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Energy Innovation: Could Sand Power the Next Battery?

The world is in the midst of a renewable energy transition being propelled forward at a breakneck speed by the rising costs of oil and gas, climate change impacts and the increased availability of alternative technologies. One of the most significant challenges to the widespread adoption of renewable energy is providing a steady supply of […]

Flexible Solar On Every Surface with Phil Layton

This week we have a guest interview with Phil Layton, CEO of Pi Energy, which is a company developing thin, flexible, solar nanofilms that make it possible to install solar on almost any surface. We chat with Phil about new solar possibilities, how scientists are working to capture more power from the sun, why Noel and Jacob are dressed in America.

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Thin Is In: The Future of Solar Panels

No matter how common (or rare) it is to see solar panels in your area, if your neighbor has them, you know it. Solar panels are typically big and bulky, so they stick out like a sore thumb. Some homeowners even consider them an eyesore. This can make them reluctant to adopt this vital and […]

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10 Easy Tips for Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

We all know we need to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint and help save the planet. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. You can play a big role in reducing your carbon footprint and helping the environment by making some simple changes at home. Use these tips to […]

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Building an Eco-Friendly Loft Conversion

Space is something few of us can take for granted in our homes, and there is often a need for more. Fortunately, eco-friendly loft conversions allow homeowners to add another room and maximize the potential of their homes. Adding a room in the loft allows for growing families to stay where they are, rather than […]

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What are Your Best Options for Green Home Insulation?

Prioritizing an environmentally-responsible, green home is something we all should want to do. But, what are your options if your current property falls somewhat short of the mark? The good news is when it comes to eco-friendly home improvements, there are many things you can do to make a green home that won’t even require […]

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What Is Solar Concrete?

The solar market is booming, and it’s expected to grow exponentially over the next few years. Solar is one of the most heavily used renewable energy sources, as it offers plenty of benefits to both residents and businesses in a community. Solar power technologies convert sunlight into energy through photovoltaic (PV) panels. They can also […]

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The Best Ways to Insulate Your Home This Winter

When we consider ways to be more eco-friendly around the house, there can be a tendency to think of technological solutions only. Expensive additions like solar panels can certainly be effective, but so too can the more ‘basic’ options, such as properly insulating your home. When you insulate your property, it is an effective way […]

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Green at the Top: Ideas to Make Your Roof Eco-Friendly

The roof is the one part of your home that isn’t often thought about in terms of its eco-friendly possibilities. But, if you make the right choices, your roof can help boost the environmental benefits of your home. So, it is important to understand the various strengths and weaknesses of each type of roof. Here, […]

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How to Prepare Your Roof for Solar Shingles

Solar shingles are a great way to make your home more environmentally-friendly and lower your electricity bills. However, it’s vital to do some prep work before installing them. Here is how to get your roof ready for installation.  Benefits of Solar Shingles Before you install your shingles, consider some of their advantages. One of the […]