Performance Standards For Solar Modules And Collectors - Why They Are Important?

Guidelines and standards provide a level playing field for all parties. Retailers, purchasing agencies and consumers must be able to evaluate the merits of solar devices based on a common set of industry-approved standards if we hope to achieve broad market penetration.

Small Hydro System At Backwoods Solar Homestead

At the driest time of year, our creek measures about 3 feet wide by 3-4 inches deep and a five-gallon bucket and stopwatch suggested we had over 300 gpm flowing past our intake site. Wow, lots of potential.

Solar Energy Potential At Different Latitudes

I was surprised to see that, in Germany, where they receive a fewer amount of energy with respect to other countries, by the end of 2003 had clearly invested more in solar panels than many other countries which get more solar energy than them.

Sustainable Energy: What's it All About?

The first in a series that explores the future of sustainable energy across British Columbia

The Advantages of LED Lights

The key strength of LED lighting systems is in their low power consumption and durability. On average led based lighting systems will use 10%-20% of the power consumption of their incandescent counterparts.

The Prius Controversy: Is there really a problem?

Based on my review of the reports, there appear to be four areas of concern and three corrective measures which have been taken by Toyota dealerships.

The right water treatment after rainwater harvesting

For the rainwater to be fit for human consumption, it is important that the water goes through the following processes. Screening, settling, filtering and disinfection.

Tips for Purchasing the Most Energy Efficient Clothes Washer

When buying a clothes washer, it can be helpful to think of two price tags. The first price tag is the price paid to purchase the washer. The second price tag is the cost to operate the washer over its lifetime.

Working the Soil and Shifting the Paradigm:

For the modern home gardener, it may take a personal "revolution" to shift your gardening paradigm away from using harmful chemicals, as chemical gardening is generally seen as less work than organic gardening.

EarthToys Interview With Jodie Roussell Of Acore

Jodie Roussell, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Extracting Energy From Ocean Waves And River Systems

Wave energy is a suitable renewable energy resource for certain coastlines in major markets in Australia, the US, the Pacific Islands, Japan, China, northern Europe, South America and Africa.

Fuel Cell Combined Heat And Power (CHP)

Within the next few years, fuel cell CHP systems are expected to be able to compete with conventional systems on price, with competitive life cycle/fuel use costs.

Green Remodeling: Redefining The Way We Live

At its best, green remodeling can be viewed as a way to evolve. Our persona is more than just our body, mind, and soul. It includes everything that we manifest into the world.

Homeowners Discover The Peace And Quiet Of Manual Reel Mowers

Tips on using and enjoying manual reel mowers.

Introducing Hybrid Technology

It has been estimated that micro hybrids could cost only $300 to $400 more than conventional vehicles, yet this small additional investment could yield up to a 15% improvement in fuel economy!

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