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2019 Solar Advances Top Ten Countdown ~ #9 Out of the Blue (Black)

Would you like your solar panels in blue-black, blue-black or blue-black? For years, that’s been your only efficient choice. But researchers recently announced they’ve discovered a way to make the panels bright green. Once we’ve gone green, can other colorations be far behind? Imagine terra cotta for roofs, green or brown for ground-level panels camouflaged […]

2019 Solar Advances Top Ten Countdown – #10 Pretty Panels All in a Row

As the cost of solar products rapidly decreases, the cost of acquiring new customers is substantially increasing. Thus, it’s no surprise that when homeowners complained about the same old/same old look of solar panels, manufacturers responded with design-focused solutions for 2019. This year’s new products will include frameless panels, a response to consumers disliking existing […]

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What’s in Your Shrimp Scampi?

You’ve seen the pictures. The stork wrapped and trapped in plastic. The tortoise with a stomach full of plastic pieces. The little seahorse swimming along with a Q-tip as his mate. The beached whale dead from eating plastic bags, plastic cups, flip flops and tangled string. All the photos are sad and shocking. But the […]

You Are Now Entering the Age of Sustainability

According to a Neilson survey, millennials and Gen Z are the first generations willing to pay more for sustainable products. Today’s young woman buying make-up will want to know if the product is tested on animals, the ingredients, if this in sync with her values. It’s part of the farm to table food trend, Fair […]

You Know Who You Are

The December holiday period is noteworthy not only for end of year festivities, but for charitable giving, hospitality and caring. But what about the rest of the year? What cities rank highest in the country for volunteer work, donations to charities, being compassionate? You guessed it, because most likely if you’re reading this (point of […]

Great News for Your Grandkids: The Ozone Layer is Recovering

According to a recently released UN report, the ozone layer is recovering from being depleted, first noted in the late 1970s and at its worst in the late 1990s. Since then, with greatly reduced use of aerosol sprays and coolants containing man-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the ozone layer has been recovering at between 1-3% […]