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By: Kelly Davidson
Light clay-straw walls, passive solar design, and active solar technologies combine to make an innovative high-performance, net-zero energy home.
Home Efficiency
By: Carol Weis, Christopher Freitas
Solid connections make a reliable system. Brush up on these best battery and inverter cabling practices.
Solar Electricity
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
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Stion thin-film PV modules
Stion announces its thin-film PV modules
3 comments 2 months 2 weeks ago by Justine Sanchez
Home Efficiency
Intermediate
Attic insulation
A reader wonders if adding insulation will keep summer heat lower, and expert Gary Reysa responds.
2 comments 2 weeks 1 day ago by Fred Golden
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Need water for irrigation or livestock? Learn how to put a simple PV-direct water-pumping system to work.
2 comments 1 day 14 hours ago by Jim Palmer_3
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Illo of home leakage.
Sealing your home from air leaks for comfort and savings.
Solar Electricity
Advanced
Typical PV array
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.
6 comments 2 weeks 5 days ago by JayP
Solar Water Heating
Intermediate
A rack of SHW collectors
Protect your solar water heating investment by properly supporting your collectors with a durable rack system.
5 comments 1 month 3 weeks ago by norm rostocki
Home Efficiency
Intermediate
Tube-type LED bulbs
Retrofitting a linear fluorescent fixture with LEDs
11 comments 1 month 3 weeks 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 2 months 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 2 months 4 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 2 months 6 days ago by doug stecklein
Wind Power
Advanced
Rayleigh distribution curve
A reader wonders about average wind speed, and expert David Laino responds.

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