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These Solar Panels Love Cloudy Days

Everyone knows solar panels don't work on cloudy days, right? If there's no sun, how is a solar panel supposed to generate energy? That's why they're a great choice for warm, sunny climates like Sa…

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4 Reasons Solar Panels Aren’t For Every Roof

I was talking to a friend in the solar power industry a little while back, and she said something interesting: "We sometimes get people asking us to put panels up where they clearly won't work. Eve…

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Windows That Generate Electricity?

I can't be the only one who has not-so-secretly wondered, and dreamed, about the day when solar panels finally reach the pinnacle of design: a point when they are so efficient and so transparent…

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Do Solar Panels Use More Energy Than They Generate?

You've probably heard the claim that solar panels take more energy to make than they generate. That's a pretty crushing thing to hear if you've just hired an electrician to install a fancy new solar…

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Valentine’s Rescue & Going Solar

We had WAY too much fun in the studio this week. Eco Ed Schwartz joined us to be our resident Green Dude, and even though Green Diva Jamie and silent Jessie were not in the studio, we managed to have …

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Nature Feeds Our Families

It's Tuesday—market day. Idamane Supreme leaves her husband and children and heads down the dusty hill, past hundreds of neighbors milling around in front of their small homes. At 9 am, it's alrea…

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My Amazing DIY Solar Generator

I remember the inspiration for building my solar generator clearly. It was close to 20 years ago and we were camping at the dunes in Oregon. Our campground neighbor, in a huge RV, ran his generator fo…

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Is This Unusual Green Burial Option Making a Comeback?

By Sami Grover, TreeHugger From composting your corpse to a woodland burial, we've seen plenty of ways to reduce the footprint of your final resting place. But one practice has always struck me …

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Replacing Your Roof With a Greener Roof

By Carl Seville, Networx Time to replace your roof?  Think about making decisions that will help out with energy, last longer, and be lighter on the planet. First and foremost, your roof has to k…

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Tokelau Will Be World’s First 100% Solar-Powered Nation

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Tokelau may not yet be a fully self-governing country—the majority of its budget is paid for in aid from New Zealand; its citizens still are technically citizens of …

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