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Solar photovoltaic panels offer a cost effective solution to heating for swimming pools of all sizes. The economic benefits of using solar photovoltaic cell panels are obvious in these days of rising energy costs. One of the great advantages offered by these solar panels is the absence of moving parts in the whole equipment that [...]
A battery charger always comes in handy for charging up your exhausted AA or AAA cells (of course the rechargeable ones). Most of the battery chargers available in the market are either AC or DC powered. Though solar powered models are also available, they are quite costly. The DIY model described here is not going [...]
Want to build your own portable solar power plant? Who doesn’t? Lets have a look at the process of structuring your own portable solar power plant so you can fulfill your lifelong dream: Difficulty level Designing your own portable solar power plant is not a very difficult task. If you know the steps and use [...]
This article will teach you how to build your own solar-powered toy car. Knowing how to do this will not only benefit children, but also adults. When people are taught to use solar energy, they will become more aware of the fact that using natural sources is always better than thinking of sources that are [...]
I am sure that by now many of you who are truly interested in making the move to photovoltaic solar panel systems in generating a portion of your electrical energy have seen the overwhelming number of advertisements for Do-It-Yourself Solar or Wind Systems. They have certainly recruited a great number of people in such a [...]
Using a solar hot water heater can help you save significantly on your utility bills. The technology is time-tested, efficient, cost-effective and reliable. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions regarding solar hot water heating. Q: What is solar hot water heater? A: It is an appliance that pre-heats a home’s water, via the [...]
So you have decided that enough is enough with your high electric bills and you are going to make the switch to renewable energy to reduce or eliminate your dependence on grid provided electrical power. There are a number of considerations that should be addressed in making this move. Among these you should first consider [...]
When trying to green your home or your lifestyle, there are things on the expensive end of the spectrum such as installing a solar power system or buying an all-electric car such as a Nissan Leaf. There are also many things on the cheap side that can be done relatively easily at no or minimal [...]
From time to time, we hear folks tell us that they want to “go solar” but the look of today’s solar electric panels is just not suited for their home. This is an interesting comment and one that really is applicable on a very small percentage of homes because most houses can be outfitted with [...]
No doubt you have thought about installing a solar power system at your home or business but perhaps you were a bit confused about the process – how long would it take, how much disruption at your site would there be while the system was installed, and so on. Well this post is for you [...]
How would you like to have a lifetime supply of free heat? Imaginereducing your annual heating costs by using empty beer and pop cans! Two resourceful people, Ward Miner and 10-year-old Rashel Cortez,have designed and built inexpensive solar collectors made out ofrecycled aluminum cans. Solar collectors absorb the sun’s radiation andgenerate heat. Solarpanels, on the [...]
Congratulations, you’ve decided to make your home a solar home. You’ve reached the decision after careful thought and some essential first steps. The question is, what happens now? Get competitive bids. This is a big investment. Besmart about it: comparing quotes may reveal differences not only amongthe companies in question, but in the total electrical [...]
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