Green Benefits

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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DIY Solar Lights

Want Solar lights but, don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for them? Create your own by making sun jars. It’ simple, easy and affordable. Follow the steps below and in no time you will have your own solar powered lights!   What you need: A mason jar with a clear glass lid..

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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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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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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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High-end Fashion meets renewable energy!

The words “high fashion” and “renewable energy” typically aren’t seen strolling down the street holding hands. But, high fashion line Chanel introduced the two to each other in their Spring-Summer 2013 fashion show—and the two seem to be getting along just fine. The show took place at the hall of the Grand Palais in Paris,..

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