We Scoured the Globe for the Most Remarkable Alternative Energy Towns: Here’s What We Found

Electricity for lights. Heat for our homes. Fuel for our cars. In the developed world, we take these things for granted. We expect the lights to come on, the house to be warm, the cars to start, whenever we want. And we didn’t care how. Those days are over. Awareness and recognition of the downsides of fossil fuels have never been higher. So much so, that it’s prompting cities across the globe to act through an embrace of alternative energy sources.

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The Future of Alternative Energy

Renewable energy. Alternative energy. These two phrases might seem like buzzwords, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Once upon a time, solar power might have been viewed as mere science fiction. Today, it’s common to see farms using solar panels, or houses with solar shingles. The goal behind renewable energy is to meet today’s rising energy needs […]

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The Most Efficient Solar Panels in the World

If you are in the market for a solar energy system, then you might ask yourself: what are the most efficient solar panels in the world? With the industry changing so quickly, this question becomes harder and harder to answer with each passing year. However, there are currently still types of solar panel that are […]

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How Long Do Solar Batteries Last?

Solar batteries are the part of your solar system that store energy captured by the solar panels when the sun is not available. This part of your clean energy solution is important because they provide your home with electricity during the nighttime or overcast days. Unfortunately, solar cells are not perfect, and they often degrade […]

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How To Make a Viewing Box for a Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipses give us the unique opportunity to view a beautiful phenomenon that occurs when our planet’s sun and moon reach the overlapping points of orbit. But, the solar radiation caused by eclipses can be so bright, that they can permanently damage your vision. As such, you will need a special view box to view […]

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How To Make a Solar Filter for your Camera

Solar filters are essential instruments for photographers that are trying to capture natural light or eclipses. Solar screens are necessary to protect both the sensors on your camera and your eyes as you view the image through the camera. Unfortunately, solar filters can be a bit pricey. Luckily, there is an easy way to make […]

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