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Solar Panels Against The Deep Blue Sky
With constant talk of dwindling resources and serious issues with climate change, it's no wonder that an increasing number of people are looking for ways to save money, resources and the environment. One popular method is solar energy. Check out these solar energy facts to see if it's right for you. 1. Solar Power Has a Long HistoryMany people consider...
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Since the Industrial Revolution, the use of machines by humans has produced gases and chemicals that are released into the environment. Today, carbon dioxide, or CO2, is the most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted by human technology use as a result of the chemical process of combustion. Fuel in cars and airplanes releases copious amounts of carbon dioxide into the...
As more effects due to climate change rock the world, alternative forms of energy are becoming more important and widely used. This includes solar panels, collections of solar cells that draw energy from sitting in sunlight. This technology has a much longer history than most give it credit for, and widespread use can have dramatic results.Humble Beginning of Solar...
While everyone has probably heard the term “nuclear energy” and likely made jokes about it involving extra fingers, glowing skin, or Homer Simpson, knowing what it actually is and what it does is far less common. As far as human participation goes, nuclear energy has been around since the beginning of World War II, when several countries started looking...
According to a survey conducted by Proctor & Gamble, the average American family does between 300 to 390 loads of laundry each year. Companies that make washers and dryers have been working for many years to create systems that are as energy efficient as possible.Laundry is a necessary chore, and with the growing interest in green products and reducing...
Looking for a smarter way to control your home heating and cooling and hopefully even save some money? The latest option isn’t installing a new HVAC system or switching to green – though if your system is old and inefficient, those both help. No, if you’re system is new, all you need is a new thermostat. Better yet, you...
Fossil fuels have been the primary source of energy for human civilization since the start of the industrial revolution. While coal, oil and natural gas still supply most of the world’s energy, growing concerns about dwindling supplies and the carbon released when these fuels are burned have spurred a search for clean, renewable energy sources. While wind and solar...
Solar energy is one of the most important forms of renewable energy. No doubt at some point you've driven by a field and seen those large glistening panes, or maybe some people in the neighborhood have them mounted on their house. Perhaps you've also assumed the cost was too far out of reach or that solar just wouldn’t work...
Which Smart Surge Protector is Right for You? A voltage spike could damage your appliances and electronics if you don’t use a surge protector. Even though a traditional surge protector will block current and protect your electronics and appliances, there are more advanced products available, such as the smart surge protectors offered by Belkin, What Are Belkin Smart Surge Protectors And...
Plasma energy is produced when fusion takes place in a controlled and magnetized environment. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, a gas in which a sufficient amount of energy is present to enable ions and electrons to coexist. Scientific evidence suggests that plasma is actually the most common state of matter in the universe, and plasmas are even...