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Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage
By: Sarah Lozanova
Passive House design, passive solar, small footprint, & grid-tied PV systems make the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage nearly net-zero energy.
Home Efficiency
By: Brad Berman
Electric vehicle owners are greening their rides even further—by recharging them with grid-tied solar-electric systems.
Vehicles
By: Ryan Mayfield
PV systems & the International Fire Code
Solar Electricity
By:
Finding insurance for a solar-electric system.
Solar Electricity
By: Chris Calwell
What makes great light for reading or entertaining, may not be best for cooking or detailed work. Weigh the pros & cons of efficient lighting options.
Home Efficiency
Solar-Powered Surface Pump
By: Roy Butler
Need water for irrigation or livestock? Learn how to put a simple PV-direct water-pumping system to work.
Solar Electricity
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Harry Martin cartoon
Solar cooking with the StarFlower
1 comment 1 month 1 week ago by James Riggins
Vehicles
Beginner
Clipper Creek HCS-40
Electric vehicle chargers for fast, efficient fueling
1 comment 3 months 1 week ago by Jim and Elaine Stack
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Installing a battery box vent
Batteries vent potentially flammable H2 gas, don't let them vent into a living space.
2 comments 1 week 2 days ago by Graig Pearen
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.
13 comments 1 week 1 day ago by Sky
Wind Power
Intermediate
Destroyed wind system
Living with a wind generator is not for everybody.
8 comments 2 weeks 4 days ago by James Knapp
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 2 months 3 weeks ago by Sarah Lozanova
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.
3 comments 4 months 3 weeks ago by Michael Welch
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 Electricity
Intermediate
Zilla released their new Double Stud XL Flashing product.
Wind Power
Advanced
David Laino exposes the nitty gritty details behind wind power computations.
1 comment 5 days 21 hours ago by MrEnergyMan
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.
17 comments 2 months 2 weeks ago by Willi Hampel_2
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Learn the basics of avoiding thermal bridging -- improve your home's performance.

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