Alternative Solar Energy
By Eco Guy
2:07am 27th August 2010
Alternative Solar Energy - this phrase often creates images of hippies and flower power... We look at what it really means.
Alternative Solar Energy is such a catch all phrase for several related technologies and methods of harnessing the Sun's energy - the only thing really 'alternative' about it is that more people should be doing it as its easier than you would think.
This is the traditional way of harnessing the Sun, i.e. convert it into electrical energy, see here
for more details on how to do this. We even have a calculator
to help you work out the money you could save by going solar powered
for your electricity.
Solar Hot Water
Yes, it is quite possible to avoid the need to use a water heater during the Summer months and most of the Winter months too. See here
for an article that tells you exactly what you need to do and the best way to do it.
Passive solar is where you set up your property to make use of the Sun's energy directly. See here
for an article that tells you the in's and out's of how to do this without too much cost in most cases.
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