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 3 weeks 5 days 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 1 day 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 1 day ago by S K
Solar Electricity
Beginner
How does your wiring approach impact battery performance?
11 comments 2 weeks 13 hours 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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