Research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found that for highly glazed buildings, like the shimmering skyscrapers of big cities, photovoltaic (PV) windows make a sizable difference in the building’s carbon footprint, reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%. More From EcoWatch Is Solar Right For Your Home? The […]
A new report released during COP27 finds that the construction sector’s emissions have hit a record high, making the industry off-track to reach decarbonization targets by 2050. Despite a lull during the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in energy-efficient construction, the industry’s energy demand and carbon emissions have both reached all-time highs.
If you have a baby on the way, you’ve got a million things on your mind. If it’s your first child, you may be feeling even more overwhelmed with the ever-growing checklist of things to prepare for the big birthday. You know as soon as that day arrives, all eyes will be on the baby. […]
Feel like your energy bills have been higher than normal lately? You’re not imagining things. And unfortunately, it looks like energy costs will continue to heat up as temperatures start to drop. Utility companies across the country are hiking their rates, with customers reporting monthly bills roughly $20 to $35 higher than normal.1 The price […]
Realtors are used to answering questions about available closet space and the number of bathrooms, but there’s a new question people are asking when searching for a new home: How’s the energy efficiency? Recent research has shown that more Americans are searching to buy or build an energy-efficient home. And with climate change worsening and […]
Key Findings 79% of survey respondents have experienced financial stress due to their electricity bill 42% of survey respondents have considered installing solar panels 60% of survey respondents agree that solar panels are too expensive 41% of survey respondents have never heard of community solar 33% of homeowners have heard of community solar, but don’t […]
If you’ve ever talked to a group of people about solar panels, you’ve probably heard a lot of strong opinions. But it seems a lot of what people think they know about solar panels isn’t true. Solar panel technology first materialized in the 1950s and has significantly advanced since then. While technology continues to improve, […]
As residential solar increases in popularity, so does the prevalence of inexperienced solar companies. When solar companies cut corners, you suffer. Poor customer service, misleading warranties or uneducated salespeople can quickly turn your solar installation process sour. While there are plenty of reputable solar companies out there, staying informed can help you avoid scams and […]