About Charis Michelsen

Charis Michelsen spent 7 years living in Germany and Japan, studying both languages extensively, doing translation and education with companies like Bosch, Nissan, Fuji Heavy, and others. Charis has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. She also believes that Janeway was the best Star Trek Captain.



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Japanese Ecovillage House Brings Nature Right Inside

October 31st, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

This year, architects from ALTS Design Office were brought in to take the ecovillage process a step further. Rather than maintain the traditional strict separation between inner and outer, the Kofunaki House brings nature (or the outer) right inside.


Solar PV Calculator Has All the Numbers

October 26th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

The guys over at Solar Panels UK just launched a great tool -- it's a solar PV calculator designed to tell you exactly how much you can save -- or even make(!) -- by turning your roof blue and going green.


More Bicycle Friendly Communities for the U.S. — Los Angeles, Miami, and Nashville

October 19th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Bicycle friendly communities are exactly what it says on the tin -- communities taking steps to make cycling safer and more accessible for everyone. The League of American Bicyclists recognizes and awards five levels of BFCs (Bicycle Friendly Communities, of course) -- Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. As of this month, 47 of the 50 states can claim to host BFCs.


Electric Car Club Lets Potential EV Customers Try Before They Buy

October 12th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

For anyone on the fence about how cool (or practical) an electric car ​actually​ is, a chance to try it before you buy it might be just the right kind of push. A new car club in the U.K.'s Milton Keynes is providing exactly that service - and it's not just a car club, it's an ​electric​ car club


Denmark Presents: The QBEAK EV

August 8th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Tiny little electric vehicles make a lot of sense for people living in urban environments – and (tell the truth, now) how many of you live in a city? Even with a relatively short range, small electric vehicles thrive in their natural habitat of


1500V Photovoltaic Operation from Belectric

July 11th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

Belectric, a world market leader in photovoltaic system integration, has integrated the world’s first 1500-volt operation into the grid. The open-space solar power plant is the first to utilize the full power bandwidth defined by the European Union’s Low Voltage Directive, and could result in


Hybrid Solar System to Go Online in Chiba

July 10th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

The prototype hybrid solar system will go online in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture this month. It’s supposed to have a rated power output of 2.4kW. Based on the results of the current test run



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