With the Growth of Energy Saving Appliances, Why Aren’t Electric Bills Lower?

For American homeowners, utility bills seem like an inversion of the line from Dazed and Confused: the houses keep getting newer, but the bills stay the same. In 2016, according to government statistics, the average household paid $112 each month for … #savingenergy


New Textile is Both Warming and Cooling, Saving Energy Costs

A new textile made from a reversible fabric could warm or cool wearers and keep them comfortable. Two layers of material with different abilities to release heat energy are stacked together and sandwiched between layers of polyethylene. (Image credit …and more » #savingenergy


New Solar Panel Design Could Charge Your Phone With Ambient Light

Battery technology is still advancing at a sluggish rate in spite of intense research. The amount of energy you can carry around continues to limit what our mobile devices can do, and current methods of charging can only take us so far. A French solar … #solarpower #solarenergy

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Solar Manufacturers – Along with Apple, Samsung, and Nintendo – Are Under Siege from Component Shortages

Solar panel manufacturers are seeing a shortage of polysilicon that has driven solar cell pricing up, even while panel pricing is moving down. Solar inverter manufacturers are seeing the consequences of a tight global market in memory chips, driven …and more » #solarpower #solarenergy

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Facebook data center to be powered by $430 million wind farm in Nebraska

Construction has begun on a wind farm that will supply 100 percent of the power required to operate a Facebook data center in Papillion, Nebraska. The Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Dixon County, Nebraska, will have a capacity of 320 megawatts (MW).#windfarm #windenergy #windpower #renewableenergy

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