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Archive for February, 2012

Portable Solar Power

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Small portable solar panels should just be considered for purposes where you have absolutely no connection to the grid!

Reflections at Bocus del Toro

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

This article covers some of the philosophical epiphanies and adventures I had while traveling in the Bocus del Toro archipelago of Panama.

The Three Main Systems For Using Solar Power For Homes

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

There are three main systems for using this type of energy in a home and each of them in their own way can have a very positive influence in the supply of energy to the home. All these systems operate on the same principle of using solar panels to collect energy from sunlight which is freely available.

Can A Windmill Power Your House?

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Wind energy is one of the most economical types of alternative energy available. It is a 100% clean power source and basic wind turbines can be built at home. It uses no traditional fuel, produces no emissions, and is reliable for providing power all throughout the year.

The Fight For Solar Power

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Thanks to rising energy costs, grid parity may be reached sooner.  While solar panel manufacturers are fighting to lower the price of their panels, energy officials are struggling to lower their own energy prices.  We may soon see a point where the rising energy costs and cheaper solar panels unexpectedly intersect, ushering in a new age of power.

Reflections at Eagle Harbor

Monday, February 6th, 2012

It was the first weekend in February and the first weekend of calm, sunny weather for 2012. This would also be my first solo trip in my 40 foot cruise-a-home, the Rock ‘N Row.