Nate Berg

Cities, science and design writer


Of hemp’s many uses, one of the most promising could be in construction

“Hempcrete,” made from the woody core of hemp, is showing promise as an environmentally friendly building material.

November 24, 2020

What Will we Do with all those Solar Panels when their Useful Life is Over?

But the solar panels generating that power don’t last forever. The industry standard life span is about 25 to 30 years, and that means that some of the panels installed at the early end of the current boom aren’t long from being retired.

April 12, 2018