Why Don't We Build Better Houses?

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Why Don't We Build Better Houses?

Did you know that the solar house was a popular concept in the 1940s, and that architects like Fred Keck, an American modernist architect based in Chicago, Illinois, could save their clients 30–40% on heating ...

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Boulder Home Pushes for Zero

Author: Elka Karl
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November 01, 2006

The Solar Harvest home, built by Boulder-based Ecofutures Building, Incorporated, has been gaining a lot of recognition lately--and for good reason. By achieving 97.7 out of 100 points in an Energy Star audit, it stands as the ... [continue reading]

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A Productive Marriage

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November 01, 2006

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) found that PV systems on Energy Star homes make an impressive combination. [continue reading]

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Solar Subsidies are Booming

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July 01, 2006

        Recent developments around the Unites States are creating a very favorable atmosphere for solar energy.The biggest boost comes from a marked rise in the cost of conventional fuels; ... [continue reading]

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PV Power in the Dorm

Author: Ross Nizlek
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March 02, 2006

        Although I consider myself to be an environmentally concerned individual, when I entered the University of Vermont last year, I had no experience in renewable energy, or even a ... [continue reading]

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Reality PV

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January 01, 2003

Analysis of hourly metered data collected from 19 residential grid-tied PV systems in California helps to answer questions about actual system power output. [continue reading]

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Solar Water Heating Up

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May 01, 2002

A wide range of options exist for ready-to-install, readily certified solar water heating systems. To further heat things up, government and utility incentives are expanding. [continue reading]

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Solar Power Rising to a Million Roofs in the Millennium

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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July 01, 1999

In an effort to spark a sustained solar renaissance and cut U.S. emissions of global warming gases, President Clinton in June of 1997 announced an initiative to put solar energy systems on a million U.S. rooftops by the year 2010. [continue reading]

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Making Solar Hot Water Affordable

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January 01, 1999

In 1995, a group of agencies in Florida teamed up to bring low-cost solar systems to low-income households so they could save money on their utility bills. [continue reading]

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

Macie Melendez

3 People, 2 Cats, 1 Tiny Home

I always find tiny homes to be very charming, and Corbett and Grace Lunsford’s was no exception.

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