Watts Up with Solar Powered Boats

Check out these four super-cool solar-powered boats. Since most recreational boating is done when the weather is nice, solar power is particularly well adapted to the task. The Constance Shuttle: The Constance solar shuttle is 100% solar powered, and operates on lake Constance, near the border between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It carries up to 60 passengers at speeds of 15…
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Cities at the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution

Environment Colorado released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”, a first-of-its kind comparison of the growth of solar in major American cities. Rounding out the top 10 are: #10: Denver #9: San Francisco #8: New York #7: Indianapolis #6: San Antonio #5: Honolulu #4: San Jose #3: Phoenix…
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Solar PLUS Battery Storage. The New Norm.

Solar and Battery Storage. The New Norm. In the last month or so, we’ve seen an increase in interest for residential battery storage. There are several reasons for that. First and foremost, our energy rates keep increasing. Peak demand rates are hovering in the 40¢ range. Second, battery storage is now affordable and reliable. It…
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Net Zero: What Does It Mean And How Is It Achieved?

Full article pdf with sources included There are many sources that define net zero differently, such as The International Living Future Institute, The Department of Energy, or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. For our purposes, we’ll accept the Wikipedia definition, since it allows for Wikipedia editors to update and revise the definition, creating a common,…
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