Renewable Energy

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

Top 5 Benefits of Going Solar in 2017

By Brooke Soldo, 123SolarPower

Whether you are interested in cutting expenses, want to shield your roof from UV rays, or reduce your personal contribution to climate change, going solar is a great investment.


DIY Solar-Powered Home Office: The Freedom to Work from Home

By Ben Peterson, Reinvent the World

Good bye commute, so long power bill! Watch video plans to build your own solar powered home office. Enjoy the freedom to work from home.


The Future is Bright for Residential Solar in Nevada

By Ryan Willemsen

A newly signed Nevada assembly bill (AB 405) brings the Nevada solar industry roaring back to life. Changes in late 2015 made to net metering laws in Nevada created an extremely unfavorable climate for solar, but new changes allow for the industry to recover and once again prosper.


Energy Cooperatives Make ‘Solar Gardens’ Bloom

By Lydia Noyes

Make renewable energy a more affordable option for your home or business by joining a local energy co-op.


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Zero Net Energy Ordinance

By Lydia Noyes

A small U.S. town hopes to become one of the world’s first net-zero cities.


Solar Rooftops and Tesla’s New Solar Roof

By Ryan Willemsen, Solar to the People

Tesla's new solar roof has created an enormous buzz in the solar world. We take a look at the upsides, downsides, and economics of the solar roof.


Can Solar Panels Survive Hurricanes and Withstand Hail?

By Vikram Aggarwal, Energysage

Like any outdoor equipment, solar panels are subject to the changing weather. Luckily, they are perfectly capable of withstanding intense weather conditions.


Sell Your Excess Solar Power Back to the Grid with Net Metering

By Ryan Willemsen, Solar to the People

Net energy metering, is the process through which homeowners with solar power receive credit for the excess power they generate. In this article, we dig into how net metering works, which states offer it, and how homeowners can participate in net metering programs.



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