Martin Smith's Blog Posts

- July 31, 2014

What's New in the World of Renewables? India's Floating Solar Panels

It was 1985 when the first Tour de Sol, a Swiss rally for solar powered vehicles, ushered in a new era of design and innovation for solar energy use. Among the first of its kind, the...

CleanEdison - July 10, 2014

LED Takes the Lead in Power Tools

For decades we’ve been holding the key to efficient lighting technology in the palm of our hands. Universally acknowledged as the most sustainable choice in the crowded light bulb aisle,...

- July 08, 2014

Convincing Homeowners of the Importance of an Energy Audit

Even though one of the biggest complaints from homeowners is high energy costs, convincing them of the value of a home energy audit can still be a challenge. The audit is quick and...

- June 25, 2014

The Most Satisfying Jobs of the Next Generation

Victor Castaneda is an Army veteran who was working at a temp agency when a veteran employment program informed him about CleanEdison, a training company for the renewable energy industries....

CleanEdison - June 23, 2014

The Case for CFLs

With the cost of energy increasing at a steady rate, and the promise of record breaking summer heat looming in the near future, the time has come for consumers to think of effective...

- June 06, 2014

Combating Carbon through the Clean Power Plan

With the direction and executive authority of President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday released the Clean Power Plan, which cuts the carbon pollution from...

- May 29, 2014

Study: Clean Energy Vocational Training Programs Have Better ROI than Traditional Degrees

Data recently released by CleanEdison indicates that the return on investment for educational paths, also called the return on education, is higher for vocational training than for...

- May 15, 2014

Beyond the Rooftop: Unconventional Applications of Solar

The wide variety of solar technologies being developed by scientists and engineers is permitting the almost endless array of commercial applications that can be powered by the sun....

CleanEdison - May 05, 2014

The Solar Industry: Booming or Busting in a Lackluster Investment Environment?

The decline in global investments in renewable energy isn't as worrisome as it may seem, according to the 2014 Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment report, released in early...

CleanEdison - April 25, 2014

CONVINCING HOMEOWNERS OF THE BENEFITS OF AIR SEALING

A challenge contractors often face is convincing homeowners of the many benefits of air sealing. Often times, homeowners see this as no more than an additional expense that they do...

Martin Smith

Martin Smith

Martin Smith is a writer and researcher at CleanEdison, a national provider of clean energy training and certification courses. Originally from a California desert, Martin is powered by the sun. He studied communications and linguistics...

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