Solar: May All Your Months Be November

Image by EnecoMedia / Creative Commons “May all your months be November.”  So goes the ancient Chinese curse. Well, actually, the curse really goes: “May you live in interesting times.”  You see, “interesting” times – those that you read about in the history books – are times of war and famine and terror. If you […]

Solar Edition of the Weekly Greens

Image by Stefano Paltera, U.S. Dept of Energy / Creative Commons Happy Monday! This week I decided to start off the week with a solar edition of my weekly greens. There has been so much, good and not so good, news about the solar industry recently that I figured it might be good to gather […]

6 Cool Solar-Powered Machines (w/Videos)

The sun provides an amazing amount of natural energy each and every day.  It’s a resource, that thankfully isn’t going to disappear anytime in the near future. However, surprising enough, until recently it hadn’t been gaining the wide-spread popularity that some said it should. Image by Ricardo Samaniego I mean, with the cost of fossil […]

Solar: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Solar energy is a hot topic these days. Solar power, along with other forms of alternative power, continue to gain popularity not only with individuals but with companies, governments, manufacturers, etc. You may be aware that global wind energy took a big jump in 2009.  And while that is a great and needed advance in the […]

Solar Powered Gadgets For the Solar-Minded

Image by gr33n3gg (via Flickr) When someone starts talking to you about solar, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Well, if you’re like most people, you probably think of the solar panels that are installed on homes and businesses around the world.  But, solar panels aren’t just for homes anymore. These days there […]

Keeping Your Solar Panels Working During the Winter

Many people have taken advantage of solar technology as it is a great source of alternative energy during the summer months when the sun is high in the sky.  But what about during the winter months?  Will your solar panels work the same during the winter?  What about if the panels get covered with snow? […]

Here’s What You Can Do: International Climate Action Day

Image by Per Ola Wiberg (Powi) A few weeks ago I wrote my blog about Carbon Dioxide and International Climate Action Day.  But I decided today that rather than writing a blog about something else, I wanted bring your attention right back to International Climate Action Day – which for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, is tomorrow […]

Five Cities for the Environment (and the People)

  Image from GoodPlanet.info I was reading a blog the other day on Mother Nature Network about the Top 10 Cleantech Countries and it got me thinking, what about some of the top cities?  What cities are considered being the best when it comes to being good for the environment and good for the people in them?    […]

What Can I Do About Climate Change?

  Image by biofriendly  When it comes to lowering your carbon footprint and doing something about climate change there are many actions each of us can take.  Now, you may ask yourself, “I’m just one person, what can I really do?”.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s going to be people just like you and me who are going to be […]

Carbon Dioxide and International Climate Action Day

  Image by Chewonki Semester School  Global climate change is something that concerns everyone.  Scientists and climate experts alike have said that our planet already has more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere should safely contain and that we need to get carbon dioxide levels down from almost 390 parts per million to 350 ppm.  And […]