Renewable Energy

This group will focus on the issues associated with incorporating renewable energy sources like Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Geothermal, Small Wind, Small Hydro into the Residential Energy Efficiency and Sustainability business model.

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Disasters & sustainable energy

Read my response to J.C. Martel's discussion:…Continue

Started by Mark Richardson May 25, 2013.

What is the Consumer Attitude towards Energy Efficiency Products & Services

Much has been written in recent times on consumer attitudes towards investing in energy efficiency retrofits, a recent GTM article …Continue

Tags: PV, PV., System, Solar, Efficiency

Started by Bijou Lulla Apr 13, 2013.

Solar should BE the Roof, not just on the roof.

Instead of installing plywood sheathing, roofing paper and shingles, I put together a video shows how solar modules could be attached directly to the roof trusses.  …Continue

Started by James White Apr 11, 2013.

Hawaii's Solution to Faster Solar Deployment

One of the biggest obstacles to renewable energy deployment in the US is overcoming the utility and AHJ review process. Long processing times leads to higher costs, customer and integrator…Continue

Started by Mark Richardson Feb 1, 2013.

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Comment by Mark Richardson on March 14, 2011 at 6:46pm

Hi Ted,

I think fuel cell technology is very promising, but I have to demur here because I do not know enough about the development pipeline to make any meaningful observations.

Maybe you or someone else in the group could help enlighten me?

Comment by Ted Mitchell on March 13, 2011 at 8:31pm
what about hydrogen fuel cells for a renewable energy? It's being the lightest and highest energy density per unit weight element.The hydrgen fuel cell itself has no moving parts,no combustion, and most impartantly, no pollution.

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Home Energy Pros was founded by the developers of Home Energy Saver Pro (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy,) and brought to you in partnership with Home Energy magazine.  Home Energy Pros is sponsored by the Better Buildings Residential Network.

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