Solar lights up the depot coffeehouse

Solar lights up the depot coffeehouse

After retiring from 20 plus years of service, this veteran created his idyllic prairie homestead.

Having already installed geothermal to optimize his heating and cooling energy usage, he turned to solar to offset the electricity in his home.


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Xcel solar subsidy tapped out for 2011

Xcel solar subsidy tapped out for 2011

The Xcel Solar Rewards program, which has helped thousands of homeowners and businesses, has used all of its $4.6 million in funds for 2011.

Solar industry officials said the raising demand for rooftop photovoltaics for commercial buildings has exhausted Xcel Energy’s Solar Rewards subsidy program for the year, shutting out other customers.


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Passive House in the Woods social event

Passive House in the Woods social event

8th International Passive House Days Once again, the gracious homeowner of the Passive House in the Woods is allowing us to open it up to the public. This year marks the 1st anniversary of the owner’s occupancy and the 20th anniversary of the Passive House building standard.  Join us on November 11 from 6.30-9.00 pm: […]


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Announcing the new Bergey Excel 5

Announcing the new Bergey Excel 5

The new Bergey Excel 5 is ideal for smaller and more efficient homes, farms and small businesses. Its extra large rotor and ultra-low cut-in wind speed give it exceptional performance, out producing all other turbines in its class. More energy means greater savings and a quicker payback.


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Apply for 2012 USDA REAP grant now

Apply for 2012 USDA REAP grant now

Offering both loan guarantees and grants, the REAP program helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems, make energy efficiency improvements and conduct energy audits and feasibility studies.


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Ford and SunPower offer solar combo.

Ford and SunPower offer solar combo.

With the anticipation of the Focus Electric, Ford and SunPower have joined forces to offer an industry first solar powered charging station for their electric vehicles.

Under the “Drive Green for Life” campaign, owners reduce their costs by generating energy from the world’s most powerful solar modules made by SunPower.


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