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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.

Mount Pyramid and Pyramid Lake, Jasper National Park, Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Tips for Travelers 2019: Power Everywhere

Mount Pyramid and Pyramid Lake, Jasper National Park, Jasper, Alberta, Canada This is the last of our Tips for Travelers 2019 series, bringing you helpful hints on how to travel with confidence with your tech gadgets anywhere you go. Today...

Apple Makes a Big Investment in Renewable Energy

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced Tuesday that the company has made a 25-year solar energy agreement with First Solar Inc. to power its California operations. In what Cook called the company’s “biggest, boldest and most ambitious project ever,” Apple...

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