30 Nov '17, 1pm

Here are five ways to start using solar power without spending tens of thousands of dollars.

Here are five ways to start using solar power without spending tens of thousands of dollars.

Ah, the dilemma of solar power: so clean, so abundant — and so expensive. There's no end to the potential of solar power. The amount of solar radiation reaching our planet's surface in any given hour is theoretically adequate to meet all of humanity's current energy needs . That sounds great, and huge strides are being made to bring residential solar power down to the level where it can be an affordable option for people other than Silicon Valley CEOs and well-heeled eco celebrities. But for most of us, solar power is still a fairly daunting investment. Even if you're in a position to finance a major home improvement project and live in an area that offers tax subsidies for solar investment, a system capable of covering your home's current energy use will run into the tens of thousands of dollars. This assumes you're a homeowner. Tough economic times and an unstable housin...

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