Producing electricity with photovoltaics (PV) emits no pollution, produces no greenhouse gases, and uses no finite fossilfuel resources. This guide analyzes how long it takes a PV system to operate to recover the energy that went into making the system in the first place.
Windows, walls and floors can be used to store and distribute solar energy through passive solar design. Unlike other solar heating systems, this design does not involve mechanical and electrical devices such as pumps or fans to move the heat.
Todays solar heating systems not only keep swimming pools warm they can also heat much of your homes water and interior space. Solar heating systems are reliable, adaptable, and pollution-free. Planning carefully and being informed will ensure you've chosen the right system for your home.
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.
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.