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(Never too late for some) Lessons Learned from the 2011 DOE Solar Decathlon

(Originally posted December 12, 2011) There is a village, once every two years, where you can not only see, but take a tour of, 20 of the world’s most technologically advanced and energy efficient high-performance homes. ¬†This village is not, as you might imagine, at Epcot Center (although who doesn’t love a spin through Spaceship […]



Tonight on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart interviewed William Kamkwamba, a young man from Malawi, Africa, who built a windmill in front of his family’s home after quitting school because of the famine in his country.¬† William visited the library in his village – which was sponsored by the U.S., by the way – and […]