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Introduction I received a few request to describe the installation of my Brultech GreenEye Monitor (GEM for short). My house has an old main panel, and I recently added a sub panel as part of...
Renewable energy is one of those terms we hear a lot these days, with the green revolution peering out from behind peak oil, unstoppable climate change and a global economic May Day. This is a...
Now that the CTs have been installed in the two panels, a short description of how I wired up the GEM. As part of my home rewiring projects, I'm also running coax and CAT5 to...
The sub panel is much the same as the main panel installation was. Since it's new, the wiring job is obviously much cleaner. Note that this panel uses AFCIs for the bedrooms - Arc Fault...
To make renewables work well our smart energy future is going to require lots and lots of battery storage, because if the wind's not blowing and the sun's not shining, where else will all the...
Physicists toiling away at the University of Miami have some across a way to store energy that's just amazing - a spin battery, "charged" by applying a large magnetic field to nano-magnets in a device...
Perhaps the view is different from the other side of a bridge? Perhaps the big redwoods and beauty of the land give the people of Marin an appreciation of what's really important? Either way, the...
I've just been doing some charting upgrades and adding some new gadgets, notably some nice doughnut charts! I was also just inspecting the solar energy output for the last 12 months versus the lights.  It...
Are you, like me, paying for something you may never get? This story about Victoria's smart meter roll out was on channel 9 news tonight:
This item was originally published at cleantech.com and has been edited. Fremont, Calif.-based Solyndra unveiled today its entry in the copper-indium-gallium-selenium (CIGS) solar race—long cylinders coated in thin-film material inside glass tubes, which line up...

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