Renewable Energy






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


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


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


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.


Articles on Energy and Conservation

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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Save Energy by Defeating Your Energy Vampires

Why pay for electricity you don’t need? Save electricity by eliminating energy vampires that drain your utility bill without giving you any benefits in return.

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Utility vs. Retail Energy Providers: Where Does My Electricity Come From?

Because the electricity market works differently in each state…

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The Environmentally Friendly Home

If you think there’s more you can be doing to help the environment but don’t know what to do, look no further.

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What Is a Smart Meter?

What Is a Smart Meter?

What are smart meters and how can they help you save?

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Use Filters to Save Money on your Utility Bill

Use Filters to Save Money on your Utility Bill

Keeping your HVAC filters clean and clear of debris can help you save energy and money.

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