For the House

One of the most common deterrents to installing a renewable energy or RE system is cost. Most people think it is either too complicated or expensive and don’t bother to look into it. The truth is, you can have a renewable energy system installed on average, for the price of a minivan, Hummer or large SUV and there are plenty of those on CT roads, (although not as many Hummers or large SUV’s due to the price of gas these days).

The main difference is the RE system will actually grow in value, recoup your investment and save you thousands of dollars down the road. While a minivan or SUV will grow more expensive the further you travel. On top of that, when you factor in RE incentives and rebates, RE systems become even more attractive, allowing you to recoup your investment in less time. Be sure to check out the links below for more info on savings, finance options plus state and federal tax incentives.

I have included a link below to Home Power magazine so you can read for yourself just how affordable and practical RE systems are. Home Power magazine was extremely helpful when I was learning about renewable energy and it still is. As our readership grows and more folks come forward to share their experience, their info will be added to our site to provide you all the facts on how your neighbors are saving green and how you can too. To check out Home Power for yourself Click This

You can learn a lot from my experience in the solar industry, having worked for a local solar co and then going on to help get a solar business off the ground. I can tell you first hand, that solar is a very good way to cut down or completely eliminate your electric bill.

Now, depending on your budget or design goals,  you have a lot of options; you can own your system outright and actually get paid by the power company for excess electricity you don’t use, OR you can lease and let someone else own the panels and pay little or no money down. In addition, there are both state and federal  incentives to help you out. For all the latest info on solar leasing VS owning, click on this link

Solar hot water is a great way to cut down on energy bills. Solar hot water is a great deal and can actually be utilized year round in CT. For more info on heating your hot water with solar click on this link

One of the best deals in renewable energy is Geothermal. Geothermal energy systems use the natural insulating properties of the ground to heat or cool your home. For example, have you ever walked into your cellar on a really hot day and noticed how comfortable it was? Ever wish you could pipe some of that cool air upstairs? In a very basic sense, that is geothermal. A geothermal system uses a pump, commonly referred to as a heat pump, to circulate warm or cool liquid from your home into the ground and back again, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Geothermal systems have a solid reputation for requiring minimum maintenance while providing maximum efficiency. For more info on Geothermal Click this link

I am looking for folks in Connecticut who have installed or built geothermal systems for their home or others. If you have such experience and wish to share it with our readers please click on the links below for more info

Can you save money by selling power TO Eversource? Yes you can! Click this to learn how.

Click this to hear a radio program about how geothermal can work for your home.

Wind is an option in CT but is viable only in a a few parts of our state , generally the Northwest hills and along the shore, however, there is an ample amount of wind in various towns such as Ellington. For more info on using wind power for your home or business click this link is Your One Stop Resource for All Things Related to Renewable Energy and Conservation