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A photovoltaic (solar electric) system like the one shown can save you energy and money, while also producing electricity to power your home and vehicle. | Photo courtesy of Susan Bilo/NREL.
Electricity and fuel power our homes and vehicles and the choices you make at home and on the road affect your overall energy costs. Learn how to choose and use products that save you money and energy, and how you can generate your own electricity with renewable energy.
In our homes, we rely on electricity to power our lights, appliances, and electronics. Many of us also use electricity to provide our homes with hot water, heat, and air conditioning. As we use more electricity in our homes, our electric bills rise.
Explore the following topics to reduce your electricity use, purchase efficient products, save money on your electric bills, and buy or make clean electricity:
The vehicle you choose and the fuels used to run it affect your own transportation costs, as well as your environmental impact. Learn about the following topics: