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Tag Archives: photovoltaic

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Solar Power: From Dream to Reality

Perhaps the best thing about getting older is that you have the opportunity to watch dreams turn into reality. Solar power from photovoltaic cells was just an expensive, impossible dream back in 1970 when I was an 8th-grade student at East Junior High in Aurora, Colorado, celebrating the first-ever Earth Day. In this article, I’ll talk about the roots of solar power, the first practical uses on spacecraft, and how companies and individuals are now taking advantage of the sun to produce clean, inexhaustible energy.

Tips for Travelers: Powering Your Tech Wherever You Are

Rocket Yard Contributor Steve Sande is about to return from a fun adventure and has been providing readers with helpful tips over the past month that can help them use their tech gear confidently and safely anywhere. Present Location: San...