How Rising Natural Gas Prices Affect Renewable Energy Plans

More and more households are making the switch to fixed renewable energy plans, and right now they’re glad they did. Fossil fuels are soaring in price across the board, but the rise in natural gas prices is likely to hit consumers the hardest.  Analysts are already predicting that natural gas prices will continue to climb this winter. The primary cause for the increase is high demand and low supply. As…

How Many Solar Panels You Need to Power Your House

  As the cost of solar equipment goes down, more people are seriously considering putting an installation up at home. But a solar panel installation isn’t cheap. It’s a serious investment, so it’s important to get the setup right. The only problem is, most people are completely new to solar energy so figuring out how things should be set up isn’t always clear. One of the biggest questions is how…

Benefits of Switching to a Solar Water Heater 

Your water heater is a major piece of equipment that’s used on a daily basis. It’s used so often, water heating accounts for roughly 18% of annual energy use. There are ways to use your water heater for maximum energy efficiency, but if you really want to cut energy use you may be considering a solar water heater.  There are actually a few different types of solar water heaters. Each…

Best Home EV Chargers for Every Situation

  Electric vehicles (EVs) have been in the news a lot lately. The projections are pretty promising for the EV market. While only 7% of U.S. drivers currently own an EV or hybrid, 39% of the remaining drivers are now seriously considering a switch to electric according to a recent Pew Research Center survey.  Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more common in general, but all-electric vehicles are experiencing the…