Eatin' good in the Hawaiian agrihood

Eatin' good in the Hawaiian agrihood

A first-of-its-kind residential community in Hawaii, where residents will be encouraged to grow their own food, soon will take shape on the state’s big island. Officials have OK’d the development of a sustainable agrihood on Hawaii Island, giving final approval...

New solar plant to power 10,000 Kansas homes

Some 10,000 homes in Kansas soon will benefit from solar power. The city of Pratt has teamed with Inovateus Solar and Kenyon Energy to build a solar farm. Once in operation – the farm is expected to be operational in...

Smart home to harvest rainwater, solar energy in Caribbean

Smart home to harvest rainwater, solar energy in Caribbean

A self-sufficient home topped with a soaring cocoon-like structure envisions new heights of off-grid living. The Cocoon Smart Home, designed by Richard’s Architecture + Design (RA+D), will be the first Minergie-ECO certified building in the Dominican Republic, reports Inhabitat. With...

Atlanta launches first community-based solar program

Atlanta launches first community-based solar program

Atlanta, with its abundant sunshine, has untapped solar potential many residents are now using as a renewable energy source. April 2018 marked the official launch of Solarize Atlanta, a community-based photovoltaic (PV) group-purchasing solar program for city residents. Solarize Atlanta...

Solar-powered 'sponge' house connects with nature

Solar-powered 'sponge' house connects with nature

The Country House, an environmentally conscious home that embraces indoor-outdoor living in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, is designed to celebrate nature. Completed by 1+1>2 Architects, the house stands out from its neighbors with its sloped thatch roofs, which reference Vietnam’s countryside...

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

This report shows that PACE financing is a great way to safely and effectively make important home improvements.

Nevada Reconsiders Solar Net Metering Credits

Nevada Reconsiders Solar Net Metering Credits

Over the course of the next year, the solar market in Nevada is expected to increase exponentially.

Iowa's Largest Solar Garden Powers 820 Homes

Iowa's Largest Solar Garden Powers 820 Homes

Customers have started using solar energy from the five-megawatt West Dubuque Solar Garden.

New High Power Solar Module Ready for Residential Use

New High Power Solar Module Ready for Residential Use

The LG NeON R is LG's highest power module for residential installation, with a power output up to 365W.

Solar Sharing and Microgrids Now Trending Within Communities

Solar Sharing and Microgrids Now Trending Within Communities

Homeowners are sharing excess energy with other homes and businesses within their community by starting microgrids of their own.

Solar Roofing Systems Boost Power Output

Solar Roofing Systems Boost Power Output

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) refer to photovoltaic products such as solar panels and modules that are used as replacements for traditional building materials.

25% of Australian Homes Have Gone Solar

25% of Australian Homes Have Gone Solar

Experts predict that adoption of solar power may slow next year.

DOE Fighting Red Tape That Slows Solar Installations

DOE Fighting Red Tape That Slows Solar Installations

Communities achieving the highest SolSmart rating are doing even more to speed up the solar process.

New Solar Panels Offer Sleek Residential Design

New Solar Panels Offer Sleek Residential Design

Recognizing the home is the consumer's largest asset, the NeON R is designed with high-end design appeal in mind in addition to high performance.

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

Electric Vehicles Can Charge from Solar Power

Electric Vehicles Can Charge from Solar Power

Owners of solar arrays can now combine smart EV charging with their solar generation to maximize their renewable energy self-consumption and increase energy savings.

U.S. Made Solar Panels Come to Market

A new line of U.S. made solar panels has come to market to serve the growing demand for home solar power in North America. CertainTeed® Solar is proud to announce its US Series 60 and 72-cell solar modules, with 60 cell power output reaching 305W and 72 cell power output of up to 365W.

Hybrid Gas Furnace That Generates Electricity Under Development

The production of both heat and electricity gives the unit a price advantage over conventional high efficiency furnaces.

American-Built Energy Storage Systems Available to Rooftop Solar Customers

American-Built Energy Storage Systems Available to Rooftop Solar Customers

Solar and storage owners to be more energy independent and help reduce the need to use electricity from central, fossil-fuel fired plants.

Hawaii Enjoys Better Access to Solar Hybrid Water Heaters

Hawaii Enjoys Better Access to Solar Hybrid Water Heaters

Hawaii has the most expensive electricity rates in the nation -- nearly double the national average.

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