Over the last decade or more, the energy industry has been undergoing a major transition.
This includes generating more energy from renewable sources like wind, solar and hydro, encouraging the growth of technologies like electric vehicles (EVs), heat pumps and smart thermostats, and much more.
In 2023, this trend has continued, and through the first half of the year, there have been a number of facts and figures that showcase just how quickly the industry is moving toward a smarter, cleaner and more efficient future.
In this month’s blog, we&rsqu… >>
Whether through a gas stove, a water heater, the car in your garage or the electricity coming from the power company, most American homes today still rely heavily on fossil fuels.
However, if you’ve considered taking steps to decrease the amount – or completely discontinue the use – of fossil fuels in your home, there has never been a better time.
The Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law earlier this month, provides many incent… >>
A transition has been underway over the last decade or more that’s creating a smarter and cleaner energy ecosystem. This includes innovations around the smart grid, energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy storage.
With a new administration coming into the White House in late January, many expect these innovations to accelerate in 2021. As a presidential candidate, the now President-Elect >>
This guest blog post was contributed by EnergySage. To read the first blog in this series, click here.
Solar energy continues to increase in popularity across the country. In fact, 92 percent of Americans are in favor of expanding the use of solar power, and nearly half are >>
This guest blog post was contributed by EnergySage.
Solar panels are popping up everywhere: the U.S. surpassed two million residential solar installations in 2019, meaning you’ve likely seen a roof or a field covered in panels where you live. When you walk or drive past those installations, you may wonder how the solar panels produce electricity, how much power they can actually provide and how it translates into savings.
Here’s what you need to know about >>
Innovations in design and manufacturing have made renewable energy an increasingly viable option for low-cost electricity today. But according to most indications, we've just scratched the surface of what's possible.
Researchers in the United States and across the globe are working on solutions to make wind turbines, solar panels, hydro turbines and energy storage technologies more efficient and more affordable than ever before, and there are a lot of positive signs for the future of renewable energy.
Here are three innovations that will have a major impact on renewa… >>
It's a new era for renewable energy: Innovations in technology, design and manufacturing are helping to drive lower costs and improved performance for these natural sources of electricity.
While this has led to a significant increase in renewable energy investments - particularly solar and wind - from electric utilities across the United States, it's also making getting involved in renewable energy much easier for you - whether you're a renter or a homeowner.
Here are three ways that you can start benefitting from clean, renewable sources of electricity:
1. … >>
Due to rapidly falling prices, increased interest in being eco-friendly and other factors, renewable energy, most notably solar and wind energy, is growing rapidly in the United States. According to a recent analysis, there are now over two million solar installations in the U.S., a milestone that comes just three years after hitting one million (which itself took 40 years to reach).
Meanwhile, in April, the U.S. >>
In late January, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the government agency that’s responsible for collecting and analyzing all kinds of energy-related data, released its Annual Energy Outlook 2019, a collection of modeled projections on what's likely coming next in energy.
The latest projection confirmed what many in the U.S. energy industry have known for years now: that coal is quickly declining as a source of electricity generation, while solar and wind power are rapidly growing.
According to the EIA’s data, coal’s share of electric… >>
In recent years, technology has evolved in leaps and bounds and has virtually transformed our daily lives. From the advent of the smartphone to the expansion of the internet, we truly live in a digital society today.
But did you know that this technological progress also has major implications for how we get, use and pay for energy? Earlier this year, we covered six cool things about the evolving world of energy, but with so much change taking place, we’re b… >>