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-Zane Ayers


Solar Continues to meet fashion with Project Runway’s Seth Aaron Henderson Solar-Inspired Line for Portland Fashion Week!!

The last thing designer Seth Aaron Henderson  wants you to do is take him or his work too literally. The Season 7 Project Runway winner will be unveiling a runway line that pays homage to solar technology. This line, however, isn’t heavy on the solar panels though. Set to debut at Portland Fashion Week in..

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Wearable Technology: Solar “PowerCloths” Turn Clothing Into Energy Generators

June 10, 2013 | posted in: Green Gadgets, Green Living, Lifestyle, Uncategorized | by 1 Comment

    Ready to give the sun a reason to sweat for a change? Strap on Exotic Solar’s “PowerCloth 1G,” an innovative new textile that turns everyday clothing into wearable solar-powered generators.Unlike conventional photovoltaic panels, which are stiff and brittle, the Utah-based company’s fabric cells are ultra-lightweight and flexible. A single $65 device, available for..

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Milan Gets Innovative with Green Initiative

Milan’s Vertical Forest The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) will be the greenest building in Milan when completed, which is one of Europe’s most polluted cities. Designed by Stefan Boeri Architects, as part of their BioMilano vision to incorporate 60 abandoned farms into a greenbelt surrounding the city. The Bosco Verticale building has a green façade..

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Our Top 5 Pins of the Week!

May 3, 2013 | posted in: Pinterest, Uncategorized | by

              1. Outdoor Chandelier Use dollar store solar lights placed in bulb sockets of an old chandy that has been stripped of all the electrical stuff. Could be so pretty swinging from a tree branch, hanging from the porch or an arbor         2...

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So-Cal Solar attending the Orange County Home & Garden Show

  So-Cal Solar Inc. will be attending the Orange County Home & Garden Show this weekend. The show will focus on educational and informative displays and showcases for home and garden improvement. So-Cal Solar will be attending the show with information on the benefits of going solar. We will also be giving away a solar..

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Top Ten Earth Day Tips

Happy Earth Day from the So-Cal Solar Family! Here are our top ten Earth Day Tips:     1. Unplug Electronics: Leaving electronics plugged in when not in use is called the “vampire effect.” Even when not turned on, an appliance that is plugged into a power source can still draw energy. According to the..

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Solar Vineyard Winery

The Solar Vineyard Winery, designed by Michael Jantzen, was created in order to explore the potentials of a large winery and also function as a solar electric generation power plant. It works by utilizing solar electricity produced through a large bank of curved photovoltaic solar cells that are elevated above the winery roof. The Solar..

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Clean Energy Developments: Algae Powered Building, Solar Farms & more!

Algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells Recently, Inhabitat reported that the world’s first algae-powered building officially opened its doors in Hamburg, Germany. It’s the BIQ House and the building features a bio-adaptive algae facade that controls day lighting while generating a steady stream of renewable energy.  Germany is the leading country in..

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Water Infusion

April 15, 2013 | posted in: Current News, Green Living, Healthy Living, Lifestyle | by 1 Comment

How to make fruit and vegetable infused water       What you need: Fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs Water Mason Jars Reusable Straws Fruits & Vegetables to use: I prefer goodies straws from the garden or farmers market. You can choose any fruit or veggie your child likes to infuse water with but, here..

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Solar Mythbusters

With all the talk of going solar these days we here at So-Cal Solar Inc. thought we would pass along our insightful mythbuster report on going solar.    1. Solar Panels Do Not Work At Night Yes, it is true solar panels do not generate any power in the darkness, but solar frequently generates more..

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