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Guest Post: Reduce Water Heating Costs with a Solar Water Heater

According to an analysis from USA Today, the average electric bill is $1,419 a year. Homeowners are looking for new and proven ways to cut their bills. Many of those homeowners are buying green lights and taking other initiatives to cut their energy consumption. However, they often overlook one of the biggest energy sinks in their home: water heating.

Los Angeles Utility Powers Up 11.4-MW SolarWorld Solar System

The Adelanto Solar Power Plant ties into a switching and converter station at the southern terminus of LADWP’s Southern Transmission System, which links Southern California with wind farms and the existing Intermountain Power Project, a power-generation facility in Utah capable of producing 1,800 megawatts of electricity.

Imagine Homes to Offer DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles for All New Construction

Today, DOW POWERHOUSE announced a major new collaboration with Imagine Homes, a San Antonio-based homebuilder leading the nation in new high performance green building technology, to offer the cutting-edge DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle roof system to all new homebuyers in Imagine Homes’ six San Antonio area residential communities. Additionally, DOW POWERHOUSE will be a standard feature on all homes in the Willis Ranch community, scheduled to open in September 2012.

Guest Post: Top 6 Useful and Portable Solar-Energy Powered Products

Have you missed an important call or appointment because while shopping all day long your cellphone runs out of battery and there’s no available electric outlet wherein you can recharge it? Have you ever wished you can bring your electric outlet (at home) to your camping site so that you will have no problems cooking your favorite camping foods?

GUEST POST: Solar Shingles = Innovation In Green Roofing

The older design of solar shingles left much to be desired. Outsized shiny sheets of metallic shingles detracted from the building’s appearance, making many homeowners think twice. Not any longer.

Affordable Housing Goes Green in Georgia

NWGHA recently worked with Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS) Architecture creating 10 public-housing, energy-efficient, green apartments called Village Green in Rome, Georgia.

Guest Post: Going Back to Your Grass Roots, or Roofs – and a Dash of Solar

We live now in a world that is environmentally conscious, to put it bluntly, every bit of packaging that is thrown away, every tree that is cut down, every aerosol sprayed, somewhere in the back of our minds there are the questions; how big is the hole in the ozone layer, do these emails really need to be printed out, how many trees died to make this brochure?

GUEST POST: DIY Solar Projects – Simply Super

Our guest post on do-it-yourself solar is written by UK blogger, James Hawkins. What a fabulous concept, especially for those without enough capital to purchase a system. Give it a try with family, friend, neighbors.

A Variety of Sustainable Home Options: Modular Lifestyles and Nueva Vida III

Off-grid Modular Lifestyles' Camper

Two different types of environmentally sustainable homes are being incorporated into neighborhoods or developed as their own neighborhood community across the country giving people the choice to not only be green but to be entirely sustainable in their living situation. They are Modular