Check Out This Amazing DIY Solar Scorcher

This is a pretty cool DIY project that uses concentrated solar energy channeled through a hacked television projector. This is a great way to learn first hand about the power of concentrated solar energy. This thing gets up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, so that is quite a bit of energy when it's focused upon a small [...]

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New Nanostructure Discovery Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency

Researchers from the Academy of Finland have discovered a new method of harnessing more of the suns radiation. They found that by coating the solar cells with nano-scale structures they could pretty much eliminate reflection losses entirely. The nanostructured black silicon coating features very low reflectivity, meaning that a larger portion of the Sun’s radiation can [...]

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New NASA Timelapse Shows 3 Years of Solar Activity in 3 Minutes

The amazing video below is a product of NASA's latest endeavor at the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), and provides breathtaking and high quality data that will aide astronomers in better predicting solar activity such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Plus, it just looks really cool! The SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) captures a [...]

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Toxic Oil Spills Are Much More Common Than You May Think

The only oil spills that get any media coverage are the major ones that are pretty hard to ignore, or coverup. But did you know that just in the past 30 days, there have been 13 oil spills, amassing a total of 1,185,000 gallons of toxic oil? This is business as usual believe it or [...]

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Amazing Solar Powered Plane will Fly Around the World in 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   Very cool! Solar powered flight is becoming more and more of a reality. I'll definitely keep my eye on this project. This thing is light (only 2.3 metric tons), efficient, has about 7,200 solar cells on top of the wings, and I'd imagine it has an insane amount of battery storage to soak all [...]

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Better Energy Management In 5 Simple Steps

People are becoming more conscious of the energy that is being used and are looking into ways in which carbon footprint can be reduced. Not only this but cutting back on wasted energy can cut energy bills by a great deal. Here are some ways for better energy management in the home: Servicing and Maintenance [...]

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Myth and Reality: Getting the Facts Straight About Solar Energy

There are a couple of ideas about solar energy that are not entirely accurate, and have a lot to do with the fact that we are still knee deep in conventional energy production via fossil fuels and natural gas. The primary issue at hand is how we shift our minds away from what we have [...]

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What is Biomass Energy and How Does it Work?

Biomass energy is organic matter that can be burned or decomposed to be used a source of energy.

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What is Geothermal Energy and How Does it Work?

Geothermal energy is essentially the heat that originates from deep within the earth.

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What is Hydropower and How Does it Work?

Hydropower is the production of electricity from the kinetic energy of moving water such as rivers, streams, or oceans.

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