no, you cant actually start a car with 8 AAA batteries. Eight AAA batteries do add up to 12 volts, but they still can’t provide enough electrical current to run the starter motor. But that’s not the whole story. Any battery
Sitting at home in the summer heat, your mind may start to wander to that fancy new air conditioner. But when it comes to making your house comfortable and sustainable, prevention is better than cure. By prevention we mean simple
It may be a way to save money on energy, but much remains unknown about the pros and cons of such a project. Roseville is thinking of turning City Hall into a power plant — and perhaps saving close to
Sustainability is not a dirty word; being in business in 100 years’ time is what being sustainable really means. Nowadays it is good PR to run a sustainable business. Nevertheless, sustainability is much more than the continued pursuance of a
An Allegheny County solar developer is challenging the state Public Utility Commission’s authority to adopt new alternative energy regulations in a complaint filed this week in Commonwealth Court. David Hommrich of Green Tree, who is representing himself in the case,
Install for less, harvest more energy The ConextTM MPPT 80 600 solar charge controller offers an industry-first set of integration features and top performance that allows for large PV array systems to be easily installed and connected to the battery bank
If you’ve ever thought about putting solar panels on your roof, you know that the process doesn’t exactly qualify as an impulse purchase. Typically, it involves multiple visits from solar installers. The standard practice in the industry is to go
This vision was the beginning of what is now known as the Earthship – a remarkable feat of sustainable living. The environmental, economical, and ethical reasons for living in an Earthship – or any self-supporting home for that matter – are abundant. Whether you are breaking ground on a new home or would like to incorporate these concepts into your existing dwelling, read on for a breakdown on the principles of the self-sustaining home.
It is a photovoltaic (PV) system interacting with the utility, with or without batteries, that uses a relatively new breed of inverters that can actually sell any excess power produced by your solar array back to the utility grid. If you are concerned
Buyer Beware. Falling costs and increasing adoption are wonderful news for clean energy, but now is not the time for celebration. A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that the costs of renewable technologies are tumbling, and with it their adoptions soaring. But despite the good news, we can’t become complacent.