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Solar Electricity Come Rain or Shine!

Posted on:
April 9, 2016
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SolarOdysseyInc

Another Game Changer!

A team of researchers in China has leveraged the remarkable properties of the wonder material to develop a new all-weather solar cell design that is able to generate electricity when current solar cells can’t – when it’s raining.

A team led by Qunwei Tang is developing solar cells that generate electricity not only from ...

Source – Click here: All-weather solar cell design generates electricity come rain or shine

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3 Friends Built A Greenhouse On A Roof & Got 625 Tons Of Produce!

Posted on:
October 30, 2015
Author:
SolarOdysseyInc

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3 Friends Built A Greenhouse On A Roof & Got 625 Tons Of Produce! | Collective-Evolution

Where others see rooftops, Gotham Greens see green fields, blooming communities and high quality fresh produce. Gotham Greens designs, builds, and operates commercial scale greenhouse facilities in urban areas for fresh vegetable production. Since commencing production in early 2011, Gotham Greens has quickly become a worldwide pioneer in the field of urban agriculture and one of New York State’s leading producers of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown vegetables and herbs. ~ Gotham Greens

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The Benefits of Solar Power (Infographic)

Posted on:
September 9, 2015
Author:
SolarOdysseyInc

Home Inspector Bill Barber recently created an excellent infographic that details how solar panels can power homes and help the environment at the same time.

Solar Power Infographic

Source: The Benefits of Solar Power (Infographic)

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Solar in NYC Schools Part of the Curriculum

Posted on:
June 16, 2015
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SolarOdysseyInc

Now THAT’S education.  Seriously.  Teaching kids about the benefits of green roofs and solar technology and giving them hands on experience … it’s genius. And FUN!

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Read more about the program here:
Solar roofs in New York city schools become part of the curriculum | Inhabitots

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A Solar Powered Floating Farm

Posted on:
June 8, 2015
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SolarOdysseyInc

There is something so compelling about this.  A solar powered floating farm, generating power and producing food simultaneously.  What an amazing innovation!  Click on the photo to read more:

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This solar powered floating farm can produce 20 tons of vegetables every day | Minds

 

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Tesla Energy and Kendall-Jackson

Posted on:
May 12, 2015
Author:
SolarOdysseyInc

This is just the beginning! Tesla’s innovative new batteries are
making their debut in interesting places.  This partnership with
Kendall-Jackson is a perfect example: 

“We are proud that K-J is an early collaborator with a company
like Tesla Energy that shares our commitment to innovation and
sustainable energy management.”  ~Kendall-Jackson

Link to Article Here: What do Tesla Energy and Kendall-Jackson have in common?

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Tesla’s Model III – 200 miles per charge – costs $35,000

Posted on:
May 12, 2015
Author:
SolarOdysseyInc

This is important – and might even be a game changer.

Read More: Tesla’s Model III goes 200 miles per charge and costs $35,000 | Minds

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The Challenges of “The Middle Times”

Posted on:
April 28, 2013
Author:
Solar Odyssey Inc.

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We recently received an email from a local sustainability group asking for signatures on a petition to close a coal-fired power plant in Virginia.  There were a lot of good reasons to close this particular plant.  As owners of a solar installation company, we support closing coal plants – everywhere.  According to SourceWatch, there are 21 coal plants in Virginia (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Category:Existing_coal_plants_in_Virginia), all of which emit dangerous pollutants.

But, there’s another perspective to consider.

We’re in what some call “The Middle Times.”  Not enough renewable energy is being installed and utilized to reduce (much less eliminate) the demand for coal and other fossil fuels.  At the same time, not enough consumers are willing to reduce their energy consumption or (if they can afford it) implement renewable energy solutions.

How many of those who decided to sign the petition we mentioned did it while sitting in an air conditioned room using their laptop?  How many of them watch TV every night?  How many use a microwave, a clothes dryer, a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a cell phone charger, an alarm clock, an automatic garage door opener, or a light bulb?

We have to face the fact that we, the consumers, are at cause.  As long as we demand power, coal miners and coal plant operators are going to provide it.  And coal plants, no matter where they are, cause environmental damage.  Mining and burning coal is an environmental nightmare.  Just because a power plant isn’t sitting in “your backyard” doesn’t mean it’s emissions don’t affect you.  The truth is, the whole planet is our backyard.

It’s politically correct to side with environmental groups, it’s politically correct to sign petitions to get coal plants closed, it’s politically correct to participate in candlelight vigils in front of a coal plant … but, is that how we should go about solving the problem of burning coal for power?  What if we also started reducing the amount of power we use in order to meet the challenges of “The Middle Times?”


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Investing in Solar Trumps Home Improvements!

Posted on:
April 19, 2013
Author:
SolarOdysseyInc

solar ground mount InstallationPerceptions about solar are finally changing!  Solar Reviews is reporting, “seven out of 10 people believed that solar was the best investment, citing reasons such as return on investment, long-term value, reduced energy costs and environmental benefits. Twenty-nine percent of the 100 respondents favored property renovation, and only 1 percent thought buying a car was the best investment.”

Click to read the whole article:  Investing in Solar Trumps Home Improvements, Buying a Car.

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What Goes in the Ocean Goes in You

Posted on:
January 23, 2013
Author:
SolarOdysseyInc

What Goes in the Ocean Goes in You

 

You’re consuming plastic.
Maybe you didn’t know that.
Surfrider Foundation can tell you how.
www.surfrider.org

 

 

 

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