solarpowernow

Now Is The Time For Residential Solar Power

solarpowernow:

Millions of American homeowners can now pay less for solar power than what they currently do over the long term. 

Many banks and credit unions offer 100% financing. Payments on a 10 year loan can be close to what you’re currently paying. After 10 years, you’ll have virtually free energy.

Check out solar-power-now.com to learn more.

#PutSolarOnIt

futurescope
futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

solarenergyawareness
solarreviews:

SOL Dome in London, created by Lopp.pH
This nearly-invisible, solar-powered dome lights up in response to carbon levels in the atmosphere. Installed in Michigan as part of an ongoing research project, the SOL Dome is an ultra-light LED structure built from woven circles of composite fiber.
The different fibers will illuminate the dome in a kaleidoscope of colors, based on the amount of carbon in the air – creating a vivid reminder of our environmental impact 

solarreviews:

SOL Dome in London, created by Lopp.pH

This nearly-invisible, solar-powered dome lights up in response to carbon levels in the atmosphere. Installed in Michigan as part of an ongoing research project, the SOL Dome is an ultra-light LED structure built from woven circles of composite fiber.

The different fibers will illuminate the dome in a kaleidoscope of colors, based on the amount of carbon in the air – creating a vivid reminder of our environmental impact 

popthirdworld

popthirdworld:

Here’s some happy news:

Solar energy is (pretty much/really soon) cheaper than fossil fuel energy.

Turns out they’ve recently solved a lot of the bugs with solar a lot sooner than they were expecting. A lot of big names - Paul Krugman, Al Gore - are expressing surprise and delight at this…