Sunflowers Inspiring Solar Scientists

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Since their popularization, one of the biggest drawbacks to solar panels has been finding somewhere suitable on your property to place them in order to soak up as much sun as possible. For those without south facing roofs this has been an uphill struggle, but new technology from the University of Wisconsin Madison inspired by the simple sunflower could be about to change that.

Although there are solar power systems on the market which use GPS in order to attempt to reposition the panel throughout the day and catch the most sunlight, this method is not as efficient as it could be, as it requires motors to power the panels. The lack of a dynamic reaction to the sun’s position also means that the panels won’t necessarily be catching as much sunlight as they could. Read more »

Top Profitable Ways To Be Energy Efficient

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Being energy efficient and generally eco conscious shouldn’t be something that people need convincing to do – after all it benefits them to a huge degree. Someone who is eco conscious doesn’t only do less damage to the planet, but will normally save a lot of money and make themselves healthier in the process. If you aren’t tempted to go green for the sake of the planet then, then there are plenty of monetary incentives that might just win you over. Here we will look at some of the top examples of green lifestyle changes that will also please your bank manager…

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Ten Tiny Changes You Can Make To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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There is a mistaken belief among some people that ‘going green’ and trying to use less energy has to be a big deal and will take you a lot of time. People think that it must take effort to save the planet (Superman never makes it look easy…) and that it’s something they need to give a lot of time and thought to. For these reasons (and several others), many people just don’t get round to changing their lifestyles to make them better for the planet. This is a big mistake though as there’s plenty you can do to make a difference that will take no time at all. Here are a few examples of things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint that require barely any effort at all and won’t take more than a minute of your time. This is how easier it really is – so no more excuses!  Read more »

Five Simple Tips For Running A More Energy Efficient Business

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Business owners have even more to gain than homeowners when it comes to increasing their energy efficiency levels. The average business consumes significantly more energy than the average home and small differences can therefore add up to large savings in terms of both energy costs and environmental harm.If you are a business owner, small or otherwise, and you are wondering how you can cut back on your companies energy usage, here are a few simple tips for doing just that. Read more »

Global Warming And Climate Change: A Direct Relationship Affecting Our Planet

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Is the Earth warming?

Is this warming is caused by pollution?

Will the change in climate bring violent weather, storms, floods, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, desertification of large areas etc.?

All these issues are exciting and controversial. It is logically so because we are talking about a problem with serious implications on the lives of millions of people. The scientific evidence is not entirely clear, but in 1995 the leading international body that oversees all research on this issue, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) wrote in one of its reports: “The body of evidence suggests some degree of human influence on global climate.”

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Ways You Are Wasting Energy Right Now

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There are countless articles on the web about how to save energy and about how much damage we’re doing to the environment by leaving out devices on, but while these are often very informative and very useful, they don’t always make quite the impact they should. The problem often is that we read the articles and make note of the various suggestions, but that we then often forget about them by the time it actually comes to time to make a change. We learn about how to save energy and how to be more energy efficient, but by the time we are actually using that energy again we’re in a hurry and we’ve forgotten all those tips.

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