October « 2013 « Milestone Solar
  • Popular Mechanics warns about generator risks

    Today, PopularMechanics.com posted, “How Not to Die: 20 Survival Tips You Must Know.” Must-know survival tip #17 is of particular interest to anyone worried about power outages: Use Generators Safely. After Hurricane Sandy, many homeowners used portable generators to replace lost power, leaving the machines...

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  • 8 ways to survive a power outage with kids

    Blackouts aren’t fun to begin with, and for tech-loving kids they can be torture, East Texas television station KLTV advises. So they put together these ideas for “turning this surprise into a period of family bonding and fun.” Glow-stick games – Not only do glow sticks add light, but kids can bend them...

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  • Solar systems add $9,000 in home equity, Newsday reports

    Adding a residential solar electric system doesn’t just save on electricity, Long Island Newsday reported October 9. According to a Wells Fargo Bank/Journal of Appraisers study, home equity increases by 20 times the electricity savings. “This increases the value of a home by 3-4 percent,” Newsday notes....

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  • There’s no telling when the power will go out – or why

    Power outages can happen at the worst times and for the strangest reasons. Take the morning of Friday, September 20, when the new iPhone5 was set to go on sale. It was minutes before 8 AM in Bethesda, MD. A line of customers, eager to buy, stretched from the door of the Apple store all Read More

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