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When cloudy days and sunsets get in the way of solar power.

from I Can Teach My Child!

Make Your Own Solar Oven

Make Your Own Solar Oven. Fun activity to set up with the kids!

SolTech Energy: Nothing says "afterthought" like a rectangle of solar panels slapped onto the roof of a house with no visual relationship with the rest of the structure. Swedish company SolTech Energy brings solar in a different direction with their roofing tiles, made from ordinary glass in the shape of (gasp) ordinary roofing tiles. Why has no one thought of this sooner?

from Little House Living

5 Ways to Begin Switching to Solar Today

5 Easy ways that you can use to begin switching over to solar power today!

from MNN - Mother Nature Network

How much does solar cost? Infographic

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

"Houston’s new construction code for residential properties favors the use of solar energy.... The Houston City Council recently approved a new construction code for single family homes, townhouses and condos that means the builder has to use roofs with a surface of at least 600 square feet that are oriented to the west or the south to make it easier to install solar panels."

SoCore Energy Begins Construction on 1.9 Megawatt Community Solar Project for Bandera Electric Cooperative in Leakey, Texas

from Inhabitat

Build your own solar concentrator at home with GoSol's free DIY guide

Build your own solar concentrator at home with GoSol's free DIY guide | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

"Convert Your Home to Solar Energy" covers planning, installing, operating and maintaining a residential solar energy system, as well as all the relevant solar technologies, including solar space and water heating, photovoltaic electricity and secondary uses such as pool heating. Read an excerpt from "Convert Your Home to Solar Energy" on active solar space heating systems for the home.