Welcome to Exploring Green Technology

Last updated February 7, 2021
During the industrial revolution, energy consumption boomed as savvy inventors and engineers developed new ways of doing things.

Since then, both engineering prowess and energy usage have continued to grow rapidly. Understanding of our interactions with the world has also grown.

Here we explore the new era.

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With a focus on productivity, energy grew intensely after the Industrial Revolution.

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The ultimate goal of ExploringGreenTechnology.com is to provide useful, accurate, and thought provoking information about different alternative energy and green technologies.

Part of making information clear and accessible is relying on good sources. We strive to find and present only useful and accurate information.

Instead of bombarding you with technical data, we attempt to limit our use of statistics to those that are actually valuable in presenting a comprehendible and accurate picture of various green technologies.
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A new era of design. Efficient resource use and technology that reduces toxic by products.

What is Green Technology?

The main definitions we work to here are that green technology:
  1. Is sustainable.
  2. Avoids or reduces waste and toxic by products.
  3. Reuses materials
  4. Attempts to work in harmony with the environment and eco-systems.

Green ENERGY Technology

A major focus of this website is green energy technology, particularly solar and wind energy production.

We do explore other green energy technology methods such as hydroelectric and geothermal, however we tend to focus on solar and wind technologies as they require more attention.

Reasons for this include the dramatic developments of these technologies over the past few years; the wide range of different applications and methods with solar and wind; and that these two are relevant on a private, public, commercial, and political level.

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Learn how green energy technology like wind, solar, and hydro work... And get a taste of the debates surrounding them today.

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