Another Solar Myth Bites the Dust
Way back in 1978, I installed my first solar water-heating system. I continued with solar thermal, installing new systems until tax credits expired in 1986, and I kept nearly all the local systems up and running for ...
An energy management consultant since 1974, Andrew Rudin shares his personal accounts, the good and the bad, with using solar panels to generate electricity and to heat water. [continue reading]
The localized solar-PV resources and other renewable-energy sources are gradually transforming the national energy grid, while pushing the market toward developing these localized systems. [continue reading]
Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]
Once homeowners commit to one form of solar improvement, they soon start inquiring about other options as well. Here's how to answer their need and grow your business. [continue reading]
California is slowly moving toward net zero energy construction, defined as building structures that produce as much energy on-site as they consume. The Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan of the California Public Utilities Commission (... [continue reading]
Scientists are figuring out how to squeeze more electricity out of PV panels. PV panels take the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity. The sun’s energy is abundant, but in ... [continue reading]
This is the third part of a conversation that I had with Larry Weingarten, a water heater expert and Renaissance guy. His solar-powered structural insulated panels (SIPs) house combines ordinary materials with extraordinary design. [continue reading]
This is the second part of a conversation with Leslie Jackson, Associate Editor, and Larry Weingarten, a water heater expert and Renaissance guy. His solar-powered structural insulated panels (SIPs) house combines ordinary materials with extraordinary design. [continue reading]
You probably never considered the power consumption of those Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets (fondly known as GFCIs) in bathrooms, kitchens, ...
The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and Pearl Certification are now collaborating to ensure that the Home Energy Rating System (...