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Solar Panels Work in the Snow

Growing interest and news reports about saving energy, lowering utility costs and minimizing your carbon footprint have attracted your curiosity. If you live in a cold climate, you may have dismissed solar cells and devices as viable power options. This is a common misconception. When solar cells consist of high-quality materials, you can harness their […]

2018 Tax Credits: Electric Cars and Solar Power Credits

Even though home energy upgrades reduce the electric bill amount monthly, they are not always cheap. If you think about solar, energy efficiency, electric cars, among others, you will notice that you will have to spend a considerable amount of money to see later results in your bills. But, in 2018 there are energy tax […]

How Can a City Go Green

The new “green city movement” is mainly described as an association of cities which are focused on sustainability. What is more, it is formed by thousands of urban areas all around the world trying to reduce the  environmental impacts by “reducing waste, expanding recycling, lowering emissions, increasing housing density while expanding open space, and encouraging […]

The Future of Energy Consumption

According to the U.S. Energy Profile, the country is considered the world’s second-largest energy producer, consumer and net importer like China. Analysing the imports profile, it can be seen that the U.S Crude oil imports reduced between 2005 and 2015 from a peak of 25 Quadrillion BTUs. Furthermore, it was noticed that the country is […]

Wind and Solar Power could Supply the US

If we want to defeat climate change, it would be primordial to move from fossil fuel energy to clean and renewable energy. The most important sources that seem to have more potential to achieve this goal are wind and solar power. It is sometimes difficult to imagine how these two sources can really work, mainly because […]

Breakthrough: Energy-saving Air Conditioner Developed

A new water-based air-conditioning system which can cool air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius without the use of energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants was developed by a team of researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS) This innovative technology might eventually replace the already existing air-cooling principle that is being used […]

Section 179 Deduction Limits Increased for 2018

There is news for this year in connection with Section 179. The law of H.R.1, aka, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has been passed and signed recently, it establishes that the deduction limit for Section 179 has increased to $1,000,000 for the current year. At the same time, the limit on equipment purchases increased to […]

Going Solar: Hampshire College Sets an Example

A Hampshire College recently announced that it moved entirely to solar power on Campus. It is known as the first US residential college to do this kind of transformation. Recorder.com stated that the Massachusetts Arts School is now working with SolarCity Corporation which is a subsidiary of Tesla Inc. They came to terms that SolarCity […]

Does the Recent Government Shutdown Affect 2018 Tax Credits?

The US President Donald Trump claimed that it was the Republicans´responsibility to ensure that the government being active. He even tweeted that “House Democrats want a SHUTDOWN for the holidays in order to distract from the very popular, just passed, Tax Cuts. House Republicans, don’t let this happen. Pass the C.R. TODAY and keep our […]

Easy Ways to Go Green in 2018

If you planned exciting changes for this year and to become green is one of them, here you will find some interesting ways to go about it. You can choose as much as you need to help to protect the environment. Going green is related to care, not only about yourself but also about your […]