Solar Power

Plant Technology to Be Used in Computers Someday

When you think of solar collection, plants are some of the most efficient of creations. Naturally photosynthetic, plants maximize the solar energy collected in order to develop and grow. What would happen if humankind was to increase the capabilities of a plant by 30-percent due to nanoparticles? Scientists have already began bridging the gap to creating bionic greenery. The researchers ...

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5 Lesser Known Facts about Green Architectural Designs

As environmental issues from current industrial and technological revolutions still form a bulk of global issues and concerns, a stronger call for certain development to be greener and more sustainable is being made. This phenomenon cannot be observed more than in urban spaces where the presence of any natural form of the environment has taken a step back to provide ...

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Three Green American Cities

Many high rises now seek LEED certification and integrate ecologically sensitive features into luxurious design. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way people think about the design, construction, maintenance and management of individual buildings and entire communities, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. Factors include air and water quality, efficient recycling and waste ...

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Tips For Choosing Energy Efficient Lights

The energy used for lighting in the home has increased in recent years since more homes are being constructed larger with more light fittings. You can reduce the energy used in your home for lighting by half if you use more efficient lighting choices. One of the cleanest and cost-efficient lighting methods is sunlight. The sunlight will reduce carbon emissions, ...

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Solar Powered Electronics: It’s Not Such a Fad Anymore

Solar power has been a growing industry for quite some time as many companies and residents scramble to install panels on top of roofs in order to decrease ever-climbing energy bills. Regardless of how the stocks have fluctuated for many manufacturers of photovoltaic technology, business owners and governments continue to support installing this renewable energy source. In late January of ...

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Reduce Pressure in Order to Go Green

The thought of industrial waste generally conjures up images like those of waste water being pumped from a manufacturing plant. While this is considered industrial waste, a larger waste product of industry can better be measured by the cost of the finished product. A manufacturing plant that is not energy-efficient will have a higher cost per product than a plant ...

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Volkswagen Expands Electric Car Choices

With five new electric cars hitting the market during 2014, these are good times for environmentally-aware car owners, according to FuelEconomy.gov. Hybrids are commonplace of course, including a growing number of plug-in models, and diesels are proliferating, but until now, electric options have been limited. With one stylish and very expensive exception (and that’s not the Fisker Karma as production ended with ...

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