Days after Election Day 2020, the results became clear: Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States, unseating the incumbent President Donald Trump. After four years, Americans can expect several changes from the upcoming administration. And one of those changes will be Joe Biden’s energy plans. While Biden won’t be inaugurated until
Solar infrastructure and farming can combine in a powerful way that yields increased crop production and electricity simultaneously. What is Solar Farming? Also called agrivoltaics, solar farming involves the practice of growing plants under the shade of solar panels. Before this method was discovered, integrating solar panel use on farms was seen as impractical, due
Though the looming threat of the global COVID-19 pandemic has most families scrambling to meet immediate needs, now might be the time to look long term. Like going solar, even in a pandemic. If there’s anything that 2020 has proved to the global community, it’s that things you take for granted in your day-to-day life
Your family’s financial bandwidth doesn’t have to get in the way of your quest to energy efficiency. Applying for a Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) loan could give you the cash you need to commit to sustainable and energy efficient choices for your home. But it’s worth remembering that there could be a multitude of
Net metering is a crucial concept for solar homeowners looking to understand the cost-saving processes in the industry. Because of net metering, solar users are able to save tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their installed system. Net metering is the process by which homeowners are able to access and use a
The overall cost for average Americans to buy solar panels is decreasing every year. And more people want solar energy. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 92% of Americans favor expanding solar energy. With cost-saving benefits trending up as at the same time, more attention is paid to innovation in the solar industry.
Don't think you have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your home for your commitment to renewable energy. Solar panel integrations can come standard and look like you would expect. We've explored how solar panels can be attractive in part 1 of our series. But let's look at some examples of the best solar homes. They
New innovations in solar power and technology are poised to make impacts on the future of renewable energy. Learn about five solar innovations.
Back in April, on the eve of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, a new documentary was released on YouTube, free for viewers. “Planet of the Humans,” produced by the Oscar-winning yet occasionally controversial Michael Moore, argues that renewable sources of energy may be more problematic than they seem. With many documentaries, it’s important to take the
As the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaches, consider these ideas for living a more sustainable lifestyle.