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The Future of Solar: Black Silicon

The Future of Solar: Black Silicon

Like many other alternative energy industries, solar energy companies suffer from one major problem: the cost of production is simply too high for solar energy to take place on a large scale. Federal subsidies exist to alleviate some of the ...

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Cultivating an Alternative Energy State of Mind

Cultivating an Alternative Energy State of Mind

A decision to move off the grid means profound changes are coming. But many people do not realize what an incredible opportunity for change the off-the-grid lifestyle really represents. This is because most people do not truly understand how deeply co-opted and colonized they have become after living for so long under the camouflaged thumb of a system that comprehensively oppresses our instincts for independence and self-reliance.

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Sustainability with Alternative Energy

Sustainability with Alternative Energy

Sustainability is a central theme in off-the-grid living, and as technology advances, it becomes easier to access the sustainability one desires at a cost that’s relatively inexpensive to prior years. However, this proliferation of access to energy and value in ...

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Obama and Alternative Energy

Obama and Alternative Energy

President Obama stormed into office on the promise of change. His idea of change extended into the energy field, where he promoted energy independence along with pushing an alternative energy agenda. What have these campaign promises translated into with regard ...

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Innovations in Solar Technology

Innovations in Solar Technology

Continuing research is focusing on improving and enhancing solar technology, and on finding ways to create the optimal alternative power source. The following selection represents recent solar power innovation and improvements for existing photovoltaic modules. FUSION™ Solar Film Developed by ...

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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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