Renewable Energy

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


Shed Light on the Value of Solar with these Solar Calculators

By Ryan Willemsen

Solar calculators help you determine whether solar panels installed at your home or business will save money over electricity pulled from the grid.


Masonry Heaters: Warm Your Home with a Gentle Giant

By Ken Matesz

These super-efficient fireplaces produce long-lasting, comfortable warmth with less wood, work, time, and worry.


Questions to Ask When Buying a Home with Solar Panels

By Sarah Hancock, BestCompany.com

Thinking about purchasing a home with a solar energy system? Don’t make your decision before checking out these tips.


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How Renewable Energy Helps Rural Communities

By Kayla Matthews

Renewable energy is good for the environment, of course. But did you know it has additional benefits for rural communities?


Net Metering: a Key Policy that Helps You Balance your Solar-Electricity Use

By Vikram Aggarwal

Unless you install an energy storage option like the Tesla Powerwall, you’ll need access to an electricity source other than solar when the sun isn’t shining. Thanks to a utility program called net metering, you can easily power your house with solar electricity throughout the year.


Dandelion Energy Bringing Affordable Geothermal to New York

By Seth Leitman

Dandelion, a geothermal startup that recently graduated X, the research and development lab at Google’s parent company, announces a partnership with Hudson Solar, the leading residential solar installer in the Hudson Valley and Upstate NY


Best Way to Start a Woodstove Fire

Learn some techniques to easily start a fire in your woodstove.