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June 20, 2013
Outdoor solar lights use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, and are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. | Photo courtesy of ©
Summer Loving—Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting!

Brighten up your evenings this summer with energy-efficient outdoor lighting.

June 19, 2013
#tipsEnergy: How to Save Energy This Summer

We asked, you shared your tips for saving energy and money during summer.

June 10, 2013
New PSAs Help You Save Energy and Money

The Energy Department's new PSAs offer practical and simple actions that both homeowners and renters can take to save money on their energy bills.

June 6, 2013
A variety of hybrid and all-electric vehicles are available for consumers. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Hudgins, NREL 17078.
Comparing Hybrid and Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Check out the options for hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles this summer.

June 4, 2013
Using funding from the Energy Department, Philips Lumileds developed the LUXEON S1000 -- a commercial LED product used in outdoor street and parking lot lighting. While small, this chip is the heart of the light and as of June 2012 was brighter than a 60-watt light bulb. | Photo courtesy of Philips Lumileds.
Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About LEDs

Counting down the top facts about light-emitting diodes. Read on to test your LED knowledge.

May 29, 2013
Home solar systems can save you energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL 22168.
Home Solar Installations: Things to Consider

Consider whether a home solar electric system is right for you.

May 22, 2013
An increasing number of employers are offering workplace charging. | Photo courtesy of Biogen Idec, Inc., a partner of the Workplace Charging Challenge.
Save at the Pump and Charge While You Work

Take these steps to work toward plug-in electric vehicle charging at your workplace.

May 21, 2013
Students can register now to save energy and win prizes with the Home Energy Challenge.
Competition Helps Kids Learn About Energy and Save Their Households Some Money

America's Home Energy Education Challenge teaches students how to save energy.

May 20, 2013
#tipsEnergy: Saving Energy During Vacation

Sharing your tips for saving energy and money while on summer vacation.

May 13, 2013
Consider the convenient options for plugging in an electric vehicle at home. | Photo courtesy of Tony Markel , NREL 18488.
Charging Your Plug-in Electric Vehicle at Home

Learn about your options for charging a plug-in electric vehicle at home.

May 7, 2013
Biking to work helps you get some exercise while reducing your carbon footprint. | Photo courtesy of
Warm Weather and the Daily Commute

Alternative methods of commuting can be fun and rewarding.

May 6, 2013
Incubator 6 awardee Sun Number converts complex aerial data into an easy-to-understand solar suitability score ranging from 1 to 100, with 100 being the ideal rooftop for solar. | Photo courtesy of Sun Number.
Solar So Simple It Is Just a Click Away

The SunShot Initiative is working to make it easier for consumers to install solar panels on their homes.

May 1, 2013
Energy Saver can help you save energy and money this spring. | Photo courtesy of
Saving Energy and Money this Spring: A Poem

Learn ways to save energy this spring with an Energy Saver poem.

April 26, 2013
Caulking is an easy way to reduce air leakage around your windows. | Photo courtesy of ©
Spring Home Maintenance: Windows, Windows, Windows!

Window maintenance this spring can save you energy and money year-round.

April 25, 2013
Eating locally grown produce is healthy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. | Photo courtesy of ©
Think Spring, Think Local…

Enjoy the personal and environmental benefits of eating green this summer.

April 24, 2013
Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Looking for ways to save energy and money at home? Check out the tips and advice we shared on Earth Day.

April 19, 2013
New Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out the different types of water heaters on the market and will help you figure out how to select the best model for your home. Download a high-resolution version of the <a href="/node/612506">infographic</a>. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity.
New Infographic and Projects to Keep Your Energy Bills Out of Hot Water

New Energy Saver do-it-yourself guides and an infographic will help you save energy and money on water heating costs.

April 18, 2013
Hot New Advances in Water Heating Technology

Need to replace your water heater? Learn how to choose the right model for you and what the Energy Department is doing to develop the next generation of energy-efficient and affordable water heating technologies.

April 17, 2013
This Lakewood, Colorado home was built in 1956. Brent and Mo Nelson upgraded the home with multiple solar technologies including; daylighting, passive solar and active solar. They also have an 80 gallon solar hot water heater. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Solar, Wind, Hydropower: Home Renewable Energy Installations

A guide to figuring out if solar, wind or other small renewable energy system is right for you.

April 16, 2013
Located near the Long Island Sound, Deborah Wetzel's condo is cold and drafty eight months out of the year. A home energy audit and small energy efficiency upgrades helped Wetzel improve the comfort of her home while saving money on energy bills. | Photo courtesy of Deborah Wetzel.
Small Changes Help Long Island Homeowner Save Big on Energy Costs

Profiling how a home energy audit and small energy efficiency upgrades helped one homeowner save big on her energy bills.

April 15, 2013
Solar energy systems are among the renewable and efficiency purchases that are eligible for tax credits. | Photo courtesy of Industrial Solar Technology Corp.
Appliance Upgrades to Consider for Next Tax Season

Take advantage of these continued energy efficiency and renewable energy tax credits for next tax season.

April 2, 2013
Submit a video question now for our Earth Day Google+ Hangout on home energy efficiency. | Graphic courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Submit Your Home Energy Efficiency Questions Now for Earth Day Google+ Hangout

Whether you want to know if you would benefit from air sealing or how to install solar panels on your home, residential energy efficiency and renewable energy experts will be on hand on April 22 to answer your home efficiency questions.

April 1, 2013
Smart lighting choices can save you money.
Lighting the Way to Serious Savings

Lighting your home or business more efficiently can help you save money by saving energy.

March 26, 2013
Solar heating systems can be a cost-effective way to heat your home. | Photo courtesy of Solar Design Associates, Inc.
5 Cool Things about Solar Heating

Learn about whether solar heating may be an option for you.

March 20, 2013
#tipsEnergy: How to Save Energy This Spring

We asked, you shared tips for saving energy and money this spring.