Renewable Energy

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

How to Assess Your Own Site for Solar Potential

By Kirk Haffner

Learn how to evaluate your own home for solar potential with four easy steps!

Team Austria Wins Solar Decathlon 2013

Press Release by U.S. Department of Energy

Team Austria wins the Solar Decathlon 2013 for building the most energy-efficient, cost-effective and most attractive solar-powered house.

DIY ‘Soapstone’ Stove

By Chris Haley

Get all the benefits of a soapstone stove with only a portion of the cost.

Build a Solar Cart Instead of Removing Trees

By Linda Holliday

A do-it-yourself portable solar cart allows us to have solar power without removing trees from the yard. We can also take it away from the home site and move it indoors before storms.


Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy

By John Perlin

Let It Shine by John Perlin highlights the context in which solar energy developments have occurred and the people who have made the solar revolution possible, revealing a whole new group of unknown technological pioneers, as well as people famous for other accomplishments never before known for their work as the solar advocates and technologists they were.

Honda Introduces the All-New EB2000i Generator

Press Release

It’s a small Honda industrial generator with Inverter and GFCI Technology.

Cub Cadet Zero-Turn Electric Mower Wins Coveted Award

Press Release

Popular Mechanics gives Breakthrough Award to new zero-emission electric mower from Cub Cadet.

Renewable Energy Capacity Continues To Rise

Press Release

Renewable energy accounts for nearly 50 percent of added capacity in US in 2012.