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Are Wind and Solar Energy Really Green and Sustainable?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Green, sustainable energy is much in demand and much talked-about. And when green energy sources are mentioned, most people think about wind or solar energy. alternative energy renewable energy solar energy sustainability wind energy natural gas energyAfter all, wind and sun are free, and free sounds great. But the devil is in the details, and we need to be honest about those details.

Green Power for Cars and More: A Garage Door with Solar Panels?

Living Green & Saving Energy

A garage door with solar panels could easily provide the necessary energy for our electric vehicles. If vehicles like the Volt continue to grow in popularity, the garage door made with solar panels won’t be far behind. alternative energy eco-innovation green living how to go green solar energy solar panels electric vehicles green energy solar garage door solar power

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Green Technology to Achieve a More Sustainable Future

Living Green & Saving Energy

alternative energy eco-innovation geothermal energy green construction saving energy saving money solar energy sustainability green technology solar panels sustainable construction Fortunately, we now live in an age in which pretty much everybody is aware that our environment is precious, and that we have to do something to help sustain it.

Ways You Can Use Solar Panels to Help You Save or Make Money

Living Green & Saving Energy

Tips to save green, while going green, with solar panels. alternative energy solar panels benefits of going green go green save money going green green living tip how to go green photovoltaic panels save money saving energy solar energy solar power

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Ways You Can Use Solar Panels to Help You Save or Make Money

Living Green & Saving Energy

Tips to save green, while going green, with solar panels. alternative energy solar panels benefits of going green go green save money going green green living tip how to go green photovoltaic panels save money saving energy solar energy solar power

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Calculate your cities? solar power potential

Green Prophet

There are companies and apps that do it already from the comfort of your own home: you can check the solar panel potential output from your roof. Type of solar panel ? We already know the Middle East and Mediterranean can power the world with the sun’s solar power 3 times over.

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Bureaucracy Slows Israel’s Solar Energy Progress

Green Prophet

Israel’s research labs such as National Solar Energy Center, Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP) and companies such as Zenith Solar and Arava Power Systems are developing advanced solar energy technology which is nearly cost-competitive with fossil fuels.

India Increasing Alternative Energy Sectors

Eco Friendly Daily

India recently announced their intentions to drastically increase their alternative energy sector. India has announced a plan to create a large number of green jobs in addition to expanding their wind and solar energy sectors. Alternative Energy

Solar Energy: A Guiding Light To A Brighter Future

Green Living Ideas

However, the most promising change may just be in how we gather and generate energy. Meet AGL Solar. AGL has been providing and meeting their customers energy needs for the last 175 years and that has required a great deal of flexibility and, you guessed it, change.

Investment in Sustainable Energy Will Lead to Future Savings

Living Green & Saving Energy

It seems parts of the world blessed with an abundance of sunshine but cursed by an insatiable demand for energy are slowly but surely climbing aboard the green sustainability bandwagon. alternative energy eco-innovation renewable energy solar energy solar panels benefits of solar panels photovoltaic solar panels saving energy saving money sustainability

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Solar Hot Water Heaters

Green Home Blog

Solar Hot Water Heaters. We’re all looking for ways to reduce the waste and pollution that come from fossil fuel use, and what better alternative than the sun, nature’s own energy source. The sun is a nearly inexhaustible source of power: in fact, there’s more energy in the amount of sunlight that hits the Earth in an hour than the whole planet uses in a year! One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make this change is with a solar water heater.

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Solar Gardens Open Up Solar Energy for Everyone

Green Living Ideas

Solar panels are becoming an affordable way for consumers help stop global warming. Unfortunately, only about one fifth of the population has enough usable space for solar panels installation. Enter the solar garden which can help open the solar market to everyone.

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Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

You thought the potato-powered light bulb and solar-powered garage door were innovative and cool, but you haven’t seen anything yet! alternative energy eco-innovation green building green construction green manufacturing Green News saving energy solar energy clean energy energy efficient living Green living low carbon footprint save energy solar power sustainability TerraHaus Unity College

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Unity College Sets the Standard for Passive Living

Living Green & Saving Energy

You thought the potato-powered light bulb and solar-powered garage door were innovative and cool, but you haven’t seen anything yet! alternative energy eco-innovation green building green construction green manufacturing Green News saving energy solar energy clean energy energy efficient living Green living low carbon footprint save energy solar power sustainability TerraHaus Unity College

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In an Effort to Save the Earth, Businesses Use Water, Sun and Wind to Make an Impact

Living Green & Saving Energy

alternative energy how to go green green businesses solar energy wind energyWhat began with businesses going paperless has turned into a worldwide effort to save the earth. This is a good step to reducing carbon emissions into an atmosphere that protects humanity. But simply, it’s not enough. Business owners have to start thinking of ways, on a larger scale, to make their footprint greener and smaller, [.].

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Sun-Believable Solar Nanotechnology Paint May Revolutionize Renewables

Green Prophet

Paint researchers at University of Notre Dame go green, and not just ‘cause they’re the “Fighting Irish”. A team of scientists and engineers led by Professor Prashant Kamat is generating energy from solar paint. Layman’s translation: Dave makes solar paint.

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Desperate for Energy, Egypt to Reward Hotels that Go Green

Green Prophet

The National Bank of Egypt has announced that it will give low interest loans to hotels throughout southern Sinai and Red Sea provinces that are commited to switching to renewable energy , according to local press.

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Can Hybrid Solar Energy Light Up Our Homes?

Eco Friendly Daily

A relevant question to which the Israeli energy company AORA is attempting to provide some enlightening answers. Solar energy’s stumbling block always has been the uncertainty of continuous sunny periods plus the handicap of darkness. The solutions so far which have been commonly adopted concern use of expensive batteries to store solar energy for night time use. The Negev desert in Israel is the site for AORA’s first hybrid solar plant.

The Greenest New Invention You’ll Want to Know About.

Elephant Journal

A new material is being developed that could change the way we look at—and through—solar power, windows, optical equipment and even automobiles.

RAFAA Designs Next Generation Solar Tower for Bright Source Competition

Green Prophet

Zurich-based RAFAA Architecture & Design propose the next generation of super sustainable solar power towers. Bright Source Energy recently solicited proposals from international firms for the Ivanpah solar plant in California that is currently undergoing construction.

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Green Living with Solar Panels: Economics of Solar Panels | Living.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living with Solar Panels: The Economics of Turning Sunlight into Electricity by greenwise on February 2, 2011 Turning sunlight into electricity is a wonderful idea. Earth receives enough sunlight to power everything mankind does and more if we could only harness that energy. Solar panels also add value to your home.

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Solar powered plane (finally) completes round-the-world flight

Green Prophet

Solar Impulse, the world’s first intercontinental solar energy powered aircraft, finally touched down last month in Abu Dhabi after completing a round the world flight. Indeed says Green Prophet! World’s First Solar-Powered Transcontinental Flight in Pictures.

Lebanon’s Largest Solar Project Lights up a Green Highway

Green Prophet

Like Egypt, Israel , and Jordan , Lebanon has been beset with energy shortages recently – a crisis that will escalate as demand grows alongside an ever-expanding population. Green Highway. More on Greening Lebanon: Lebanese Goat Farmer Goes Solar, Subverts Gov’t Apathy.

Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia gives Morocco a sunny boost, but Joseph looks at Morocco’s bigger renewable energy picture: an aim to use 42% renewables by 2020. What makes the new consortium unique is that it is looking to create a solar power plant at nearly 50 percent less cost than other plants.

IKEA unveils solar energy system for its Portland store

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Sonia Renthlei: The sun as a source of infinite energy is well documented. Today, we’re seeing architects, automakers and corporations getting into the business of harnessing the sun’s abundant and powerful energy. Portland IKEA installs solar energy system on roof.

Bahrain Announces 5 MW Solar Power Entrance

Green Prophet

Bahrain , a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf, has lagged behind other Gulf region countries in developing its clean energy sector. According to reports and the ministry, it is the region’s first tendered utility-scale solar project.

Solar retreat in the Liwa Desert – futuristic functionality or rich man’s folly?

Green Prophet

An unnamed client hired London-based Baharash Architecture to design a luxury home that could fully function off the energy grid. Design Energy alternative energy architecture green building solar power sustainable design

The state of solar power in the Middle East

Green Prophet

The unveiling of Dubai’s rooftop solar project during March 2015 is one of many steps the emirate is. taking in order to grow a domestic market regarding solar technology and usage. The Future of Energy Supply. The Rise of Renewable Energy. Cities Solar Energy

Save the Planet in 3 Simple Steps: A Common-Sense Mom’s Guide to Sustainability.

Elephant Journal

This stuff isn’t just for hippies anymore. It’s becoming mainstream, and it needs to be.

Two Financial Benefits of Solar Panels | Living Green and Saving.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Two Financial Benefits of Solar Panels by greenwise on February 4, 2011 The economics of solar panels for the home was the topic of a previous post. Solar panels can be analyzed as an investment because they can be expected to last 25 years or more.

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Saudi Island Gets Solarized With a 500 kW Solar Plant

Green Prophet

Saudi Arabia to diversify to solar energy on the exotic Farasan Island. We hope that OPEC oil countries will continue putting the west to shame: A few days ago on October 1, Saudi Arabia inaugurated its first solar power plant as the country continues to diversify its energy sources.

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Could Obama Administration’s ‘Big Solar’ Grow Up to Beat Big Oil?

Green Living Ideas

So it is hard for the US government to actually truly stand up [.] [ Could Obama Administration’s ‘Big Solar’ Grow Up to Beat Big Oil? from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Solar Energy/PV Alternative Energy Big Oil Big Solar BLM Bureau of Land Management climate change desert solar electricity land rents Obama Salazar United States

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7 Amazing Clean Tech Projects in the Arab World

Green Prophet

Despite the mainstream news depicting nothing but political drama and violence, there are all kinds of great green projects ongoing in the Middle East. You may be surprised to learn just how much green goodness we have to show off! Sharjah Students Make Renewable Energy from Noise.

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4 Desertec Deals That Make Our Energy Future More Secure

Green Prophet

In just six hours, the deserts receive more energy from the sun than humankind produces in a year, and Desertec is harnessing it. In the meantime, real people are doing real work to confront the day-to-day challenges of climate change and energy poverty, including the folks at Desertec.

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Croatian Firm to Design Istanbul’s First Disaster Prevention & Education Center

Green Prophet

Radionika Arhitekture from Croatia won with this sensible low-rise program, which uses passive Arabic design and alternative energy to keep its energy footprint to a minimum.

Community Solar Gardens Help Renters Go Green, but Solar Companies are Concerned

Green Living Ideas

If you live rent an apartment, own a condominium, live in a shady neighborhood, or simply don’t want solar panels on your roof, residents of Colorado have a solution: community solar gardens. What’s a community solar garden? It’s a unique idea to allow residents to purchase a share of a large solar array that would [.] [ Community Solar Gardens Help Renters Go Green, but Solar Companies are Concerned from Green Living Ideas ].

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The Dog that Rescued Me & a 101 on Residential Solar

Green Living Ideas

Eco Ed Schwartz joined us to be our resident Green Dude, and even though Green Diva Jamie and silent Jessie were not in the studio, we managed to have so much fun that we forgot to record the first 20 minutes of the show! Several ways to obtain solar for your home - Leasing v.

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Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe.

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» Ground-Breaking Solar Agreement Between LA and Nevada Tribe. Today Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an agreement to purchase enough solar energy from Nevada's Moapa Band of Paiutes to power 105,000 Los Angeles homes. View an alternate. Compass.

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Renewable Energy’s Dark Side: Solar Panels and Hazardous Waste

Green Living Ideas

The push for building a clean energy economy has a dark side: the hazardous waste generated and the toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of renewable energy components like solar panels. The factory of one rising star in green energy, Evergreen Solar, operating at only 40% capacity, produced a million pounds of [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas. Renewable Energy’s Dark Side: Solar Panels and Hazardous Waste.

Single White Light luminAID Seeks Middle East Partner

Green Prophet

The LuminAID inflatable solar light was created by a pair of architecture students focused on disaster-relief solutions to the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Three years of sustainable lighting for fifteen bucks? United Nations Relief Agency, you hearing this?

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How the Middle East Should Can Coordinate A Sustainable Agenda

Green Prophet

In looking toward the future, social Greens throughout the region would do well to coordinate an agenda geared toward a sustainable tomorrow. Business & Politics Abu Dhabi alternative energy clean technology Egypt environment food Israel Lebanon Middle East pollution renewable energy Saudi Arabia Solar Energy Turkey United Arab Emirates water water conservation

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Israel to Build $1.3 Billion Solar Project… for China??

Green Prophet

A coal utility in Israel and the global leader in solar panel production form a joint project. Everybody knows that China is the world leader in cheap solar. By contrast, Israel has barely begun to tap the global solar market. It has no solar projects under development.

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Two Financial Benefits of Solar Panels

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Two Financial Benefits of Solar Panels by greenwise on February 4, 2011 The economics of solar panels for the home was the topic of a previous post. Solar panels can be analyzed as an investment because they can be expected to last 25 years or more.

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