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Electric Vehicle Charging in Maine

Considering an electric vehicle for your next car? With recent advances in battery technology and range, affordable lease options, and growing…

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What Makes A High Performing House?

By Heather Chandler & Chris Briley There are a lot of loosely defined terms used to describe how “green” a house is….

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Bright Lights: Shining examples of high performing homes

Editor’s Note: The submissions for homes featured in this post came from home owners, builders, architects and renewable energy professionals…

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Harnessing the Sun: the state and opportunity of solar in Maine

By Tux Turkel Going solar wasn’t a big stretch for Serena Graham. She grew up in an environmentally-aware family, with a father…

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Is solar right for your home?

Roughly half the homes that Maine solar installers visit aren’t well situated for installing electric or hot water panels. But…

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Expert Conversation: Scott Libby of Royal River Heat Pumps

With the Winter chill in the air, we decided to catch up with Scott Libby, owner of Royal River Heat…

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Lessons from a LEAF owner

Lessons from a LEAF owner

By Heather Chandler I became the proud owner of an all electric Nissan LEAF in April, 2014. I have a…

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How a heat pump works

It’s often repeated that a heat pump works like a refrigerator, and it heats your home like a refrigerator in reverse. But…

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Heating Evolves

The age of the air source heat pump By Tux Turkel Transformational. That’s a word to describe the heating transition…

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Heat of the Moment

Time and technology are changing. What’s the best heat for your house? The numbers are dropping fast, but roughly seven in 10 Maine…

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