Battery Maintenance

Remember to keep your batteries full and happy to improve the performance of your alternative energy system. Since alternative energy is the wave of the future let us pioneers learn how to operate them properly today!

How I Get My Hot Water Fast

Electricity savings for a household of four occupants varied from about 200 kW-h/year to 400 kW-h/year for a single point of use. Extrapolation to a home with at least four points of use would imply electricity savings from 800 kW-h/year to 1600 kW-h/year.

HVAC Zoning Controls

Homeowners would like to increase their comfort level while conserving energy. An excellent method to do this is through zoning. Most two-story homes have an 8 to 10 degree temperature difference between upstairs and downstairs (because heat rises). Additionally, larger ranch homes generally have a big temperature difference between one end of the house and the other (due to the distance of the duct runs).

Make Your Next Science Fair Project Green

One excellent idea is to create a miniature "hybrid" renewable energy power plant. This could be accomplished by combining solar cells and a small windmill kit. Such an idea could graphically demonstrate the complementary nature of these two free power sources.

Making Solar Electric Systems Pay Back Fast

You are an excellent candidate for a solar electric system if your electric bill is over $75 per month, you pay more than $0.12 per kwh for electricity, your state offers substantial rebates for solar electric systems, and you have good solar exposure.

Product Review of Online Energy Analysis Software - The Home Energy Saver

Spending a few minutes with this software can provide as much education as reading several books on energy saving construction ... in real terms ... with your own house as an example. The tips provided along the way are very helpful and having the "Energy Efficient House" costs listed gives you a great target to shoot for.

Safer Cooking With Solar - Using The Sun For Emergency Preparedness

I use my Global Sun Oven to cook anything that I would normally cook in my regular oven. My family loves fresh-ground wheat bread and we regularly cook roasts, cookies, rice, casseroles, baked potatoes, cakes and more. I can't tell you how many times I've been told that sun cooked chicken tastes better than Kenny Rogers' rotisserie chicken (and I love K.R. chicken).

Tracking Energy Waste

The Submeter shows you where electrical power goes in your apartment building, office, marina, or RV park! Do you have a "smart house"? A submeter can track all of your branch circuits and report power anomalies. Read and control from any internet connection.

Using Solar Energy In California

The main impetus for the accelerated interest in solar electricity has been the California Energy Commission's rebate program. They offer rebates of $4.00 per watt for homes and $4.50 per watt for businesses (approximately 50% of the total installed cost of solar electric systems).

Wind-Diesel Systems

Making a hybrid power system work in the long run is not just about buying and installing the equipment. Like with any other technical system, there must be adequate documentation of the installation. Operators and maintenance personnel must have proper training. Funds must be allocated for maintenance and repair, e.g. to replace a worn-out battery bank or hire a specialist for troubleshooting.

Renewable Electricity Solutions Announces special sale to readers of Earthtoys

Renewable Electricity Solutions Announces the following sale to readers of Earthtoys Inc. for April 1 to April 30th while supplies last.

EDTA Applauds Reintroduction of the "CLEAR ACT"

The bill provides consumer-based tax incentives for the purchase of battery electric, hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles in a variety of weight classes, from low speed electric vehicles, to cars, trucks and buses. In addition, the measure provides tax incentives to help buy down the equipment and installation costs of supporting infrastructure.

Time, water, and energy savings with the new improved Chilipepper appliance

Chilipepper Sales has introduced it's new improved Chilipepper model CP4000 residential hot water delivery system.

Venture Investment in Clean Technologies Reaches US$1.1 billion

Just under $1.1 billion was invested in 179 emerging cleantech companies in 2002, according to the most recent issue of the CLEANTECH Venture Monitor released today. At 5.1% of overall venture capital activity last year, about 1 in every 20 deals was in the cleantech space, from solar energy to water purification. Cleantech is now the sixth largest venture category.

Evergreen Solar Signs Agreement for $29 Million Private Equity Financing

Evergreen Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ESLR), a developer, marketer, and manufacturer of photovoltaic (solar power) products for the worldwide market, announced today that it has executed a definitive Purchase Agreement for a private placement equity financing of $29.475 million of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and a warrant.

Records 23716 to 23730 of 23791

First | Previous | Next | Last

Solar & Wind - Featured Product

Roof Tech – E Mount AIR

Roof Tech - E Mount AIR

The most compact versatile rail-less PV mounting system under the sun. Instead of placing solar panels on top of long rails, simply attach E Mount AIR to rafters or the roof decking. Once panels are fastened to the roof, the system array is electrically bonded. The result is a visually seamless PV installation that stands the test of time. - Truly "One With The Roof". - PE stamped cert. letters available, UL 2703 Classified, ASTM 2140 fully waterproof. The one and only with integrated flexible flashing certified by the ICC! All the best quality. Only from Roof Tech