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Your 27-Second Green: A Solar Charger You'll Actually Use
Photo: Solar Monkey A few years ago ..... little desk lamp with a solar panel built into its base. I thrilled ..... I first heard about the Solar Monkey Adventure , I had ..... Monkey Adventure is two slim solar panels that charge mobile devices
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The Greening of Small-Town America
became America's first solar village. It was a move ..... constructing businesses with solar panels ," says Tamera Kelper ..... many new buildings with solar panels . The grocery store ..... businesses installed solar panel systems that now supply
Solar Power Aboard the Plastiki Video
In this Oprah.com exclusive, the skipper of the Plastiki cleans the ship's solar panels and explains how they generate power from the sun.
How One Man Draws Inspiration—and Electricity—from Nature
flower sculpture with solar - panel petals. "It's a power ..... direct metaphor." Most solar power comes from sprawling ..... created Solarflora to bring solar power into the heart of ..... structure can hold four solar panels generating up to 1
Living with Ed
generating bicycles, rain barrels to collect water, solar panels for lighting and solar ovens at his home. Still, Ed's not content just yet. He's working on a solar panel remodel that will bring his electric bill down to
Back to Basics: Living with "Voluntary Simplicity"
Harvesting rainwater and solar power. Eating food they ..... while Terry designed solar - energy systems. They ate papaya ..... run their appliances on solar power. But since the ..... Technology. He installs solar panels and makes $40,000 a
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle— Redefine
students and I recently traveled from Kansas to California and worked with energy nonprofit GRID Alternatives to install solar panels on low-income housing—recognizing that the people who most need energy savings are least able to afford them. For
A Young Entrepreneur Brings Solar Power to the Masses
Fenster and Jurich envisioned buying and installing solar panels —which can cost $35,000—for homeowners, and offering ..... below the home's previous utility bills, thereby making solar a "no-brainer." They'd make the money back with
The Cost of Going Green
My husband would like to install solar panels and a geothermal heating system to ..... credit for homeowners who install solar electric systems between January 1, 2006, and the end of 2016. A solar water-heating system is eligible
Chicago's Greenest Home
Tomorrow, which featured modular construction, solar panels and other futuristic ideas that are now part ..... Consider adding solar appliance chargers, solar cookers and rooftop solar panels to your home. Purchase sustainable materials