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Solar & Alternative Energy Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring solar & alternative energy ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

Your Guide to Home Solar Panels

Whether you're looking to shrink your carbon footprint or just your monthly expenses, there’s never been a better time to go solar. Keep reading for the lowdown on everything from current tax incentives to new tech choices.


Future House | Living Off the Grid Comfortably

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey visits an off-the-grid home in South Carolina that’s testing commercial HVAC equipment.


How to Provide Backup Power without Gas

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron shows off a battery-powered generator that is capable of being charged by solar.


What Germany Can Teach Us About Home Energy

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey takes host Kevin O'Connor on a tour of Germany with an eye toward renewable energy and sustainable home heating.