Tagged : solar-panel

Eagles, Cowboys, Indians and other sports teams seizing green ground

August 26th, 2013

Did you know that the Philadelphia Eagles are completely green-powered? Or that the Dallas Cowboys run the field when it comes to composting? Now the EPA has collected all these sustainable sports stories, raising raising the bar (admittedly it was low) on green practices for stadiums and sports leagues.

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Solar energy will illuminate Houston students’ studies

June 16th, 2010

Students in Pasadena, Texas see an example of a solar panel like the ones that will help power their school (Photo: HARC)While many high school science students labor over the usual time-tested science projects, dissecting frogs or building toothpick bridges, a group of Houston students will soon get a cross-curriculum education in cutting-edge solar technologies.

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A Home-Solar Guinea Pig: Extreme Tech Writer Installs Rooftop Panels

July 29th, 2008

Even those among us who spend a fair deal of time daydreaming about living in a solar-powered home may stop short of actually shopping for the required equipment. You can’t just hop down to Home Depot and pick up a photovoltaic rig, after all, and we all know it’s expensive.

Happily, some pioneers are making themselves guinea pigs and sharing their experiences with anyone who’s interested.

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MIT Team Develops More Efficient Solar Concentrator

July 14th, 2008

By Harriet Blake An engineering team at MIT has developed a new solar concentrator that doubles as a window and generates more electricity with fewer solar cells than typical solar panels — moving toward the day when on-site solar power might make fiscal sense for homeowners.

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