Solar

Sunlight is the most abundant energy source known to man: it powers solar cells, warms the air and is the essential energy for photosynthesis. PF Members offer innovative plans to utilize this valuable resource.

When designing a house, most people consider how many bedrooms to build or how big the kitchen should be. In this house in Mississippi, designers created a sunspace, a room designed specifically to reduce energy use and costs! Check it out!
At present, both efficiency and output of solar thermal power plants are quite low and it's a big reason behind the high cost of kWh electricity produced in present day solar thermal power plants. The other reason is the high cost of maintenance of... Read More
In Huntsville, Alabama, solar power plays a huge role in making the city more sustainable. Among many projects, officials are proposing installing solar panels in parking lots. This would not only provide shade for cars, but serve as charging... Read More
As president of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (Ret.) is a strong advocate for innovative government policy, public and private partnerships, and investments that will promote clean energy growth. At the... Read More
Solar carports will open up complimentary eco-friendly electric vehicle delivery and commuter "stop and shops" while each car charges it's fast charge batteries under our solar carport canopies as consumers shop around and interact with our attached... Read More
The Army Research Lab in Maryland looks at innovative ways to make the US Military the best equipped fighting force in the world. Looking at everything from better blast resistant armored vehicles to new materials for helmets to protect against head... Read More
I notice that leafy produce requires ponderous amounts of water to grow. I wonder, is there any way to reduce this high water usage? Perhaps if we install solar panels over the growing patches of leafy greens as a shade to reduce water evaporation,... Read More
If you're hosting an Easter dinner, why not make it energy-free? GreenPowerScience shows you how to cook at turkey with sunlight.
The cost of solar home heaters is equal, if not cheaper, than traditional central furnaces that run on natural gas, heating oil or electricity. I created my own free standing solar air heater using basic supplies found at any local hardware store.

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