Articles by Rex Ewing

Renewable Energy

Rex writes about all aspects of residential renewable energy, for both off-grid and grid-tied homes. Topics include photovoltaic and wind energy, solar hot water, geothermal energy, passive solar design, battery maintenance, solar water pumping and more. To read his latest magazine articles, get a copy of New Pioneer on the newsstand.

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Life as a Watt Farmer

Most of us in most places hardly ever give a moment's thought to electricity. At least not most of the time. We don't wonder how many pounds of coal has to be fed into the [...]

Log Homes Solar Style

As a regular contributor to Log Homes Illustrated and Log Home Living magazines, Rex wrote many articles about the various aspects of renewable energy as they relate to log homes, including several that profile off-grid and grid-tied log-home owners using solar and/or wind energy to power and heat their homes.

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High-Country Harmony Near Telluride

If you are lucky enough to spend the night in Scott and Tess Van Wagner’s 1,500 square-foot, solar-powered log cabin hideaway in the Colorado Rockies near Telluride, you might wake up to the enchanting melodies [...]

Plugged Into the Colorado Sun & Wind

To hear Carole Brannon tell it, you’d think her life had become a fairytale. With a contagious smile that beams with pride, she begins her story 11 years ago, when she and her husband, Glenn, [...]

Horse Nutrition

Rex began his writing career while operating a Thoroughbred breeding / training facility, and running the John Ewing Company, a horse supplement manufacturing firm. His articles address horse nutrition, and a few fun ones, such as the first Kentucky Derby, and a tale about a long, turbulent relationship with a particularly spirited horse.

Ewings on cover of The New Pioneer magazine

Rex and LaVonne Ewing on the cover of The New Pioneer Magazine (2013), with their dogs Tazi and Maggie.