Is surfing ready for Kelly Slater’s ‘perfect’ artificial wave project?

Is surfing ready for Kelly Slater’s ‘perfect’ artificial wave project?

Ten years in the making, a highly secretive project near Fresno, California, has let the first batch of pro surfers play on an artificial, engineered wave The wave curls, whip-fast and flawless; it goes on, and on, and on. Inside it, surfing in the barrel of the wave the feeling, the high, that surfers yearn for is Kelly Slater, who for 10 years had been focused on an idea that many thought was...

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Here Comes The Next Huge Wave Of Solar Panels

Here Comes The Next Huge Wave Of Solar Panels

The solar industry is booming. The millionth set of solar panels in the United States was installed sometime in the last two months, and industry leaders expect the number of solar-powered systems to double within two years. That’s a huge deal, experts say. While solar still only makes up 1 percent of the country’s energy mix, the swift rise in solar capacity portends a bright future...

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San Diego Republican mayor pushes plan to run on 100% renewable energy

San Diego Republican mayor pushes plan to run on 100% renewable energy

California citys bipartisan push to embrace clean energy such as solar and wind while paring back greenhouse gas emissions may be a model for rest of the US As presidential nominees religion or a Kevin Faulconer, the mayor of San Diego, could therefore qualify as one of the most outlandish, as well as green-tinged, Republicans in the US. Faulconer has thrown his weight behind Florida senator...

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“Unidentified Floating Objects” Are The Off-Grid Homes Of The Future

“Unidentified Floating Objects” Are The Off-Grid Homes Of The Future

Technology has become so advanced nowadays that we often take it for granted. Airplanes make it easy to travel anywhere in the world on a day’s notice. Solar energy is becoming more and more common, paving the way for a greener tomorrow. And don’t even get me started on that black magic called “FaceTime.” Whether we realize it or not, the future is now, but that...

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How Long Will Solar Panels Produce Electricity?

Most of our clients are concerned with the length of time that solar panels will continue to produce electricity.  The answer is that the solar panels will probably be making electricity long after we have all gone to see our maker. A crystalline solar panel will lose about ½ of 1% per year in production capability.  That means that after twenty years, the solar panels will still be making 90%...

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How Does a Solar Panel Make Electricity?

We all know what solar panels look like, but how do solar panels make electricity?  The traditional method of making electricity is by using water pressure or steam pressure to turn a turbine which creates electricity.  But a solar panel just sits there in the sun and has no moving parts, so how does a solar panel make electricity? When you look closely at a solar panel you will see it is made...

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