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Posted in Uncategorized by Teresa on October 25, 2008
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Solar Convention 2008

Posted in Uncategorized by michaelb21 on October 20, 2008

Teresa and I went to the San Diego convention center on October 15 to check out the Solar Power expo.  Join me in checking out all the latest and greatest in solar technology.

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5 Steps on Your Road to Solar Energy

Posted in How To by Teresa on October 20, 2008
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Two huge factors that prevent people from greenifying thier homes? Either they think it’s expensive or they think the process is simply too tedious. However, few people know that costs can definitely vary with photovoltaic systems — and the majority of solar installers will give you a zero-obligation quote based on your home. There’s no reason not to at least figure out how much it would cost.

And really? It’s not as complicated as it sounds. Here’s your quick and easy guide to going solar.

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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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California’s First Fully Solar-Powered Apartments

In Poway, California, there’s an affordable new housing complex in which residents simply don’t have to pay electricity bills.

Sounds like a dream come true, right?

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A Day In The Office…

Posted in Uncategorized by Brian on October 17, 2008
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It’s not easy blogging all day about green happenings. For example, its really hard to find synonyms for the word “green.” After using “eco-friendly,” and “environmentally-conscious,” the pickings are slim. Setting that aside, here’s a glimpse into the people behind the words.

 

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Brian’s Top Green Gadgets Picks! -Week One-

Posted in Uncategorized by Brian on October 17, 2008
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Hello world. It is I, Brian, and I’ve decided to create this little weekly segment to satisfy our inner gadget hoes (pardon my French). Here are some nifty doodads that’ll put more green in your wallet and on the Earth. (and no, the grassy Volkswagon didn’t make it into the post. sorry.)

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Green Perspectives: Sustainability VS Renewable Energy

Posted in Uncategorized by Brian on October 17, 2008
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If you look around on the news today about developments on cutting-edge energy sources, you’re likely to find globs of information on clever solar panels or clean biofuels. While these things are fine and dandy, they aren’t the solution to today’s energy fiasco.

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Being Green Never Looked So Good

Posted in Green Lifestyle by Brian on October 17, 2008

While many businesses’ approach to being green-savvy involve complex webs of mathematics, chemical formulas, and some sort of diabolical scheme to takeover the world, RVL7 clothing designers have been using the left side of their brain to make peace between environmental enthusiasts and fashionistas.

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How’s Your Carbon Footprint?

Posted in Green Tools by Teresa on October 13, 2008
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Did you know?
The average American emits 9.44 tons of CO2 per year. We use the most carbon at home and when we travel by car or airplane. Oil, gas, and coal use emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, resulting in global warming.

How do you match up?
Go to Yahoo Green’s Carbon Calculator to find out how much CO2 you use annually.

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