Microgrid’s Steve O’Rourke writes that “In order to achieve energy independence in our homes, we need to create a net-zero energy home. In short, this is where we produce as much energy as we consume using any number of renewable forms of energy. To do this, though, we need to use renewable energy conservatively and efficiently.”
In his recent publication, he concludes that through “using energy more efficiently and conservatively, we can eliminate the need to build more fossil-fueled power plants. By generating our own power, we can do for the energy industry what the personal computer did for the computer industry.”
As you browse through your pictures of a relaxing independence day weekend, use his tips to celebrate new independence from high levels energy use.