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First City to Require Solar… Lancaster, CA!

The solar industry continues to build momentum in California and elsewhere. California is already a leading producer of solar technologies in the United States. In fact, it is also one of the biggest solar markets in the entire world. The California Solar Initiative has a goal to create some 3,000 megawatts of new solar electricity..

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Solar and Hydrogen Going Hand in Hand

Solar energy offers the potential for freeing people from use of fossil-based fuels. Today’s photovoltaic cells capture the sun’s energy and converts it to directly to electricity for immediate use or storage in a battery. All without greenhouse emissions. What if you were able to harness the sun’s energy in another way? Like using it to..

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Teaching Children About Solar Technology

February 11, 2014 | posted in: Current News, Green Living, Lifestyle, Uncategorized | by 1 Comment

What is Solar Technology? Solar energy is best defined as brilliant light and natural heat from the sun. When harnessed by such technologies as solar heating, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, artificial photosynthesis and solar architecture it can then be used as energy derived from the sun. It may all sound a little scientific and..

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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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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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2013 Home & Garden Show!

Antelope Valley—So Cal Solar Inc. attended the 2013 Home and Garden Show. Our aim was to bring more solar awareness to the community. With a booth display that could be seen from one end of the room to the next, we pulled out all the stops.  We wowed visitors with our larger than life 70”video..

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