The Tesla S-90 Tops My List of Electric Vehicles

The Tesla S-90 Tops My List of Electric Vehicles

I’ve always tried to do the right thing towards minimizing my carbon footprint via my transportation choices, but I’ve finally found a way to eliminate that footprint altogether! First a brief history of my car experiences and early (and sometimes misguided) efforts: In the mid-1970s, when I was starting Real Goods, I commuted from my commune (called Rainbow, what else?) to our first store in Willits in a VW bug that got about 35...

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We Buried a Time Capsule…

We Buried a Time Capsule…

We buried a time capsule (two of them, actually) on August 28, 1994 at the ground-breaking of the Solar Living Center. We’d just finished our design competition and hired Sim Van Der Ryn and David Arkin to design the facility. We had invited people to contribute to the time capsules, which we said we’d open in 2010. But 2010 seemed too soon, so we decided to wait until the Solar Living Center’s 20th anniversary celebration,...

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Reflecting on 20 Years of Solar Living at the SLC

Reflecting on 20 Years of Solar Living at the SLC

Welcome to the new Real Goods blog! It just so happens that launching this exciting new information source for off-grid enthusiasts coincides with the 38th anniversary of the first Real Goods store opening, and the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Solar Living Center (SLC) up in Hopland, CA along historic California Highway 101. We had a big anniversary celebration at the SLC June 11-12 with food, friends, speakers, music, dancing,...

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