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Wind and Solar Hybrid Systems

Wind and Solar Hybrid Systems

Separately, wind and solar energy are effective ways to power a home or a business but can be limited due to lack of sun or a sudden shift in wind velocity. Using a combination of these will provides a stable, ...

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Wind Power: Size Matters

Wind Power: Size Matters

There are a number of factors to consider when researching whether a wind turbine is the correct choice for your home’s off-grid power source. Issues such as your home’s overall power need, the location and topology of your property, and ...

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Solar Water Heaters

Solar Water Heaters

If you live in the northern U.S., you will probably benefit more from solar water heating than you would from solar power (photovoltaic or PV).  Because of the amount of average cloud cover and other atmospheric issues in the north, ...

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Nuclear Meltdown: Energy Grid in Flux

Nuclear Meltdown: Energy Grid in Flux

The recent crisis in Japan has fueled fears of a meltdown and radioactive contamination from the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. As the public hears more about explosions and high levels of radiation, confidence in the safety of nuclear power ...

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It’s Time to Revisit Ethanol Production

It’s Time to Revisit Ethanol Production

The concept of bio-fuel is one that many can support. Renewable energy is a growing concern, especially for those who wish to gain independence from reliance on foreign powers and large corporations that control the world’s oil supply.  Using bio-fuel ...

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Exporting Our Economic Viability: Coal

Exporting Our Economic Viability: Coal

Energy is one of the most vital concerns for any person looking to reduce dependence on the government and other outside sources. An overwhelming majority of homes are hooked up to municipal grids for electricity, water and sewage, and consumers ...

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Alternative Energy Innovations: Algae

Alternative Energy Innovations:  Algae

As research on alternative energy continues, hundreds of plants have been examined to determine whether they can provide an equivalent to corn for production of synthetic fuels.  Algae have had a surprising impact on this research and development. Research has ...

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