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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.