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Week of 9.5.07

Power Tips

The families of Decorah, Iowa, who've gone "off the grid" are using the wind and the sun to produce their own energy. They've given up some amenities, like air conditioning, but they haven't given up everything. Below are some ways you can look into becoming more energy self-sufficient. Doing so not only saves power and money; it also helps save the planet.



Going Off the Grid: Resources for people who want to go off the grid.

Larry & Diane Grimstad's Home: Take a tour of an Iowa home that uses renewable energy.

Home Power Magazine: A publication about renewable energy and sustainable living solutions.

American Wind Energy Association: Advice on how to use small wind systems.

American Solar Energy Society: Dedicated to increasing the use of solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies in the United States.



Energy Saving Tips: Resources for people who want to use less energy.

U.S. Department of Energy: A Consumer's Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy



Tax Credits, Loans & Other Incentives: Financial incentives and rewards for smart energy use.

U.S. Department of Energy: Financial Opportunities for Energy-Efficient Consumers

Database of State Incentives for Renewable and Efficiency: Databse of State, Local, Utility, and Federal Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Tax Incentives Assistance Project: Credits Available to Homeowners for Smart Energy Use