Financing a residential photovoltaic (PV) system remains a challenge despite the various financial incentives available to homeowners at both the state and federal level. This report examines the full range of cash payments, bill savings, tax incentives and solar attribute...
Installing a solar electric system that is connected to the utility grid can save energy and money, and even earn you money back. Upfront, the systems are expensive, however. This guide outlines financing options for those considering the purchase of one of these green, grid-connected systems.
The 2010 Residential Energy Efficiency Meeting was held in Denver from July 20-22, 2010, with more than 200 professionals in attendance. Its major focus was overcoming the key barriers to implementing residential energy efficiency strategies in the U.S. market.
Wind energy systems are one of the most cost-effective home-based renewable energy systems. There are many factors to consider before implementing a wind turbine system, however, including whether or not there is enough wind in your region and whether or not you have enough space.
The Borrowers Guide to Financing Solar Energy provides information for lenders and consumers in financing solar systems, including thermal and photovoltaic systems. It also offers tips on how to make these systems more affordable and outlines special mortgage programs for energy-efficient homes.
Designing green homes can be confusing, from understanding finances to choosing materials and design layouts/blueprints. Get step-by-step instructions and helpful checklists to make your green home dreams a reality.
Green housing is sustainable to its environment, durable and healthy for occupants and environment. The Mainestream Green Housing primer grew out of MaineHousing's Mainestream Green Home Design Contest.
Solar water heating helps to save energy, reduce utility costs, and preserve the environment. Learn the basic terminology, what buildings solar water heating is appropriate for and how much a system might cost.
As energy-efficient technologies and materials become more mainstream, the cost of building a green home or owning one is declining. This Research Center will help you determine if going green is a good investment for you.