5 Ways Community Solar Empowers Solar for All
The benefits of solar aren’t just limited to those who install solar themselves. Community solar allows almost anyone to reap the rewards with no upfront costs.
Resilient Solar Town Rides Out 1-in-1,000–Year Hurricane
This resilient community thrives on 1500MW of solar power, its own water-treatment plant, and surrounding wetlands for natural beauty and stormwater management.
18 Inexpensive Sustainable Homes Almost Anyone Can Afford
According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost of having a new house built in the U.S. was $305,372 in 2016. Clearly, this cost can vary A LOT depending on what choices you make, and there are A LOT of choices when you decide to build a custom home. If you’re looking for a less expensive, easier to design, and more sustainable home, check out these 18 alternatives.
Green Concrete: The Foundation for a Sustainable Home
New, green concrete options are emerging to help lower the embodied carbon of homes and buildings and achieve global climate goals.
Electrifying? You May Not Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade
Abandoning gas for all-electric appliances? The electrical panel is the unsung hero of any home electrification project.
Home EV Charging Made Simple (But Do Hire an Electrician)
Home EV charging setups can be tricky. So we’ve developed a primer: from model options and safe installation, to pricing and solar storage.
Synergies in Sustainable Modular Homes Bring Savings
Recent advances in sustainable modular home construction can achieve the eco home of your dreams, with quality, tight construction always top of mind.
Heat Pump Dryers for Low-Impact Laundry
Heat pump dryers are an exciting, relatively new electrification technology. One can cut perhaps 10% of your household energy use.
Decarbonize Your Home to Support a Greener Grid
Energy storage and controls can reshape your home’s electricity demand to harmonize with a clean, decarbonized electricity supply.
Cosentino Surfaces Were ‘Going Green’ Ahead Of Their Time
Built on a foundation of innovative technology and forward-thinking manufacturing, surface giant Cosentino has been considering the planet since its inception.
Electrification: The Nexus of Individual and Policy Action
Energy Innovation encourages you take advantage of home electrification, and then share your story with your community and, most important, local policymakers.
What Homeowners Need to Know from the UN Climate Report
We can limit climate change to 1.5 ℃! The IPCC calls us to reduce our home’s eco impact, use renewable energy, and deploy energy efficient solutions. Now!
Four Ways Solar Panels Increase Your Home’s Value
Solar panels will increase your home’s value in several ways. These lend confidence in your solar investment and may motivate prospective buyers and lenders.
Produce And Manage Your Own Clean Energy With Sunpower Solar
With grid outages an ever common occurrence, you deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have access to safe, renewable energy.
7 Green Building Trends Home Buyers Are Helping To Set
“Eco-friendly” is getting a chic makeover. From innovation in materials to major curb appeal to biophilia and bringing the outdoors in, these sustainable trends are leading the charge when home buyers are hunting for their next home.
6 Critical Questions to Ask About a Solar Battery System
This new generation of solar battery systems is a game-changer! Arm yourself with the tough questions to ask to make sure the system works best for you.
5 Reasons You Need Solar Battery Storage with Your PV Panels
New technologies that integrate solar battery storage into home solar installations have finally made the leap to completely meeting homeowners’ needs.
Climate Change and the Resilient Response
In the wake of tragic wildfires, we have an imperative to rebuild more resilient, decarbonized buildings made from materials that are abundant, renewable, and healthy. We can’t bring back lives that were lost in these past events, but it’s critical we rebuild homes which will save lives in the future.
The Top 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Saving Energy at Home
Did you know that on average, households lose about 20 percent of their heated and cooled air through the duct system to the outside? Click through to learn what to do about it and 10 other important facts about saving energy at home.
What is a Home Energy Score?
Like a miles-per-gallon rating for a car, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score is an easy way for homeowners, buyers, and renters to get directly comparable and credible information about a home’s energy use across the housing market. Shown in a simple 1-10 scale (10 being the most efficient), a Home Energy Score report can be used to estimate a home’s energy use, the associated costs, and provide affordable suggestions to improve its efficiency.