Golf courses are known for their nice greens, but that comes at a cost. In fact, the average golf course uses 50 million gallons of water per year to maintain its landscaping, according to an infographic from GolfOnline.
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Anyone thinking about becoming a power utility technician probably has a lot of questions. What kind of job title would I have? How many jobs are there? How much do power utility professionals make?
Ecotech Institute's Clean Jobs Index reports that 489,542 clean jobs, including jobs in renewable energy, were open in August 2014 — a 57% increase from the same month in 2014. If every clean job were a mile, that would take you to the moon and back!
Ecotech Institute's Clean Jobs Index confirms the number of renewable energy jobs in the United States increased 16 percent in Q2 2015 over Q2 2014, bringing the total to more than 1.47 million jobs. That's more than four times the number of computer programmers employed today!
So you want to be an electrical engineering technician?
What is the biggest energy consumer in your home? How does where you live influence how much energy you use? How much energy does the average home use?
There's a reason the wind energy industry attracts thrill-seekers. Today's wind turbines have doubled in size from a few years ago, standing 328 feet tall on average. Wind technicians get to climb to the very top of the tower of these powerful machines, offering an amazing and exhilarating view.
Wind energy isn't just eco-friendly because it uses a natural resource to create electricity. Unlike other power plants, wind turbines require no water to generate power.
The popularity of solar energy is heating up. More than half a million homes and businesses use some sort of solar power, and every four minutes a solar system is installed.
Solar cells-the things that connect to make a solar panel-come in a lot of different sizes. But most could fit inside a pocket and are typically the size of an iPhone.