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Clean Grid Power

Clean grid power is electricity that is generated by solar, wind, or other clean renewable energy sources, but is not generated on-site.  Instead, it is purchased from utilities and transmitted over municipal infrastructures. Clean grid energy is important to drive markets towards renewable energy generation on a large scale for…

Wind Power

Wind power uses wind to push a motor that generates electricity.  Generators are usually called “wind turbines” but sometimes simply “windmills.” Wind power may be useful for locations that have very strong winds and do not have enough sunlight for photovoltaics.  Although large-scale wind power is usually less expensive than…

Solar Hot Water

Solar hot water systems generate heat from sunlight.  They are also called “solar thermal” systems, though that term can also refer to solar steam turbine electricity generators.  Unlike the solar heat gains from passive design strategies, solar hot water systems can pump their heat anywhere it is desired.  They may look…

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