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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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The Earth Project: Tortilla Sunshine

Solar ovens transform Mexican villages. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "7RPwZYR1BiAwTqc2", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds = NewsLook.embeds || {}; NewsLook.embeds[nl_rand…

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An Introduction to Earthships

By Kevin Stevens, Networx Imagine a home that heats and cools itself without the need of a furnace or AC unit: one that produces its own zero-emissions supply of electricity, and is not dependent …

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Solar-Powered Boat’s Round-the-World Trip

In these days of environmental awareness, a European venture has shown the possibilities of solar power. PlanetSolar is the world's largest solar-powered boat and the catamaran will complete its recor…

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Solar Panels Could Be Cheaper Than TVs

In the last several years solar panel prices have dropped dramatically, but currently they still are too expensive for most people, unless there are plenty of tax incentives and rebates which make it …

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Italian Engineers Pioneer Floating Solar Panels

Solar panels floating on the sea: the idea may sound like something from science-fiction, but an Italian firm has made it a reality. In the first scheme of its kind in the world, the panels turn on th…

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Saving Lives with Solar Cooking

A stove powered by the sun is making a big difference in impoverished communities. Solar stoves are a great energy saver, providing an alternative to traditional fuels. Solar Cookers International, a …

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Energy Entrepreneurs: The Sun-Lit Jungle

Entrepreneurs bring solar power to Guatemala, where a lack of access to electricity is a major problem. Tech News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "V72FGaEYr7RyHgGR", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; New…

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Celebrating Solar & Tips for Eco-Travel

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime - Podcast here! We were sun worshipers this week - after all the rain in our region, it was totally warranted! We talke…

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Top 3 Reasons You Don’t Need To Buy Solar Panels

It's getting more expensive to both heat and cool a home, and power all the gadgets and appliances that we need to stay comfortable and connected. Lots of people advocate investing in renewable ene…

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