Renewable Energy

The best advice on energy efficiency, solar power, wind energy, living off the grid, and more.

'Renewable Energy, It’s Not for You': A Critique of Public Utilities' Approach to Renewables

By Toby Grotz

The annual RENEW Energy Summit featured longtime opponents of Renewable Energy that now claim to be the good guys.


Should You Purchase a Solar-Ready Battery for Your Home? 5 Energy Storage Considerations for Homeowners

By Sarah Hancock, Best Company

A solar-plus-storage system can be beneficial in some situations, but it doesn't make economic sense for every homeowner. Ask yourself these five questions to determine if a solar battery is the right fit for your home.


Solar Panels are the New iPhone: Imagining a Distributed Energy Future

By Spencer Fields, EnergySage

The possibilities for how distributed generation may disrupt the electricity industry are endless. Thankfully, utilities need look no farther than their telecommunication counterparts for insight into how best to transition from a centralized grid to a distributed network of resources.


Tech Tools for Energy Efficiency

By Amanda Sorell

Monitor and modify your home’s energy usage with these apps and devices, including sustainable lighting, low-flow showerheads, energy monitors, and smart thermostats.


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What's New in Residential Solar Energy?

By Sarah Hancock

In today’s rapidly growing solar industry, an increasing number of premium brands have entered the market, resulting in the development of a variety of new and improved solar technologies. Here's a list of what you can expect to see in near future.


7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Solar Energy System

By Sarah Hancock

Whether you’ve installed solar panels for financial or environmental reasons, the following recommendations can help you use your solar energy system more effectively and get the most out of the power it produces.


Benefits of Personal Energy Independence

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

Producing your own energy increases your homestead self-sufficiency.


10 Off-Grid Myths

By Paul Scheckel

What is it like to go off-grid? Ten myths confirmed or debunked.



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