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There is an entrepreneurial and venture capital rush in building out the Home Area Network (HAN). Companies like People Power, Tendril, Google,Cisco, iControl, Lixar (bought by Gridpoint), Greenbox(acquired by Silver Spring Networks), Control4, EnergyHub, EcoFactor, et al. are all working on software and hardware pieces of home andbuilding energy management. The millions of deployed smart [...]
German design firm Studio Aisslingerhas unveiled the Fincube, a concept sustainable and transportablelow-energy house. The Fincube has been created 1200m above sea levelnear Bozen in Northern Italy. The sustainable dwelling has been madeentirely of locally sourced wood and provides 47sqm of living space. With a minimal carbon footprint, the living unit can also be easilydismantled [...]
GreenTech Media reported yesterday that the Home Star Programis set to benefit the green construction industry in many ways,including those working in solar. Creating more funds for solarfinancing, including the growing movement around PACE (PropertyAssessed Clean Energy) programs is part of Washington programinitiatives. The article reported:With President Obama asking Congress for $6 billion for the [...]
Suntech announced that their solar panels are being used to power anet-zero showcase home for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The house,which is currently being used to house Olympic athletes, produces asmuch energy as it consumes each year, thanks in part to 6 KW of powergenerated by Suntech’s Just Roof (TM) solar roofing system. The house, [...]
Congratulations, you’ve decided to make your home a solar home. You’ve reached the decision after careful thought and some essential first steps. The question is, what happens now? Get competitive bids. This is a big investment. Besmart about it: comparing quotes may reveal differences not only amongthe companies in question, but in the total electrical [...]
Link: http://bit.ly/b6xdJ7 Forthe 3rd straight year, Astralux Solar will have a booth at the largestshow in the west. 60,000 people are expected to attend the 48th annualColorado Garden & Home Show. This is the LARGEST consumer show heldin the Colorado Convention Center and boasts the highest attendance. Come visit us at Booth #530. The show [...]
No longer a moniker for enviro-friendly jewelry and accessories, EcoBling has now been attached to the unnecessary domestic usage of homesolar panels and wind turbines. At least by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). In a recent report, authored by Doug King, the RAE suggests that themarketing-fueled scramble to install solar panels or wind [...]
Aide Solar, a large-scale producer of photovoltaic modules, announcedthat its new 230 watt poly-crystalline black frame solar panels havedebuted as an energy-efficient feature on the NextGen “Home for theGenerations” at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas,January 19-22, 2010. The 1,800 sq. foot home spotlightingfriendly products and a greater focus on energy efficiency was [...]
Aftersuccessfully acquiring more than a 50% stake in Sanyo, Panasonic isplanning to commercialize a lithium-ion storage cell for home use. Thecompany has already test-manufactured a storage battery for home use,which can store enough electricity for about one week of use. Thisnew storage cell will be able to store excess renewable energy and useit to power [...]
I have been going over some of the bills from the last few years. My utility company, Central Hudson Gas and Electric has been increasingthe cost of electricity by 9% annually. Nine percent per year seems like quite a bit, especially sinceinflation has been running around two to three percent. The increasesof fuel costs and energy [...]
We have often heard of so many solar panels or devices that use solarenergy to charge or power a particular gadget or function. ButPanasonic has come up with an entire house that is a living energysaver. With sensors all around the rooms, the lights get switched onand off by sensing presence, lighting and temperature [...]
The prospects of solar energy are heating up in Palestine. Rachel reports on a new solar thermal plant at Beit Jala school. The Talitha Kumi school in Beit Jala, Palestine just became home to Palestine’s first solar thermal plant for warm water supply and central heating, Green Prophet learns. The 200 square-meter plant, which went [...]
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