My Experiences with Solar Electric and Solar Hot Water Systems

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My Experiences with Solar Electric and Solar Hot Water Systems

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.

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Solar On a Shoestring

Author: Jeff Tiller
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November 01, 2005

Passive solar, solar water heating, and PV are making headway in affordable housing design and construction in North Carolina. [continue reading]

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Inherit the Wind

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September 01, 2005

With the rising costs of fossil fuels, government tax incentives, and wider awareness of the problems of global warming, there is little wonder that the wind energy market is building. [continue reading]

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Clean Up Your Ecological Footprin

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May 01, 2005

        Say you are a home performance professional and active in the green building movement. Do you ever wonder if flying to a conference in a distant state, or even ... [continue reading]

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Reality PV

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January 01, 2003

Analysis of hourly metered data collected from 19 residential grid-tied PV systems in California helps to answer questions about actual system power output. [continue reading]

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Solar Water Heating Up

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May 01, 2002

A wide range of options exist for ready-to-install, readily certified solar water heating systems. To further heat things up, government and utility incentives are expanding. [continue reading]

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Solar Power Rising to a Million Roofs in the Millennium

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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July 01, 1999

In an effort to spark a sustained solar renaissance and cut U.S. emissions of global warming gases, President Clinton in June of 1997 announced an initiative to put solar energy systems on a million U.S. rooftops by the year 2010. [continue reading]

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

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