Solar PV installations surpassed natural gas installations for the first time in 2015.
Don’t let this tricky pipe slow down your projects — these CPVC basics will help you ease into those plumbing repairs.
The basement of Dan Chiras' net zero energy home is outfitted with PVC pipes, insulation and concrete.
Talking about Annie Upshure and the Catholic Workers Movement and how Peace Farms moved into Appalachia.
Comly Wilson, Associate with CleanEdison, a solar installation training provider, offers her tips to remedy 6 common mistakes solar PV installers make when setting up new photovoltaic systems.
What's it take to build your own SOLAR-POWERED Electric Car? How about starting small with some hardware store parts and an old child's ride-on toy? Read how a tinkerer Dad builds a Solar-Powered Power Wheels with just basic tools and skills.
Make a shelf or table into a growing space for starting seedlings.
A "how to" for building a hoop-style greenhouse using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.
A. O. Smith Water Products Company, the leading manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters, has donated a 120-gallon solar storage tank to the Hurston family of Cocoa Beach, Fla., project of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Cam describes how our solar electric system has evolved over time.
Covering an area about the size of California with solar panels would provide enough power to handle the world's needs.
Willis Tower in Chicago, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, gets new windows that could generate up to 2 megawatts of solar power.
EU's ban of five chemicals commonly used in building materials will "shake up the industry," Healthy Building Network official predicts.
The Evergreen Institute lowers prices to encourage more participating in its January workshops in home energy efficiency, electricity and electrical wiring, and basic PVs: An Introduction to Solar Electricity.
Check out these high-quality workshops on solar electricity, home energy efficiency, and small wind energy systems. Geared to homeowners, aspiring professionals, students and teachers - anyone wishing to learn more about renewable energy systems
With new breakthroughs in solar electricity coming out every year, should you wait before investing in a solar electric system? Energy expert Dan Chiras discusses cost of PV modules in terms of cost per watt of installed capacity.
The energy a PV system will produce during its lifetime far exceeds the amount of energy it takes to produce the PV system
Let's take a trip back into the Mother Earth News archive to learn more about thin-film solar.
Check out the PV Watts calculator and find out how much solar-electric power you can generate in your part of the world.
Take this quiz from How Stuff Works and learn more about how solar panels produce electricity.
A new technology developed at MIT, solar concentrators, could dramatically reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) power.
There are many different ways to bring solar power into your home. Here's a quick overview of the different ways people use solar energy, with links to related articles and plans.
Start cutting your electricity use today, and it will save you a bundle of cash on a renewable energy system when you're ready to buy one.
When you're ready to price or purchase a new solar system, findsolar.com has everything you need.