A new report from the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) suggests that the island of O'ahu could meet a quarter of its electricity needs using solar power and wind resources.
In our numerous years of helping homeowners determine whether a solar electric system is right for them, we've found that a number of questions tend to arise. Like, how much do solar panels cost? What solar rebates, tax credits and other incentives are available in my area? Is my roof good for solar? What should I do before I get solar? And what the heck is a solar renewable energy credit, anyway?
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on Monday released a report explaining that energy use in the United States declined last year, and the role of renewable energy in our production mix is increasing. We've highlighted some major points from the technical report. To start, take a look at this helpful (but complex!) diagram on how we produce and use energy: