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Do the right thing.

  Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement is a major setback on the work that needs to be done to curb climate change. By not adhering to the agreement, we are showing how little we, as a country, value any global commitment. And how little we value the future of our children’s children. When I […]

Is Your Home a Candidate for Rooftop Solar Panels?

Ever wondered if your home is a candidate for rooftop solar panels? According to Google, there’s a very good chance that it is. According to pv magazine, Google’s online solar assessment tool – Project Sunroof – now covers almost 60 million buildings across all 50 states and 79% of the country’s rooftops have enough un-shaded […]

What’s the Real Deal with Greenhouse Gas? by

What’s the Real Deal with Greenhouse Gas?

There are lots of words out there in the news: global warming, climate change, carbon footprint…but what do carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses really have to do with climate change? What’s the real deal with carbon? The History of Carbon First of all, carbon – a primary greenhouse gas in the Earth’s atmosphere alongside […]

Google Sunroof

Are you solar-curious? Go to Google Project Sunroof and see how much sun you get on your roof. Yes, your very own roof.

In rural Africa, skipping the wiring and leaping to solar power

  As we drove into rural Ghana, our jeep bounced and rocked over deep ruts in the dusty roads. We passed many huts that still had only thatched roofs for protection from the elements. Hand pumps, the only local water source, were few and far between. The infrastructure in rural Africa may be behind that […]

Elon Musk Debuts the Tesla Powerwall

Tesla Powerwall Keynote by Elon Musk “The Missing Piece” Here’s Elon Musk’s keynote address from the Tesla announcement of its Powerwall battery system for homes and businesses–the first step in his dream to create “smart microgrids.”