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Cargo bikes are the pickup truck of bicycles, and with an electric assist they can be a very effective car substitute.
Home Efficiency
By: Carol Weis, Christopher Freitas
Take stock of your battery bank’s health with this step-by-step assessment guide.
Solar Electricity
Solmetric SunEye
By: Vaughan Woodruff
Suss out your best solar site to optimize your solar water heating system’s performance.
Solar Water Heating
Common energy storage battery
By: Michael Welch
Most grid-tied PV systems are batteryless. So why doesn’t everyone include a few batteries for backup?
Solar Electricity
By: Juliet Grable
The Living Building Challenge is taking green building to a whole new level. Learn what sets this certification program apart from the rest.
Home Efficiency
SMA America's Sunny Boy TL-US
By: Orion Thornton
No batteries? No way! SMA America’s new inverter can provide some backup electricity without batteries when the sun is shining, but the grid is down.
Solar Electricity
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
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Section 690.8 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) deals with PV circuit sizing and current calculations.
5 comments 1 month 3 weeks ago by prakash.nadagou...
Solar Electricity
Beginner
Lanita Witt
Suzanne Willow and Lanita Witt share lessons they have learned from more than two decades of living off the grid.
1 comment 3 weeks 2 days ago by Temporary Usern...
Wind Power
Beginner
I was determined to prove that a residential small wind-electric system would, in fact, not cause a decline in neighborhood property values.
1 comment 2 months 3 weeks ago by alanjonhson
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Jeff and Kathy Ball
No batteries? No way! SMA America’s new inverter can provide some backup electricity without batteries when the sun is shining, but the grid is down.
39 comments 2 months 1 day ago by Judy Merry
Solar Electricity
Beginner
Fronius USA’s Galvo String Inverter
Fronius USA has four new residential string inverters. The Galvo inverter series includes models with rated power outputs from 1.5 to 3.1 kW.
Home Efficiency
Intermediate
The most important aspect of a heating system is to “get the heat to the person without heating the rest of the house or the outdoors.”
1 comment 2 months 1 week ago by Fred Golden
Solar Water Heating
Beginner
Proper planning is important to maximize system performance.
Suss out your best solar site to optimize your solar water heating system’s performance.
Solar Electricity
Beginner
Common energy storage battery
Most grid-tied PV systems are batteryless. So why doesn’t everyone include a few batteries for backup?
6 comments 2 months 2 days ago by Michael Welch
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Occupancy sensor light switch
A very helpful energy-saver is an “occupancy sensor”—a replacement for a light switch.
1 comment 3 months 23 hours ago by Rich Myhers
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
OutBack Power FLEXcoupled system
The FLEXcoupled system from OutBack Power utilizes an AC-coupling center (GSLC 175-AC-120/240) to provide stable electromechanical coupling.
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Efficient Heating with Wood
Heating with wood? Consider these options to maximize your fuel use and reduce air pollution.
10 comments 3 months 12 hours ago by Joseph Clarkson
Solar Electricity
Beginner
This 48-volt lead-acid battery bank
Why lead-acid batteries are still the most common batteries used in PV systems.
11 comments 2 weeks 6 days ago by kenbell48

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