EcoOutfitters was so impressed by the recent National Solar Tour and Green Buildings Open House in our home region of Long Island, New York. We visited homes from shore to…read more +
What’s your idea of the “typical” solar home? You might think of a home powered by solar panels as a log cabin “off the grid” in an extremely rural area…read more +
Did Hurricane Irene leave you without power? Would a solar PV array installation help, or are there better ways to get electricity in a storm?
We previously mentioned that some houses just aren’t a perfect fit for solar PV arrays. And it’s a shame, because with solar leasing options available, a solar PV array could…read more +
“It never rains in Southern California” isn’t just a turn of phrase or the name of a 1970s song by Albert Hammond. (When I was a little girl I used…read more +
If you’re thinking of moving to a place with a lower cost of living, are you factoring energy prices into your decision? Typically, expensive states (on average) like New York…read more +
You may have heard about solar leasing as an affordable option for homeowners who want to invest in solar panels but can’t afford the upfront costs. You may have even…read more +
It’s not an uncommon occurrence: First, you see a home improvement sign on the lawn down the block, noting, “Vinyl Siding Completed by ABC Home Improvements.” Just a few weeks…read more +
That old phrase “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” rings true in the field of renewable energy sources. It comes down to physics: It takes energy to produce…read more +
One of the misconceptions people often have about solar PV arrays mounted on homes is that they are “ugly.”(Incidentally, the same criticisms exist regarding wind farms.) But, as solar advocates…read more +
Solar Array minutes after after a direct hurricane hit Courtesy of WashingtonPost.com As much of the east coast faces a hurricane warning this weekend, one of the questions many people…read more +
New Jersey and Germany prove that you can have effective solar PV arrays in areas with less than optimal sunlight conditions.