Facts about Solar Energy

In order to benefit from the use of solar energy, there are a few facts you should know. Knowing these facts can assist you to make sound decisions, when looking at the use of solar power as a clean energy source for your home, RV, or whatever the case may be.

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Solar Cells

A “solar cell” is a device which changes sunlight into electricity. More technically, a solar cell is also referred to as a “photovoltaic cell.” The term “photo” derives from the Greek word for “light,” and the term “voltaic” comes from the word “volt” which means “electrical force.” A “cell” is a small receptacle or container […]

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Plug ‘n Play Solar Chargers

With the recent introduction of plug-n-play solar chargers into the market, solar power is within the reach of just about anyone.  You no longer have to be a technician or a tech savvy “do-it-yourself-er,” to be able to harness solar energy. What exactly is a plug-n-play solar charger?  In its simplicity, it’s usually a solar […]

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Solar Hot Water

Solar hot water heating systems are an effective way of conserving energy and reducing your energy bill. Contrary to popular belief, solar water heating is not a new technology. Solar water heating systems have been used commercially for over a century now, with the first commercial water heater (the Climax Solar-Water Heater) going on sale […]

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Solar Chargers & Clean Energy

While solar battery chargers have existed for decades, it is only in the past few years that their popularity seriously increased.  In part, this is because of advancements in technology.  It is also a result of our increased awareness of our need to shift to cleaner energy sources. Advancements in technology have reduced the sizes […]

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Global Warming

There seems to be a lot of controversy about global warming these days. Some say it is a fact, others say it isn’t. But regardless of whether or not it is a fact, let’s step aside from the arguments on the subject, and take a common-sense approach. let’s take look at the issues involved. What […]

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Don’t Drive Angry

Driving when you are angry or upset can be dangerous and it can also have bad effects on your fuel consumption. As covered this this post on a Hypermiling Blog I came across, driving when you are angry can cause you to waste gas. Speeding, slamming on the brakes, and excessive start-and-stop driving, all lower […]

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“You Are What You Eat”

I just found this video and it brought chills. Why? This is not something that is new to me. I have known these things since I was a baby. I grew up in a home where Skippy peanut butter was banned, white bread was never seen, and maraschino cherries – I think I wondered if […]

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