• The 4 Types of Solar Cookers

    Downing trees or gathering sticks to fuel stoves is a major cause of deforestation and desertification. But if you could get that fuel free from the sun… The Panel Solar Cooker The Panel Solar Cooker uses reflective panels to focus sunlight onto a pot. These work best in tropical climates or in the warmer months […] More

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    Portable Solar Power Systems

    Did you know that the amount of energy produced by all of the world’s nations is still less than the amount of energy provided to Earth by the sun in a single hour? The sun is, without a doubt, the biggest power plant on the planet, and for that reason, everyone who leads a self-sufficient […] More

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  • Ten Solar Gadgets for the Eco-Adventurer

    Editor’s note: To move from page to page in this post, just click on the “Pages” links at the very bottom of each post. To leave โ€œcivilizationโ€ behind for more than a night, we used to require a car, batteries or access to power in order to use new gadgetry. Those days are past. Solar […] More

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  • Seven Sexy Solar Homes: a Slideshow

    Image credit: Jeremy Levine Design at Flickr under a Creative Commons license Editor’s note: Hey, everyone’s doing the slideshow thing, right? To move through the pages, simply click on the page numbers at the bottom of each slide… Who knew that solar homes and Sophia Loren had so much in common? Solar homes have looks […] More

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  • Solar Stations

    Theย solar energy conversation is buzzing with the introduction of Teslaโ€™s solar roofing tiles. But you don’t need to buyย a $50,000 solar roof to clean up your energy footprint. There are less expensive ways to dip your toes in the wellspring of solar energy. The answer is a solar station, which also opens the possibility of […] More

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  • Denver Man Invents World's First Solar-Powered Light Bulb

    What do ski risers, ceiling bike storage, goggle fans and solar-powered light bulbs have in common? Stephen Katsaros. He’s an entrepreneur and inventor from Denver, Colorado with a knack for getting things done, as evidenced by the quick conception in January (and birth in July) of the Nokero Solar Light Bulb, with which Katsaros plans […] More

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    Edison Bulbs

    Edison light bulbs refer to those wound filament bulbs made popular by the Edison Electric Light Company. Marked by twisty and almost decorative-looking filaments of tungsten and carbonized bamboo, these light bulbs have mostly fallen out of favor due to high energy consumption. Most homes are illuminated through compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) or light emitting […] More

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