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Are Solar Shingles Better Than Solar Panels?

With the option of having aesthetically pleasing solar tiles that generate more power with less bulk, are solar shingles worth the investment? How do they differ from traditional solar panels? Here is a comparison to help you make an informed decision on the best solar technology for your home.
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US Renewable Energy Consumption Reaches Record High

The rise of Eco-consumerism fueled sustainable markets. Now, companies must adopt renewable energy sources to remain competitive in their fields. Brand image and customer loyalty improvements partially drove clean energy sales over the past year.
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8 Business Opportunities in the Solar Industry

As financial institutions divest from fossil fuels and world governments commit to climate objectives, investment in renewables is guaranteed to grow. Renewables are establishing themselves as a fundamental component of our models of the future. Here are business opportunities in solar and how you can profit from them.
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Solar Panels: Which Ones are the Best?

A study by US-based MIT researchers has revealed that choosing the best solar cell for a given location or use is not as simple as it could be.

Building Sustainable Cities: Lessons from The Sustainable City in Dubai

The Sustainable City in Dubai is a technological oasis in what was a barren desert until a few years ago. It's a marvel of innovation and within it, a thriving community of Eco-conscious individuals, families, small businesses, and a community pursuing a sustainable way of life.
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Smart Grids and Other Alternative Technologies: Blackout-proofing the Power Grid

The smart grid is an electricity system that also collects real-time data and information on supply and demand, offering more energy when needed and pairing down the energy needs when not in use. Learn how this and other technologies can prevent or reduce blackouts.
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Solar Energy Has Become More Efficient Thanks to Science

The international science collective believes it can now design and function nanoparticles to catch light missed by solar cells and convert it to usable energy, according to their study published in Nature Photonics.

5 Principles of Sustainable Architecture

Over the years sustainable architecture has taken on many different names and forms. What makes architecture sustainable varies widely and can include anything from a building which is constructed entirely of recycled...

WATCH: How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar power is the future of renewable energy sources – just taking a look at Tesla's model for seamless solar panel integration into a home should make that clear. But for...
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The Best Green Technology for Future Homes

We should all do our part in improving the environment, and that starts from our homes. If you're thinking of building or remodeling your home, here are some Eco-friendly additions and materials you should consider for a greener home.

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