Energy news and Small Homes

http://www.futuristech.info/4/post/2014/01/video-solar-energy-efficiency-to-be-improved-by-harvesting-heat-energy.html

Researchers at MIT have developed a solar thermophotovoltaic device that experimentally demonstrates a three-fold increase in energy conversion efficiency. Their device builds upon solar thermophotovoltaic technologies, adding a nanophotonic absorber-emitter that is tuned for optimal collection of sunlight and thermal emission above the photovoltaic band gap.

Cabin fever: Are tiny houses the new American dream?

Cabin fever: Are tiny houses the new American dream?

Is this rise in popularity of small homes a signal in a shift from materialism to affordable, sustainable , tailored living?

 

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