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Solar & Alternative Energy

All Energy Solar Review 2022

All Energy Solar offers customers full-service solar installation support, handling every step of the installation process, and providing post-installation support. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team delves into All Energy Solar installation and services to help you determine if they’re the right provider for your home.

Horizon Solar Power Review 2022

Horizon Solar Power is a local solar installer that offers California homeowners and businesses the opportunity to decrease their electric bills and carbon footprint through renewable energy. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into Horizon Solar Power installation and services to help you decide if this solar company is right for you.

Intermountain Wind and Solar Review

Intermountain Wind and Solar is a solar panel installer that helps homeowners and businesses reduce their carbon footprint and save money on energy bills. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team examines Intermountain Wind and Solar services and installation to help you determine if this company is the right provider for you.

EcoMark Solar Review: Installation and Pricing

EcoMark Solar provides Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs residents with residential and commercial solar solutions. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team delves into EcoMark Solar’s pricing and installation process to help you decide if the solar provider is right for your home.

Solar Optimum Review (2022)

Solar Optimum brings reliable customer service to California homeowners who are considering solar solutions to decrease their electric bill and carbon footprint. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into Solar Optimum services and warranties to help you determine if they’re the right solar provider for your home.

Sun Tribe Solar Review: Services and Installation

Sun Tribe Solar brings clean energy solutions to a variety of partners, including commercial businesses, schools, and government buildings. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team delves into Sun Tribe Solar to help you determine if they’re the right solar company for you.

Namaste Solar Review: Services and Accreditation

Namasté Solar offers Colorado residents the ability to access clean and renewable energy through their solar panel offerings. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into Namaste installation and customer service to help you decide if they’re the right provider for your home.

Shine Solar Review: Services and Installation

Shine Solar provides module installation to customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas who want to save money on their electric bill. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into Shine Solar services and helps you determine if Shine Solar is right for your home.

Infinity Energy Review: Services and Purchasing Plans

Infinity Energy offers residential solar panel and battery installation through transparent purchasing plans. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into Infinity solar services to help you determine if the company is the right solar provider for your home.

SolarMax Review (2022)

SolarMax offers customers solar panels and energy storage solutions to help them create renewable energy for their homes. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into SolarMax products and services to help you decide on the right solar provider for your home.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Solar | This Old House: Live

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey breaks down the five most important things to consider before installing solar panels on a house.

Solar Power & Other Renewable Energy For Your Home

Thinking of investing in solar panels for your home? How about a wind turbine or a geothermal system? Here are some innovative ways to save energy while reducing your carbon footprint.

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Future House: Solar Reflective Roof Shingles

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey explores the design and testing of asphalt roof shingles that can reflect some of the sun’s heat away from the building.

Future House | Affordable Geothermal

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey travels to Albany, New York to explore ways to make drilling for and installing geothermal heat pumps more affordable for average homeowners.

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How to Protect Solar Panels from Pests

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey explains the culprit behind damaged solar panels and how to prevent future damage

Sun Tracking Solar Panels

Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular in residential areas, but the reality is that not every house is fit for this technology. Richard dives into the smart technology that has increased the efficiency of solar panels, by taking them off the roof

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Future House | Robotic Flower Solar Panels

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey sees a robotic, ground-mounted solar array that mimics a sunflower

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How to Install Solar Panels with Microinverters

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey shows host Kevin O’Connor how to install solar panels on the AskTOH workshop roof

Sneak Peek: Jamestown Solar Plan

What it takes to create a utility-bill-free lifestyle

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Future House | Net Zero Neighborhood

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey visits a community that plans to have all net zero energy capable housing

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Future House | Drinking Water from Thin Air

Ask This Old House smart technology expert Ross Trethewey finds a solar panel that can generate clean drinking water out of thin air

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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.

How to Install Home Solar Storage

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey learns how to add storage to an existing photovoltaic array.

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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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How to Install a Home Wind Turbine

Renewable-energy expert Ross Trethewey shows Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor why Texas is the ideal environment for a wind turbine

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How to Install Solar Panels on a Roof

Capturing and converting the sun's energy with This Old House energy expert Ross Trethewey

The Scoop on Solar Power

You don't have to live in the Sunshine State to take advantage of renewable energy

Solar Hot Water

A brilliant way to cut as much as 80 percent off your water-heating bills