Renewable Energy

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

Top 10 Places to Go Solar in the United States

By Simone Garneau, Sunmetrix

Determining the best places to go solar is not just about finding the sunniest places, but also about the economics of going solar. That means taking a look at electricity prices and available financial incentives as well.


Energy Breakthrough: Reactionless Generator and 'Out of the Void' Film Review

By Toby Grotz

Energy conversion efficiencies have been stuck in the 19th century. As a result the enormous drain on natural resources has polluted the entire planet and threatens to cause a return to a preindustrial lifestyle. An Energy breakthrough is needed. A breakthrough has occurred as prophesied by Nikola Tesla.


Solar Power as a Retirement Investment Strategy

By Vikram Aggarwal, EnergySage

Establishing a secure financial future for your retirement requires that you explore a variety of options, but most homeowners don’t realize that installing a solar panel system can be one of the smartest retirement investment options available.


Does Snow Affect My Solar Panels?

By Vikram Aggarwal, EnergySage

Learn about a variety of different solar farms and how they are able to cope with harsh, snowy weather. No need to be discouraged by snow!


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Solar Empowerment: Lights Illuminating Guatemalan Hills and Hearts

By Luke Maguire Armstrong

"Solar Empowerment" is a key component behind an educational development model that does more than trade third-world problems for first-world problems. The Integral Heart Foundation combines education for the poor with environmentalism in a way that bypasses the problems facing our developed world.


My Utility Bill Keeps Increasing: What Are My Solar Options?

By Simone Garneau, Sunmetrix

With rising utility rates, more and more homeowners are considering solar energy for their home. In a number of states, the cost of electricity from rooftop solar panels is the same or cheaper than electricity from the utility. A brief look at historical trends in utility rates across the U.S., is followed by an explanation of the available solar options.


What Is the Environmental Impact of Solar Energy?

By Vikram Aggarwal, EnergySage

In addition to solar's financial benefits, going solar is also great for the environment. When your solar panels generate electricity, they produce zero emissions.


Technological Challenges of Off-Grid Homestead Living, Part 5: Heat

By Christopher James Marshall

This is the final article in a series on how I made the transition to off grid homestead living by combining appropriate modern technology and reliable techniques practiced for thousands of years of human history. Currently I’m entering the first winter of full-time off grid living at my mountain homestead after completing the construction of my small house.



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