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By: Scott Gibson
It’s not rocket science, but there are important details you’ll need to get started with passive solar design.
Home Efficiency
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Sealing your home from air leaks for comfort and savings.
Home Efficiency
By: Dave Strenski
Even with its less-than-optimal orientation, this grid-tied PV system penciled out for its owners in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Solar Electricity
By: Justine Sanchez
The sheer number of products can make choosing PV modules for your RE system a dizzying decision. These expert tips make the process much easier.
Solar Electricity
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
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A reader wonders if adding insulation will keep summer heat lower, and expert Gary Reysa responds.
Home Efficiency
Home Efficiency
Intermediate
Tube-type LED bulbs
Retrofitting a linear fluorescent fixture with LEDs
11 comments 3 weeks 3 days ago by Peter Ferlow
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Beautiful passive solar home
It’s not rocket science, but there are important details you’ll need to get started with passive solar design.
1 comment 1 month 2 weeks ago by hartzke
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Copper battery cable
Solid connections make a reliable system. Brush up on these best battery and inverter cabling practices.
15 comments 1 month 3 weeks ago by Michael Welch
Solar Electricity
Advanced
Schematic for Independent Source Circuits
National Electrical Code calculations for renewable energy system conductor sizing.
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Author drilling a hole to attach the PV array
Even with its less-than-optimal orientation, this grid-tied PV system penciled out for its owners in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
4 comments 1 month 6 days ago by doug stecklein
Wind Power
Advanced
Rayleigh distribution curve
A reader wonders about average wind speed, and expert David Laino responds.
Home Efficiency
Intermediate
Hal & Allison's home
Light clay-straw walls, passive solar design, and active solar technologies combine to make an innovative high-performance, net-zero energy home.
2 comments 4 weeks 1 day ago by Zachary Krapfl
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
SolarEdge Inverter with rapid shutdown
New rapid shutdown function available in SolarEdge inverters
Home Efficiency
Beginner
A fan motor in an infrared photograph
A ceiling fan can heat up to about 100°F when running, adding heat to a house.
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Module-Level Performance
A comprehensive look at AC modules, microinverters, and DC optimizers for residential PV systems.
1 comment 4 months 1 week ago by Telkwa
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Magnum Energy (magnumenergy.com)
An in-depth look at battery-based inverters for off-grid and battery-based grid-tied systems.
2 comments 3 days 5 hours ago by danyboy
Solar Electricity
Beginner
The home and its PV array.
In the coal-heavy state of West Virginia, solar shines at Rita Hennessy and Sean Palmer’s new custom-built home in Shepherdstown.
16 comments 1 month 3 weeks ago by Michael Welch

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