Types of Solar Energy

Solar energy technologies use the sun’s energy and light to provide heat, light, hot water, electricity, and even cooling, for homes, businesses, and industry. There are a variety of technologies that have been developed to take advantage of solar energy. Solar...

Renewable Energy | Focus on Energy

Once you’ve made your home or business as energy efficient as possible, Focus on Energy’s Renewable Rewards Program can help take your energy savings to the next level. Focus on Energy offers Cash-Back Rewards for geothermal heat pump and solar electric...

Why is renewable energy important?

Solar shingles are installed on a rooftop. Credit: Stellar Sun Shop The United States currently relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas for its energy. Fossil fuels are non-renewable, that is, they draw on finite resources that will eventually dwindle, becoming...

Solar Panels, Solar Power Systems & Energy Efficiency

Thousands of homeowners are already enjoying the benefits of clean, affordable energy from SolarCity. We continuously monitor each solar power system to ensure everything’s running smoothly, and cover maintenance, repairs and insurance at no added cost in the...

Renewable Energy | Department of Energy

Watch as these fourth grade students go from learning about electricity to making their own electricity with their solar-powered classroom. A clean energy revolution is taking place across America, underscored by the steady expansion of the U.S. renewable energy...

Solar Energy Conversion Systems

Solar Energy Conversion Systems examines solar energy conversion as an integrative design process, applying systems thinking methods to a solid knowledge base for creators of solar energy systems. This approach permits different levels of access for the emerging broad...

Costs Of Turning Your Home Solar

Solar panel manufacturers state that an average solar system including panels and installation can cost anywhere between $10,000 and $20,000. Studies reveal that the average home uses about 3,400kWh/y, so a 2.5kWp system would provide little above half the power...

Lights Out On Solar Power

U.S. Tries To Stop India’s Solar Policy While Pushing Fight Against Climate Change It’s quite capable of doing the job. It’s now more so about overcoming mindsets more than anything.” Bastiaanssen said Hydro is the biggest critic of solar...

A New Home in Florida

I moved into a new home in Florida from New York. The prices for an apartment were too high for me, so I looked for something a little cheaper. I like the Florida weather, so I found a home in Tallahasse. As any new home owenr would, I got a security system put in my home by contacting Tallahassee ADT Home Security. They quickly came to my home and installed a system in my home in less than day. After that, I had the cable man come over and put a box in, and then called the phone company from my cell phone to have the phone and Internet hooked up.

With all of my stuff settled in and my services activated, I was ready to live my life in Florida, but there was one problem that happened a few days later. A guy tried to break into my home while I was still there, in the middle of the day. I thought people would try to at least wait until night time to break into your home, but these days people seem so brazen. The guy had a crow bar and tried to jimmy the door open. It didn’t work, and when he tried it, the alarm started ringing loudly.

The man ran off as soon as he heard the alarm. The police came and caught the man running down the street. The crow bar had made some scratches on my door, but it wasn’t something that a little bit of paint couldn’t fix. Still though, the fact that I had to paint the door on a home that I just moved into was a burden. I’m glad the alarm system took care of the burglar for me. If he broke my windows, I would have been really mad and tried to hurt him.

Pet Odors That Needed to Be Removed

When my husband and I found an apartment to move into until we could find our dream home, we were not prepared for the dirty carpets. We had seen a demo apartment that has the exact same floor plan as ours, and we were told that each apartment is professionally cleaned before someone new moves in. That may be the case, but there was no way I was moving in until I had the carpets professionally cleaned myself. I did a search for PhD Milwaukee carpet cleaning after one of the new neighbors recommended them, and I was thankful they were able to come out the same week. read more…

You Can Even Paint Them!

We have all seen an old western movie and dreamed about having shutters like they had on the buildings back then, ones that you could just pull closed from the outside if it were too windy or too bright outside for your liking, well now you can. There are a few companies out there that are willing to gives you those shutters. In order to stream line things you should know that they are called window shutters, they are a style of shutter that has been around for a very long time and I for one am happy as can be about them coming back in style, I always like them and thought that they were a pretty nice style of shutter. read more…