Naperville, Illinois Woman Raises Questions about Smart Meters

In many communities throughout the world, smart meters are being installed with absolutely no fanfare. According to a recent news story in the Chicago Tribune, “the devices are capable of using wireless signals to relay detailed information about an individual consumer’s power consumption.” Moreover, they’re designed to be highly efficient. The utility companies as well […] Read more

There is More to Solar than Panels

Solar panels for electricity and hot water are nothing new but this article will look at numerous other options available using the sun’s energy. Let’s start with solar shingles. They are both a roof shingle and a solar panels each shingle being a mini electrical generator that will produce electricity with an output of approximately […] Read more

Grid-Tied Solar; The NET Positive and Negative

The majority of “green homes” which use renewable energy are not off-grid, independent propositions. Like traditional homes, they are attached to the grid and have utility providers. The difference is that they try to reach a net-zero or net-positive situation. A net-zero home is one in which the net cost or net power use is […] Read more

Solar Energy Could Overtake Oil

In just a few short years, solar power has gone from a little engine that could to an unstoppable juggernaut in energy production. It is now an undeniable fact that the future of energy will rest solidly on solar-power generation. Don’t take this writer’s word for it. Just ask one of the world’s largest oil […] Read more

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