Consumer Reports: How to Find the Best Deals on Solar Panels

“A lot has changed in the intervening 37 years [since President Carter installed solar panels on the White House]: Solar costs have dropped so much that today it’s possible to generate all or most of a home’s electricity — for … Continue reading →

Water Vortex Power Plant Debuts in Switzerland

“A new way to generate electricity is being implemented in Switzerland. It’s a special water vortex power plant that bears the name of well known inventor, Bertrand Piccard.” This may be practical for homesteaders and ecovillages who want to live … Continue reading →

Las Gaviotas – A Village to Reinvent the World

“Paolo Lugari and his team at Las Gaviotas in Colombia started regenerating the rainforest in 1984. Gunter and Paolo met for the first time that same year. This video offers some insights and background with exclusive video footage presenting the … Continue reading →

Tesla Powerwall – A Battery Powered Home

“Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. … Continue reading →

2015 Ashden International Award winners

SteamaCo – International Gold Award and Ashden Award for Business Innovation “Lake Victoria’s fishing villages and other rural communities in Kenya are benefiting from clean light and power for the first time, thanks to renewable energy micro-grids. Using the natural … Continue reading →