Below are links to information and other websites. We are always looking to pass on great ideas and information, so feel free to suggest links.
We’ve selected a few online tools from the many that are available to you help calculate your energy use and find ways to save on your power bills. Please remember these tools are not intended to provide exact power use figures, but rather to increase your awareness of how much power you are using and/or wasting.
Inexpensive ideas to help you slash your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
A comprehensive federal government website that helps consumers learn how to save energy and use clean, renewable technologies at home, while driving, and at work.
Entergy, a Lousiana power company, offers a Home Energy Calculator to help homeowners estimate the energy used by each household appliance.
A non profit group with a mission to educate homeowners and businesses about the economic and environmental benefits of PV solar.
Home Energy Saver (another U.S. government site) lets consumers find out what the average power bill in their neighborhood is and how long it would take to recoup investments in high-efficiency appliances.
The renewable energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers.” Nothing for sale, just a lot of great information. But remember, Fire Mountain Solar can also help. We can provide as little or as much assistance as you need for you or your own contractor to do the install.
Basic information for those considering an investment in a solar electric (PV) system for their home or business.
A helpful portal to relevant renewable energy websites of individuals, governments and organizations. The links are cross-referenced to help homeowners,engineers, hobbyists, teachers and students find quick answers to issues relating to alternative energy.
New high-resolution, state-of-the-art maps of wind energy potential for the U.S.. Resource estimates are easily accessible to the public through an interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) website.
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
The RReDC provides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the United States, in the form of publications, data, and maps. An extensive dictionary of renewable energy related terms is also provided. The News section announces new products on the RReDC.
Solar Energy Advice. Your #1 source for all your Solar Energy questions.
The award-winning bimonthly magazine – published by the American Solar Energy Society – that covers all solar and renewable energy technologies, from photovoltaics to climate-responsive buildings to wind power and biomass. Regular topics include building case studies, energy policy and community-scale projects.
Washington State Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
Information on wind resources in the US including average wind speed by region.
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Crete-Heat is an innovative insulated floor panel system that really makes installation of hydronic radiant floor heating systems faster and easier.
An online journal dedicated to the creation of a future that works.
Your source for green living tips, product reviews and environmental health updates and advice.
Everything you need to know to reduce the environmental impact of your lifestyle. Includes a product and service provider directory.
Act Locally, Plant Globally. Planting millions of trees each year all over the world.