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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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Thinking of Going Solar? These are 5 Questions You Must Consider

If you are considering a solar panel investment for your home, these are the critical factors you must consider before making the final decision.
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What Will Further Accelerate the Advancement of Solar Power?

As the solar energy industry continues to create jobs, cut down utility bills, and preserve our environment, the question becomes how do we accelerate this beneficial advancement for the betterment of all?

3 Ways Solar Power Is Saving the World’s Oceans

Solar power isn't just good for the environment, it also contributes to restoring health to the world's oceans by reducing toxic contaminants. Here are the different ways solar power helps preserve and restore the oceans.

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Rainwater Harvesting

In this article, we outline why every homeowner should have a rain barrel set up for rainwater harvesting, how to set up your rain barrel, and some of the best uses for rainwater once you collect it.
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9 Food Waste Solutions That Are Basically Habits To Save The Earth

Food waste accounts for up to 29% of the amount of trash each year in the US. Here are 9 effective ways to reduce your food waste at home.
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13 Advantages Of Growing Plants Within A Greenhouse

If you’re considering growing plants inside a greenhouse, here are 13 obdurate advantages you’ll definitely like to know and utilize as well.

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4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.
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What You Can (and Shouldn’t!) Burn in Your Fireplace

However you choose to while away the colder winter months, careful consideration of what to burn in the fireplace is one way to make greener choices.
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The Latest Developments and Breakthroughs in Solar

The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. The latest developments and breakthroughs in solar technology include longer-lasting solar cells, solar cells that you can print onto flexible surfaces, solar panels that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, and solar power plants that work at night. Here's a breakdown of the breakthroughs we're most excited about.

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