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How Sustainable Solar Panel Disposal Reduces Waste

When you weigh the pros and cons of installing residential or commercial solar panels, you may not think your panels will eventually need replacement.  Many of us don’t think about the process of solar panel disposal.  It’s been an obstacle to the clean energy classification and solar energy’s sustainability.  Although most solar panels are recyclable, … Continued

13 Sustainable Building Practices to Consider for Your Construction Business

As a construction business owner, you know that sustainable building practices are essential.  Some would argue that sustainability is more important than ever before.  Its practices help the environment and save you and your clients time and money in the long run.  Is it time to implement more of them in your business processes? What … Continued

Keep Outdoor Activities Sustainable Using Leave No Trace Principles

A growing body of evidence says what anyone who regularly spends time communing with the environment knows: It’s good for you.  Heading into the woods, mountains, or even your local park for just two hours a week improves your health and well-being.  We think everyone should spend as much time in nature as possible. However, … Continued

Understanding the Relationship between Solar Panels and Soil Health

Scientists have discovered that the best places to build large solar arrays have the same properties as areas traditionally used as cropland.  Solar panels can provide clean and affordable energy for your farm while also making it easier to manage remote properties where traditional electric lines are impossible. Adding solar production can diversify income streams … Continued

Creative Dual-Uses for Your Home’s Ground Mounted Solar Panels

Most people who buy solar panels have them mounted directly to their roofing.  This is often a good place because it provides excellent sun exposure. And roof-borne panels don’t interfere with the lawn or property.  However, you might find installing panels on your roof impossible.  In this case, ground-mounted solar panels are perfectly viable, and … Continued

The Impact of Solar Power Use on Future Green Technology

Fossil fuels’ downsides are becoming undeniable. Thankfully, the world’s response is to shift toward sustainable energy and technology.  Every day, scientists and engineers overcome hurdles to power the planet’s buildings and infrastructure entirely with renewable energy sources.  We haven’t begun to explore green technology’s full potential with solar power.  Here’s a glimpse of what the … Continued

The Bright Future of Solar Energy in the United States

As a discerning consumer, you understand that solar energy means freedom.  The more you know about innovations in this sector, the more confident you can feel that installing solar panels gives you independence and peace of mind as a homeowner. What Should You Know About the Future of Solar Energy for Your Home? Improved technology, … Continued

Beyond Solar Power: Other Energy Efficient Home Improvements to Consider

When building or updating your home, there are many things to consider. You could have appliances to buy, innovative home ecosystems to create, building materials to select for removal or installation, and much more.  If you’re not already, you should also be looking into making energy-efficient home improvements. Why Should You Consider an Energy Efficient … Continued

Can You Camp Anywhere on Public Land? Understanding the Rules

In 2021, almost 57 million people in the US headed out for a camping trip.  You and every other US citizen technically own public lands, but can you camp anywhere on public land?  The simple answer is “no.”  Here’s what you need to know about camping on federal lands. Can You Camp Anywhere on Public … Continued

A Builder’s Guide to Solar Power New Home Construction

Homebuilders, did you know that only 6% of homes in the US had solar panels in 2019. But over the past year, 46% of American homeowners said they’d considered installing them? That is significant. But this uptick didn’t come out of the blue. Concerns about climate change and rising energy costs have people looking to … Continued