How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

How Long do Solar Panels Last?

On average most solar panels have a 25-year limited warranty on power output. This speaks to the remarkable lifespan of solar panels. Some manufacturers claim that while their warranty is around two decades, many solar panels continue to work for 40 to 80 years. These are amazing statistics, but there are other details that have to do with this lifespan that are important to be aware of. Durability is an important characteristic of solar panels. Most commonly it is found …

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Green Pig

The Green Pig Syndrome

One would hope that what I am about to say is mostly fantasy, but I don’t think so.  On the heels of a variety of calls from people claiming to be environmentally concerned, I am finding that environmental issues rarely supersede convenience and cost.   One remarkable comment came when a person replied to me, “I don’t mind being environmental as long as it doesn’t cost me anything.”  Frankly, I was too shocked to respond like I should have.  The best …

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Hybrid Electric Cars

Hybrid Electric Vehicles: The Eco-nomy of Eco-friendly Hybrid Cars

The most valuable possession next to our house is what we drive. If we cannot conserve energy by taking public transportation, the next best option, it seems, is choosing the most environmentally advantageous vehicle. Below are some facts about the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) to help you make an informed decision: Hybrid Electric Vehicles have two engines employed simultaneously: a standard gas and an electric motor powered by a battery. This results in better mileage and lower emissions. In addition, …

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Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

Natural Cosmetics – Ten Synthetic Ingredients to Avoid

If you want natural products, you have to be willing to search them out. Learn to read labels, and refuse to settle for half-natural hair and skin care. Below we have listed and described our “ten most wanted” ingredients we here at EnviroCitizen most want to see the labels of so-called natural hair and skin care products. Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea — These are the most commonly used preservatives after the parabens. They are well established as a primary …

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Holiday Composting

Composting For the Holidays

 The holiday season is once again upon us; a time for friends, family, food and composting.  Here at EnviroCitizen, we know this is a busy, fun-filled time of year.  We also know that the holidays offer a true opportunity to give mother Earth a special holiday gift – the gift of compost! The holiday season produces an outsized quantity of waste.  What better way to return those materials to the Earth than composting them.  After all, composting is the Earth’s …

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