A New Guide for Solar Plan Reviewers, Code Inspectors, and Installers

Spotlight Article:

A New Guide for Solar Plan Reviewers, Code Inspectors, and Installers

When an industry grows as fast as solar, it can be challenging for consumers, contractors, and code officials to be in lockstep on the path to a successful installation—from plan review to inspection ...

Keep Reading

Solar
FILTER ARTICLES
stuff

My Experiences with Solar Electric and Solar Hot Water Systems

Author: Andrew Rudin
premium CONTENT
September 01, 2011

An energy management consultant since 1974, Andrew Rudin shares his personal accounts, the good and the bad, with using solar panels to generate electricity and to heat water. [continue reading]

stuff

DRG and the California Solar Initiative: Your Path to Energy Savings

Author: Anna Jaffray
premium CONTENT
September 01, 2011

The localized solar-PV resources and other renewable-energy sources are gradually transforming the national energy grid, while pushing the market toward developing these localized systems. [continue reading]

stuff

Monitoring Results for the Factor 9 Home

Author: Rob Dumont
free CONTENT
BPI CE
September 03, 2010

Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]

stuff

Solar Improvements for the Home

free CONTENT
September 03, 2010

Once homeowners commit to one form of solar improvement, they soon start inquiring about other options as well. Here's how to answer their need and grow your business. [continue reading]

stuff

California's Advanced Homes Program

Author: Steve Mann
premium CONTENT
September 01, 2010

California is slowly moving toward net zero energy construction, defined as building structures that produce as much energy on-site as they consume. The Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan of the California Public Utilities Commission (... [continue reading]

stuff

Squeezing More Energy from the Sun

premium CONTENT
July 01, 2010

Scientists are figuring out how to squeeze more electricity out of PV panels. PV panels take the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity. The sun’s energy is abundant, but in ... [continue reading]

stuff

Hummingbird House: Design for Everyone Part III

premium CONTENT
May 03, 2010

This is the third part of a conversation that I had with Larry Weingarten, a water heater expert and Renaissance guy. His solar-powered structural insulated panels (SIPs) house combines ordinary materials with extraordinary design. [continue reading]

stuff

Hummingbird House: Design for Everyone Part II

free CONTENT
March 01, 2010

This is the second part of a conversation with Leslie Jackson, Associate Editor, and Larry Weingarten, a water heater expert and Renaissance guy. His solar-powered structural insulated panels (SIPs) house combines ordinary materials with extraordinary design. [continue reading]

Homemade Wind Turbine in 5 Easy Steps

Conor Downes

Homemade Wind Turbine in 5 Easy Steps

So, you want to build a backyard wind turbine and save hundreds every year? Well, you’ve come to ...

10 Construction Trends Impacting the Industry

Megan R. Nichols

10 Construction Trends Impacting the Industry

The construction industry is continuing to grow and evolve as new technology emerges. Companies and workers will need to adapt ...

SPONSORED CONTENT HOME ENERGY MINUTE #01: ALASKSA'S GRIFFIN HAGLE Learn more! Watch Video
Email Newsletter

Home Energy E-Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly
E-Newsletter!