The Verdict is in – The first GREEN’er Power Bill – May 2011

By WhyGREENPower | On Thursday, July 7th, 2011 - 10 Comments »
GREEN Wisconsin

This is my first full month power bill since installing a Wind Turbine and Solar GREEN Power solution on my home. The system partly augments my power bill by segmenting the lower power consumption circuits in my home. Things like my A/C, Dryer, Microwave, Refrigerator, etc still remain on the “grid”. As I learn more about what excess Power capacity I have, I will move more electrical. 

Wind Power on your home? Really?

By WhyGREENPower | On Thursday, July 7th, 2011 - 8 Comments »
Wind Turbine Residential Install

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports that the U.S. market for residential wind power turbines – those with capacities of 100 kilowatts (kW) and less – grew 78% in 2009 and continues to grow at a rapid pace. The largest sector of this market is residential wind turbines in the 400watts -10 kilowatt (Kw) range and are the focus of this WhyGREENPower.org post. The wind Turbine. 

To be GREEN or not to be GREEN

By WhyGREENPower | On Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 - 1 Comment »
Solar and Wind Residential Install

I have had many wonderful discussions recently around what exactly qualifies as GREEN Power and does it make for a viable & economical residential power solution? According to the EPA GREEN Power is a subset of renewable energy and represents those renewable energy resources and technologies that provide the highest environmental benefit. The EPA defines GREEN Power as electricity produced. 

GREEN Independence!

By WhyGREENPower | On Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 - 5 Comments »
GREEN Independence!

I hope you all had a great 4th of July with time to enjoy, relax, hopefully catch a fireworks show!  I found myself reflecting on what it must have been like and how things have changed since 1776, 13 Colonies & the meaning of Independence day.  I’m thankful for what our forefathers (and sisters) have done and it made it abundantly clear that we must continue protect those freedoms.