Renewable Energy

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

Going Off-Grid with Solar, Part 2: Two Real-World Examples of Off-Grid Costs

By Jacob Marsh, EnergySage

Check out these example homes owned by folks who decided to take up off-grid living, and learn about some of their trials and tribulations.

Trouble Choosing a Home Geothermal Energy System

By Adam D. Bearup, Hybrid Homes

Home geothermal heating and cooling systems are considered for many of my high-performance building projects.

Going Off-Grid with Solar, Part 1: What Does it Mean and How Much Will it Cost?

By Jacob Marsh, EnergySage

Given the rising cost of electricity throughout the country, it’s hard to not at least consider cutting the cord every time a utility bill comes.

Lights when Living off Grid

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

If you don't have electricity, what are alternative lights?


Into the Wood: A Day in the Life of an Off-Grid Entrepreneur

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

A story of an off-grid entrepreneur, couple of off-grid customers.

Off-Grid Battery Options

By Paul Scheckel

This expert advice will help you pick the best battery bank to power your property.

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.

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