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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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Waste Material Use Boosts Wood Pellet Sustainability
The EIA's first monthly report offers some eye-opening statistics about how pellets are used, where they come from, and where they end up. Of great interest is the source of the raw wood pulp: "Wood pellet fuel, also known as densified biomass fuel, is used for electric power generation and for domestic heating needs. About 85% of raw materials for biomass pellets come from wood...
Dec 22, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Tesla: Solving the Energy Conundrum
The national news media has been awash with reports of Tesla’s breaking announcement last Friday, unveiling the next step in the company’s goal of achieving an integrated energy future.   At a private event hosted at Universal Studios on the stage set previously used for Desperate Housewives, Tesla debuted the latest in a series of breakthrough enabling technologies: textured glass roof...
Nov 7, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Anti-Solar Pundits Delight in Problems with the First Solar Road Rollout, But History is Replete with Premature Gloating
It's a little known fact that Thomas Edison made thousands of unsuccesful attempts to create a working light bulb: "Before I got through, I tested no fewer than 6,000 vegetable growths, and ransacked the world for the most suitable filament material. The electric light has caused me the greatest amount of study and has required the most elaborate experiments," he wrote. "I...
Nov 2, 2016 11:00 AM ET
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