Global Warming

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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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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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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