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DIY Solar Power: How to Extend the Life of Your Battery Bank

DIY Solar Power: How to Extend the Life of Your Battery Bank

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 24th, 2014

Learning basic “care and feeding” of your battery bank protects your investment and adds peace-of-mind to the self-sufficient life.

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How to Wrestle an Elephant

How to Wrestle an Elephant

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 5th, 2014

The battle against climate change begins at home.

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How to Get Started with Alternative Energy

How to Get Started with Alternative Energy

By Eartheasy, Posted March 27th, 2014

Generating clean electricity at home has become a realistic dream. Is it right for you?

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Understanding Fracking’s Massive Water Use

Understanding Fracking’s Massive Water Use

By Kristina Ross, Posted September 11th, 2013

The average fracking site uses about 4.2 million gallons of water in each well, which is enough clean drinking water for 42,000 people.

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New Fabric-Covered Blades to Lower Cost of Wind Energy

New Fabric-Covered Blades to Lower Cost of Wind Energy

By Eartheasy.com, Posted December 3rd, 2012

GE using architectural fabrics to make wind energy costs competitive with fossil fuels…

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Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted July 18th, 2012

This basic off-grid solar power system is simple to install and can be easily expanded…

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Largest dam removal project in US history nears completion

Largest dam removal project in US history nears completion

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 17th, 2012

Focus turns to salmon restoration strategies, with a clash of visions…

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Is the ‘Wind Lens’ a Green Energy Breakthrough?

Is the ‘Wind Lens’ a Green Energy Breakthrough?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted March 23rd, 2012

New design by Japanese researchers can double or even triple the energy output of wind turbines…

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How to Ensure Replacement Windows Live up to Efficiency Claims

How to Ensure Replacement Windows Live up to Efficiency Claims

By Eartheasy.com, Posted March 6th, 2012

Home energy savings from replacement windows may be overstated by marketers…

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No Impact Week, Day 5 – Thursday: Energy

No Impact Week, Day 5 – Thursday: Energy

By Aran Seaman, Posted January 10th, 2011

Replace kilowatts with ingenuity — explore no-energy alternatives to accomplish your daily tasks…

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Novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases into liquid fuels

Novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases into liquid fuels

By ScienceDaily, Posted December 9th, 2010

It sounds a bit like spinning straw into gold, but novel metal catalysts may be able to turn greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide into liquid fuels without producing more carbon waste in the process.

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Giant laser to be used in quest for limitless energy

Giant laser to be used in quest for limitless energy

By Eartheasy, Posted May 13th, 2010

Scientists hope to solve the global energy crisis by harnessing the energy generated by a fusion-generated ‘mini-star’.

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Solar Energy from the Rajasthan Desert can meet India’s future power needs

Solar Energy from the Rajasthan Desert can meet India’s future power needs

By Darshan Goswami, M.S., P.E., Posted April 5th, 2010

The Government of India must take advantage of the vast amounts of energy available from the Rajasthan Desert sun (instead of oil from the Arab nations) to power its future energy needs. In addition, solar energy would not only create millions of jobs, but also sustain India’s positive economic growth, help lift its massive population out of poverty and combat climate change.

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Bloom Box: a breakthrough in clean, green energy?

Bloom Box: a breakthrough in clean, green energy?

By Eartheasy, Posted February 23rd, 2010

Developers of the Bloom Box envision personal fuel-cell power plants in every home in America by 2020.

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Solar power from Saharan sun could power Europe

Solar power from Saharan sun could power Europe

By Eartheasy, Posted February 1st, 2010

Experts say only a fraction of the Sahara desert, probably the size of a small country, would need to be covered to produce enough clean electricity to supply the whole of Europe.

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Algae may be source for ultra-thin, biodegradable batteries

Algae may be source for ultra-thin, biodegradable batteries

By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience.com, Posted December 16th, 2009

Research development offers new possibilities for large-scale production of environmentally friendly, cost-effective, lightweight energy storage systems.

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Saving water in the bathroom

Saving water in the bathroom

By wasauna.com, Posted January 28th, 2009

Bathroom showers, toilets, and sinks account for approximately 75% of the water used in our homes.

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Flexible batteries that never need to be recharged

Flexible batteries that never need to be recharged

By Tyler Hamilton, Posted January 28th, 2009

“It’s the first time that a device combining energy creation and storage shows such tremendous properties.”

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