In the immortal words of Bob Dylan, “the times they are a changin.”  Never have these words been more true than with respect to a home’s energy management system. “Back in the day,” we all expected the safe, reliable, flow of grid power from your local utility into your home. This unwavering faith and expectation has been under siege in the last decade. The confluence of global w...

Battery storage is the fastest growing market segment in solar, creating new markets as well as solar retrofit expansion opportunities across the USA for renewable projects large and small. Batteries allow the solar array to maximize savings on the electric bill and provide backup power during grid outages. Every offgrid solar array includes a battery, but an increasing number of grid-tied cus...

It’s long been known that an energy audit is often the best place to start before making energy-saving home improvements. An energy audit can help identify the most cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades through a careful evaluation of a home in its entirety. This usually starts at the building shell, working inward to the individual appliances such as air conditioning, water heaters, and lig...

The ongoing wildfires devastating California and parts of the northwest and the tumultuous hurricane season now underway in the southeast, will likely mark 2020 as a year of reckoning in the fight against climate change. Although you may not live in a natural disaster hotspot, you likely have experienced a power outage; a storm or driver hits a neighborhood utility pole and just like that, lig...