Important Stuff

EFFICIENCY

The best first step toward renewable energy is to make sure your home is energy and water efficient. And, there are new federal tax credits to help you!

INSTALLING A RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM

Finding a qualified solar, wind or renewable energy contractor is an important first step. Here are other steps in the process you should understand, so you can work intelligently with your professional:


Usually your renewable energy contractor or installer will handle much of the paperwork for you. But you will need to sign forms and manage some of the steps yourself. We've outlined the main steps here for you. Just click on a step to learn more about what's involved.

LEARN ABOUT FINANCING YOUR SYSTEM

Rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives are available today for solar, wind or renewable energy systems. These can significantly reduce the price of installing a renewable energy system. Also learn about property tax, lease, power purchase agreement (PPA) and more ...

Books

And, here are some books we suggest you read to help you learn more ....

Energy Efficiency

Photovoltaics

Solar Water heating

Wind Energy