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Energy Solutions

This online resource will help educate consumers and professionals on sustainable energy solutions. The site includes articles and blogs on topics such as utilizing solar for PV and hot water; residential and small grid use of wind power; biomass and renewable fuels; using the earth's energy for geothermal; small scale applications for hydropower; and tidal and wave energy.

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At Home With NBA Great Bill Walton - An EXCLUSIVE Solar Ebook
October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Read the riveting story about Bill Walton’s comeback from catastrophic spine collapse to become an unabashed solar evangelist. “When I was lying on that floor with my spine problem, I asked myself: ‘If you ever get better and get off this floor, what are you going to do with rest of your life?’” What he did was become one of the most authentic...
Oct 11, 2016 2:30 PM ET
Passive Capture of Solar Energy is a Design Priority
ONE OF THE KEY POINTS I drive home to students in my passive solar design classes at the Evergreen Institute is to design new homes and businesses around the Sun. Put another way, the passive capture of the solar energy for home heat should be the central organizing principle when designing a new home. Architects are taught to design homes around use patterns –...
Sep 21, 2016 12:00 PM ET
The End of Fossil Fuel Use Will Involve a Complex Mix of Renewables
Although solar electricity and wind energy are growing by leaps and bounds, they only provide a tiny fraction of today’s electrical demand. As global supplies of fossil fuel resources decline and as concern over global climate change increases, however, solar electric systems could become a major source of electricity, along with wind and a host of other ...
Sep 13, 2016 11:00 AM ET
The How and Why of Consumer Uptake of Residential Solar Systems
Courtesy of our sister publication, Solar Gain, this article examines consumer attitudes towards residential solar systems. In fact, in many areas across the country, renewable energy alternatives supported by state and federal subsidies are now cheaper than coal or gas. But this transformative milestone – grid parity – does not explain the ins and...
Aug 25, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Businesses Support Clean Power Plan
The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized its Clean Power Plan. Under the plan, carbon emissions will be reduced 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The Clean Power Plan marks the first official rule limiting carbon pollution. It specifically targets fossil fuel power plants, which are the top source of carbon pollution—resulting in one-third of U.S. emissions. The plan...
Jul 26, 2016 9:00 AM ET