Energy Education Resources

Solarize Asheville-Buncombe Case Study

By Blue Horizons Project | March 28, 2022

Case Study Introduction Asheville, North Carolina is a small to medium-sized city in the mountains of Western North Carolina with a population just under 100,000. Asheville is the county seat of Buncombe County, which has a population of 260,000. Asheville and Buncombe County are committed to sustainability and are leaders in the state in municipal…

Air Sealing in Your Home

By Blue Horizons Project | July 27, 2020

Overview Air sealing is one of the most cost-effective steps you can take to increase comfort and reduce energy consumption and utility bills. Air sealing refers to blocking leaks in a home or business that allow conditioned air (inside air) out and unconditioned (outside air) in. The more this is controlled, the less energy it…

Variable-Speed and Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

By Blue Horizons Project | June 30, 2020

Electric air-source heat pumps are an energy-efficient way to heat and cool homes and businesses in moderate climates. Air-source heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. Because they move heat rather than generate heat, heat pumps can…

Solar Energy

By Blue Horizons Project | June 30, 2020

Solar panels collect sunlight and turn it into electricity, providing on-site energy generation and a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. They can be roof- or ground-mounted at homes, businesses, and at solar farms. Unlike fossil fuels, the panels produce no pollutants or emissions while generating electricity. By generating energy at your home or business, solar…

Geothermal Heat Pumps

By Blue Horizons Project | March 28, 2020

Geothermal heat pumps, also called ground-source heat pumps are a type of highly-efficient heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Geothermal heat pumps take advantage of the earth’s fairly constant and consistent temperature. The earth’s temperature is generally warmer than the air during the winter, and cooler than the air during the summer. In Western North…

Battery Storage – Education PDF

By Blue Horizons Project | October 14, 2019

The Blue Horizons Project has created educational materials for the general public, homeowners and business owners on the topic of Battery Storage. This includes how battery storage systems work and information on how you can benefit from this technology.   [embeddoc url=”https://bluehorizonsproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Battery-Storage-PP-Presentation.pdf” download=”all” text=”.”]   Download Battery Storage PDF

Electric Vehicles – Education PDF

By Blue Horizons Project | October 14, 2019

The Blue Horizons Project has created educational materials for the general public, homeowners and business owners on the topic of Electric Vehicles. This includes how electric vehicles work and information on how you can benefit from this technology.   [embeddoc url=”https://bluehorizonsproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Electric-Vehicles-PP-Presentation.pdf” download=”all” text=”.”]   Download Electric Vehicles PDF

AMI Meter – Education PDF

By Blue Horizons Project | October 14, 2019

The Blue Horizons Project has created educational materials for the general public, homeowners and business owners on the topic of AMI meters. This includes how AMI meters (smart meters) work and information on how you and the utility company can benefit from this technology.   [embeddoc url=”https://bluehorizonsproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AMI-PP-Presentation.pdf” download=”all” text=”.”]   Download AMI Meter PDF