Dreaming of living life off the grid? We at Modernize are strong supporters of a minimalist and eco-friendly way of living—which is why we are such fans of solar-powered appliances. Not only are they friendly to the environment, these innovative solutions are also a friend to your budget. 1. Store Your Hard-Earned Dollars If your [...]
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Historical problems with solar adoption have largely revolved around their economics. How much does a solar kilowatt-hour cost compared to fossil fuels? Currently, the cost of providing solar power is dropping rapidly and, subsequently, the adoption rate is spiking. Even with this dynamic, there are still challenges based on the [...]
Solar’s Business Innovation: How Creative Financing and Energy Exchanges Are Accelerating the Adoption of Clean Energy
It’s no accident that renewable energy companies don’t have access to the same economic advantages that fossil fuel companies do. The fossil fuel industry has had a century of a head start, leveraging their economic strength and influencing policy. For example, they are eligible to form an MLP (Master Limited Partnership) that renewable [...]
China has recently launched a gigantic airship into near space from Mongolia. The helium-filled airship has been positioned near the top of the Earth’s atmosphere. It took no fuel to ascend that high into near space. The sun powers it into position after an initial helium bounce with solar panels along the top surface of the [...]
In late 2014, the government of the Netherlands, in collaboration with the private sector, opened a first-of-its-kind bike path that is able to generate electricity through solar power, aiming to use the country’s cycling culture to increase electricity generation from renewable energy sources. Now, six months after the pilot [...]
This is awesome – and a big step in making renewable energy more accessible to homeowners.
Google will fly an 84-foot wind turbine next month as part of an ongoing experiment with wind energy. The turbines, or energy kites as they’re called by Google’s Makani division, are closer to planes than they are traditional turbines. Here’s the Verge’s Arielle Duhaime-Ross with the details: They’re more [...]
Since the start of the year Costa Rica has been powered entirely by renewable energy. State-owner power company Costa Rican Electricity Institute says the milestone is thanks in part to high seasonal rainfall, powering the countries hydroelectric facilities to great effect. The small nation of 4.8 million has gone to great lengths to [...]
Few people question the value of renewable energy sources, as our world continues on a rampage of consumption and environmental damage. The problem with renewable energy is its viability. Methods such as wind turbines create unique hazards to wildlife, and dams require a large amount of money to create with only a handful of suitable [...]
Between Earth Ships, the Small House Movement, and others, there’s a huge desire for off-the-grid alternatives to typical housing options. London’s EcoFloLife have been working on these alternatives for years, and, in partnership with Italian architect Giancarlo Zema, have annouced plans for a new kind of energy-efficient [...]