Grid-Tie Power Systems: Do You Need Battery Back-Up?

With most power outages only lasting a few hours, the PS1's battery bank can keep your vital loads running until grid-supplied power is available again.

It's Not About Being Green

Before you decide to hop onto the green building bandwagon, look towards the final destination. Sustainable, integrated, whole-building design is where to head.

It's Not About Being Green

Before you decide to hop onto the green building bandwagon, look towards the final destination. Sustainable, integrated, whole-building design is where to head.

Novel Renewable Energy Products

Virtually, every aspect of our lives in this digitized world needs energy. Alternative energy solutions are now available and more are on their way.

People Planet Profit

The best solutions come from within the community, working on the ground with dedicated entrepreneurs and local groups, who best understand the needs of their community.

Sustainable Patriotism

Do something Sustainable (and thus Patriotic) every day. Take a simple walk instead of taking "a ride," invest in renewable by installing solar or wind, or buying green from your utility, use a compact fluorescent bulb, buy local vegetables, switch to a bio-fuel, trade in that gas hog for something clean and efficient.

The Importance of Watersheds to Your Community

Thinking on the scale of a watershed is useful for environmental work as we can scale things down for planning purposes, and therefore have a greater impact on the environment.

The World Needs Gigawatts not Megawatts

If the Photovoltaics industry is going to play a significant role in worldwide electricity production in the future it all comes down to one word - scalability, the ability of a technology to expand its production capacity to very large sizes, thereby enabling significant cost decreases.

What's ahead for neighborhood electric vehicles?

The cost of ownership is one-third and the fuel efficiency is eight times greater when compared to their gasoline-powered counterparts.

Benefits of 24/7 Battery Equalization

The equalizer captures energy from batteries with "above average voltage" and dumps that energy into the ones with "below average voltage". When the overachievers try to excel in voltage, their excess energy is used to bring the underachievers up to par.

Can Electricity Save Energy

With the increasing conversion efficiency of electricity in generation, the increasing share of renewable electricity, the high efficiency at the point of use and the potential for system level efficiencies, there is a lot of supporting evidence for a claim that electricity can save energy.

China's Attempt to Balance the Environment and a Rapidly Growing Economy

China may be positioning to change its global image from environmental disasters to an environmental leader, as it was recently recognized as the world leading investor in renewable energy.

E85 - An American Alternative

FFVs can be fueled with 100 percent gasoline up to 85 percent ethanol. Fueling between the two products is driver transparent; no switches need to be flipped or buttons turned.

Editorial Comments

A terrific issue with a great variety of articles about Alternative Solutions for Energy and perhaps the coolest Earth Toy yet. I want a Tesla Roadster for Christmas.

Greening Affordable Housing

The green building techniques used by HEB are not radical, and should be accessible to any builder.

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