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California's Plan to Require Solar Panels on New Homes Will Save Energy and Money

Posted by Makers4Good Admin on

Earlier this year, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted to approve a measure that wll require all new homes built after the start of 2020 to have solar panels. This helpful article captures everything Californians need to know about how this new regulation will work. But sounds to us like a whole lot of upside: Bottom line: The move to require solar on all new homes is going to dramatically lower the costs to install the panels, making this specific application of home solar cheaper to the end user than any other source of electricity, saving homeowners thousands of dollars...

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New Product on Kickstarter: HELIO, a Solar Light & Powerbank

Posted by Jarrod Whaley on

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest Kickstarter campaign: HELIO is an ultra-efficient source of light and power. It is a flashlight, a lantern (with both white and red light modes), and a USB powerbank for charging your devices off the grid. It is regged, water-resistant, and designed for use on the trail or in an emergency situation. Best of all, we are donating 100% of the profits from each purchase of HELIO to nonprofits who help people around the world who need light and power.You get a great solar-powered light for all your adventuring and emergency...

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