Category Archives: Home Ideas

What Is a SolarSkin?

Is your roof a work of art? Sistine Solar, an offshoot of Cambridge’s MIT, thinks it should be. Recently, the startup announced a brand-new innovation in solar technology: a solar panel that can be imprinted with a custom design, known as a SolarSkin. That means any homeowners who are put off by...
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What Are Passive House Standards?

What if you never had to turn on the heat or AC in your home? How much would you save on heating and cooling costs throughout the year? Probably quite a bit. The Department of Energy estimates that heat and air conditioning use make up almost half of the average household’s energy bills. That means...
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Could Your Next Car Have a Solar Roof?

It doesn’t take much to make the leap between electric and solar power—if you purchased an EV for environmental reasons, then you know that your car is only as green as its fuel source. If that electricity source comes from coal or other nonrenewable resources, it’s not exactly all that green. Most cars spend a lot...
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