Residential energy storage system installed California financing

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The race to bring residential storage for solar energy heats up as one storage system makers has installed its first system in a home.

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Heat pump water heaters deliver energy efficiency and solar capability

Heat pump water heaters are among the few tank options that meet new water heater energy efficiency regulations.

Tesla announces batteries for home renewable energy storage

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla will sell a home battery system that would allow consumers to store energy from home solar or wind systems.

5 green upgrades you should consider for your home

More and more people realize that preserving the environment of our planet is to a large degree a personal cause.

Is going solar affordable for homes & small business?

A few years ago the question 'is going solar affordable for homes and small businesses?' would have seemed like a joke.

Prepping a residential roof for solar PV

The roofing industry continues to see rooftops used as platforms for roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems and this is especially true in residential construction

Attic ventilation delivers building envelope durability

Managing attic moisture will pay off over the life of the home.

Rewatch: Top 10 green building videos for 2014

Take a look back at some of the most popular video content for 2014 on ProudGreenhome.com, featuring the latest techniques and technology to help satisfy the hunger for knowledge regarding creating high performance homes.

Looking back: 2014 green building trends

The coming water shortage, solar power price drops, and performance-based building codes are among the top trends for 2014.

Boost your energy this holiday season

Now that it’s the holiday season again, you may be worrying about planning holiday dinners, mailing greeting cards, and buying the perfect presents—all while struggling to keep up with your normal busy routine.

Use daylight to avoid getting SAD (seasonal affective disorder)

During winter, do you often feel sad, moody or anxious? Do you eat and sleep more? Do you lose interest in your normal activities or gain weight? If so, you may be suffering from...

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US solar power boomed over the past 10 years

From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate.

Zero net energy homes test will guide California to Big Bold Goal

A community of 20 zero net energy houses will be built as part of an energy use evaluation project in California.

Building integrated photovoltaics expected to soar with focus on green energy

Annual installed capacity of BIPV is projected to exceed 11 GW by 2020, driven by the increasing focus on renewable energy sources and the green building movement in the construction sector.

Sustainable homebuilders welcome Tesla's home energy storage system

As homebuilders respond to demand for solar power system, Tesla's Powerwall system helps solve the renewable energy storage crisis.

Home renewable market supporting Tesla home battery storage

To bring its home battery storage system to the market, Tesla Motors has partnered with companies on integration and marketing for consumers.

Solarcity and Nest partner to make cost savings even easier for homeowners

To boost home solar power performance, SolarCity and Nest Labs have offered a free Nest Thermostat to 10,000 customers in California.

Top 6 questions you should ask before buying a green home

Buying a green home can be more complicated, so here are some questions you should ask to make the transaction go smoothly.

Smart storage for renewable energy extends the solar day

The JuiceBox Energy system is designed to extend the solar day by supporting self-consumption when rates are highest.

US adds record solar electric generating capacity and solar jobs

Solar power installations represented 32 percent of new electric generating capacity in 2014, boosting overall installed capacity of 20 gigawatts.

California enacts tough new water standards

As California experiences record drought, the state enacted emergency regulations to help save billions of gallons of water.

Take these steps to build a net-zero home

Whether it’s upgrading to a smart thermostat, planting vegetation in the right area or installing solar panels, the company points out, there are always ways to conserve energy.

5 tips for choosing the right solar panel installer

Making the important decision to include solar power as a home source of energy is a valuable investment.

Western states eligible for zero down solar power system

A new solar power financing system that offers solar power as a service is coming first to California and then expanding to other states served by Sunnova.

Does renewable energy really save money?

The argument that an increase in renewable energy in the United States means more expensive electricity has pervaded the debate on renewables versus fossil fuels for decades.

Storage market growing to bolster solar power adoption

Renewable generation-plus-storage has proven to be a cost-effective way of integrating renewable energy such as solar and wind into the grid.

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