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The A-Z Of Timeshare Jargon: Time For A Translation!

Trying to make head nor tail of your timeshare case can be difficult. Not only is there legal timeshare jargon to deal with, but many phrases are in …

Why I Got Rid of My Photography Gear

I had everything I ever needed, all the dream gear: Broncolor lighting, the latest professional Canon cameras, and all the fastest Canon lenses. I …

Massive wind turbine takes energy generation record

A behemoth V164 offshore wind turbine from Danish company MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has produced almost 216,000 kWh over a 24-hour period during tests …

Renewable Energy

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 …

Clean Energy

More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

Renewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular.<p>Together, all …

Renewable Energy

How to Make Tomato Sauce in the Crockpot

Enjoy homemade tomato sauce without all the work. This crockpot recipe requires no peeling, seeding or coring, and tastes better than anything you …

Images Reveal How Perfectly Ansel Adams’ Photos Align With the Golden Ratio

Ansel Adams is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and photographer Elliot McGucken may have discovered a reason why. While viewing some of Adams' public domain work, McGucken realized the presence of the golden ratio in the compositions. This aesthetically pleasing principle, …

The 10 must-have utilities for macOS Sierra

As Apple as tweaked and improved its Mac operating system, the need for third-party utilities just shifted—it never went away. A lot of the fiddly …

Solar power at 1¢/kWh by 2025 – “The promise of quasi-infinite and free energy is here”

Thierry Lepercq, head of research, technology and innovation at the French energy company Engie SA, said in an interview at Bloomberg that he sees a potential for the cost of solar electricity to fall below $10-megawatt hour (1¢/kWh) in the sunniest climates by 2025. Lepercq believes “solar, …

Solar At The Beginning Of 2016 Vs Solar At The End Of 2016

Sometimes solar energy seems to be on a tear. Then suddenly the industry is on the verge of collapse. This dynamic is known as the Solarcoaster. While 2016 was a wild ride for all of us, the volatility was more pronounced in renewables than in most sectors.<p><b>Me at the Beginning of 2016 vs Me at the</b> …

Low Costs of Solar Power & Wind Power Crush Coal, Crush Nuclear, & Beat Natural Gas

<b>Published on</b> December 25th, 2016 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>0<p>Low Costs of Solar Power & Wind Power Crush Coal, Crush Nuclear, & Beat Natural Gas<p>December 25th, …

Renewable Energy

In Vermont, solar, batteries key energy revolution

Rhonda "Honey" Phillips keeps her own cows and garden at her small, hillside homestead, and now is pushing self-sufficiency in a more high-tech direction. This year, she installed new solar panels just downhill from her modest house and hung a Tesla Powerwall backup battery on her basement wall, to …

We're there! Renewables now cheapest unsubsidized electricity in U.S.

Over the past few years, the cost of electricity generation from renewable-energy sources has decreased dramatically.<p>So much so, that renewable …

Renewable Energy

World's first solar panel road opens in Normandy village

Route in Tourouvre-au-Perche cost €5m to construct and will be used by about 2,000 motorists a day during two-year test period<p>France has opened what it claims to be the world’s first solar panel road, in a Normandy village.<p>A 1km (0.6-mile) route in the small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche covered …

Solar Panels

How Much Does Solar Panel Installation Really Cost? Here’s How To Find Out

<b>Published on</b> December 13th, 2016 | <i>by Sponsored Content</i><p>0<p>December 13th, 2016 by <b>Sponsored Content</b><p>By Justin Lonson<p>Want to generate clean energy and pay …

Solar Power

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Alberta returning to partial regulation of electricity market

The Alberta government is preparing to do away with Canada's only deregulated electricity market and return partial government control to the system almost two decades after it was turned over to private competition.<p>Premier Rachel Notley has long been unhappy with the market-based electrical system …

In R.I., green energy grants help small farms stay in the black

Environmental and commercial sustainability is a challenge for Rhode Island farmers. State energy grants help them keep growing.<p>JOHNSTON — Matt Tracy …

Solar Panels Fraud

<b>How The Scam Works:</b><p><i>(with video below)</i> Solar panel installations and fake products. This year one of the biggest scams around is the <i>Solar Power System</i> …

Tesla’s SolarCity announces expansion in Florida after long battle against local utilities

Despite its “Sunshine State” nickname, Florida ranks among the lowest states for solar power deployment thanks to anti-solar regulations backed by local electric utilities. But on election day, the citizens of Florida showed interest in solar energy by rejecting the anti-solar Amendment 1, which …

Once And For All, Does Closing Apps On Your iPhone Save Battery Life?

We’ll do anything to get a little extra battery life out of our beloved iPhones, especially since they seem to drain so darn fast when we need them …

Utilities Are Losing the Battle Against Solar Energy

Rooftop solar energy is becoming a financially viable way for millions of U.S. consumers to generate their own electricity -- and utilities are doing everything to kill the solar boom before it gains too much traction. Utilities in states such as Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada have tried to …

Ubuntu Based Zorin OS 12 Linux Could Be An Open Source Windows 10 Alternative Many Are Looking For

It should be safe to call Windows 10 a "great" OS, but we can't ignore some maddening aspects of it including its data mining features and …

Linux

Las Vegas' New 'Kinetic Tiles' Power Streetlights With Foot Power

The tiles will be used to power streetlights, as well as wifi hotspots and surveillance cameras.<p>Las Vegas is getting some new streetlights, and they will be powered by your feet.<p>A New York-based startup, called EnGoPlanet, has built four streetlights at a Vegas intersection that will be powered …

The floor tiles that use foot power to light up cities

Six years ago, Laurence Kemball-Cook had a brainwave. A graduate of Loughborough university, he was doing a placement year at the energy company Eon, where he was given the job of finding a way to power street lighting with solar energy and wind. It didn’t work, he says, in part because there’s a …

Clean Energy

The Best Resort Towns in America Photos

Staying at a resort can be relaxing, cost-effective, and convenient, but it often means being cut off from the outside world in a bubble of tourists, free food, and scheduled activities. There’s more to vacation than that, though, which is why we’ve scoured the country for the best spots in America …

Holdout family won't sell Florida condo to timeshare giant

Julieta Corredor, her two sons and their families have used their two-bedroom townhouse in the heart of Orlando's tourist district as a place for honeymoons, family gatherings and college housing during the more than 30 years they've owned it.<p>When one of the world's largest timeshare companies …

Tesla Powerwall 2 is a game changer in home energy storage: 14 kWh w/ inverter for $5,500

Tesla just released all the details of its Powerwall 2 and it is a game changer for the residential energy storage market. Tesla managed to double the energy capacity without doubling the price and while also adding a ‘fully integrated Tesla inverter’ into the home battery unit.<p>As previously …

7 Ways to Power Your Home With Renewable Energy

Power your home, save money, and help the environment.<p>Unless you're filthy rich, you're probably always on the lookout for ways to save a couple bucks. One of the best ways to cut your monthly bills is by investing in renewable energy. Not from the power plant, but stuff you can scare up …