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How much does solar cost? Infographic

Where you live influences the value and cost of putting solar on your home

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Do you get the most out of the energy you use at your home? Share with Juniors doing the Get Moving program!

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from Homestead Honey

Selecting a Solar Electric System for our Homestead

Thinking about living off the grid? This post explains how we went about selecting our solar electric system, considering factors such as cost of a photovoltaic system, and how much energy we use on a daily basis. | Homestead Honey

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from TreeHugger

IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems

IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000 times (without cooking itself), costs three times less than similar systems. It uses a combination of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal to reach 80% efficiency in conversion of sunlight to energy. Now that's hot!!

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from Green Energy Chronicles

The U.S. Set To Install Solar Panels For Middle-Class Families At No Cost

The cost of the installation to the middle class family: nothing. The homeowner gets solar panels on their roof and a new reduced electric rate. Alternative Energy…

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from livedan330.com

Cut Your Heating Bills - Top Tips to Avoid Losing Heat In Your Home

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Solar Heater Diagram. How to build one at Mother Earth News http://www.motherearthnews.com/Renewable-Energy/2006-12-01/Build-a-Simple-Solar-Heater.aspx#axzz2N6tYtYto

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DIY Homemade Solar Furnace -- Solar energy is free, and is always begging us to make use of it. Here is another great way you could make use of solar in your house. Why not build this diy homemade solar furnace to help heat your home this winter. Most of the materials for this project can be re-purposed or picked up at dump yards. The reminder should not cost you more than $50 at your local hardware store.

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