Renewable Energy

• WIND

• SOLAR

• HYDRO

• GEOTHERMAL


SOLAR

Radiant light and heat from the sun is harnessed using a range of technologies to capture Solar Energy and bring it to your home.

WIND

Whether generated off-shore or on land, Wind Energy is a clean source of renewable energy that produces no air or water pollution.

GEOTHERMAL

Deep inside the Earth lies hot water and steam. This Geothermal Energy can be used to heat homes and generate electricity cleanly and efficiently.

HYDRO

Requiring only the power of moving water (rivers, streams and ocean tides), Hydro Energy is the nation’s most available, reliable and sustainable energy source.

A REC (Renewable Energy Certificate) is created when a megawatt-hour (MWh) of clean energy is generated and added to the power grid.

RECs are the property rights to the non-energy, environmental attributes (primarily the absence of carbon dioxide or CO2) that are derived from generating electricity using a clean, renewable fuel as opposed to a fossil fuel. The electricity goes into the grid, the environmental attributes are bundled and sold, and the owner of the REC can legally claim to have purchased renewable energy.

SmartEnergy buys Renewable Energy Certificates produced by wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal facilities located in the United States. Buying local green energy helps boost the nation’s renewable industry while reducing our reliance on imported, foreign fuel. 100% of SmartEnergy’s electricity can be attributed to RECs.

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Articles on Energy and Conservation

What energy plan is best for your business?

If you’re a small or mid-size business owner, you know that your energy costs make up a big portion of your operational budget. But lucky for you, your energy bill is also one of the aspects of your business over which you have a great deal of control.

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Back to School Energy Saving Tips

Summer is almost over, and while your kids might not be ready for school to start again

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Home Wiring 101

On average, outdated and faulty wiring causes 25,900 electrical fires per year.

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Protect Your Home Against Power Surges

Many people believe that Benjamin Franklin discovered that lightning was actually a huge spark of electricity produced during storms.

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Resources for Choosing an Electric Supplier

Choosing whether to stay with your electric utility or to select a retail energy supplier can be confusing and difficult.

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8 Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill This Summer

Summer is upon us! But that warm weather we’ve been waiting for all year also comes with substantial surges in our utility bills.

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How Big is Your Home’s Carbon Footprint?

Everyone in the modern world knows a large carbon footprint is detrimental to the environment.

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Energy-Saving Myths: Fact or Fiction?

When it comes to saving on your electric bill, small lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

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How to Landscape Your Way to Energy Savings

Managing your energy bill has a lot to do with how you control your home’s climate.

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8 Tips for a Sustainable Small Business

If you own a small business, implementing sustainability practices is great for the environment and can also reduce the costs of your day-to-day operations.

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