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It’s not necessary to love a person to find some areas of agreement and common experiences: NSA spying victims, under-employment, unregulated Wall Street Banker caused recession, and our First ...
by The Reasonable Voice
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 13, 2015 at 04:22 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
It wasn't the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day . Or even the Eleventh Month. It was, though, the 14th Day of Fourth Month of the Fourth Year in the War to Save the Berkeley Post Office and Fight ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 08:53 AM PDT with 104 Recommends
Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. A key part of the prototype's design is ...
by Witgren
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 07:52 PM PST with 24 Recommends
The first 500+ megawatt solar plant in the US, and the largest solar plant in the world came online recently . Called the Topaz Solar Farm, it was built on the Carrizo Plain, located between San ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 392 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 05:28 PM PST with 406 Recommends
NOTE: Normally I post on Thursdays but since this coming Thursday is Thanksgiving I decided to move posting time to the other shit day: S o H appy I t's T uesday. :>) Written June 5, 2025 - ...
by John Crapper
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 11:20 AM PST with 8 Recommends
Generally being green is more expensive and inconvenient. For example, I'd love to have a Tesla, but I don't have $100,000 and the charging is just too long. But my new solar system not only is ...
by mperkel
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 09:31 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Cynthia Shahan of Clean Technica reports Residential Solar Cheaper Than Grid Electricity In 25 States By 2015, Utility CEO States.
by HoundDog
Comment Count 142 comments on Sat Jul 05, 2014 at 12:59 PM PDT with 232 Recommends
Researchers at Liverpool University have found a way to greatly reduce the cost and toxicity of manufacturing the next generation of solar panels. The key is substituting one chemical for ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 162 comments on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 05:43 PM PDT with 284 Recommends
The three squares on the map, below, represent how much solar panel acreage would be needed to power Germany (marked "D"), Europe (marked "EU"), and the entire planet (marked "Welt"): Not that big,
by ericlewis0
Comment Count 410 comments on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:05 AM PDT with 295 Recommends
Solar gardens allow groups of remote owners or lessors to share panels in an more optimally located array. Here are three small items of good news that may cheer you up on this summer solstice.
by HoundDog
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 05:10 PM PDT with 91 Recommends
Ucilia Wang of Forbes reports SolarCity's Bold Move To Become A Solar Panel Maker. SolarCity is one of the largest installers and leasers of residential solar panels, so buying a solar photo-...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 56 comments on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 01:48 PM PDT with 139 Recommends
Harriet Green of Cityam reports Warren Buffett was spending $15bn on renewable energy. He’s now upped that to $30bn. Speaking at the Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention in Las ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 01:18 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Diane Cardwell of The New York Times ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 07:42 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
The Koch brothers have another sideline; opposing renewable power production, even when it is on the roofs of homes and businesses. In partnership with the ultra-conservative American Legislative ...
by macguru
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun May 11, 2014 at 12:20 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
I've been having a running debate with Luke Rudkowski on twitter about this whole Bundy Ranch thing. I've met Luke on the road and found him to be an amiable guy, but we have differences. Very stark,
by MinistryOfTruth
Comment Count 58 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT with 88 Recommends
Often, when I get depressed, I scan for articles about developments in solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, and other kinds of renewable energy generation. Good news seems to be easily found in these ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 132 comments on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 05:03 PM PST with 212 Recommends
Via The Telegraph : Chinese state television had so far only shown a computer-generated image of its path as it approached the surface of the moon late on Saturday. The 300-pound rover on ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 04:29 AM PST with 24 Recommends
My 7-year old is a big fan of the Nickolodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender from a few years back (he's watching them now on DVD). If you're not familiar with it, you need to know that: 1. It's a ...
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 05:38 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Oh Frabjous Day! Callooh Callay! A promise to help power the first family's residence with the sun is finally seeing the light of day. Solar panels have begun to be installed on the White House's ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 03:39 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Some old enough to remember Jimmy Carter will remember that he added solar panels to the White House in his adminstration, but that Ronald Reagan took them off when he became president. President ...
by TomP
Comment Count 169 comments on Thu Aug 15, 2013 at 11:16 AM PDT with 263 Recommends