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Selling Solar Power Back To the Power Companies

A way that you can save money using solar energy, is by selling your excess power to the power company. Many states have laws that require the electric companies to buy excess power from property owners generating their own electricity. Not only can you power your home for free using solar energy, you can make […]

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Products that run on Solar Power

You can use solar energy in your home to eliminate or at least cut down on your energy spending but you might be surprised to learn how many things you can run on solar power or solar energy. Here’s an in-depth list of common household and lifestyle items that you can run using solar energy. […]

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Ways To Use Solar Power To Save Money

Most people want to install solar energy systems because they will help save money. Of course it’s nice to help the environment but the bottom line for most consumers is that if they’re going to spend $20,000 on a solar energy system it should save them some money. But you don’t have to install an […]

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Ways To Use Solar Energy in Your Home

You already know that you can use the energy from solar panels to power things like your lights or appliances but there are lots of other ways that you can use solar energy around your home too. So if you don’t want the expense and hassle of installing a full solar power system to give […]

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Making Your Own Solar Panels

If the cost of buying and installing solar panels still seems out of reach you might be thinking about trying to make your own solar panels. Can you really make your own solar panels? The answer to that is yes, and no. You can make some small non-PV types of solar panels on your own. […]

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Tips for choosing Solar Panel Contractor

If you decide to have your solar panels professionally installed don’t just pick a contractor out of the phone book. You are hiring someone to install some pretty pricey equipment so it’s in your best interest to make sure they know what they’re doing. Do some research and then consider these points for each contractor […]

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Solar Power Shingles

If you’re building a new home or if you are replacing the roof on your house you might want to consider using solar panel shingles for your roof. Solar panel shingles are cutting edge technology that only recently hit the consumer market. Solar panel shingles are the same size as traditional asphalt shingles but they […]

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Residential Solar Power Systems: Make Electricity Bills A Thing Of The Past

When it comes to residential energy, spending is at an all time high. It costs so much to run the air conditioner, the television, the computer and whatever else people use to keep themselves occupied in their homes that they often have to reduce spending in other areas just to keep the lights on. The […]

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Installing A Home Solar Power System

With the growing rise in the concern of such issues as Global warming and the lesser known but just as critical Global dimming, the world seems to be paying more and more attention to the matter of solar power. The term solar power refers to any type of method that harnesses energy from the sun […]

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