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Outdoor solar shower
Solar thermal collectors

DIY solar hot water shower for the great outdoors

...solar hot water system. Use it to build the outdoor shower of your dreams, to add a sink with warm water to your outhouse, or for both. Check out the step-...

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How solar panels work
Renewable energy

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...solar panels. Solar technology in 2017 According to the Canadian Solar Industries Association , Canada reached over 2,500 megawatts of cumulative sola...

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Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

The ongoing drop in cost for home solar power generation has led to a dramatic increase in the rate of installations, for both residential and commercial use. ...

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Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...solar home construction, we begin with passive solar design basics, orienting the future house on the site to take full advantage of the free heat available fro...

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Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...solar technologies has dropped by 70% over the last seven years, and the introduction of solar glitter may help that trend continue. Such a product will be...

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Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...solar , which is about home orientation and window design to passively heat your home, or active solar which involves mechanical solar panel systems. Solar...

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Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...solar thermal heat collection. Read more here. Purchase: You can purchase individual solar components separately, but buying a pre-engineered solar th...

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Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...solar thermal collector? A photovoltaic (PV) solar collector converts solar radiation into electricity, but a solar thermal collector is much simpler than ...

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Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...solar arrays, because the inverters in a solar array system require power to begin making power, regardless of whether they are tied to the grid or not. Sm...

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Passive solar home design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...solar design features into their homes for thousands of years. Active solar refers to any system of solar panels whether it be photovoltaic power generatio...

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Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...solar installer with Goggin Energy of Portland, Maine, read his bio here. When considering home solar power you will first want to: Update your ap...

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