27 Apr '11, 4pm

Get Started in Solar Power and Energy Efficiency

Get Started in Solar Power and Energy Efficiency

It doesn't matter where you live in North America. Enough sun falls on your house to provide for all your energy needs, at least for part of the year. Right now, most of that solar energy is wasted -- in fact, you're probably paying good money to flush the wasted heat out of the house, or at least out of the attic. You can convert that wasted heat into power for your home, and slash your bills for electricity, natural gas and heating oil. Some of your neighbors may already have done it by putting solar hot water or photovoltaic collectors on the roof or in the yard. Before you climb out on the roof with a measuring tape and notepad, make your house more energy-efficient. Most American homes were built under codes written to assure structural integrity and fire safety rather than energy efficiency. This means that the typical American family can cut utility bills 20 to 40 p...

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