University Sustainability Zero Emissions Goal Australia

University Sustainability Zero Emissions Goal Rise and Shine

An Australian university innovates an “out of the box” environmental sustainability system and cuts their overall electrical usage by 40%. The system at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) began operation in September 2019. The unique sustainability system stores energy generated by 6,000 solar panels installed on buildings throughout campus rooftops. The environmental sustainability […]

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Living Standard Sustainability Perspectives on Climate Risks

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future for communities worldwide. To help spread the word, they have launched the Living Standard campaign. The campaign seeks to expand the conversation around sustainability well beyond the green building community to a broader population.   Also, the Living Standard campaign aims to […]



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Large Scale Floating Solar Farms

Large Scale Floating Solar Farms Gaining Traction In one proposal by researchers from Norway and Switzerland, millions of clustered floating islands that convert carbon dioxide to methanol fuel could help reduce the amount of green house gases in the atmosphere. More information on this proposal for “solar methanol islands” can be found in a paper […]


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Energy Tools Energy Calculators Save Money 2019

Are you looking to save energy and save money? Learning more about energy tools and energy calculators is a good place to start. Here’s a list of energy tools for 2019 to help you on your journey to save energy and save your hard earned money: Solar Calculator: Going solar in 2019? The Energy Department’s Solar PV […]


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Energy Storage Solutions Putting More Wind Solar on Grid

Future energy storage solutions will put more wind and solar on the grid. Battery storage may be considered an old technology. More creative solutions are needed in the renewable energy market. Pumped Hydroelectric energy storage is one example somewhat common.  Pumped-storage hydroelectricity, or pumped hydroelectric energy storage, is a type of hydroelectric energy storage used […]



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Future Housing Zero Emissions Smart Tech

There is a new Florida neighborhood called Hunters Point that has zero emissions, smart tech, and buildings that are hurricane-proof. This interests me greatly and I would love to see a retirement community built near me using the concept, for sure. On their website, you’ll see their attitude toward a new way to think about […]


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Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar Team Up to Bring Automotive Battery Innovation to the U.S. Residential Solar Market Exclusive collaboration marks entrance of Mercedes-Benz Energy products into U.S. market Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR) today announced an exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the U.S. The […]


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Ithaca College Solar Array Installed

Borrego Solar and Greenwood Energy Complete Ithaca College Solar Array Given solar energy is now competitive with fossil fuels, you’ll see more press releases from universities, corporations and residential developers in 2017. It is my expectation that the growth of solar energy will be substantial in 2017 and beyond. Below is an excerpt of a PRWEB […]


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Major Trends in the U.S. Solar Industry Insight Report

Executive Summary of the Solar Market Insight 2016 Q4 Report The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a new report that discusses PV trends in the U.S. solar industry, The quarterly SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight ™ report. You can view the executive summary and/or purchase the full report from SEIA (see source below). […]


AspectSolar - EnergyBar 100

Green Battery Technology – EnergyBar 100

Solar-powered portable batteries are getting greener, lighter, and more powerful. And now, AspectSolar is offering the EnergyBar 100 which is designed with green battery technology in mind. It is a recyclable, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)  battery that is TSA approved for carry-on and checked baggage (the battery is shown in the photo). The following is […]