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Thin film solar

Thin film solar cells (TFSC) generate electricity from sunshine or bright indoor lighting. The first TFSCs were introduced in the 1990s to power hand held calculators. TFSCs are made by attaching extremely thin photovoltaic (PV) materials such as amorphous silicon. The thickness of the PV materials is measured in nanometer or micrometers. These materials are …

How to protect your home from a flood

Before a Flood One of the most important things you can do to protect your home, particularly if the area in which you live is prone to flooding, is to purchase adequate flood insurance. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) guarantees coverage and is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Don’t wait until …