Energy Solutions

Energy Solutions

This online resource will help educate consumers and professionals on sustainable energy solutions. The site includes articles and blogs on topics such as utilizing solar for PV and hot water; residential and small grid use of wind power; biomass and renewable fuels; using the earth's energy for geothermal; small scale applications for hydropower; and tidal and wave energy.

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The End of Fossil Fuel Use Will Involve a Complex Mix of Renewables
Although solar electricity and wind energy are growing by leaps and bounds, they only provide a tiny fraction of today’s electrical demand. As global supplies of fossil fuel resources decline and as concern over global climate change increases, however, solar electric systems could become a major source of electricity, along with wind and a host of other ...
Sep 13, 2016 11:00 AM ET
The How and Why of Consumer Uptake of Residential Solar Systems
Courtesy of our sister publication, Solar Gain, this article examines consumer attitudes towards residential solar systems. In fact, in many areas across the country, renewable energy alternatives supported by state and federal subsidies are now cheaper than coal or gas. But this transformative milestone – grid parity – does not explain the ins and...
Aug 25, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Businesses Support Clean Power Plan
The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized its Clean Power Plan. Under the plan, carbon emissions will be reduced 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. The Clean Power Plan marks the first official rule limiting carbon pollution. It specifically targets fossil fuel power plants, which are the top source of carbon pollution—resulting in one-third of U.S. emissions. The plan...
Jul 26, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Tesla’s Takeover: Creating the First Integrated Energy Company
Two weeks ago, virtuoso entrepreneur Elon Musk surprised the business world yet again with Tesla’s bid to purchase SolarCity.  Since Tesla is the world’s most successful electric vehicle company and SolarCity is the nation’s largest residential solar company, it should come as no surprise that the projected...
Jul 11, 2016 12:10 PM ET
The Small Wind Turbines You’ll Want in Your Back Yard
Opponents to wind turbines often claim that the noise and vibrations from the turbines affect their health, leading to sleep disturbance, headaches and a host of other problems. But is this backed up by evidence or a good example of the nocebo effect? Igho Onakpoya, a medical doctor carrying out research at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at the University...
Jun 13, 2016 1:15 PM ET

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