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The blockchain might lower your electric bill by 38%

Someday soon, your electric utility company could be… everyone else. That’s the dream of a company called Grid+, which likes to imagine a future with an automated, distributed energy grid, where everyone produces, stores, consumes, and shares electricity; all run by the company’s smart devices and software, of course. According to the company, this futuristic […]

Last modified: January 17, 2018

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Sometimes there’s only one way out of a deadlock.

While admittedly there’s nothing overtly solar about the above image, it did get me to thinking about issues that relate. Like what? Well how about congress? The senate? Solar legislation? Think of all the traffic here as competing ideologies. Democrats vs. Republicans.. each intending to work together to get their cars moving in directions that […]

Last modified: December 30, 2014

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Prius Limo Achieves 50mpg and Seats 8

Earlier in the year, I reported on a guy who outfitted his Prius with solar cells to eke out 10% more efficiency. Well folks, we’ve got another Prius modder here that deserves some recognition as well. He did not use solar cells in his modification, but managed to stretch out his Prius and insert a […]

Last modified: July 3, 2018

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Carbon Free Furniture

OK, so I know this isn’t about solar power, but I want to write about these guys anyway. The guys over at are part of the new wave of zero-carbon-footprint online stores. They recently donated furniture for a clean water fundraiser. They plant a tree every time they sell one of their sexy pieces […]

Last modified: September 5, 2019

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My Barfing Pumpkin Recipe… Uh, for Solar Power

I just made this… And no, I can’t think of anyway to relate it to solar power… and no, I didn’t follow anyone else’s barfing pumpkin recipe. We try to keep our non-solar related posts to less than 1 in 10, but this was so much fun I had to get it out there for […]

Last modified: June 4, 2018

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