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October 1, 2014
Solar panels are a great way to produce clean energy at home! | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy.
Harnessing Solar Energy at Home

Get the basics on how solar energy is harnessed at home using Photovoltaic cells.

September 9, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Making a Cleaner Future

Our latest #WomenInSTEM profile's career is like "a real-life videogame" -- while leaving a cleaner future for her son.

August 28, 2014
If you've completed energy efficiency improvements and you're still looking for ways to save energy at home, it might be time to explore renewable energy options. That's why this month our energy efficiency expert is answering your renewable energy questions. | Photo courtesy of Brothers Electric.
#AskEnergySaver: Renewable Energy

Answering your questions about renewable energy -- from leasing solar panels to solar water heaters.

August 25, 2014
Pictured here is one of the solar arrays that is providing New Bedford with clean, renewable energy to power its municipally owned buildings. This ground-mounted solar array is built on a brownfield site. | Photo courtesy of Con Edison Solutions.
New Bedford Builds Foundation for Energy-Centric Economic Development

How a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy is helping one Massachusetts city prosper.

August 6, 2014
Producing clean energy not only saves money in the long term, but also provides independence and the satisfaction of knowing your actions are helping the environment.|Photo courtesy of Jim Green, National Renewable Energy Lab.
Planning for Life On or Off the Grid: Part One

Taking the plunge into renewable energy at home is easier than ever. Check out our steps for picking the right renewable energy system for your home.

July 17, 2014
Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven

Check out this staightforward lesson, that can be adapted for all grade levels, on how to build a solar oven.

July 16, 2014
Energy From the Sun (10 activities)

Hands-on explorations to teach intermediate students the scientific concepts of solar energy.

July 16, 2014
The Sun and Its Energy (11 activities)

Hands-on investigations and explorations to introduce primary students to the basic concepts of solar energy.

July 16, 2014
Wonders of the Sun (8 activities)

Hands-on explorations that introduce scientific concepts of solar energy to elementary students.