3 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly: Eco-Friendly Car SECRETS Revealed!

Eco Friendly Car

About 30% of environmental pollution in the U.S. comes from the transportation industry (1). With the fast-growing concerns over the state of the environment, it’s important to do your part by investing in an eco-friendly car. But what is an eco-friendly car? An eco-friendly car emits low carbon compounds when running. Emitting less of these…

FAQ: What’s the Difference…Brownout Vs. Blackout (REVEALED)

Brownout vs Blackout

In most cases, a temporary light-out is not much cause for concern, especially if you own our best solar generator of the year, and other handy equipment. However, electricity outages can sometimes have devastating effects, such as causing damage to equipment if you don’t have the proper surge protection. The summers, especially, are prone to…

Clothes Dryers Get Energy Star Honor

Energy Efficient Clothers Dryers

It’s hard to imagine, but statistics show that the average home spends about $2,000 on energy alone every year. Clothes dryers account for about 6% of this amount, which makes them the biggest domestic energy consumers (1). For a long time, clothes dryers weren’t subject to Energy Star rating because their energy efficiency remained virtually…

Transactive Energy: The Next Big Deal for The Smart Grid? (decentralized energy explained)

Transactive energy

Four years ago, Zarko Sumic from Gartner predicted that the biggest electricity company by 2020 would have a similar business model as Uber’s (1). This means that the company will not own assets associated with the production of electricity. Like a shared economy platform, it will merely superintend the data of energy consumers and producers….

Super Moon Produces Lunar Energy. Or Does It?

Super Moons and lunar Energy

Supermoons, the biggest and brightest moons of the year, occur about three or four times annually. In 2020, we are expecting four supermoons. So far, we have seen three supermoons since March. While ordinary people are into supermoons for viewing purposes alone, researchers have looked beyond what the naked eye could see. They have beeninvestigating…

3 Tips to Easily Phase Out the Incandescent Light Bulb

Phasing Out Incandescent Light Bulb

Did you know that the bulbs you use at home can be directly contributing to the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? According to Noah Horowitz, the CEES director, This fact shows why American households should shift away from incandescent bulbs, as a significant amount of power generation still relies on coal and hydro-powered…

How Apple Became One of The Greenest Companies in America

Apple

You probably know 101 things about Apple and its products, but did you know that it was ranked number eight in the Top 10 Greenest Companies in the United States for 2017(1)? This achievement is an impressive feat considering there are over eight million registered businesses in America, and only seven are considered more environmentally…

5 Cool Energy-Saving Gadgets You’ve Probably NEVER Heard Of

Cool Energy Saving Gadgets

One of the major challenges every homeowner faces is how to reduce their utility bills. According to ENERGY STAR®, the average household in the U.S. spends at least $2,000 a year on utility bills (1). This accounts for about 7% of the average homeowner’s income (2). If you’re one of these homeowners, you might want…

5 Ways to Determine if Solar Energy is Right for You

Is Solar Energy is Right for You

Solar is one of the fastest growing alternative sources of energy, with its adoption increasing exponentially. Experts predict the solar energy market will experience a record 14% growth in 2020 alone. You might feel like you’re missing out, but is solar energy for you? Residential adoption means more common household products are being run by…

Tesla Already Boasts Numerous Triumphs In May

solar panels in field

Electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla is having a really, really solid month so far, and we’re not even half way into it.  With the EV industry reeling from grim news regarding Coda’s bankruptcy announcement and Fisker Automotive’s apparent demise, Tesla Motors is basking in a trifecta of great news stories that emerged from their camp….

TAX CREDITS GIVE SOLAR INVESTORS A BRIGHT FUTURE

solar panels in field

Global investments in clean energy are down for the second year in a row, but the U.S. Senate is supporting solar power.  The Senate introduced a bipartisan bill that allows for the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) to be claimed by companies with solar projects under construction before the expiration date of December 31, 2016.  Under the…

Energy Theft Goes Global

solar panels in field

When you hear the phrase “electricity theft,” you may automatically picture places like India or Brazil where the number of power outages is astounding.   Unfortunately, electricity thieves can be found in nearly every country across the globe, including the U.S.  Whether it’s performing illegal hookups, tampering with meters, or stealing copper wire from substations, over $200 billion…