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Tribes make Solar Posted at 01/19/10 - 05:35 AM

New Mexico's Jemez Pueblo tribe is working a deal to use their land for solar energy production. They will be the first Native American tribe to use solar energy as a way to make revenue.  The 3,000 members of the tribe are working to harness the energy from their 30-acre site. They plan on setting up over 14,000 solar panels. A plan is now in the works to sell electricity to outsiders from their four-megawatt plant. The completed plant would be able to power about 600 homes.

Author: Greg

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Getting Efficient in the home Posted at 11/10/09 - 07:57 AM

Start by figuring out where all your energy use goes, in your house.
There are gadgets that can measure either the power used by each appliance or the power used by your house. There's a gadget called Kill-A-Watt for about $20 that will read out the power use of the appliance you plug into it.  You may be shocked at what some appliances use and seriously think about what needs upgrading, or simply ditching. Alternatively there are power monitors that clip over and record the power second by second, this allows you to check  peak use times and appliances and maybe reschedule your habits.


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