Brighter Family

Insights into Helping Your Family Live Brighter

Your family is filled with the most important people in your life, so it makes sense that you want to enjoy quality time with them. In this section, we'll provide tips, advice, recipes, teaching moments, and more – all designed to entertain and educate your family about energy and energy-related topics. We’ll even help you travel in style!

Technology Buzz December, 2017 — What’s Graphene?

Technology Buzz December 2017: Graphene | Direct Energy Blog

The Graphene Corner

What is Graphene?

Graphene is the lightest material known. Produced in single sheets, it’s composed of carbon atoms bonded together in honeycomb-shaped lattice that’s just one atom thick. Hyper conductive and 100 to 300 times stronger than steel, it’s also incredibly cheap. READ MORE

Technology Buzz – October 2017

Welcome to the October Technology Buzz! First, for the sake of Halloween, we’ll look at an experiment that generates electricity from human tears. Then, because electric cars are expected to play integral part in distributed energy resource networks, we’ll examine the factors swirling around recent developments in the electric car market and how coming changes that seemed so far away are really just right around the corner. READ MORE

How to Connect with Your Child and Nature

How to Connect with Your Child and Nature | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to Plugging Into Your Kids from Direct Energy. In this series, we will share ways you can spend focused time with your children – specifically by unplugging from technology. We want to help your family make a conscious effort to connect with each other by avoiding electronic devices and enjoying some real-life interaction. READ MORE

Technology Buzz September, 2017

Technology Buzz September, 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Tech Buzz for September! While the news has been busy reporting on the ravages of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there’s been some other dire energy news stories that largely went unnoticed — the threat of hackers infiltrating the nation’s power grids and recent powerful geomagnetic storms caused by our own sun. As a consolation, some better news is on the horizon about those flammable cellphone batteries. READ MORE

Famous Hot Dog Recipes Around the Country

How are Hot Dogs Prepared Around the Country? | Direct Energy Blog

National Hot Dog Day is upon us, and while we all gather to celebrate one of our favorite foods, the look of our delectable dogs varies widely depending on where we live in the country. Below are some of the most well-known hot dog recipes. If you’ve had them, enjoy them again for National Hot Dog Day. And if you haven’t, now’s the time to visit your local hot dog stand and add a new twist to this familiar snack. READ MORE