Renewable energy doesn’t always mean what you think

When you think of renewable energy, what comes to mind? Wind, solar. Wind power Wind energy, solar energy Solar panels, wind farms How about hydroelectric? Hydroelectric? Yeah. I would say yes. Burning wood? No? I think technically it’s a renewable energy. Burning trash? No? I feel like it’s a trick Hmm Depending on the state, […]

Energy-Efficient Home and Solar Panels Pay for Vacation – The Whalen Family: KB Home Portraits

When we were looking to buy a new home, it was really important for us to have the home be energy efficient. And the reason why we picked this home is because it has the solar powers which cuts down on our electricity bill like crazy. With all my kids, and working from home, our […]

What is Community Solar?

Community solar is a new way for people to benefit from solar energy and we at Neighborhood Sun are excited to tell you about it. So what is community solar? Community solar provides people with affordable locally produced clean energy without installing any panels on their roof or charging any upfront fees. Anybody who pays […]

Solar For Everyone, Not Just The Select Few

I’m excited to work on our White Marsh project because it offers opportunities for underserved communities where the benefits largely benefit low to moderate household income, where they can receive 25% of their BG&E bill and that’s a historic discount and residents can reap those benefits for free. They don’t have to do anything. In […]

Maryland’s Solar Decathlon 2011 Engineering Audiovisual Presentation

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011, the University of Maryland will present WaterShed, a home that both conserves and produces resources. WaterShed’s engineering design features an integrated set of systems that achieve robust functionality and keep the house comfortable under a wide range of climatic conditions. WaterShed generates its power from the […]

Baltimore ranks 5th in solar energy

á IN AN EFFORT TO SWITCH TO CLEANER ENGERY… MANY OF THE NATION’S CITY ARE HITTING THE SOLAR POWER BOOM… INCLUDING BALTIMORE. A NEW REPORT RANKED THE CITY 5TH AMONG 60 OTHER U.S. CITIES FOR THE NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS OF SOLAR PANELS. BUT ADVOCATES SAY THE CITY COULD DO BETTER. DOCTOR ALFRED BARTLETT SAYS SWITCHING […]

ENERGY QUEST USA (full program)

Male Narrator: Americans used to rely on animal power for transportation and to carry goods from place to place. And oil from whales to light our evenings. Today it’s gasoline and motor vehicles, and vast amounts of electricity to light our cities and power our economy. But one study claims that Americans spend just six […]