Zero Energy Homes, Made Affordable

How’s this for a challenge? Create a zero net source energy (as opposed to site energy) home as defined by the Department of Energy’s Building America program. Design it to operate in the extremes of Denver’s unpredictable climate, using off-the-shelf, readily available technologies. Keep the mechanical systems as simple and uncomplicated as possible. Incorporate energy-efficiency […]

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Top 8 Clean Energy Job Sectors for Class of 2011

Listening to the graduation speeches made my mind wander. In between a lot of “hopes,” “follow your dreams” and reminisces that could have been read from an old Archies comic, I thought of the reality facing the class of 2011. It isn’t pretty. High jobless rates, declining wages and an uncertain economy add up to […]

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Solar and Wind Energy Together Create Hybrid Energy

Hybrid energy is the combining of two or more renewable energy systems to provide the energy for one consuming source such as a home or small business. For purposes of illustration we will use a solar power system and a wind power system, as the energy sources generating the electricity. For a clearer understanding all […]

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