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    German Village Produces 321% More Energy Than It Needs!

    Wildpoldsried produces 321 percent more energy than it needs and is generating $5.7 million in annual revenue — a remarkable accomplishment for a modest farming community that has been able to invest in new municipal infrastructure without going into debt.

    Christie Allen

    IN 1997, when the newly elected Mayor and Village Council of Wildpoldsried, Germany took their posts, everyone agreed that its goals should be to build new industry, keep initiatives local, bring in new revenues and create no debt. Those goals included construction of a new

    • July

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    Study Discovers That Solar Panels Have a Cooling Effect on Buildings

    It turns out that solar panels can do more than provide you with renewable energy – they can significantly cut down the power needed to heat and cool your building as well. In a study recently released in the journal Solar Energy, an engineering team at UC San Diego found that the presence of solar panels on rooftops keeps buildings an average of 5 degrees Fahrenheit cooler during the day and keeps heat in during the nighttime, which could save cash on heating costs in the winter. Read the rest of Study Discovers That Solar Panels Have a Cooling Effect on Buildings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , economics of solar energy , economics of solar power , photovoltaic savings , renewable energy economics , renewable energy savings , solar panel economics , solar panel efficiency , solar panel energy , solar panel savings , solar power savings

    • July

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    Structural Thermal Breaks for Steel Framing

    Fabreeka’s Thermal Insulation Material can provide a much needed thermal break between flanged steel framing. Photo credit: Fabreeka International Steel beams are a prime pathway for transferring heat and cold in and out of buildings

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    DOE Spurs Progress on Green Building Valuations

    The Department of Energy gets involved in green real estate appraisals.

    • June

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    Best Energy Efficient Dishwashers 2011

    Looking at reviews to find the best, energy efficient dishwasher for your home? Good idea! Your home appliances can really add to your energy bills; and your carbon footprint. If you’re in the market for a new dishwasher, look for a model that’s Energy Star certified .

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    Gemasolar Plant in Spain is the World’s First 24/7 Solar Plant

    In the future solar power plants will be as plentiful as personal computers or cell phones are today and they will generate energy on demand. Today I have witnessed the future of energy: a solar power plant capable of generating solar electricity around the clock.

    Located in the Spanish province of Andalucia, Torresol Energy’s Gemasolar is the world’s first utility-scale commercial baseload solar power plant.

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