Among the many green construction options available for Newton MA homes, renewable energy is one important piece of an overall approach to reducing energy use and saving money. By using renewable energy sources in your new or existing home, you’ll save money while also helping to reduce the environmental impact of energy production by large utility companies. Here are three of the more common renewable energy options.
Renewable energy is defined as energy produced by natural sources which continuously replenish the supply. This includes sunlight, wind, moving water and latent heat in the earth. Because there’s an infinite supply of available renewable energy, once the technology to harvest the energy is installed and paid for, the only recurrent expenses are routine maintenance and service costs. (more…)