Get Clean Energy For Your Home or Business

Energy is considered “clean” if it is generated with minimal harm to the environment. Click on the graphics below to explore the most commonly used clean energy technologies.  From there you can use our custom databases to connect with Long Island companies who do clean energy installations, upgrades and provide green business services. 

Solar

Currently over 22,000 homes and businesses on Long Island derive all or part of their electricity from the sun. The cost of solar panels has been dropping steadily over time, and between rebates offered by PSEG-Long Island and federal and state tax credits, in most cases solar energy systems are paid off in 5-10 years. Once paid off, aside from a modest fee connecting you to the grid, the...

Wind

This page discussed small wind turbine technology for homes and businesses. If you are interested in offshore wind power, click here. Small (backyard) wind turbines use wind energy to produce clean, emissions-free power for a home, farm, or small business. With this simple technology, individuals can generate their own power and cut electric bills while helping to protect the...

Energy Efficiency

Your house may be costing you more money than it should due to inefficient energy use. Commonly, energy you pay for in the form of heat or air conditioning escapes through leaking windows and doors, insufficient attic insulation and leaking ducts. The first step to making your home more energy efficient is getting a home energy audit, where certified technicians using sophisticated equipment check your home for...

Geothermal Heat and A/C

A small-scale geothermal heat pump system—often installed to serve a single household—consists of a network of heat-transferring pipes buried four to six feet underground and connecting to an electric-powered pump which concentrates and distributes the heat. Because the earth at the four-to-six feet of depth is roughly 55 degrees Fahrenheit in both summer and winter, geothermal systems can regulate the temperature in your home all year round. In the summer, geothermal...