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Learning about Solar Power

I want to look into planning a solar panel solution for my home, as electricity has hit 50c/kwh and doesn't look like it's ever going down. Where are the best resources online to learn about the various options and techniques? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Jun 29, 2011 - 10 answers

What's the big (energy) idea?

Say a group of citizens in a fairly progressive US state wanted to run an initiative campaign [i.e., pass a law by popular vote] that would implement one big, state-wide renewable energy effort. What should it be? [more inside]
posted by slab_lizard on Nov 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for a comfortable green bed in the US

My wife and I are looking for an environmentally friendly queen-sized bed, ideally from the US to cut down on shipping costs/impacts. Also, what's the best thing to do with an old bed? Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 23, 2010 - 14 answers

More info needed about the world of Thin-Film solar panels

Solar power question: What is the pricing of thin-film solar panels like per watt, compared to standard PV cells? I'm comparing 80W thin-film panels in the 6% efficiency range to 135W, 185W, 210W sized Kyocera panels. Also questions about sourcing from China and thin-film solar manufacturing. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Oct 5, 2009 - 3 answers

How to long until we hit 1.21 gigawatts?

How can we present instantaneous stats on our energy consumption and generation in a site with a windmill and possibly other forms of energy generation? [more inside]
posted by advicepig on Sep 18, 2009 - 3 answers

A Burning Question

I need a good collection of readings identifying major issues associated with energy production using biomass. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Apr 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Solar/ Renewable Energy Research

I am looking for research data on demographic trends of customers of companies that have opted to install solar energy systems on their buildings. My hypothesis is that companies who invest in solar will attract a more affluent customer to the desired call to action than companies in the same industry, all other things being equal. I am interested in any data pertaining to manufacturing, retail, medical, commercial office, etc. applications. Any ideas of where I can find any secondary research that has been done on solar (or renewable) energy demographics? Thank you!
posted by wts111 on Mar 1, 2009 - 1 answer

Going where the wind takes me.

I wish to travel the world, learning about renewable energy. Discuss. [more inside]
posted by laughinglikemad on Dec 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Renewable energy in the media

I'm looking for representations of renewable energy sources in (i) movies from any country or (ii) any UK mainstream media including TV ads. [more inside]
posted by biffa on Nov 21, 2007 - 13 answers

Does bamboo burn?

Does bamboo burn in fireplaces and wood stoves? I'm wondering if I can use it to heat a house, since it's far more renewable than trees.
posted by Galen on Jun 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Wind power: does it blow, or no?

We're hammering out an ordinance to allow small wind turbine power generators in our town. We'd like to cover all the bases, and are looking for good and bad from other towns. [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Oct 10, 2006 - 19 answers

The impact of renewable energy

What effect would a massive growth in renewable energy sources have on the environment? [more inside]
posted by ganseki on May 2, 2006 - 7 answers

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