13 Jul 2010

greenHILLhome: Hazy, Hot, and Time to be Efficient

Summer heat waves bring all sorts of creative solutions for staying cool.  We are fortunate on the Hill to have some public pools to enjoy, but as many of us know our energy bills and water use often increase dramatically in the summer.  Of course, energy rates go up in the summer (thank you, Pepco) […]

16 Jun 2010

greenHILLhome: Solar Panels, Part 3

We’ve covered the basics on how solar photovoltaic systems work, the tax incentives and rebates available, and the local Co-op working for solar power world domination (okay that’s a stretch but they are working hard at making it possible).  In this last installment (for now), we’ll visit with a couple more Hill residents who have […]

02 Jun 2010

greenHILLhome: Solar Panels Investigated, Part 2

In Part 1 of the Solar Panels Investigated series, I discussed the general set-up of a photovoltaic energy system, tossed around some pros and cons, and provided some resources for homeowners to help fund an installation.  Part 2 will narrow the focus of the conversation to solar energy on the Hill.

19 May 2010

greenHILLhome: Solar Panels Investigated, Part 1

As a recent new homeowner I’ve been trying to find ways to green our home.  There are lots of little things we’ve done or started doing to reduce our energy use, reduce our water use, and recycle more.  One of the “bigger steps” and certainly a financial commitment we have started looking into is how […]

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