Renewable Energy

Use Solar Energy Financing to Harness the Power of the Sun

September 28, 2018

The goal of a solar power system is to efficiently convert energy from the sun into electric power that you can use in your home or business. Over time, the money you save on lower electric bills–or by eliminating your electric bill completely–may pay for the original cost of the solar power system.

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5 Uses of Wind Energy to Power Your Home

April 11, 2018

Wind power produces zero emissions, and is, therefore one of the cleanest energy sources. Residential wind power can take different forms; if the conditions are right for a larger turbine, a home could potentially get most (or all) of its energy from the wind.

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How States Are Transitioning to Clean Energy – And What It Means for You

August 2, 2017

There is uncertainty surrounding the future of federal tax credits for homeowners who switch to renewable energy. Certain states, however, are continuing to push forward the use of green power.

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Geothermal Heating – How Does It Work and What Are the Benefits?

June 12, 2017

Geothermal energy is heat extracted from the earth’s surface. This clean, renewable energy source relies on the consistency of underground temperatures rather than the fickle climate above ground. If you have ever taken a tour of a cave or a mine, then you have experienced this phenomenon. Used for both heating and cooling, geothermal energy can be found almost anywhere. As more cities and countries across the globe work to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, more areas are tapping this clean power source.

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How Practical Is a Backyard Wind Turbine?

April 11, 2017

The utilitzation of wind power is growing at an increasing rate, so a lot of homeowners are wondering if the idea of getting a wind turbine in their backyard is practical. We're going to explain to you how wind power is being used across the world, why wind power is beneficial to use, what conditions and types of wind turbines are best for homeowners, and more.

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8 Energy Efficient Upgrades That Can Lower Your Tax Bill

February 10, 2017

Government tax credits may be available for homeowners who make efficiency upgrades to their properties. These improvements can help reduce the amount of carbon emissions that homes generate and release into the atmosphere while lowering the strain on the power grid. Such upgrades may have an extra benefit for homeowners: they can reduce monthly power bills. Ideally, the money saved on electricity can help finance efficiency projects over time.

10 Solar Energy Facts & Myths You Need to Know

February 6, 2017

The concept of harnessing the sun’s energy to create power is undoubtedly appealing. Homeowners who install solar on their rooftop or property can offset their energy usage, enjoy savings on their electric bill, and contribute to a greener, healthier planet. While solar panels have their drawbacks too, there is a wealth of misinformation surrounding photovoltaic (PV) or solar electric panels.

Here are 10 commonly held myths about solar panels and the truths behind them: