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Cheap Hot Water With Solar Power

Cheap Hot Water With Solar Power

Solar energy can be used for more than just generating electricity. More homeowners are discovering how solar energy can be captured to do what it does best and that is heat water. According to the Wall Street Journal, in many cases, all it takes to offset two-thirds of your hot […]

Solar Tiles are Replacing Panels and Look Much Better

Solar Tiles are Replacing Panels and Look Much Better

The bulky solar panels used to be your only option when considering harnessing solar power. You either had to have the proper roof space or ground space to place these panels Two new companies are integrating photovoltaics into smaller and more aesthetically pleasing roofing materials such as terra cotta roofing […]

China Sees the Light…of Solar Power

China Sees the Light…of Solar Power

Although there are many factors at play when it comes to toxic materials that have been used to build homes, some of these materials have originated from China (Drywall to be specific). But you can’t blame the Chinese for investing in alternative energy as their government continues to sink millions […]

Off-the-grid a popular choice for secondary homes

Off-the-grid a popular choice for secondary homes

By now, you know the drill. Fuel and food and energy costs have skyrocketed. Bikes are hot. SUVs are not. Green is, most definitely, the new black. And as you grow more aware of managing energy and other expenses, don’t discount what is likely your biggest expense—your home. Sure, we […]

Solar-Powered Lawn Mower

Solar-Powered Lawn Mower

It’s lawn week here and we’ve got a weekend project from Lifehacker that will help you transform your lawn mower from a gas guzzling, loud, and eco-impacting machine to one that is powered by the sun.