The Green Scene


A Bright Idea? (part 1)

Posted in Green Technology,Uncategorized by Brian on November 2, 2008

I remember the first time i saw a compact florescent light bulb (or CFL for short). It looks kind of like a cross between a McDonald’s 99 cent icecream cone and the Michelin man. Cute.

cfl

What made it even more interesting was the fact that it used less energy than incandescent light bulbs and that they lasted longer. In the long run, these light bulbs pay for themselves while saving the environment by using less energy. Sweet deal right? Yeah… I thought so too…

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How DOES Solar Energy Work?

During our trip to the Solar International Expo in downtown San Diego last week, Mike and I learned the ins and outs of the newest solar technology. You’ve heard about solar technology, you’ve seen it on people’s roofs, but what exactly is happening with these rooftop panel things?

Here we go… everything you ever needed to know about photovoltaic solar energy, after the jump!

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