Photovoltaic energy – What is it? Advantages & Disadvantages

Photovoltaic energy

Photovoltaics (often simply called “PV”) is a renewable energy technology that converts the sun’s light, not its heat, directly into electricity. Sunlight shining on specially treated cells or film produces direct-current (DC) electricity. Advantages Working photovoltaic systems are mechanically simple; there are no moving parts in PV cells so the …

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Living Below Your Means

high buildings

Recently, a friend was fretting about her stressful job and the kitchen remodeling project she thought she had to have, when it hit her: those tens of thousands of dollars could stay in the bank and give her some true freedom, a cushion in case her job got to be …

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Find Unhealthy Energy in Your Home

bad energy

We are sometimes blind to energetic trouble spots in our homes. There are lots of reasons for this, including that they are so much part of our everyday life we forget to pay attention. I think of energetic trouble spots as those places where the energy is really stuck, resulting …

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Five Guidelines for Keeping Plastics Out of Your Kids

kid recyling plastic

Keeping plastics out of kids’ bodies and out of our homes is a new challenge faced by parents and others around the world. A large study of Swedish children has found that house dust contaminated by plasticizers–phthalates in particular–is associated with higher rates of asthma and allergic diseases. Other evidence …

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Salvage Style: Old Wooden Shutter CD Rack

diy cd rack

The authors of Salvage Style know from personal experience that this shutter CD rack is a good idea because it has their teenager’s seal of approval. Teenagers usually buy CDs more frequently than the rest of us, and as a collection of CDs expands, storage can become a problem. Of …

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