A new home energy storage solution has been popping up and it’s been getting a lot of attention. “Oh, you must be talking about the Powerwall, right?” Wrong! We’re talking about the sonnenBatterie.Read More
France’s minister of ecology and energy, Ségolène Royal, has recently announced plans to pave 621 miles of road with solar panels over the next five years. Yes, you read that correctly. The solar panels that you see on roofs of homes and commercial buildings will now go on roads… where people, bikes, and cars can walk, move, and drive over them.Read More
Energy storage has had a lot of press, lately. Affordable home battery backup options with great efficiency are finally on the market and people are looking to buy them. But batteries still have a ways to go until they achieve peak energy storage.
Move aside Los Angeles and San Diego--St. Petersburg is the first city in Florida to commit to making the transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
The UK’s Gloucester Cathedral is going solar! Over 1,000 years old, the historic building has recently installed 150 solar panels in an effort to cut its carbon footprint. While many are celebrating the marriage between historic buildings and cutting-edge clean energy, others wonder if going solar could affect the architectural conservation of this (and other) monumental buildings.
What a treat! To celebrate Halloween this year, we found a scarily effective infographic on how to keep your energy bill low. Get ready for 5 tricks and tips to save energy and money.Read More
The 125-year-old Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, recently built a new eco-friendly home for faculty members to serve as a high-performance residence and learning space for students. The house, which features cutting-edge sustainable technology, has received multiple awards for environmental innovations, including the LEED Platinum certification under the Building Design and Construction rating system for Homes. It is the first building in Connecticut to achieve that status, as well as the first in the state to be certified as a Passive House by the Passive House Institute U.S.Read More
Back in 2013, utility power grids were protected by little more than a chain link fence. This ultimately was ineffectual against the Metcalf sniper attack, when gunmen fired on the Metcalf Transmission Substation in California, resulting in $15 million worth of damage. While the substation owners were able to prevent power outages, it was clear that a similar attack elsewhere could cause severe power outages.Read More
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