ALTERNATIVE THINKING from William in Morgan Hill, CA - "7.2 killowatt system (48-Sharp 185 watt panels), generates enough energy to zero out my electric bill for over 2 years. I have 2 electric water heaters, electric dryer, a pool and hot tub it's powering in addition to all the lights, etc. in my home. It required 2 inverters.

ALTERNATIVE THINKING from William in Morgan Hill, CA - "7.2 killowatt system (48-Sharp 185 watt panels), generates enough energy to zero out my electric bill for over 2 years. I have 2 electric water heaters, electric dryer, a pool and hot tub it's powering in addition to all the lights, etc. in my home. It required 2 inverters.

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15 Beautiful Off-Grid Homes We’d Like to Live In

Off-Grid Solar AC Power for small house (would take more panels of course, and can be roof mounted)

Off-Grid Solar AC Power for small house (would take more panels of course, and can be roof mounted)

Sunforce Marine Wind Turbine — 600 Watts, Model# 45446 | Wind Turbines| Northern Tool + Equipment 25" blade diameter, 4 mph startup, includes MPPT charge controller. 35 lbs

Sunforce Marine Wind Turbine — 600 Watts, Model# 45446 | Wind Turbines| Northern Tool + Equipment 25" blade diameter, 4 mph startup, includes MPPT charge controller. 35 lbs

http://how-to-build-solar-panels.us/diy-power-system-review.html DIY Power System evaluation. Solar Home Heating and DIY Solar Heating

http://how-to-build-solar-panels.us/diy-power-system-review.html DIY Power System evaluation. Solar Home Heating and DIY Solar Heating

Cooking using the power of the sun is one of the most efficient ways to harness solar energy and save on your energy costs. And it requires no...

Cooking using the power of the sun is one of the most efficient ways to harness solar energy and save on your energy costs. And it requires no...

This NPower™ 80 Watt maintenance-free Crystalline Solar Panel Kit with Charge Controller and Inverter is a weatherproof, high efficiency kit designed for charging 12V batteries in vehicles, boats, tractors, RVs, electric fences and more (battery not included).

This NPower™ 80 Watt maintenance-free Crystalline Solar Panel Kit with Charge Controller and Inverter is a weatherproof, high efficiency kit designed for charging 12V batteries in vehicles, boats, tractors, RVs, electric fences and more (battery not included).

"This is a domestic hot water solar system I made and installed 20 years ago. On a sunny day it provides us with all the hot water we need. It is for summer use in winter this system is switched over to get hot water from wood furnace I made also." - Roger, Poland Maine

"This is a domestic hot water solar system I made and installed 20 years ago. On a sunny day it provides us with all the hot water we need. It is for summer use in winter this system is switched over to get hot water from wood furnace I made also." - Roger, Poland Maine

Garret Yazzie, 7th-grader who made a solar-powered water heater from 26 aluminum cans and a '67 Pontiac radiator. His heater could heat water for bathing and raise the indoor air temperature by 45 degrees Fahrenheit. He was inspired to help his little sister, who suffered asthma from the fumes of their coal burning stove. Now known as “the junk-yard genius,” Garrett’s efforts attracted the attention of Extreme Makeover, resulting in a new green home for his family.

Garret Yazzie, 7th-grader who made a solar-powered water heater from 26 aluminum cans and a '67 Pontiac radiator. His heater could heat water for bathing and raise the indoor air temperature by 45 degrees Fahrenheit. He was inspired to help his little sister, who suffered asthma from the fumes of their coal burning stove. Now known as “the junk-yard genius,” Garrett’s efforts attracted the attention of Extreme Makeover, resulting in a new green home for his family.

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