Renewable Energy

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

Super Small-Scale Solar with a Portable Generator and 100-Watt Panel

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

Portable solar generators are a small-scale and affordable way to get solar power into your life. My family tried out the Aejusny 400-watt unit for a variety of household uses.

Reduce Energy Use on the Farm

By Joel Salatin

The most surefire way to save money on energy is to use less of it. Try these energy-saving tactics to reduce your farm’s energy dependency and build homestead resilience.

Better Rechargeable Batteries for Powering Electronic Devices

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

A growing number of companies, like Pale Blue, are addressing the need for rechargeable batteries that can more sustainably power electronic devices.

How Long Will It Take to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Sources of Energy?

By Kayla Matthews

How long will it take to replace fossil fuels? The answer is dependent on many things, from implementation costs to the nation's infrastructure.


How Can We Use Less Fossil Fuels?

By Kayla Matthews

It's too soon to say how much people will embrace ultra-fuel-efficient cars or ones that don't need traditional types of power at all.

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.

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