Sensible Solar

The Sensible Solar blog features interesting information on all things solar, life hacks, and the occasional words of wisdom from the Sol Green Energy team.

Can Bubble Wrap Save You a Bucket of Money?

A drafty window is almost as bad as not having a window at all. Bubble wrapping windows is easy. It takes a little adjusting to the lighting effect, but it’s totally worth it. We usually leave our favorite windows free of bubble wrap, just so we can see the snow from time to time.  Bottom line: this is an awesome way to save money on your heating bill using a few items that barely cost anything and a little time.

Fear won’t fix the weather

Fear won’t fix the weather

Climate change. 12 years ago I was just out of college and scared out of my mind. Everyone I looked up to told me in 12 years we would be living in mad max times. I did something with that fear and now if my fears then realized today I would have about 4 months of...

Where have all the good ideas gone?

Ideas are invisible tools. I've heard a lot of good ideas but so often I don't see them implemented. Then later in my life, I remember something someone said, and the next thing I know that idea works for the situation I'm in. Then I wonder why others don't use their...

How much power is enough?

That's a great question and the answer is in understanding what you want to do with the power first If a tree fell in your neighborhood and took out the grid for a week in the middle of winter: what would you consider the right balance of necessity and luxury? When...

Go Solar Without Going Broke

Will you be ready when the next storm hits? All these recent natural disasters and power outages have me thinking. Since I have been developing backup solar power systems right here in this neighborhood it would be a good place to start offering them. I live in the...