Solar power savings vary greatly according to where you live

Homeowners with solar panels and solar battery storage installed in their homes save an average of $1,075 annually, amounting to around 67% of their electricity bills, a new study by home energy firm Sense has found. That’s a tidy amount, but homeowners’ savings can vary wildly depending on which part of the U.S. they live

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Raising Property Value With Renewable Energy

If you are considering home improvements that will raise the value of your property, going green can actually provide an impressive value increase of over 30%. Despite the fact that the small investment will greatly increase property value, the fact that powering your home with renewable energy can actually help you save significantly on electricity

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Ask Brian: How to Improve Winter Energy Savings

Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to [email protected] Question from Daniel of Maple Grove, MN: Hi Brian, This is our first winter in our home since moving from a warmer

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Net-zero energy homes pay for themselves in just over a decade

Although it costs more money upfront to build net-zero homes than it does with ones that aren’t so energy-efficiency, homeowners in the long term can enjoy substantial savings.     Those savings are so huge in fact, that eventually they’ll pay for the home itself, and it doesn’t matter where you live either, according to

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TOP 5 HOME ENERGY- AND MONEY-SAVINGS TIPS HIGHLIGHTED BY NON-PROFIT RENEWABLE NATION

If you are one of the millions of American homeowners who is contemplating going solar, the goo4d news is that you can save up to $100 a month in the meantime by acting on some basic energy-savings tips, according to the nonprofit Renewable Nation app available now on Google and iTunes. Renewable Nation is an

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NAR says most realtors interested in sustainable homes

Real estate agents would do well to talk up the green features in their home listings, letting clients know how much they can reduce energy usage inside the home. According to the National Association of REALTOR’s latest Realtors and Sustainability report, more than half of agents say consumers are showing a greater interest in such

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A quick look at some of the world’s most energy efficient buildings

It’s estimated that by 2050 the population of the Earth will have increased by 3 billion. That’s an awful lot of additional people to sustain, house and feed. With diminishing natural resources it is time to begin building sustainable and energy efficient buildings for people to live and work in.

Are Your Bills Too High? 4 Tips to Make Your Home More Cost Efficient

At the end of the month, many people look at their bank accounts and wonder where all of their money has gone. If this sounds like your own situation, then you might want to take a fresh look at some tips and tricks you can use to save money around your home.

Sleeping better at night could boost your salary, study finds

Your productivity can be boosted greatly by ensuring you get a good night’s sleep at the end of each day, even more than you may have realized, according to one new study.

Promise Energy Optimizes Tax Incentives for Solar

Promise Energy may be the harbinger of new age solar water heating in California. It offers solar energy service agreements that ensure that both state and federal tax credits are maximized. The company announced that it will initiate a novel program at the annual Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) conference, happening in LA on September 28th.

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