Welcome to Home Power Magazine

By: Kelly Davidson
In the coal-heavy state of West Virginia, solar shines at Rita Hennessy and Sean Palmer’s new custom-built home in Shepherdstown.
Solar Electricity
By: Dan Lepinski
A comprehensive look at AC modules, microinverters, and DC optimizers for residential PV systems.
Solar Electricity
Magnum Energy Inverter
By: Zeke Yewdall
An in-depth look at battery-based inverters for off-grid and battery-based grid-tied systems.
Solar Electricity
By: Christopher Freitas
Measuring specific gravity can give you valuable insight into your battery’s health.
Solar Electricity
By: David Laino
The science behind capturing wind energy with a turbine.
Wind Power
Flir Systems Thermal Imaging Camera
By: Vaughan Woodruff
How to diagnose solar water heating collector problems with an infrared camera.
Solar Water Heating
Wind Power
Intermediate
Wind Energy Physics
The science behind capturing wind energy with a turbine.
Wind Power
Beginner
Wind Turbine Buyer’s Guide
Find out which wind turbines are best for your site.
5 comments 3 months 3 weeks ago by Robert Dee_2
Home Efficiency
Beginner
The Lights Are On When Nobody's Home
Renewable energy is exciting to people—and somehow it’s easier to understand how to produce electricity than to reduce our consumption of it.
Solar Electricity
Beginner
Veterans and solar energy
"Veterans like me know firsthand that more clean, affordable, and domestic energy makes America and the world safer."
1 comment 3 months 3 weeks ago by America Install...
Solar Electricity
Beginner
Petty Officer First Class Scott Hampton sets up PV modules
Operation Free is a coalition of military veterans and national security experts that advocates for renewable energy as a matter of national security.
1 comment 2 weeks 1 day ago by ricmoran
Wind Power
Intermediate
Choosing a wind turbine tower
For best production, a wind turbine should be on a tall tower to maximize wind speed and minimize turbulence, but there are other factors to consider.
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Hardware Solutions for PV Systems on Pitched Roofs
What you need to know to choose a PV roof-mounting system that is appropriate for your home.
2 comments 1 week 2 days ago by Milton P Nogueira
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Sunspace Characteristics
How do I correctly size a sunspace, which is for a mobile, energy-efficient building (16 ft wide × 16 ft long) and make it usable as living space?
6 comments 3 months 4 weeks ago by nick pine
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Enervee Scoring High Marks for Energy Efficiency
The online platform Enervee makes it easier than ever to factor energy efficiency and operating costs into the price for common household appliances.
Wind Power
Beginner
Appstate Wind Turbine
In 2009, the student-led ASU Renewable Energy Initiate (REI) commissioned its flagship wind installation on the highest and windiest spot on campus.
3 comments 2 months 3 weeks ago by Gary Burch
Solar Water Heating
Intermediate
A thermal imaging camera
How to diagnose solar water heating collector problems with an infrared camera.
Wind Power
Intermediate
Average Wind Speed (m/s) at 30 m
You need to know the average wind speed at the tower height required for your site.
1 comment 3 months 7 hours ago by GUY T MARSDEN

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