The Basics on Energy Star Ratings

The Basics on Energy Star Ratings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy began the Energy Star program to endorse and easily communicate with consumers about energy standards that are both efficient for homes and good for the environment.  The Energy Star program...

Solar Panel Efficiency

Solar cells have historically had an efficiency problem, with less than 30% of the energy in sunlight being converted into electricity. A group of chemists at UT-Austin and UC-Boulder are hoping to gain some of that energy loss back, using organic dyes on the surface...

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