California set to vote on solar power requirement for new homes



California is said to be on the cusp of making solar power a standard requirement for every new home built in the state.

Babcock Ranch, Florida, to become world’s first solar-powered town



A real estate development firm from Florida is hoping to create the world’s first town that runs completely on solar power. Kitson & Partners said the development will, once completed, become the world’s first solar-powered town.

Zero-energy homes grow in popularity



The Net-Zero Energy Coalition is carrying out the first attempt to catalog all of the zero-energy buildings within Canada and the United States.

Solar Panel Roofs Scaring Off Potential Buyers



The leasing of solar panels for a home’s rooftop is growing in popularity because home owners can start saving on their utility bills without paying any upfront money for the system, which typically can cost thousands of dollars to install

The Rise Of The Energy-Efficient Mortgage



More home buyers and current home owners are weighing the merits of a “green” mortgage, according to U.S. News & World Report. Energy-efficient mortgages allow home owners to finance “green” home improvements, such as solar panels, geothermal heating, and newer, more energy-efficient heaters.

High Efficiency Solutions and Green Energy for Homes



Today’s homebuilder has a huge array of options to build leaner, cleaner and greener for home buyers..  Many homeowners today have choices that their grandparents would never recognize, such as LED light bulbs, wind power, geothermal energy and solar panels.  Other energy savers combine smart design and high tech.  Still others are a nod to […]

Is Greener Necessarily Cheaper?



Over the past few years there has been a global push toward green improvements. This has taken place at all levels of homeownership from construction to remodeling. While some homeowners go green for the environmental advantages many are looking for greater energy efficiency and therefore greater utility savings. But do all green improvements mean savings?

SolarCity and Citi Team Up to Fund Home Solar



SolarCity, America’s number one solar service provider, teams up with Citi, “America’s Greenest Bank”, in establishing a fund of $40 million in new residential solar projects for 2011. This first of their collaborations offers homeowners a unique opportunity to switch to solar.

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