At one point you’ve probably driven through a neighborhood and saw a house covered with solar panels on the roof. This type of home, known as an active solar home, simply has the addition of solar panels to the already existing structure. However, some people are taking advantage of solar energy without solar panels—creating a new style of home construction called passive solar homes.
As with most technology, scientists and researchers have found a way to make solar panels smaller and easier to work with – enter solar panel film! Learn more about this new solar energy development and how it can play an important role in energy-efficiency in your home.
Whether I buy a brand new home or a historic home, one of the first modifications I want to make is adding solar panels. It seems like a pretty great idea, right? Maybe...We've got a few things you should think about first before you go bolting solar panels to your roof.
To reap the benefits of solar energy on a more micro level, try a couple of these suggestions. Some are practical and others are just for decorative fun – but they won’t add extra watts to your energy bill.
Greening your swimming pool can save you anxiety over your family’s health, your bank account and your environmental consumption.
As temperatures drop, heating bills rise. But it's easy to save money and stay warm this winter. Check out our 5 simple tips for staying warm & toasty this winter.
You probably already know that solar energy is good for the environment - but did you know that it's good for your wallet too?