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  • Friday Field Notes 032219

    If you’re looking for some good, warm weather reading, Arizona State University just released a sci-fi anthology about the future of solar power. According to the introduction by Editor Joey Eschrich, the University’s Center for Science and Imagination brought together experts, authors, and artists to “create technically grounded, inspiring visions of a future shaped by a transition to clean, plentiful

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  • Friday Field Notes 031519

    The first week of Daylight Saving Time can be brutal. Brutal, I tell you! Yet longer days hint of good things to come: blue skies, sunshine, adventures in the great outdoors. Speaking of which, Inhabitat introduces us to the hybrid houseboat (electric + solar power) from +31Architects.  Now I don’t consider myself a boat person, but after perusing those photos,

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  • Friday Field Notes 030819

    Sorry for the radio silence. A person must break away for fun and frivolity every now and again. Now that I’m back, we’ll get back to it. (P.S. If you happen to be one of our readers in Europe, don’t miss Solar Payback Trends 2019, from Solar Daily. Of course, even if you aren’t in Europe, you might find it

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  • Friday Field Notes 022219

    Solar Power Portal reported on a fire caused by an electrical fault in a solar PV system. Solar cynics love such stories, claiming they’re proof solar power is dangerous. First of all: False. Solar, in and of itself, does not pose a threat. As a matter of fact, according to a report published in 2017, the risk of a PV

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  • Friday Field Notes 021519

    We’re headed for more blustery weather this weekend–the perfect opportunity to curl up with a good book. As it happens, John R. Platt (Echo Watch) highlights a few environmental titles coming out soon. Power Trip: The Story of Energy by Michael E. Webber sounds especially interesting. It won’t help us now, mind you, since it won’t be available until May

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