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Tubular daylighting lets the sun shine in

Windows aren't the only solution for bringing natural light into every area in your home.

Zero Energy Ready Homes can generate electricity at home to slash utility bills

As net zero energy homes become more mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to generate electricity at home.

Roofing contractors can expand markets with solar installation certification

With solar energy becoming more mainstream in many parts of the U.S., roofing contractors who add photovoltaic installation to their services can greatly expand in their markets.

Green tech for your home: saving energy and money

Being a “green” homeowner means buying less, reusing more, and making do with what the Earth gives us - recognizing both its limitations and our own.

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.

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NEWS


Study highlights cost benefits of solar power

The spread of solar power has brought benefits across the country, and there's a new way to find the impact in each state.

Minnesota residents have access to new community solar program

A community solar garden allows residents to support renewable energy and save on their utility costs.

California leads in solar capacity in US and world

California has become the first state in the nation to top 10,000 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.

Net zero development uses high performance windows

Eco Village, the largest passive house development in the U.S. is adding 40 units that will meet the Passive House standard.

The shared economy can now reduce your electric bill

A new peer-to-peer network allows everyone to participate in solar energy (on someone else's roof) and cut their electricity costs.

Charge electric vehicles with home solar power bundle

Electric vehicle drivers can take advantage of a bundled solar power system and smart grid electric charging station.

New Hampshire has a new home solar power supplier

Sunrun, a dedicated residential solar company in the U.S. began offering affordable solar service to homeowners in New Hampshire.

Residential energy storage system installed in California

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

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.

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Home solar power systems can be a great way to reduce home energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. But is solar power right for your home? Learn about the latest advances in residential solar power systems and best practices for implementation.