Editorial Comments...But Mostly Just Ramblings!

Moving forward it is ever more important that we build on our strengths and use them to change the way we do business in a global marketplace. Individually ... each of us should ask ourselves ... what value do I have to the rest of the world ... not just my country or neighborhood ... but the whole planet. In turn those of us in business must ask the same question in order to survive the changes that are taking place.

Fuel Cells Drive Other Applications Besides Cars

Imagine your cell phone lasting for 30 days without recharging, or your laptop running continuously for nine hours or more. Wouldn't it be great if it only took seconds to recharge your PDA?

Interview with Amy Taivalkoski

A good site assessment report from a certified assessor enables the installer to make an installation cost estimate without having to go to the site themselves, saving them a possibly long trip.

Pedal Powered Generator

I could have just been riding an exercise bike, or jogging, or lifting weights. Instead, I generated and stored POWER, and I am using it right now to write this article. How totally appropriate.

The Rapid Growth of the Chinese PV Industry

During various sessions of the China tour several Chinese companies presented their plans to extend their production capacity to levels of several hundreds of MW in the coming years. In Beijing and Shanghai 40+ Chinese companies attended brokerage events, where the international delegates could meet their Chinese counterparts and discuss potential business opportunities.

Tips for Using Vertical Space in Your Garden

In this article, we'll discuss how to make the best use of the vertical space you have to create a functional and attractive garden.

USGBC Pilot Testing a Rating System for "Green" Homes

LEED for Homes will attempt to provide national consistency in defining the features of a green home, and will enable builders anywhere in the country to obtain a ‘green' rating for their homes.

Wind Energy & Water Storage Technology

As the cost of conventional sources of electrical generation continues to rise, wind power will continue to experience growth. As the costs rise even more, water storage and other storage technologies will be utilized more and more.

Can Nuclear Power Deliver?

Too often the energy debate is fragmented, and focuses on advantages of a particular technology and disadvantages of its alternatives. If we exclude the nuclear option portfolio, a plan is needed how to do without it.

Different Types of Fuel Cells

There are several other fuel cells in the research labs and in development today. With this wide array of technologies and the myriad of applications, fuel cells are poised to revolutionize the way we think about and use energy today and in the future.

Led Technology & The Future of Residential Lighting

The main advantage is energy efficiency, an incandescent desk lamp draws about 50 watts of power whereas a LED desk lamp will use 2 or 4 watts of power.

Making Green, Inexpensive Hydrogen Fuel -Renewably.

Make hydrogen from sea water renewably. This avoids depletion of limited supplies of fossil fuels. It produces no harmful side products. No carbon is released. The investment is recovered and a large return on investment is realized by selling the hydrogen. Everyone wins.

No More Excuses! Home Composting is Easier than Ever

Thanks to a wide variety of new composting products on the market, home composting is now quicker and easier than ever. Moreover, with many new compost bins and tumblers, there is no need to have an unattractive compost pile in the corner of your yard at all.

Preserve the Batteries in your Storage Bank

If you have a solar installation and you use batteries connected to a load, it doesn't take long to learn you have a real problem on your hands because there just isn't enough solar energy to keep the batteries charged during those long dark cloudy periods.

There's Gold In Them Thar Waste Hills

Next generation waste management may be significantly improved by using different technology to better manage solid wastes.

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