Welcome to Home Power Magazine

By: Joe Schwartz
Home Power showcases a new lithium-ion battery system which lends greater resilience to this off-grid homestead.
Solar Electricity
By: Phil Hofmeyer
Home Power presents a great microhydro project in NY State, with an educational component.
Microhydro Power
By: Ian Woofenden
Home Power's Ian Woofenden and friends help us understand and choose energy-efficient appliances for off-grid homes.
Home Efficiency
By: Claire Anderson
There are multiple paths toward great water-heating efficiency. This article discusses several technologies that can meet your needs more sustainably.
Solar Water Heating
By: Ian Woofenden, Hugh Piggott
Two seasoned wind-energy experts share their perspectives on small-scale systems. Covers design issues that make wind systems most productive.
Wind Power
By: Ted Dillard
Home Power shows you which electric motorcycles have emerged over the last decade as viable options.
Vehicles
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.
36 comments 4 weeks 12 hours ago by Tod duBois
Wind Power
Beginner
A Home Power reader asks about vertical axis wind turbines, and our expert responds.
4 comments 3 weeks 3 days ago by August Goers
Vehicles
Intermediate
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
Reconditioning this propulsion battery pack gave it new life and restored the high-mileage performance of a hybrid-electric Honda.
147 comments 2 weeks 3 days ago by S K
Solar Electricity
Beginner
How does your wiring approach impact battery performance?
11 comments 2 weeks 2 days ago by ronexant
Home Efficiency
Beginner
The New Hampshire home in this Home Power article incorporates passive and active solar technologies to offset all of its energy needs.
2 comments 1 year 2 months ago by Christopher Yaun
Solar Water Heating
Intermediate
A Home Power reader writes in about his preferences against solar thermal and propane for hot water.
3 comments 4 months 2 weeks ago by Joseph_Lull
Solar Electricity
Intermediate
Justine Sanchez writes about the 2014 National Electrical Code’s rapid shutdown requirements & how they may affect future PV system installations.
5 comments 4 months 3 weeks ago by Gary Butt
Wind Power
Beginner
A Home Power reader wonders about changing the spinning direction of wind generators, and our expert answers.
7 comments 4 months 3 weeks ago by Ben Root
Vehicles
Beginner
Electrifying a home during a utility outage with an EV’s battery is now on the horizon.
5 comments 2 years 1 month ago by RMichael Curran
Home Efficiency
Intermediate
Resilient homes can still meet their energy and water needs when the grid goes down. Identify your home’s vulnerabilities.
1 comment 2 years 11 months ago by Frank Heller
Home Efficiency
Beginner
Straw bale building with passive & active solar strategies can help reduce a building’s carbon footprint, embodied energy, & reliance on fossil fuel.
Wind Power
Intermediate
A battery-backup grid-tied hybrid system provides electricity for a central New York farmstead and for the homeowner’s electric vehicle.
3 comments 1 year 4 months ago by bonneygaj@6508

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