Mats Gustafson

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This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Carbs After 2:30 P.M.

Peppered in with juice cleanses and the keto diet is an entire school of dietary thought dedicated to the idea that it's not what you eat, but <i>when</i> …

This Could Be Solar Energy's Next Big Leap Forward

Bifacial solar panels are here, and they could bring about the next phase of solar cost reductions.<p>Solar energy is already beating coal, natural gas, …

How these families completely wiped their power bills

Australian families are turning the tables on electricity retailers and getting their power for free.<p>Last year, <i>A Current Affair</i> ran a solar giveaway …

Solar Power Cost 2018: PV Panels, Solar Tiles, Thin-Film Laminates

This is a good time to install solar power! The cost is dropping and technology is enabling greater efficiency – that’s more energy for less money. …

Smart Windows Could Combine Solar Panels and TVs Too

By Kerry Rippy<p>Imagine standing in front of a wall of windows, surveying the view. You hear someone enter the room behind you. You turn. "Welcome," …

Let's Talk About Net Present Value and Solar Panels

In 1202, the Pisan customs official’s son who has come to be known as Fibonacci gave the world the mathematical tools to calculate the present value of a future stream of money. Now, 816 years later, net present value remains such a foreign concept to most people that it’s deemed too arcane to …

Solar Panels

Solar has transformed into solar-plus-storage; What will net metering become?

Two prominent policy actions that could drive a more innovative use of solar-plus-storage are time-of-use rates and three-part rates with demand …

ManMade Recommended: The Veritas Carpenter's Gauge is $25 Very Well Spent

Among all the items in my shop, the measuring, marking, and layout tools are probably my favorite. Mostly, I love how historic they are: dividers, …

5 Facts You May Not Know About Installing Solar - Renewable Energy

Over the past few years, solar panels have gone from a rare sighting to a common occurrence on rooftops across America. Thanks to the financial and …

Solar Power

Semiconductor Nanowires Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Sol Voltaics and a group of scientists from Lund University believe that semiconductor nanowires are the way forward for a world with better solar cells. With their patented Aerotaxy process, they aim to manufacture low-cost gallium arsenide solar cells.<p>But first, what are solar cells and how do …

Solar Panels

8 Essential Apps Made For The Modern Driver

Driving visceral vintage cars and knowing the finer points of working a manual transmission or changing your own tire will all get you in touch with …

Make any headphones wireless with this $20 Bluetooth receiver

Wireless headphones are the way of the future, but some of us are slow to change. Maybe you bought one of those jack-free iPhones, but still have a …

Gigabyte BRIX BLCE-4000C Fanless Mini PC Unveiled

Gigabyte has today unveiled a new addition to their range of fanless mini PC systems, announcing the launch of a new Gemini Lake powered system which …

Want to install solar panels? Here's what you should know.

Solar panels might once have been associated with hippies living off the grid, but increasingly, average homeowners are turning to them to reduce …

Lynn Jurich's company has become a giant in the residential solar industry

Lynn Jurich, 38, is co-founder and chief executive of San Francisco-based Sunrun, one of the nation’s leaders in the residential solar power, storage and energy services industry.<p>In the fourth quarter, Sunrun said, its 3,000 employees deployed 85 megawatts of power, giving it a total of 180,000 …

Solar Power

Battery Storage Revolution Could 'Sound the Death Knell for Fossil Fuels'

If we want to accelerate the world's renewable energy transition, we'll have to modernize the electric grid and we'll need much better batteries. …

NOMATIC 40L Duffel/Backpack

Being away for several days usually means having at least two bags in tow, and I hate that. One bag for my clothes, another for my sneakers, … Read …

Laptops

9 home security systems to keep watch when you're out

Going on vacation? Wink Lookout gives homeowners peace of mind

When you’re away from home, having a smart security system can put you at ease. Wink, a manufacturer of smart home products, has unveiled its latest …

Toshiba Announces New Ultra-Fast-Charging Battery

Calls it the next generation of lithium-ion batteries<p>Historically, electric vehicles have faced three major issues: range, cost, and charging time. Over the last several years, EV range has increased dramatically and purchase prices have fallen, but batteries still take a while to charge. Even the …

Energy giant bets on battery breakthrough within the next 5 years

North Carolina-based utility provider Duke Energy is betting on the rise of increasingly efficient battery technology to propel the rise of solar and wind power over the next five years, according to a new report by Forbes.<p>"There's going to be a lot of excitement around batteries in the next five …

Energy

Transparent Solar Cells Like This Could Deliver 40% of America's Power

Here's how they work.<p>Solar energy is off the charts. Not only is uptake skyrocketing, but solar is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of …

Clean Energy

Storing renewable energy costs way too much. This battery could change that.

We live in a world where renewable energy is an option, but the high cost of storing that electricity is still a problem. Now, researchers have …

Revolutionary 'Air Breathing' Battery Can Store Electricity For Months At A Fraction Of The Cost

There is no downside here.<p>A team at MIT have developed a radical new “air breathing” battery that can store energy for months on end, comes at a …

Clean Energy

Ring Protect is a DIY home security product

As its competitors continue to encroach on Ring's product lineup, the company is expanding its product lineup to a complete security system.<p><i>Video:</i> …

Make your life paperless with these apps and gadgets

The best ways to digitize everything.<p>Despite the rise of digital devices, many an office—professional and home alike—remains buried under a never-ending stream of paper. These reams kill trees, create clutter, and make it well-nigh impossible to find the one document that you're looking for. So go …

Apps

Add solar power to your camper with this lightweight and efficient option

Previous Next<p>1 of 4<p>The advent of lightweight, affordable, and efficient solar panels has been a real game-changer for recreational vehicle owners. In …

Clean Energy

These Five Tech Wonders Are Guaranteed To Make Your Life Easier

Time and hassle savers, ideal for making urban life that little bit easier.<p>It’s often the case that so-called tech life hacks can actually make life …

Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) - A northern Japanese city’s efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country’s old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.<p>Higashi-Matsushima city major …

Renewable Energy

Latest Raspberry Pi Mag Pi Magazine Includes 10 Awesome Pi Zero Projects

The September 2017 issue of The MagPi magazine is now available to purchase and download both from retail outlets and online, providing ten fantastic …