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It’s a sunny, clear, fall day. You get out of bed, pour your coffee, and shiver. It’s still a bit cold, but you want to conserve energy and it’s way too early in the season to turn on the heat. So you put on your robe and open the blinds so the south-facing sun comes [...]
What if you woke up this morning and found that nothing in your house worked? You couldn’t have coffee and you didn’t have lights. Almost everything we have and do requires a source of energy. Without it, we couldn’t produce the electricity necessary to run these appliances and ‘things’. Many of us have no idea [...]
Do not think for even a minute that the people who buy your house with solar panels on the roof won’t need every bit as much electricity as you are using … and it’s possible they’ll need a whole lot more! Think about how we are all using more and more power with each passing [...]
The increase in demand of energy globally has resulted in development of devices and home appliances that are more energy-efficient. This green technology is being adopted to save the fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources. The best energy-efficient devices are being produced for daily use as they can save energy to a large extent. People [...]
Here is the third of three batches of questions we commonly field from consumers interested in purchasing a solar power system. What if I have to eventually get my roof replaced? Before you make the investment in a solar power system that will be mounted on your roof, you need to take stock of its [...]
Now that we’re in the new year, it’s time to start thinking about yourtaxes. Did you know there is a very generous federal tax credit forcertain energy efficiency upgrades? The Home Improvement Tax Credit of 2010 provides anincentive of 30% of the cost of the improvement (up to $1,500). In order to qualify, the improvement [...]
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Dept. of Energy (DOE) SecretarySteven Chu recently announced the beginning of a program aimed athelping consumers save energy and money. Starting as a pilot program, the Home Energy Score will target specific American cities and counties, namely AlleghenyCounty, Pennsylvania; Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts;Charlottesville, Virginia; Omaha and Lincoln, [...]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) revealed a new program yesterdayintended to show homeowners across the country where their home ranks in energy efficiency and how much money they can save by makingimprovements. Undersecretary of Energy Cathy Zoi drew similar comparisons betweenthe new Home Energy Score initative and the efficiency rating systemthe U.S. Department of Transportation [...]
Common sense every day actions such as switching off lights,unplugging appliances when not in use, reducing heating and washingclothes on cooler cycles may have a bigger impact on the reduction ofcarbon dioxide emissions than previously estimated. A new study published by the UK Energy Policy journal claimsgovernmental advisors are using figures that are 60 per [...]
Tesla (TSLA) has unveiled not only the only auto manufacturing plant in California, but the first plant dedicated solely to electric car production at the former NUMMIsite which it purchased in May. Called the “Tesla Factory” (catchyeh?), will be used to produce the all electric sedan, the Model S andpossibly other electric vehicles. “This is [...]
If you’re thinking about solar power on your home, you probably know that it comes at a significant upfrontinvestment. That is why it is important to consider a variety of factors before making a decision on which solar panels are most appropriate for your project. Our customers can’t be experts on the subject. As a [...]
Standard Solar Inc., a leader in the full-service development,installation and financing of solar electric systems for commercial,government and residential customers, announced that 37 of its customers will participate in two area solar home tours this weekend. The20th annual Metro Washington DC Tour of Solar Homes and Buildings, andthe first Western Maryland Tour will both take [...]
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