37 AM

In a recent press release, Mexico announced a year-long cap-and-trade program to begin in November. In the program, the Mexican government will provide economic incentives to those who reduce their pollution emissions.

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The Passive House

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 18, 2016 3:46:37 PM

“Passive houses” and “passive solar” are terms that have been popping up, maybe as frequently as the word “green.” But what does “passive” really mean? And what’s the difference between passive and Passive?

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Solar Now Cheaper Than Nuclear: What This Means for the UK

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 12, 2016 11:08:21 AM

When the UK’s Hinkley nuclear plant first underwent construction, nuclear was a cleaner option than most other energy sources, and cheaper than solar and wind power. But new data has recently come out suggesting that the incomplete Hinkley plant will actually be much more expensive in the long run. For those familiar with green energy, this doesn’t come as a surprise… for the Hinkley builders, however, this forecast spells trouble.

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Tiny Houses are Going Solar!

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 11, 2016 9:23:21 AM

Tiny homes have made it big. They have reality shows, displays at Ikea, even their own tiny house movement! There’s just something inherently charming about downsizing to only a couple hundred feet, finding ways to fit all of your belongings into crafty nooks and corners and shelves, and making sure your small spaces stay stylish and edgy.

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Clean Energy Savings for All Americans: How You Can Go Solar

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Aug 3, 2016 10:29:49 AM

Last week, the White House announced an exciting new initiative called the Clean Energy Savings for All Americans. This innovative new program aims to increase access to solar energy for communities of all income levels and geographies. Basically, no matter where you live or how much you make, if you have a sunny roof, you have the chance to go solar.

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All Buildings to Be Net Zero by 2050: Can It Be Done?

Posted by Superior Solar Team on Jul 22, 2016 8:15:44 AM

Last week, the World Green Building Council (WGBC) announced an ambitious and exciting new project: to ensure that all buildings will be “net zero” by 2050.

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