Real Estate Going Green

Here are some trips to fight power drains. A. ensure you are purchasing consumer electronics branded with the Energy Star logo and have been tested to be so. B. unplug some gadgets when you’re not using them, especially for extended periods such as vacations. C. New power strips available that can cut off electricity to some outlets while keeping power to others. Lastly, set the air conditioning to 75 when possible.

Solar power is on track to supply household electricity at the same cost as power from the electrical grid, the federal government says. The improved technology, cost of generating power from roof to solar panels should drop from 21 cents per kilowatt hour last yr. to 10 cents in 2015. That’s the same rate households are paying for power today.

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