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Innovative Eco-Houses in the UK

Advanced eco-building and sustainable living demonstrated through four of the UK’s most innovative eco-building projects. Council houses made from straw, an 1840′s retro-build and two modern eco-houses make a fascinating show-case of what can be achieved. Continue reading

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Top 10 Green Business Watch Posts in 2012

Out of the hundreds of posts published on Green Business Watch during 2012 we have chosen 10. From tax incentives to movies about fracking, from rivers catching fire to recycling plastics, our top 10 covers our most popular green business topics. Continue reading

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5 Individuals Inspiring Change in Green Business 2012:

As part of our roundup of 2012 we have chosen 5 posts promoting green businesses which are run by inspiring individuals with a vision for change. Continue reading

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Mexicans Using Solar Power to Cook Tortillas

In a small area of Mexico local people are getting used to the idea of their tortillas being cooked by solar power. Bakeries and tortillerias are discovering that there are big savings to be made by replacing fuel costs with the ever-present power of the sun. Continue reading

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Benefits of Solar Energy for Your Business

Many business owners are looking for ways to save money without impacting quality. A popular ‘green’ way to cut costs is to have a solar system provide their energy needs. Solar energy can lower your energy costs and also appeal to environmentally-conscious customers. Continue reading

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Solar Panel Costs Dropping in US

The cost of solar panels and installation is dropping and will continue to do so. This is the finding of this year’s report, Tracking the Sun, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The price of panels has been falling for some time, now the industry is succeeding in lowering overall system costs. Continue reading

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Record Home Solar Installations in California

California is seeing a boom in domestic solar installations. Q3 2012 was California’s most successful quarter ever for home solar, buoyed by falling prices and finance schemes which require little or no up-front payment. Continue reading

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Local Renewable Energy Provides Local Sustainable Food

Congratulations to Barry Adler and RainFresh Harvests who supply local restaurants and shops in Plain City, Ohio with a range of vegetables herbs and berries throughout the year, powered, off-grid, by their own wind and solar generated electricity. Continue reading

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Nicholas Eisenberger Talks About Solar Partnerships

Nicholas Eisenberger of Pure Energy Partners talks about his company’s Solar partnerships with projects like Sungevity. Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative as part of Climate Week NYC. Continue reading

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New Solar Policy for India’s 4th Largest State

Tax incentives and transmission fee exemption included in new Solar Policy for Andhra Pradesh, India’s 4th largest state. Continue reading

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Solar Campaign Aims to Persuade Millions to Switch from Poisonous Kerosene to Affordable Solar Light

The Solar Campaign needs to raise money to persuade millions of people to switch from kerosene to solar powered lamps. Kerosene is costly, bad for the environment and bad for the health of an African population that has over 110 million living without electricity. Solar energy is free, renewable and clean. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – September 19th 2012

Japan backs down on its commitment to be nuclear free by 2040. What is the real social cost of carbon? Energy use vs. energy efficiency and the role of service contracts in the solar power industry. Continue reading

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Robots to Track Solar Power

QBotix will officially launch their new robot solar tracking system next month. A robot which can control tracking for up to 200 solar panels at a time and may cut the cost of solar power by as much as 20%. Continue reading

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Green Business Roundup – April 26th 2012

The UK looks to the challenge of making renewable energy financially viable while Wells Fargo are set to inject investment into the green economy. Wales has problems with a skills shortage which is holding back progress. Japan continues to invest to reduce their dependence on nuclear and a spat between Whole Foods and New England fishermen illustrates tensions that must be resolved if we are to achieve real, grass-roots progress. Continue reading

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PV Solar Power for the Home – How it Works

Falling costs, market shake-ups and technological advancements make PV solar energy a hot topic here at Green Business Watch. Since, we are constantly talking about solar power, we thought it might be useful to take a quick look at how PV solar power for the home works. Here are a couple of videos that give a nice introduction to the technology and the home setup. Continue reading

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Smart City, Green City

Many of the discussions at the recent Smart City Expo in Barcelona centered upon the need for local, environmentally conscious solutions to be incorporated into the planning of the cities of the future. Yokohama, Nice and the Barcelona based group, Agbar, won awards for their environmental projects. Continue reading

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Solar Power is Cheaper to Produce Than We Are Being Told

“The public is being kept in the dark about the viability of solar photovoltaic energy…..” A recent study at Queen’s University, Canada has found that in certain locations solar PV has already achieved grid parity. This is not the message that most comparison reports have been giving us and the Queen’s University report is highly critical of methods used to make those comparisons. Continue reading

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