Which Companies Are Best for the Environment?

The goal of alternative energy is to create a sustainable way of powering our future. New technologies are being developed each year that get us closer to that goal. While these next-generation technologies are in development, some companies are taking proactive steps to be as sustainable as possible, given the current state of energy production and consumption.

By | 2016-10-31T04:39:04+00:00 December 4th, 2009|Alternative Energy|

DIY Solar Powered Stove from Recycled Items

Even small satellite dishes can be made into a solar powered stove. If using a smaller dish, CDs might not produce the required amount of heat, so you can use stick-on mirrors instead. You can re-purpose your beaten-down satellite dish and make something environmentally friendly and economical in one fell swoop!

By | 2013-03-07T20:54:51+00:00 November 15th, 2009|Alternative Energy|

Biofuel as Substitute for Jet Fuel

A study conducted at the Michigan Technological University claims that the seeds of a weed can be used to fuel airplanes in the future. Carmelina sativa is an oilseed crop that can be utilized to decrease the carbon emissions made by aircrafts, by as much as 84 percent.

By | 2017-03-10T05:04:38+00:00 July 1st, 2009|Alternative Energy|

Can Solar Power Run a Laundry Facility?

Recently we received a question from someone who wanted to know whether or not it would be possible to run his laundry room off solar power. He wanted to know if he could purchase solar panels to run his laundry room, and connect them in such a way that his laundry facilities would not tap into the house's main electricity, and whether he could run a power cord from a solar panel to his washer and dryer.

By | 2013-05-17T08:04:49+00:00 February 28th, 2009|Alternative Energy|