Welcome to Home Power Magazine

By: Zeke Yewdall
Here are the means by which your grid-tied PV system can also have backup power.
Solar Electricity
By: Brad Berman
Home Power looks at three families using solar to power their electric vehicles.
Vehicles
Cross-braced evacuated tube array
By: Vaughan Woodruff
Protect your solar water heating investment by properly supporting your collectors with a durable rack system.
Solar Water Heating
By: Juliet Grable
An Oregon couple pushes the envelope on green building and ultra-efficiency by shrinking their dream home to 840 square feet.
Home Efficiency
By: Ian Woofenden, Roy Butler
Our annual wind turbine buyer's guide
Wind Power
By: Mickey Janowski
A microhydro system has provided the bulk of this rural West Virginia home’s electricity for several decades.
Microhydro Power
Solar Electricity
Advanced
This Wisconsin homeowner designed a custom, tiltable PV rack to cut upfront system costs & optimize his grid-tied PV array’s energy production.
30 comments 6 days 20 hours ago by Willi Hampel_2
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Learn the basics of avoiding thermal bridging -- improve your home's performance.
4 comments 3 months 4 weeks ago by Nelson Buck
Vehicles
Beginner
Toyota Prius battery pack.
Can I put two or three of these packs together to power my all-electric vehicle?
1 comment 1 year 11 months ago by Jim and Elaine Stack
Microhydro Power
Intermediate
Chris Soler purging the lines
Join Chris Soler for a frank discussion of microhydro systems—past, present, and future.
3 comments 1 year 7 months ago by Ian Woofenden
Home Efficiency
Beginner
A look at green building materials—what to consider when you’re choosing ecofriendlier products & how to identify their not-so-eco counterparts.
4 comments 8 months 1 day ago by Allise Burris
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Monitoring solutions for batteryless grid-tied PV systems offer a variety of ways to keep an eye on your system and make sure it is performing well.
Solar Water Heating
Intermediate
A reader asks and is answered about how to use solar collectors in landscape orientation.
Vehicles
Beginner
A reader tells us about charging a Chevy Volt with their solar-electric system.
Wind Power
Intermediate
Destroyed wind system
Living with a wind generator is not for everybody.
8 comments 1 year 1 month ago by James Knapp
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
The author's homestead
Off-grid lifestyles that rely primarily on RE are full of benefits & responsibilities. See if you’re ready for the challenges—& potential rewards.
17 comments 5 months 6 days ago by Fred Golden
Vehicles
Beginner
Clipper Creek HCS-40
Electric vehicle chargers for fast, efficient fueling
3 comments 1 year 3 weeks ago by Michael Welch
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Passive House design, passive solar, small footprint, & grid-tied PV systems make the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage nearly net-zero energy.
2 comments 1 year 3 months ago by Sarah Lozanova

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