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For the first time in a century, energy consumption in U.S. homes has dropped. Since electricity first entered the home in the 1910’s, residential energy use has been steadily on the rise, but thanks to new developments in alternative technologies, our dependence on electricity is becoming more sustainable than ever before. Check out this fascinating infographic below to see how energy consumption has changed over the years.

INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. residential electricity consumption drops for the first time in a century

Don't want to put solar panels on your actual roof? No problem! Companies are creating Solar Canopies and Solar Awnings - protection from the sun while collecting it's energy for electricity...

Don't want to put solar panels on your actual roof? No problem! Companies are creating Solar Canopies and Solar Awnings - protection from the sun while collecting it's energy for electricity.

Check out Cool Solar Powered Inventions that Homesteaders Will Love! at http://pioneersettler.com/solar-powered-inventions/

61 Solar Powered Inventions That Will Change The World [2nd Edition]

Solar-powered window blinds, soak up sun by day, illuminate the room at night. Interesting concept for emergency power outages. (I poked around looking for these and didn't find them available. Great concept though )

Multipurpose Plantation Shutters::Block the Sun and Gather its Energy at the same time. Photovoltaic panels on the louvers feed energy into a small inverter that plugs directly into an outlet, which returns power back into your electrical system. The shutters can produce about 500w per/hr, enough to power TVs, computers and small appliances. Solar Shutters by Plug 'n Save Energy Products

The Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends

Sealing these 10 common home air leaks is the first step in improving the energy efficiency of your house. The energy, time and money you spend will pay for itself quickly!

Sealing These 10 Home Air Leaks Can Save You Lots of Money

The Federal Government has a variety of home improvement grants for Americans to enhance their dwellings particularly in the area of increasing energy efficiency.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Achieve Energy Independence Through Off-Grid Living

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Infographic: Are you benefiting from solar energy?

Solar is no longer an option only for the wealthy, but an opportunity for anyone looking to gain control over monthly utility bills, and make a long term, low-risk investment - Department of Energy

These 25 hacks are simple and smart ways to actual save a ton of money on energy bills. Pin now, read later!

25 Hacks That Will Save You Money on Energy Bills

All common sense and mostly very easy to accomplish. These 25 hacks are simple and smart ways to actual save a ton of money on energy bills. Pin now, read later!

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