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There's a right and wrong way to build a solar farmSolar-Farm.jpg

There’s a right and wrong way to build a solar farm

Solar farm naysayers often throw out two major criticisms of power utility-scale projects, depending on where they are located: Solar farms intended for relatively flat, well-draining land can take up much-needed and valuable agricultural spaces. Meanwhile, any solar farms installed across more complex terrain or steeper slopes may exacerbate issues like excessive stormwater runoff and […]

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This EcoFlow solar-powered generator is just $179 for Prime Dayecoflow-river-portable-power-station.jpg

This EcoFlow solar-powered generator is just $179 for Prime Day

We’re big proponents of solar generators here on the PopSci GOODS staff. They can save the day in a pinch or enable off-the-grid fun during an adventure. Right now, Amazon has the EF EcoFlow Portable Power Station 2 for the ridiculous price of $179, complete with a dedicated solar charging panel. That’s nearly half-off. Remember,

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This 500-year-old hotel in Germany’s Black Forest is an energy self-sufficient wonderHofgut_Sternen_hotel.jpg

This 500-year-old hotel in Germany’s Black Forest is an energy self-sufficient wonder

Nothing about the classic Bavarian structure, rainbow-hued flower boxes, giant cuckoo clock, or towering stone viaduct indicate that the historic is anything more than a traditional space. Located in the Breitnau region of the upper Black Forest, the complex is not just a standard hotel catering to visitors wanting to explore the history and natural

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A hydrogen-powered air taxi flew 523 miles emitting only water vaporJoby_Hydrogen-Demonstrator-lead2.jpg

A hydrogen-powered air taxi flew 523 miles emitting only water vapor

A flying-car-like vertical takeoff aircraft created by Joby Aviation has completed a first-of-its-kind, 523 mile test flight using hydrogen power. The aircraft, which reportedly left only a trail of water vapor in its wake, is being pitched as a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional gas powered jets for mid-range, regional travel. Though questions remain

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The best home wind turbines in 2024, according to experts

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › Brandt Ranj / Popular Science With more and more people becoming energy-conscious and wanting to save the planet from global climate change, there’s an increased interest in home wind turbines. “Harness the wind!” It feels good

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