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Michigan solar power farm not your typical father-son project…

Michigan solar power farm not your typical father-son project…

Solar power in Michigan? Really?

While it’s probably not the last state you’d associate with solar power (that’s Alaska), Michigan likely appears far down on your list of places ideal for a large-scale solar power installation. Attorney Sam Fields, his son Connor, and two other partners hope to prove you wrong with their 700-panel array in Galesburg.

Five critical questions to ask before installing that home wind turbine

Five critical questions to ask before installing that home wind turbine

Dreaming of a green home? Already got a picture in your head of your carbon neutral, low impact house? Even if it’s just an upgraded version of your current home, that picture almost certainly includes solar panels on the roof, and/or a wind turbine situated on your land.

It’s an inspiring image. In reality, it may also be one that’s going to produce more headaches (financial and otherwise) than clean energy… unless you do your homework.

Learn more on what you need to do if you want to use solar or wind energy on your property…

Green tech finds (5/14/09)

Green tech finds (5/14/09)

Just in time for the weekend — your round-up of cool green technology news and notes.

Not planning to download one of the coal industry’s new ringtones? How about one of these greener alternatives…
The fight against deforestation may one day have its own version of the daisy cutter: the Seedbomb (via Treehugger)