Exhaustive coverage of home energy use for both new and existing homeowners. Heat pumps, water heaters, kitchen appliances, doors, windows, insulation and even cordless electric lawn-mowers are just a few of the subjects covered..
Get a fast analysis of your home’s energy use and dig deeper into the make-up of your home’s energy consumption. This site features an interactive cut-away house, a HomeEnergy Calculator, an appliance calculator, a lighting calculator, and lots of energy efficiency tips and information.
Basic electricity fundamentals and how the electric utility industry generates and delivers power to its customers.
Basics covers what electricity is, how it is made, and the differences between AC and DC power. Delivery overviews transmission and distribution lines, transformers, substations, service entrances, meters and more.
Electrical Safety includes overloads, surge protection, live lines, grounding, personal protection, water hazards, and EMF issues.
Generation discusses the different ways power is generated and the various advantages of each.
Kids will enjoy this site on the Department of Energy's Energy-Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN). The site provides links to information on wind, solar, geothermal, and alternative fuels, as well as links to general sites on renewable energy and energy efficiency.