Renewable Energy

Solar & Wind power generation and storage


Are Small Wind Turbines for Homes Any Good?

Is this the safest and most powerful small home wind turbine yet?

We were told about the PowerPod compact home wind turbine appearing on a Kickstarter campaign, but having seen a fair few home wind turbines in the past that failed to deliver on their promises, Ecohome decided to investigate. Countless inventors are stepping up to the plate with the latest and greatest green…

Renewable energy wind farm

What is clean energy?

If you want to improve your carbon footprint but can't afford your own rooftop solar array, you can purchase clean energy credits and have renewable energy offset your power use. What is the cleanest energy? Despite how commonly the term ‘clean energy’ is used, there is actually no such thing. At least not in the…

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

The Swedish company Azelio has an innovative solution for generating carbon neutral electricity with storage that doesn't need batteries. New technology combines solar power generation & battery free power storage The forever-changing landscape of the green home building industry sees ideas come and go, and on…

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

BIPV solar roof shingles are poised to take over rooftop solar installations with better durability, pricing and aesthetics announced for the Tesla solar roof - here we look at the competitors in the solar roof market. Rooftop solar-power production is fairly commonplace now, and you always know exactly which roof…

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

在美国和加拿大,找到一个长期的屋顶解决方案并不是常态,但时代正在改变。可持续住宅越来越受欢迎,特斯拉太阳能屋顶瓦开始有意义。特斯拉太阳能屋顶瓦再次出现在新闻中。They now have solar panel shingle installations…

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

太阳能电池板好,燃煤电厂用电不好。如果选择有那么简单就好了。我们讨论了在家自己发电的最佳选择,从太阳能到风力涡轮机再到发电自行车。家庭能源发电,哪个选项是最好的?How the electrical grid is fed near you will be a huge…

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours? EcoHome investigates if Bike Generators cut the mustard. Mitigating climate change at home, get on your bike! As we look for ways to mitigate climate change, improving home energy efficiency and decentralising power…

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

The flat plate solar thermal collector from Viessmann has a modulating collector to prevent overheating. Solar thermal panels in cold climates are at risk of freezing in winter, so in the North, we use a glycol mix as a heat transfer fluid. This prevents panels from freezing but introduces new problems in the…

All about solar thermal collectors

Choosing the right solar thermal water heater system. What is a solar thermal collector? A photovoltaic (PV) solar collector converts solar radiation into electricity, but a solar thermal collector is much simpler than that. It refers to a device that collects heat directly from solar radiation. That can be as…

Solar panel reflectors

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

A study showed that reflectors on solar panels can increase their performance by up to 30%. The continuing drop in cost for home solar power generation has led to a dramatic increase in the rate of installations, for both residential and commercial use. Increasing the yield through reflection could make that an even…

Lithium-ion solar home battery

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

How to choose and properly size a solar home battery system. Home battery systems have recently improved in two substantial ways, and the first big improvement is in the batteries themselves. Lithium-ion batteries on the market today are much more robust and functional than the lead-acid batteries we have relied on…


2019 Renewables produced more Electric than Coal, Gas, Oil

In 2019, renewable energy sources produced more power in the US than fossil fuels

In 2019, renewable energy sources accounted for the majority of power used in the US, the first time since 1885 that coal was not the country's main source of power. Energy generated by fossil fuels has dominated the globe for generations. Some countries have pushed for a faster transition to cleaner fuels than…

Renewable Energy - Houston goes for 100% green

City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy

Houston, Texas to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2025 as part climate change mitigation strategy to become carbon neutral by 2050. City of Houston to be powered with 100% renewable energy In April, 2020, The City of Houston announced a renewed deal with NRG Energy as the City’s retail electric provider…

Coronavirus - clean energy & sustainables in jeopardy after covid-19 - IEA

Coronavirus poses a threat to climate action says The International Energy Agency (IEA)

The IEA warns that Covid-19 may cause a slowdown in the world’s progress to clean energy & while the coronavirus may prompt a drop in global carbon emissions this year, long-term climate action will suffer too in it's wake. "The economic impact of coronavirus must not derail the switch to sustainable energy" In a…

Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer USA September 2019

Solar Panels Special Offer from Tesla in US - September 2019!

Tesla Solar Panels "free" for US clients in September! If you do the math, this Tesla Solar panel rental special offer is actually even better than free - because if you live in the sunnier US states with the highest electricity costs, those solar installations are going to produce more payback than they cost to…



Posted by Philip Benson March 10, 2021, 10:07 p.m. Solar photovoltaic 1 Responses

How do I build or buy a salt battery for my home?

Posted by Sakthi N Dec. 26, 2020, 9:02 p.m. Renewable energy 0 Responses

What are solar battery storage alternatives?

Posted by Sasha Nazarchuk Sept. 21, 2020, 1:13 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

What would a saltwater home battery bank be for solar applications with a fridge?

Posted by Jordon Morishita June 25, 2020, 11:17 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

Where can I find salt water batteries?

Posted by S Conrad June 23, 2020, 9:52 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

Are saltwater home batteries availability in the USA?

Posted by David Meckes April 11, 2020, 5:13 p.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

Which is the best way of solar heating an indoor public swimming pool to save operating costs?

Posted by Ιωάννης Σταυρόπουλος March 29, 2020, 12:50 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses