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Unplug Your Laptop Forever in 7 Steps

How freeing would it be to unplug your laptop from the grid…forever? Not just for a couple hours until your battery dwindles, but for good. While it takes a bit of work and forethought, it’s not impossible. Here’s how you can do it. 1. Get a Backup Battery A backup battery is a must so […]

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Quantum Dots Could Boost Solar Efficiency by 100%

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are hot on the heels of a discovery that could more than double the efficiency of solar cells. The trick is to use tiny nanoscale crystals called quantum dots to capture more of the available energy in sunlight, including energy at the high end of the scale.  […]

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Four-Year Plan for Green Cape

The provincial government plans to have 15 percent of all electricity used in the Western Cape generated from renewable energy sources – like wind, wave and solar – by 2014. It also aims to reduce electricity use in selected schools and hospitals by between 5 and 10 percent, and to reduce the provincial product-to-carbon emission […]

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Green Power Island – A renewable energy haven for Denmark

Renewable energy island to generate renewable energy from sun, wind and biomass. With a focus on the abundant wind energy in Denmark, Copenhagen-based architectural firm Gottlieb Paludan has proposed an innovative design for renewable energy storage called the Green Power Island. The country already generates a decent percentage of electricity using the wind and the […]

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Bangkok adding solar to grid

Thailand’s energy minister ceremonially broke ground Thursday on what will become the largest solar farm in Southeast Asia. The outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, will be home to a 44-megawatt solar farm to be completed by the end of 2011. The plant dovetails with the country’s aim to get 20 percent of its energy from renewable […]

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Solar Roadways for a Sustainable Future

The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. The Vision Our long range goal is to cover all concrete and asphalt surfaces that are exposed to the sun with Solar Road Panels. This will lead to the end of our dependency on fossil fuels of any […]

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South Africa’s Latest Population Statistics

South Africa’s population has increased by about 530 000 people to 49.99 million, according to Statistics South Africa’s Mid-Year Population Estimates. This year’s estimates are up from last year’s updated estimate of 49.46 million. The estimates also show that 51 percent (about 25.66 million) of the South African population is female. Black Africans at 39.68 […]

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Water Rhapsody & Yes Solar Mpumalanga & Limpopo Water conservation systems and solar energy solutions Water Rhapsody Mpumalanga offers water tank installation, rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling and water-saving devices for swimming pools and water-saving toilet flush mechanisms (see product demo).  Our water systems can be retrofitted or built into new buildings and can be […]

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