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California May Require Solar On All New Homes Starting In 2020

On Wednesday, May 9th 2018, California could become the first state, and possibly the first government of any type in the world, to require solar panels for the construction of all new homes. This is no small feat when you realize that California is now the world's 5th largest economy and that other states in the U.S. often find...

Tesla & Solar City Win Fight Against Greedy Anti-Solar Utility Company In Arizona Is also a Win For Consumers Going Off Grid.

Tesla & Solar City Wins Fight Against Greedy Anti-Solar Utility Company In Arizona
Tesla recently won a lawsuit it inherited when it obtained Solar City a few years ago. The lawsuit was against an Arizona utility company over fees they were charging to those who were installing solar power and battery systems in the state of Arizona. Such fees are not uncommon in many states these days, and they are often intended...

Vertical Farming, The Future of Farming?

Vertical farming is a topic we have covered before. Usually we talk about the higher yields, the shorter harvest times, and the fact that you need fewer resources, such as soil, water, and even light, in order to grow food using vertical farming techniques. All of that is true, and it can be a great way to grow more...

Elon Musk’s Brother Kimbal Musk Grows Food in Shipping Containers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVrlypadLos Elon Musk has always dreamed big. He basically applied a defibrillator to the nascent electric car industry and now he’s building rocket ships to take him to infinity and beyond. His brother, Kimbal, on the other hand is a little more down to Earth. Kimbal Musk is a food guy. A couple years after his brother sold PayPal, Kimbal...

Wind Turbine Can Power Your Off Grid Cabin For Less Than A New iPhone

Wind Turbine Can Power Your Off Grid Cabin For Less Than A New iPhone
If you are living off grid, or considering it in the future, one of the biggest concerns, other than shelter of course, is how to power your new home or cabin and become energy independent. While many people opt to go solar, there is a company in India that is trying to make the power of the wind an...

Homes Made From Discarded Plastic For Under $300

As the world faces increasing pollution, especially from plastics, and a severe lack of adequate housing for up to a billion people, some companies are looking to make an impact in solving both problems with a single solution. By using plastics that would otherwise end up in landfills, or as pollution, possibly in our waterways and oceans, to build...

A Small Town In Texas Is Taking The Lead To Train Students For A Career In Wind.

Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the U.S., a trend which isn’t likely to end to anytime soon. With this growth, comes a need for properly trained workers, especially wind turbine technicians, which usually requires either a technical school degree or an associates. These are often decent paying jobs, which means that those who...

China Adds Almost 10 Gigawatts Of Solar In Just 3 Months Of 2018

For years the image of China has been a nation choked by smog and pollution in its major cities as their power plants and large population burned fossil fuels to power their daily lives. While they do still have their problems with air quality, they have taken huge steps to reverse that issue, and in the process, they are...

Is Your State Rigging The Game Against Solar?

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Across the nation, there are states that are embracing solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy. Sadly, there are also states that are still fighting against it, often at the request of power company and fossil fuel lobbyists. While solar alone now employs more people in the U.S. than the coal industry, and is one of the faster...

New 3D Printed Home Can Be Printed in 24 Hours and Costs Only $4,000!

Worldwide there are over a billion people who lack adequate and safe housing. One of the problems has always been how to provide it at a level that is affordable, efficient, and can be done quickly enough to make a real impact. The solution could be a lot closer than ever before, especially now that several companies have begun...

The Cost of Solar Panels Are Going Up, Will Cost You More To Live Off Grid

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The cost of your solar panels are GOING UP! I don't care what side of the fence you're on politically, THIS is BAD for sustainable energy and off grid living! The costs are already high enough to discourage and prevent many hard working folks from being able to put solar on their homes and make the move off grid....

7 Farm & Garden Inventions That Will Change The World

Farm and garden agriculture technology inventions
These are certainly some interesting inventions, though I imagine a few of them are on the far side of expensive, they are certainly still interesting to see. A few of them, like a tiller on the end of a drill with extended length, could be rather cheap and make some hard work a lot easier for those of us...

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