Consider AC Modules for Solar Power on Your Home

Consider AC Modules for Solar Power on Your Home

Module suppliers have developed modules that convert DC power to AC power at the module. This white paper explores the advantages that an AC solar power module offers to homeowners and solar integrators. With an AC configuration, solar power modules...

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Helios Solar Works


Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

Creating a Building Envelope That Beats Code

In order to build a high performance home, builders need to embrace new technologies and techniques. The results can be greatly improved over traditional approaches. This white paper takes a look at some of the top things homebuilders should consider in choosing a wall system for the best building envelope.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Fox Blocks


How to Select High-Quality Solar Modules

How to Select High-Quality Solar Modules

Once you've made the decision to add solar power to your home, it's time to consider choosing the best solar modules available in the market. Like many other high-tech devices, subtle differences in design, components and manufacturing can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to solar modules.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Helios Solar Works


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DOE Outlines Roadmap to Meet 2030 Solar Cost Targets

DOE Outlines Roadmap to Meet 2030 Solar Cost Targets

Research suggest that installing PV on new housing developments could enable residential PV installation savings of 61 percent relative to the Q1 2017 benchmark system price.

Solar System Makes Bridge House Truly Net Zero

Solar System Makes Bridge House Truly Net Zero

Architect: "Beautiful, clean energy systems are the way of the future in custom homes."

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

Zero Energy Certification Awarded to the Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse

With more than two years of measured occupancy to date, the home unquestionably provides exceptional energy performance, consuming 70 percent less energy than a code-built house.

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

High Performance Homes Earns 3rd Housing Innovation Award

Originating from a production home, the French Country architectural design was customized according to the homeowner’s desires.

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Here's How the Tesla Solar Roof Works

Two main factors have prevented solar roofs from becoming as mainstream as they ought to be.

New DIY Tool Changes the Way Homeowners Go Solar

New DIY Tool Changes the Way Homeowners Go Solar

The solar tool gives users a clear idea of what the home will look like with the panels installed.

Video | New Solar Panel Design Speeds Installation

Video | New Solar Panel Design Speeds Installation

Solar panel installation, always a concern for homeowners, can be become a quick, two-step roof installation process.

EEBA takes summit to new level

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

Mercedes-Benz Launches Home Energy Storage System

Mercedes-Benz Launches Home Energy Storage System

This is Mercedes-Benz Energy's first collaboration with a U.S. solar provider, bringing its premium, high-performance, road-tested technology for home

Solar Power Pays Off in 10 Midwest Cities

Solar Power Pays Off in 10 Midwest Cities

Listings in these cities that mention “solar power” sell at a price premium when compared to listings that don’t mention “solar power.”

5 Ways to Reduce Energy Bills By Investing in Home Solar

5 Ways to Reduce Energy Bills By Investing in Home Solar

While a solar power investment aligns homeowners with the popular green energy movement, there are also solid financial reasons to invest in solar.

Costs and Barriers for Home Solar Systems and Storage Revealed

Costs and Barriers for Home Solar Systems and Storage Revealed

Declining costs in customer-side energy-storage products have opened the door for batteries to improve the value and flexibility of residential PV systems.

Construction Begins at Whisper Valley Eco Smart Community

Construction Begins at Whisper Valley Eco Smart Community

All of the homes will be capable of achieving the carbon-neutral standard promoted by the city of Austin for all new construction homes,




Rocky Mountain Low: Colorado Passive House Battles Winter Temps

Rocky Mountain Low: Colorado Passive House Battles Winter Temps

High in the Hogback Mountains of Colorado, a 1,200-square foot dwelling is said to be the first Passive House in Colorado.

Home Solar Storage Batteries Now in California (video)

Home Solar Storage Batteries Now in California (video)

California residents can now purchase and have installed the Sonnen battery system to help manage renewable energy and peak time energy use.

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