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GoSol: solar can also cook, bake and steam!

Solar electricity is an unstoppable force all over the world.  Both in large scale solar farms and for the home-owner.  But the energy from the sun can be used in many more creative ways.  From drying your clothers, or drying … Continue reading

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How far will solar go in 2015?

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Solar Energy for home owners by the Rocky Mountain Institute

Solar energy doesn’t only come in the form of solar panels.   From shading to skylights or drying clothes, there are a multiple of applications that take advantage of solar energy.  Below is a great info-graphic by the rocky mountain … Continue reading

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renooble founders interviewed at All-Energy conference

Starting a new company is hard. No doubt about it.  Innovating and developing new technology is hard too, but it’s something we are passionate and good at.  The two co-founders have created innovations in wind technology, data analysis, web development, … Continue reading

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Investing in solar according to Massachussets

Here is a great explainer video from the Massachussets Government. Watch them explain residential solar panels from the point of view of homeowners, installers, DOER and MassCEC.

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Can you make insulation from mushrooms?

One question we often come across concerns the sustainability of different materials and technologies, be it solar panels or fiberglass insulation.  The answer is that each material has it’s own advantages and disadvantages, so we should do our research before … Continue reading

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Solar can power transatlantic travel

You may think that transatlantic travel can only be done with the dirty heavy oil from the cruises or with the wind. But recently it’s been shown that the atlantic can be crossed in only 22 days using solar power … Continue reading

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Green Deal – What is it?

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has made a press release on the progress of the “Green Deal” scheme. The green deal is essentially a way to finance the installation:  Instead of paying up-front for your panels, insulation or … Continue reading

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interview: Alan South from Solarcentury

At Ecobuild 2013, we had the opportunity to talk to various members of Solarcentury, the UK’s most experienced solar energy company and a beacon of innovation.  Among them Alan South who has over 20 years technical and leadership experience in … Continue reading

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Solar photovoltaic price free falling

This picture illustrates the dramatic fall of solar photovoltaic prices in the last 35 years.  Around the time when I was born, 34 years ago, a 3kW system for a home would have cost about £79,000.  Today the same system … Continue reading

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