Where Solar Energy is Found

Solar Energy Is Everywhere the Sun Shines Solar energy is the Earth’s most available source of energy. Solar energy generation is able of providing many times our current energy demand. However, it is a sporadic source of energy, meaning that the amount of energy you would get would be the same all the time. However,… Continue reading »


Green Energy, What is?

Green energy is energy that is produced in a manner that has less of a negative impact to the environment than energy sources like fossil fuels. Common ‘greener’ types of energy include solar, wind, geothermal and hydro energy. There are several more, even including nuclear energy, that is sometimes considered a green energy source because… Continue reading »


Octane, What is it?

When you go to the gas station and there are typically three different grades of gas. These gases are different because of their octane rating. What is octane? Octane is gasoline rating that indicates how much the fuel can be compressed before it spontaneously ignites. It is not a energy density rating, which means that… Continue reading »


CFL vs. Incandescent Light Bulbs

The common everyday incandescent light bulbs that most of us still use are very inefficient. A 100 watt incandescent light bulb is 2.6% efficient. That means that out of the 100 watts of energy that I put into the bulb only 2.6 watts get used to create light, the rest just gets burned up in… Continue reading »


Save Us! Not the Planet.

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Save the Planet, Be Green”? Our planet has been around for about 4.5 billion years. The Earth has seen meteoroid strikes, super volcanoes, and even dinosaur poop. What an ignorant people we must be to think that we are going to destroy our planet in a few short decades.… Continue reading »