Your favorite stories of 2017

As we look back on the year that was, here are illumination readers' top 10 stories of the year

What does the solar eclipse mean for solar power?

What does the solar eclipse mean for solar power?

This unusual eclipse is a balancing act for energy companies

How to save energy in warm weather

How to save energy in warm weather

15 tips for saving money now: Dial thermostat up, set ceiling fans to spin counterclockwise ...

How to become an energy company lineworker

How to become an energy company lineworker

When a storm hits, lineworkers labor through the night. And more are needed nationwide

10 things to do to prepare for a storm

10 things to do to prepare for a storm

Surefire tips to cope with severe weather

My husband, the lineman

My husband, the lineman

'When you become a lineman’s wife, you have a whole new outlook on life.'

4 outdoor spring cleaning safety tips

4 outdoor spring cleaning safety tips

Warmer weather means we're spending more time outside. Be aware, take caution

Want solar energy? New NC law makes it easier for you

Want solar energy? New NC law makes it easier for you

New customer offerings, rebates and a whole lot more solar highlight law

Your new smart meter will give you more control

Your new smart meter will give you more control

Customers will be able to monitor their energy use and figure out ways to save money on their bill

Workers powered hope and lights during 1937 flood

Workers powered hope and lights during 1937 flood

Cincinnati Reds’ home plate submerged 20 feet during Ohio River flooding

How you can get a free home energy check

How you can get a free home energy check

An energy efficiency assessment can show you how to save money