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10 off-grid homes for a self-sufficient lifestyle

  • By Dezeen on
  • Feb. 16, 2019, 3:15 a.m.
It functions entirely off-grid by producing its own electricity from solar panels, and sourcing clean water from a borehole. John Lin adapted a traditional rural Chinese courtyard house to create this off-grid dwelling, which encourages village residents ...

Opportunity was the little rover that could

  • By Los Angeles Times
  • Feb. 16, 2019, 12:50 a.m.
It was only built to last 90 days, but lasted six years. Opportunity, astonishingly, lasted 15 years, succumbing only after a planet-wide dust storm likely covered its solar panels or gummed up its electronics. Both robot geologists thrilled scientists by ...

Three Big Benefits Using Solar Power for your Home

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  • Feb. 16, 2019, 12:41 a.m.
Thinking about installing solar panels at your home? If you are, then you are on the right track. There are a number of benefits of using solar energy to power your home. In the following article we discussing three of them… Who doesn’t want to lower ...

Sneak peek: REC Groups new solar panel to change the game

  • By KLAS Press Release
  • Feb. 15, 2019, 11:04 p.m.
REC Group, the largest European brand for solar panels, is going to launch a trailblazing new solar panel at Intersolar Europe. Based on a revolutionary technology, REC is set to create the world’s most powerful solar panel for rooftop customers ...

NASA Said Goodbye to the Mars Rover with a Final Song

  • By Los Angeles Magazine
  • Feb. 15, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Maybe the storm had blanketed Oppy’s solar panels in a layer dust that would blow off during the windy season. But, huddling somewhere in Perseverance Valley, even with Mars’ thin air sweeping its flanks, Opportunity remained silent. Then, without ...

Farewell, Opportunity: rover dies, but its hugely successful Mars mission is helping us design the next one

  • By YAHOO!
  • Feb. 15, 2019, 8:20 p.m.
This prevented the rover from using its solar panels to charge its batteries. The solar panels had already started to degrade due to the longer than expected mission, and the low light levels and the build up of dust may have caused its ultimate demise.

After 15 years on Mars, it’s the end of the road for Opportunity

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  • Feb. 15, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
“If we hadn’t heard from it when it was windy and there was sun on the solar panels, the odds of hearing from it when it’s dark and not windy are pretty low.” The rover team is nostalgic and wistful, Fraeman says. “It’s like you fall in love ...

NASA says goodbye to record-setting Mars rover Opportunity

  • By Watertown Daily Times
  • Feb. 15, 2019, 7:07 p.m.
Still, the team held out hope. If the storm had deposited dust on Opportunity’s solar panels, the coming windy season — which runs from November to January - might help sweep them clean. “The hardest part was the not knowing,” Stroupe said.

Are zero-energy homes the new wave in housing?

  • By HousingWire
  • Feb. 15, 2019, 6:59 p.m.
Depending on the specifics of the design and the residence's energy consumption pattern, solar panels could produce all the electricity needed for the home. According to the article, the state's ultimate goal is to reduce its carbon footprint by producing ...

The Green New Deal

  • By The Heritage Foundation
  • Feb. 15, 2019, 6:25 p.m.
What would that look like? Solar panels everywhere? LORIS: Yeah. Essentially solar panels everywhere, eliminating the consumption of beef products because methane emissions are one of the bigger, if you wanna call it an alleged climate challenge is methane ...