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June 16, 2014

Solar Roadways

Filed under: Innovation,Sustainability — Tags: , — Glenn @ 5:27 pm
Energy Innovation: Solar Roadways and Solar Sidewalks (via Green Building Elements)

PV-powered roads and walkways being tested in U.S. Federal Highway Administration research program Get to know a solar-to-electricity system that isn’t stuck on the rooftop. Thus is s story about tenacity in renewable energy research and a long-range…

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June 10, 2014

Compost-Powered Water Heater

The Compost-Powered Water Heater – Books to Buy (via Green Building Elements)

Gaelan Brown’s new book, The Compost-Powered Water Heater, is a work that demands being read by anyone interested in learning more about all the free energy available to renewable energy stewards who also happen to be composting champions. Brown provides…

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June 9, 2014

Books: Wastewater Garden

Filed under: Learning,Sustainability — Glenn @ 9:08 pm
Books of Note: The Wastewater Gardener – Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time (via Green Building Elements)

“As ecologists say, everything is connected to everything, and how we manage and mismanage our shit, is a crucial part of the global challenge of our times,” writes Mark Nelson, author of The Wastewater Gardener. Since we at Green Building Elements…

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June 5, 2014

Just Found: the Oldest Solar Device in the World

Just Found! The Oldest Solar Device in the World (via Green Building Elements)

Special thanks to author John Perlin for this contribution about what is believed to be the world’s oldest solar device – a solar ignitor, or yang-sui . The material comes from Perlin’s recently published book, Let It Shine: The 6000-Year Story…

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