How to Reduce Your Electric Bill (Small Changes Add Up)

How to Reduce Your Electric Bill (Small Changes Add Up)

Energy costs are going up, and many areas of the country face increased rick of power outages this summer. We’ll help you reduce your electric bill and save energy – without completely changing your lifestyle. There are tips for year round and seasonal suggestions. Before you get started with changes that reduce energy consumption, read…

Surviving Without the Grid – Emergency Backup Power

Surviving Without the Grid – Emergency Backup Power

This is a guest post by Jerry Noel. This article will address surviving without the grid, i.e., how to keep thing going when the power goes out – in Jerry words, “Preparing for When the Doo Doo Hits the Oscillating Appliance!”. During the aftermath of super storm Sandy, many were without power for weeks. In…

How Much Energy Will a Solar Electric System Produce?

How Much Energy Will a Solar Electric System Produce?

This is a guest post by Jerry Noel. In this article we’ll answer the question “How Much Energy Will a Solar Electric System Produce?” (projected solar electric system output) along with the anticipated short-term financial savings and long term return on investment (ROI). In Part 1 (Solar Electric Basics), Jerry discussed the three predominant questions…

Solar Site Check – Analyzing Your Location

Solar Site Check – Analyzing Your Location

This is a guest post by Jerry Noel. In this article we’ll discuss how to examine your site to decide where to place solar electric panels, and in the next article we’ll look at financial incentives available to help make them more affordable. In Part 1 (Solar Electric Basics), Jerry discussed the three predominant questions…

3 Types of Home Solar Power and How to Mount Your Solar Panels

3 Types of Home Solar Power and How to Mount Your Solar Panels

This is a guest post by Jerry Noel, explaining three types of home solar power projects and how to mount your solar panels. In Part 1 (Solar Electric Basics), Jerry discussed the three predominant questions of solar power:  cost, batteries, and “DIY”. Part two provided Emergency Power Options. The three types of home solar power…