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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
Splitting wood by hand
By: Stephen Hren
Heating with wood? Consider these options to maximize your fuel use and reduce air pollution.
Home Efficiency
Modern design, LEED platinum-positioned
By: Kelly Davidson
A Colorado home combines passive solar, energy efficiency measures, and a PV system to meet its energy needs and earn a LEED Platinum certification.
Home Efficiency
Reno's Hunter Lake Elementary School Students
By: Kelly Davidson
The Reno-based nonprofit Black Rock Solar devised a plan to provide free or low-cost PV systems through the rebates and other public funding.
Solar Electricity
By: Kelly Davidson
A look at the life-cycle energy of incandescent, CF and LED lamps.
Home Efficiency
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Occupancy sensor light switch
A very helpful energy-saver is an “occupancy sensor”—a replacement for a light switch.
1 comment 2 months 3 weeks 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 2 months 3 weeks 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 2 days ago by kenbell48
Home Efficiency
Intermediate
The zHome project
The Living Building Challenge is taking green building to a whole new level. Learn what sets this certification program apart from the rest.
1 comment 2 months 3 weeks ago by Ron Challis_3
Solar Electricity
Beginner
Highland United Methodist Church
In the fall of 2013, Highland United Methodist Church (HUMC) in Raleigh, North Carolina, flipped the switch on a 50-kilowatt rooftop PV system.
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Potential-Induced Degradation
I read that potential-induced degradation (PID), is sped up by the use of transformerless grid-tied inverters.
4 comments 3 months 2 weeks ago by Michael Welch
Solar Electricity
Beginner
The old guerrilla PV array.
Back in 1999, I was Solar Guerrilla #0006, and in 2013, I’m Owner-Generator #19 for the local PUD.
7 comments 3 months 3 weeks ago by SG006
Home Efficiency
Intermediate
Low Thermal Mass Sunpaces
Tap into the sun’s free heat with a low thermal mass sunspace.
1 comment 3 months 1 week ago by Dan Rhodes
Solar Water Heating
Intermediate
A solar technician
Part two of this three-part series examines how to address problems with solar water heating controls, sensors, and tanks.
Vehicles
Beginner
Solar Car-Charging in Colorado
In anticipation of an electric vehicle purchase, this PV charging station was constructed in 2009.
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Successful PV Site Evaluation
Taking the right steps to complete a thorough solar site survey can save you installation time and headaches later on.

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