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Home Energy

Home Energy Basics
Residential Solar Installation
Residential Resources
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Ag Solar Energy
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Tools and Resources
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Solar Panels on Roof 

Many homeowners and renters in Maryland are interested in reducing energy costs and increasing energy independence through energy conservation, energy efficiency and clean energy.

Click the links below to learn more about each topic:  
  • Home Energy Basics explores how the passive and active energy systems in a home are interconnected. Learn how to reduce your energy needs and how to use energy efficiently when required. Understand and implement energy efficient measures in your home for a long-term reduction in energy use. Learn how energy is used in Maryland homes, how to analyze your energy bills, how to reduce energy demand in your home, and use energy efficient equipment.
  • (Coming Soon) Home Energy Audit explores the systematic survey of energy use in homes to help cut electric bills, empower families to manage fluctuating energy prices, and reduce the environmental impact of energy production. Discover the highest priorities in conserving, and efficiently using, the energy in your home.
  • (Coming Soon) Lawn and Garden Tools explores the pros and cons of gas-powered and electric lawn tools while considering which system fit your needs. This information will help you to evaluate the power, convenience, cost, and environmental impact of your lawn and garden equipment.
  • Home Solar Installation explores the basics of residential solar energy. Learn about the panel types, system installation, mounting options, greenhouse gas emissions, and economics associated with residential solar systems.
  • Residential Resources connects you to further information related to the home energy use.

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