Archive for October, 2009

How Much Would It Cost (estimate) to Convert My Home to Solar?

How Much Would It Cost (estimate) to Convert My Home to Solar?

Solar energy can be perceived as an expensive option. However with advancing technologies and demand, prices are lowering rapidly and the long term savings are not to be ignored. Many local governments are also offering incentives for those who choose to go solar. This can alter the estimated cost and is a huge advantage. The […]

What Are The Advantages of Domestic Solar Power?

What Are The Advantages of Domestic Solar Power?

There are many advantages to solar power which will lend clarification as to why it is on the rise. One of the primary advantages is its usage can greatly suppress pollution. In particular its ability to ward off global warming. With no carbon dioxide, methane and other emissions, it is a sure-fire winner against the […]

How to generate solar power for the home?

How to generate solar power for the home?

To generate solar power for your home you will require a solar panel, or more than one depending on the amount of electricity you intend to use. The most popular and accessible usage of solar power is when used to heat water. Solar hot water heaters can help vastly in lowering your electrical consumption. Always […]

How to Install Solar Power System?

How to Install Solar Power System?

If you are a do-it-yourselfer and want to go green, you CAN install your own solar power system.  While you will get the money invested back by paying someone to install solar panels for you, why wait years when you can see returns in months? How do you do this? The first thing you will […]

What Are The Benefits of Solar Power at Home?

What Are The Benefits of Solar Power at Home?

People are switching to solar power for a variety of reasons. The first reason is because it helps them to save money. The average family pays about $300.00 to $500.00 per month for power. That amount is obviously too much. Traditional power is only going to continue to get higher as time progresses. The more […]

Should I Make or Buy Solar Panels?

Should I Make or Buy Solar Panels?

If you have any building skills, you should make your own solar panels. There are many reasons. One, if you buy solar panels, they are going to cost you more. A standard 60W panel can run you 4-6 hundred dollars brand new, but putting together a panel the same size only costs around $100. It […]

How To Build a Model Solar Home?

How To Build a Model Solar Home?

It is possible to build a solar panel for your home but some funding and a basic knowledge of electricity will be necessary to carry out this task. The first thing you will have to do is equip yourself with the correct equipment. Your local hardware store should be able to supply you with the […]

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