Build Your Own Shed With My Shed Plans

What if you’ve decided that a garden bench would look perfect in your back yard? Do you go to the garden center and buy one, or hire a reputable contractor to build one, or maybe buy a premade shed? Maybe you decided that you want to build a new shed for your backyard and have the satisfaction of knowing that you did this yourself. This is where My Shed comes to the rescue. My Shed Plans offers the most complete home project resource you can buy on the Internet. It is bursting with plans for over 12,000 woodworking projects! … Continue reading

New Portable Solar Energy Storage System Available

  New Power Pack Offers Up to 130ah Storage, with 12V DC and 120V AC Power Outputs Built-in.   Denver, CO Jan. 15th 2014 – Solar energy system owners looking for an affordable and portable energy storage system should evaluate the ArkPak, a $399 battery pack system with a built-in charger and power outputs that can hold a 12V battery of up to 130ah storage capacity. Unlike other portable battery pack systems, the ArkPak is the only system in the world with a built in charger and inverter where the battery is removable and replaceable. Hence the ArkPak can accommodate … Continue reading

Use Solar Power Intelligently

Save Energy & Save Money Using The Sun Intelligently In These 10 Ways (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Cost of Solar. One of the best ways to save money is also one of the greenest decisions we can make: that decision is the decision to save more energy. We waste a tremendous amount of energy in the US. Recent studies have found…   … Continue reading

Easy Ways to Start Using Solar Energy in the Family Home

Guest post by Gemma Hastings. Running the average family home requires an awful lot of energy. Not just for the parents either, but also in terms of your electricity and gas. This can get rather expensive, and it’s something of a worry for those of us who want to be as eco efficient as we can be, so it’s important to find ways to reduce the amount that we use and to try and find more sustainable energy sources that we can use whenever possible. Solar energy is just one such sustainable source, and it’s a great tool that’s relatively … Continue reading

Have an Energy-Efficient Home You Can Be Proud of Without Breaking the Bank

Guest post by Cassy Parker. Energy efficiency is important both to environmentally-conscious consumers and to those looking to save a buck. As in many areas of life, here’s one where you can often save green by going green, as the saying goes. Unfortunately, though, when you look through lists of ways to make your home more energy-efficient, many have a high up-front cost. Replacing appliances, putting in new insulation, and adding solar panels are all quite expensive, and are outside of most people’s normal household operating budgets. Fortunately, though, you can actually save energy fairly easily and cheaply by understanding your … Continue reading

Solar Power For Army Snipers?

Lifesaving Solar Power For Army’s “Firefly” Sniper Detection System (via Clean Technica) The Department of Defense has been aggressively pursuing alternative energy both as the key to future national security and as a means of reducing troop casualties in the field, and a new Army solar project provides a perfect illustration of the two entwined goals. The project involves integrating…   … Continue reading

Solar Powered Windows?

Solar Power Windows Fast Approaching Commercial Production (via Clean Technica) Commercial production of solar windows, using the patented SolarWindow spray-on solar power coating system, may be just around the corner. A recent announcement from US building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) developer New Energy Technologies Ltd. (which we’ve been following for years) has us feeling… … Continue reading