New Hampshire has a new home solar power supplier

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.

Top 6 questions you should ask before buying a green home

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.

US adds record solar electric generating capacity and solar jobs

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.

5 tips for choosing the right solar panel installer

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

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.

New online tool to learn more about comfort, health and safety of homes

New online tool to learn more about comfort, health and safety of homes

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has introduced an online resource for homeowners who care about the comfort, health and safety of their homes.

Value of home solar power systems reflected in home sales prices

Value of home solar power systems reflected in home sales prices

A typical solar photovoltaic energy system adds about $15,000 to the value of a home, according to a new study from the Lawrence Berkley Laboratory.

Save money and energy with new Energy Star tool

Save money and energy with new Energy Star tool

The Energy Star Home Advisor tool will recommended, customized and prioritized home-improvement projects to save energy and money.

 South Carolina residents have new solar power options

South Carolina residents have new solar power options

Duke Energy has proposed several solar power programs to the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) that will greatly expand options for customers to use renewable energy.

Should you invest in home solar power instead of the stock market?

Should you invest in home solar power instead of the stock market?

In 50 of America's largest cities, a home solar power system offers a better return on the stock market.

 Renewable energy groups lobby to extend US investment tax credits

Renewable energy groups lobby to extend US investment tax credits

The 30 percent federal tax credit for a range of energy efficiency measures is set to expire at the end of 2016 and industry lobbyists are campaigning to extend or reinstate expired the tax credits.

PACE financing drives efficiency and renewable energy adoption across the US

Five years ago, the Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program was launched to make it easier for property owners to complete energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy projects that make buildings more valuable and sustainable.

 Electrolux acquires GE Appliances business, will continue brands

Electrolux acquires GE Appliances business, will continue brands

Electrolux will acquire the GE Appliances business for $3.3 billion in a transaction that will see the GE Appliances brand continue in the marketplace.

Solar power program offering up to $1500 in incentives

Orange County, Calif., property owners are eligible for a solar incentive program that pays them to go solar. Sullivan Solar Power, a Southern California renewable energy company, is administering a countywide solar incentive program that allows property owners to get...

Geothermal: a comfortable way to cut home heating costs

Geothermal: a comfortable way to cut home heating costs

One way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without your heating and cooling bills going sky high can be found underground.

Wireless controller links window air conditioner to smart grid

Wireless controller links window air conditioner to smart grid

With the smart-grid ready Kühl room air conditioner, San Antonio residents can take advantage of rebates and utility credits from CPS Energy. San Antonio-based Friedrich Air Conditioning says consumers can save money while CPS Energy has another tool to maintain...

 Fresh air skylights more affordable with rebates and tax breaks

Fresh air skylights more affordable with rebates and tax breaks

Fresh air skylights that use solar-powered motors to open and close can help save money and let the sun shine in your home. VELUX America has launched a cash rebate offer to consumers to make its top-of-the-line venting fresh air...

Most efficient mini split HVAC system ready for all climates

Most efficient mini split HVAC system ready for all climates

Cooling and heating systems without ductwork have been commonplace in homes throughout Europe and Asia for years. Their efficient design and advanced motors ensure they don't waste energy like traditional central air systems. Aimed at homeowners who spend $1,100 or...

Tax credits for home energy upgrades in force for 2014

Tax credits for home energy upgrades in force for 2014

Qualified U.S. homeowners can take advantage of tax incentives for adding energy efficient features to their homes in 2014. The good folks at RESNet offer a good overview of the federal tax incentives available for the 2014 tax season.

Energy efficiency programs cost 2 to 3 times less than generating more power

Energy efficiency programs cost 2 to 3 times less than generating more power

According to a new report released today by ACEEE, energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing Americans with electricity. Energy efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy waste cost utilities only about three cents per kilowatt hour, while generating the...

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