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Cheap Solar Panels at Home

If you are planning to take your household off the grid by installing solar panels, you should be prepared to pay a lot for this costly experiment. It is too expensive for an average consumer, and would take you more than a decade to regain the cost in energy savings.

Solar Bowl and Similar Collective Solar Cooking Systems

This solar bowl in Auroville, India, is probably the best known and referred to solar bowl in the world. Conceptually it functions to initially harvest the sunshine via a large spherical, concave mirror and thereafter concentrate the sun’s rays on a boiler with water.

How To Lower Costs With A Renewable Energy System: Turn Dreams Into Reality With 5 Common Items

High Energy Bills Got You Down? Consider implementing a renewable energy system to supplement existing power grid usage, read on to find out which 5 common items are absolutely necessary for success.

Build Your Own Solar Cell – Where To Start

Harness the sun and build your own solar cell panels. Solar cell energy is quickly gaining recognition today and is one of the leading sources of renewable energy, not only does it benefit the world we live in but it also helps families save on their power bill and reduce their carbon foot print! So how can you build your own solar cell and benefit from the the suns energy? Its really not as difficult as it sounds, you can build 60- to 120- watt Solar Panels for under $200 how great is that!

Why Cleaning Green Is Better

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that in the United States, 32 BILLION gallons of runoff (contaminated water) enters the oceans each day? Quite a startling statistic don’t you think? Why is this water contaminated?

Are Solar Panels A Wacky Idea?

Solar panels can sound too good to be true. Are they?

Solar Panels – Cutting Your Carbon Footprint

This articles explains what your carbon footprint is, and how solar panels can help. Find out many other ways to help the environment too, along with solar panels.

Solar Panels And Other Ways To Make Your Home Energy Efficient

There are lots of ways to make your home energy efficient. Solar panels are great way to do this, but this article considers some other ideas.

The Basics Of Solar Heat Panels

Active solar heating has evolved into two types of solar systems based on the type of fluid in them. The solar collectors are either filled with air or fluids. Air based systems heat air in air collectors whereas liquid -based heat water or an antifreeze solution in a hydroponic collector. Both of these collect and absorb solar radiation which is transferred as solar heat directly to the interior space or to a storage system from which the heat is distributed.

Solar Panels – How Does Your Roof Affect Them?

This piece considers various issues relating to your roof and putting solar panels on it. Factors concerned are the orientation, tilt, materials and so on.

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