Renewable Energy

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

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.

Tech Tools for Energy Efficiency

By Amanda Sorell

Monitor and modify your home’s energy usage with these apps and devices, including sustainable lighting, low-flow showerheads, energy monitors, and smart thermostats.

What's New in Residential Solar Energy?

By Sarah Hancock

In today’s rapidly growing solar industry, an increasing number of premium brands have entered the market, resulting in the development of a variety of new and improved solar technologies. Here's a list of what you can expect to see in near future.

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Solar Energy System

By Sarah Hancock

Whether you’ve installed solar panels for financial or environmental reasons, the following recommendations can help you use your solar energy system more effectively and get the most out of the power it produces.


Benefits of Personal Energy Independence

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

Producing your own energy increases your homestead self-sufficiency.

10 Off-Grid Myths

By Paul Scheckel

What is it like to go off-grid? Ten myths confirmed or debunked.

Canary Islands Move Towards Wave Power


The Canary Islands have begun installations for the first wave-powered electricity system for the islands, and hope to inspire more island nations to follow their lead.

5 Questions for Living Off Grid

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

5 Questions for living off grid answered by long time solar pioneer Aur Da Energy Mon.

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