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Solar Power – A Thing of the Past, Present, and Future

Where It All Began… The capture and use of solar energy is far from new, as way back in the 7th century, sunrays were magnified to create fire. Fast-forward to the 19th century and we see the beginnings of the modern solar photovoltaics, which are used in solar panels today. First discovered in 1876 by […]

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Ways Companies Can Save Money By Going Green

Going green isn’t just an important moral responsibility. It can also be a savvy financial strategy. Businesses of practically every kind can reduce their overhead and pad their bottom line by upgrading key pieces of technology and making simple changes to their habits. Not convinced? Just keep reading for a minute or so. You’ll quickly […]

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How To Make Your Garage More Energy-Efficient

When it comes to energy efficiency, most of our attention goes toward our houses, and for good reason. Because we spend so much time and do so much inside our houses, much of the energy we emit on a daily basis is used there. What we don’t pay as much attention to is making our […]

Going Solar – 10 Ways It Can Improve Your Life

Solar power is energy harnessed from the sun and converted into thermal and electrical energy. Modern technology can harness this energy for a variety of uses including generating electricity, providing light, as well as heating water for domestic, commercial or industrial use. In this article, we will discuss some of the benefits of using solar […]

Californians May Soon Be Generating Electricity on Their Daily Commute

Traffic in Los Angeles, and throughout the state of California, can often be quite a nightmare. It’s one of the many reasons more and more drivers are choosing electric vehicles (EVs), hybrids and public transportation.  I mean it’s kind of scary to think how much gasoline and money goes to waste every day just due to cars […]

Earth Hour: The Environmental Impact of Idling Gadgets

Earth Hour happens once a year, every year. It’s only an hour, but it is a time when the world can unite in their efforts and strides to protect the planet. I think it’s small actions such as these that can have broad reaching impacts, particularly when they are done more often. Last year’s event […]

How to Benefit From Solar Electricity Without Mortgaging Your Home

Nay-sayers of solar power would have you believing that you need tens of thousands of dollars in order to benefit from an “inefficient” source of electricity. Arguments of those types usually come from the uneducated who don’t spend a great deal of time reading about current developments in technology. The truth is, you can benefit […]

Biofriendlyblog’s Weekly Greens 4/1/11

Image by Andrew Stawarz Days can get hectic and we can get so caught up in our work and lives that we sometimes miss articles we would have liked to have known about or read. Along that line, I wanted to share with you a few of the green and/or environmental articles I came across […]

Biofriendlyblog’s Weekly Greens for March 4

Image by BurningQuestion Hard enough to believe, it’s that time of the week again. There are so many things happening week to week it’s not always easy to keep up with everything. So, at the end of the week I like to do a little roundup of a few of the biofriendly, green or environmental […]

6 Futuristic Eco-Inventions (w/videos)

Image by crazyegg95 Over the years there have been many futuristic inventions or gadgets that we’ve read about, saw on different TV shows or even saw in the movies. Everything from robots that cooked and cleaned to cars that flew on their own. Much progress has been made over the years on bringing some of […]