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  1. Taking His Own Advice
    Green

    Taking His Own Advice

    When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.

    written by: Frances Anderton
    photos by: Robert Gregory
    02.01.09

  2. My Place in the Sun
    Design 101

    My Place in the Sun

    Envious of the energy savings accrued by neighbors with solar panels on their roofs, but unsure how to go about putting up your own panels? Jennifer Roberts writes about the how, where, and why of...

    written by: Jennifer Roberts
    02.02.09

  3. Wooler Mills House
    Design 101

    Wooler Mills House

    The first misconception about going solar is that it is expensive.

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  4. From Commune to Commonplace
    Profiles

    From Commune to Commonplace

    Tired of carting supplies back and forth from Ukiah to the commune where he lived in Northern California, John Schaeffer decided to start selling environmentally friendly wares himself.

    written by: Christopher Bright
    photos by: Gabriela Hasbun
    02.25.09

  5. Exploring the Solar Systems
    Design 101

    Exploring the Solar Systems

    For the past 30 years, we’ve been teased with the promise of plentiful solar energy. But for most of us, nerdy solar calculators and watches are as close as we get to realizing this promise....

    written by: James Nestor
    02.02.09

  6. Solid Gold
    Green

    Solid Gold

    When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the stops. Case in point? Colorful pieces of broken LPs are visible in the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.23.09

  7. A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home
    Green

    A Striking Bohemian Geothermal Home

    Taking a calculated turn from tradition, two Czech architects designed a modern rendition of a classic Bohemian home, powered by solar panels and a geothermal heat pump that draws energy from the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    photos by: Andrea Lhotakova
    01.21.09

  8. Kyocera

    Kyocera

    Kyocera Corporation, the headquarters and parent company of the global Kyocera group, was founded in 1959 in Kyoto, Japan as a start-up venture by Dr. Kazuo Inamori and seven colleagues. Kyocera...

    01.28.09

  9. Southwest Wind Power's Skystream

    Southwest Wind Power's Skystream

    For 20 years, Southwest Windpower, Inc. has been bringing low-cost, reliable, clean energy to the world. As the world’s largest producer of small wind generators, we’ve pioneered new...

    04.23.09

  10. Mag-Wind

    Mag-Wind

    Mag Wind has developed a roof–mounted, magnetically–levitated wind turbine for residential use.

    01.29.09

  11. Bergey Windpower

    Bergey Windpower

    Bergey Windpower is one of the world’s leading suppliers of small wind turbines. With 30 years experience, installations in all 50 U.S. States and more than 100 countries, ...

    01.29.09

  12. Kestrel Wind Turbines

    Kestrel Wind Turbines

    http://www.kestrelwind.co.za/

    01.29.09

  13. Sunlight Direct

    Sunlight Direct

    Dr. Duncan Earl, who founded Sunlight Direct in 2004, co-invented a revolutionary technology for tracking, concentrating and redistributing natural sunlight through fiber optic cables. This free,...

    01.29.09

  14. Blue Line Innovations

    Blue Line Innovations

    Blue Line Innovations specializes in developing and providing real-time energy feedback products that help meet the Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) needs of electric utilities, government,...

    01.29.09

  15. Flex Your Power

    Flex Your Power

    Flex Your Power is California's statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign. Initiated in 2001, Flex Your Power is a partnership of California's utilities, residents, businesses,...

    01.29.09

  16. Konarka

    Konarka

    Konarka is developing and advancing nano-enabled polymer photovoltaic materials that are lightweight, flexible and more versatile than traditional solar materials....

    01.31.09

  17. Medland Metropolis

    Medland Metropolis

    At Medland Metropolis our vision is state-of-the-art integrated building services engineering delivered with service excellence....

    02.01.09

  18. SolLight

    SolLight

    Solar technology has come a long way in the last five years. Accordingly, SolLight is now able to combine small solar charging circuits and bright LED lights to provide small, light, safe, long...

    02.02.09

  19. Soldius

    Soldius

    Soldius is a company that develops, manufactures and distributes solar charging products. Soldius believes that Consumer Solar Chargers will be the dominant interface for mobile devices and that...

    02.02.09

  20. Real Goods

    Real Goods

    In June 1978 in sleepy Willits, California, Real Goods opened its doors at the former "Far-Far West Museum," serving a clientele of back-to-the-landers who had made the urban exodus to...

    02.25.09

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