If you’re a home body and appreciate the summer months in your backyard, an upgrade to the lighting is a nice improvement you’ll enjoy for years to come. Landscape lighting can be practical and illuminate a dark path between the garage and back door or more fanciful used to highlight a striking flower bed or garden gate entry. A good choice is a solar spotlight landscape fixture with LED (light-emitting diodes) mini light bulbs. Solar lights turn on automatically at dusk, and since they are powered by the sun, they are very energy efficient compared to more typical low voltage incandescent lights. They use long lasting NiMH batteries to store the solar energy so even after a cloudy day they provide light at night.
Power outages on Decatur's north side have affected more than 1,500 customers.
Roger Muertz, 57, of Modoc, was electrocuted after making contact with a live power line which had been knocked to the ground by the overturned car, according to the Waterloo Republic-Times.
If you’re trying to save money then unplugging these household appliances may help to reduce your electric bill.
Included in a massive clean energy proposal from Gov. J.B. Pritzker is a forced closure date of 2035 for remaining coal-fired plants and 2045 for natural gas plants. The goal is to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Here’s what to consider before you purchase string lights for your patio, including recommendations on some string lights to try.
When Mylar balloons get caught in power lines, they can cause outages and surges, start fires, and damage electric infrastructure, said Ameren spokesman Brian Bretsch.
Our take: Waterproof solar-powered lights that provide warm, cozy light with eight different lighting modes.
Ratepayers already pay about $2 extra in their monthly bills to keep plants in the Quad Cities and Clinton open.
The increased use of renewable energy sources will pass on savings to consumers. The cost of electricity is also projected to decline in the next three decades, albeit gradually.
The day had finally come, well, actually the night, when I got to see my home in a new light ― LED light to be exact. I had been waiting impat…
Taller equipment and longer extensions may bring added challenges around power lines.
Ameren Illinois crews began working in early March to replace over 80 poles and power lines running roughly 4.5 miles parallel to Route 48.
Landscaping and gardening tools that are electric- or gas-powered may require maintenance or service before you use them this season. Electric tools like a cordless hedge trimmer will need to be charged fully prior to use. If the rechargeable battery doesn’t hold a charge as well as it used to, you may need to replace it. Gas-powered tools need their fluids and tires checked.
CLAIM: An order from the U.S. Department of Energy under President Joe Biden blocked Texas from generating adequate power during the recent statewide emergency because it would exceed pollution limits.