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The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

My DIY Solar Power Setup – Free Energy for Life

It is pretty well known at this point that Mr. Money Mustache is enamored with solar power. Besides the obvious Sci-Fi coolness of it (Electricity, …

Flagship residential solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency, goes all black

LG is pushing out their upgraded “Neon R” and “Neon AC” solar panels to the residential solar market in the USA. The Neon R peaks at 365W and 21.1% efficiency in a 60 cell format. The Neon AC – with an integrated Enphase Microinverter – peaks at 330W and a 19.3% efficiency.<p>Both panels are available …

Solar Power

This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air

<b>SOURCE is a solar-powered and self-contained device capable of harvesting up to 10 liters of clean drinking water per day from the air.</b><p>By harvesting …

Sustainability

This Detroit Fixer Upper Is Literally Plastered in Wallpaper

Whether you love or hate wallpaper, you'll surely have a reaction to this house. The sheer variety of styles in this Detroit home for sale is …

Coolala is the world’s first portable, solar-powered A/C unit

Holds a charge of up to eight hours and weighs just seven pounds<p>If you’ve ever wished to upgrade a personal hand-held fan into something with more serious cooling power, then you’re going to want to check out this new portable air conditioning unit.<p>Called Coolala, not only is it truly portable, …

Clean Energy

What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years

Today is Pi Day and what better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone’s favorite $35 …

Google’s Project Sunroof now shows solar potential in all 50 states

Google today announced another expansion of Project Sunroof, its web app for showing how much money you can save by installing solar panels at home. Now people can check locations in areas within all 50 U.S. states.<p>That’s up from 42 states in May 2016, 9 states in December 2015, and just 3 metro …

You Can Fold Up These Nearly Unbreakable Solar Panels And Take Them With You

The tiny cells are made from high-efficiency silicon, like standard solar panels. But the new form means that they’re not only small but flexible, …

This $500 plug-and-play robot arm is designed to be a desktop friend for DIY engineers

It’s raised more than $300,000 on Indiegogo<p>What’s your desktop setup like — dual monitors, maybe? A good sound system, and some sort of ergonomic wrist rest? That sounds okay <i>I guess</i>, but you know what would really kick things up a notch? A programmable robot arm that can pass you drinks and …

SolarEdge sets inverter efficiency record with new technology platform

SolarEdge’s HD-Wave inverter has broken the California Energy Commission’s record for inverter efficiency.<p>The inverter, which was announced in September 2015 but is only now seeing wide-scale rollout, tested at 99% weighted efficiency while the competition clocks in between 96-98%. Arguably more …

Build your own matchbox sized DIY timelapse spy camera for only $30

I’ve been a huge fan of the Arduino for quite a few years now. It allows me control cameras and lights in ways that would be otherwise impossible. As …

These $25K prefab tiny homes were designed to skirt zoning restrictions

Student designers worked with city planners to create pods that could quickly house L.A.’ homeless population<p>Building in Los Angeles is notoriously hampered by a 20-year-old general plan and safety requirements for protecting structures against earthquakes and fires. Combine those restrictions with …

Prefab Homes

How to Make PVC Look Like Wood

Jason Poplinski's method is inexpensive and effective<p>If you're building a set, an installation or props, it might be helpful to have a ready source …

3 Startups That May Benefit from the Tesla PowerWall

In October, serial entrepreneur and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the Tesla PowerWall 2, an update on the home mounted battery system launched in 2015 designed to wean our independence on fossil fuels and shift our power grid to a combination of renewable energy sources.<p>The PowerWall is essentially …

Startups

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while surrounded by a …

6 New Tech Items That Will Simplify Your Life

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The 27 Best Free Fonts You Can Download

Finding stylish fonts for your design projects can be a major time sink -- especially when you have to wade through seemingly endless pages of …

A Wabi-Sabi Surf Shack Made from Humble Materials

Commissioned to design a house for a young family—a couple who like to surf every morning before getting down to work—architect Takaya Tsuchida and …

Revolutionary flapping wind turbine mimics hummingbirds to produce clean energy

A new flapping wind turbine from Tunisia marks a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of mechanics. Until recently, scientists have been limited …

Score over 500 online courses to deliver a complete tech education for under $50

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Learning …

Programming

Samsung EV battery offers 500km range with 20 minutes of charge

Say goodbye to range anxiety (in 2021).<p>By the time 2021 rolls around, a number of major car makers will have a varied selection of electric cars available. Developments in battery technology will dictate the range and features that these cars can offer, but Samsung wants to give consumers a brief …

MIT Invented The Material We’ll Need To Build In Space

It’s ten times stronger than steel but is only 5% as dense, and it could revolutionize architecture on Earth, too.<p>The space elevator–a theoretical mode of transportation where transport modules move up and down a long cable that connects Earth to space–has long been the stuff of futuristic fantasy. …

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …

France Opens The World’s First Solar Road

Judging by the potholed state of may existing plain asphalt roads, it’s hard to imagine that its practical to build a road surface that is both …

Battery back-up solar systems

<b>3. Why consider buying a hybrid solar system?</b><p><b>1) Keep the electricity flowing if the grid goes down</b><p>Most solar power systems shut down if they detect …

Electrek morning green energy brief: Solar policy trends of 2016, microgrids are hard, fossil fuels are easy and more!

The top 5 solar power policy trends of 2016 – As solar penetration is increasing, we’re starting to see the electricity utilities get more aggressive at using “political jujitsu” to manipulate the legal system. Many laws – such as Nevada cancelling long term net metering agreements – attacked …

How to Determine If Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Channel your inner Elon Musk.<p>Solar panels are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for green energy. Even Tesla, headed by Silicon Valley guru Elon Musk, has started marketing solar panels for the home. Musk has even gone so far as to power an entire island to show how efficient his new …

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …