Bright Light LEDs: Ready or Not?

Following the rest of the world, the United States government passed a law in 2007 prohibiting the sale of 100-watt light bulbs that fail to meet efficiency standards. These energy-saving measures are due to take effect in 2012. Since January 2011, California has thus banned the restocking of 100-watt incandescent bulbs, and by 2014, they will no longer be manufactured in the US, nor will any … [Read more...]

Welcome to Solarpowergetics

Renewable Energy is a Complementary Source of Power Emerging renewable energy sources such as fuel cell technology, hydroelectric power, wind power, geothermal energy, and biodegradable waste are gaining traction, showing potential as complementary sources of energy alongside traditional sources of power. However, before this vision can be fully realized, the technology must be further developed, … [Read more...]

Brighten your Day with CFL Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) are incredible energy savers. A CFL can save up to 80% in electricity costs and eliminate 400 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions over its lifetime. Compared to standard incandescent light bulbs, they consume far less electricity and last longer while illuminating the same amount of light. Averaging a lifetime of 8,000 hours compared to 750 hours for an … [Read more...]

A Solar Explosion

Political instability, depleting resources, and rocketing energy costs have all negatively impacted the economy on a global scale.  The struggle with an overreliance on traditional fuels for our energy needs is becoming ever more apparent. While narcissistic politicians huddle around cups of gourmet tea and cholesterol-filled crumpets in chilly Copenhagen to chatter about global warming, the rest … [Read more...]