Solar Home

These days solar home heating is becoming a popular choice among new home builders.  The long run savings using solar energy are hard to beat.  Ask your builder about adding solar home energy to your list of cool new additions, that will help make your new home one of a kind.

    A Solar House

    Jack Said:How do you keep a solar house cool in the summer and warm in the winter?We Answered:A house with a solar electric system powers the electricity of the house. It doesn't, specifically, need to be focused on the heating or cooling. It just feeds electricity into your house, which could be along with the utility electricity. Nothing in the house needs to change.Thelma Said:how do you position a solar house in a uniformly forested area around boston, massachusetts?We Answered:I recommend that you check into the state's fire codes. They might require up to 100 feet of...

    About Solar Power

    Katrina Said:How effective is solar power?We Answered:Comment to "Ed" added... There are two main types of solar power. One produces electricity, the other produces heat. The electrical type are called "photovoltaics", the heat type are "thermal". Photovoltaics are not presently very efficient, converting less than 15% of the suns energy to electricity, but by the time you build, they should be better, and cheaper. Thermal solar is much more efficient, especially if you use it to heat your water, because the system runs all year. Home heating is not as good, because winter is not a good time to collect solar. When you...

    Advantages Of Solar Panels

    Kristen Said:what is the advantage of using solar panel in tracking instead other alternatives?We Answered:Advantage of tracking panels is more input. Negatives include cost and repair of the servos.Lori Said:Advantages and Disadvantages of using solar panels?We Answered:Solar energy is a renewable energy resource and there are no fuel costs. No harmful polluting gases are produced. Disadvantages Solar cells are expensive and inefficient, so the cost of their electricity is high. Solar panels may only produce very hot water in very sunny climates, and in cooler areas may need to be supplemented with a conventional boiler. Although warm water can be...

    Alternative Energy Home

    Geraldine Said:How do I build home alternative energy sources utilizing wood?We Answered:There's a reason we don't use wood as a main source of power anymore. It burns too quickly and doesn't produce enough power to generate useful ammounts of electricity. If you go solar though, you can take a large dent out of your electricity bill, but it's very hard to be completely grid independant. This site may helpful for you http://buildyourownhomeenergy.blogspot.com/Phyllis Said:wher can I find information on govermental funding for alternative energy in the home?We Answered:Lots of information here. http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/5faq.htm http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/newseven…Bernice Said:How can I use alternative energy at my home instead of...

    Best Home Solar Panels

    Bessie Said:Where to get solar panels in Birmingham, AL?We Answered:Any electrical contractor could likely install them, and there are several Internet businesses that sell solar panels. You likely have no place there to get the kind of large panels you need for a house. Look at your local regulations. Your utility may not allow grid-tie, so you may have to set up an off-grid system with batteries and use separate wiring or a transfer switch. One thing a lot of people neglect is hail protection. In Birmingham, you're likely to have large hail (larger than golf ball size) every...

    Best Home Solar

    Vincent Said:What is the best way to make a home made solar oven?We Answered:Pardon the pun, but they all boil down to just a few parameters - size, method of focusing, and collection medium. - Size - the bigger, the more energy / higher temperatures can be reached. - Method of focusing - flat plate, parabolic (2D), and parabolic (3D). The flat plate is useful for low grade (<200 deg F typical) heat, suitable for heating hot water or space heating, while a 2D parabola swept down a line will focus the heat along a line at the focal...

    Best Price Solar Panels

    Toni Said:please could anyone tell me the cheapest european country to buy solar panels from. indivdual or bulk?We Answered:Personally I would buy the best for producing electricty / durability. I did some research on it last year and came to the conclusion that the cheaper solar panels.. (especially the ones from China) were false economy. Like Jim DC implies... there are still breakthroughs in solar technolgies to be made... refinements and improvements.... and I decided to wait.Kathryn Said:Solar panels: different types? best and why? new technology coming?We Answered:Start your research with the reference and work out from there. The newest technologies...

    Best Solar Panel

    Corey Said:What is the best solar panel to buy?We Answered:I am assuming you are talking about photovoltaic panels, not solar thermal? If you do plan on buying one, and not building one yourself, then there are only a few things you need to consider to compare panels. Most solar panels are very very similar. They almost all offer the same guarantee (25 years material & workmanship, declining power guarantee). There are only one or two or three things that differentiate one from the other. First, look at the cost per watt of rated power. Now, you are...

    Best Solar Panels For Home Use

    Sara Said:How can I use the heat from my fireplace to heat my home? Two story home.?We Answered:The best way is if you have a fan at the top of the steps, a ceiling fan, if not somewhere near the steps even in a room close to it make sure you turn it on the opposite way of what it normally runs, there should be a small switch on the base of it just over the light, it will draw in air instead of pushing it down, so it will draw the hot air upstairs that's why it would work...

    Best Solar Panels For Home

    Jeffrey Said:Home Owner's ASSociation vs. New Solar Tax incentives?We Answered:Since the 'alterations' you want to make will have little impact on the aesthetics of the structure and also is a responsible thing to do from an environmental standpoint, I would try going to a meeting of the HOA and plead my case in person to the people who make the decisions. Perhaps they will see the merits of your plan and agree to change their by-laws to allow certain alterations when there is a compelling reason to do so. Then if the still don't acquiesce, that's when I would start...

    Best Solar Panels

    Joy Said:what is the best solar panels to use on my new house(tube or flat)?We Answered:My solar thermal installation uses a 30-tube NAVITRON panel. This has an effective area of 2m2 and produces enough hot water in summer for 3 showers and plenty of washing up! I estimate that, in it's first year, it has saved me about £60 in gas. The panels and prices are shown in the attached link. Mine was fitted by a professional installer for £2500, including a huge, new cylinder (dual coil) to store the extra hot water. Flat panels are much less efficient...

    Boat Solar Panel

    Marshall Said:Is there a maximum length of wire that can be ran with a Solar Panel?We Answered:There are two issues that affect the maximum length of a wire that can be used. The first is the gauge of the wire and the second is the current that is being used. If the resistance of a length of wire is 100 ohms and the current that is going down the wire is 1 amp then V=IR, so the voltage drop on the wire is 100 volts. If the resistance is 50 ohms and the current is 1 amp then the...

    Boat Solar Panels

    Natalie Said:Any one ever install a solar panel on a boat?We Answered:Very good advice from the poster above but I'll just follow up with a few more suggestoins based on having installed them on two cruising boats. Get good marine ones. Ones not intended for marine use will corrode. Boat US, West Marine or any good boating store. I think permentnatly installed rigid ones have less hassle involved and fewer electrical issues than "temporary", removable flexible ones. If the charge is relatively low compared to the battery bank, you may...

    Boat Solar Power

    Arnold Said:Does anyone know where I can get a free boat to Convert to a solar powered boat?We Answered:Well, I have no idea of how "tiny" you are talking about... except that since you are looking for a "free" one... it must be large enough to hold a person or two... So... based on this... Honestly... you could probably find a free boat if you look hard and long enough... However... if you are going to take on such a project, might I suggest: Forget the shortcuts... adapting an existing boat might seem the easiest and simpliest... but it won't be, and...

    Bp Solar Panels

    Sue Said:Remove oil and world peace follows?We Answered:Remember that economy was once based on salt. So if it is not one thing...it's another. Taking away materialistic items is not the solution. People in general need to change their way of thinking.Daniel Said:need help on changing from 48v to 12v?We Answered:Chances are that suitable 12v motors are not available for the application today. Otherwise the bike maker would have chosen it. However, you never know. The motor should have its power consumption displayed somewhere. That may be expressed in watts (like micro-wave), and/or current requirement in...

    Build A Solar Cell

    Dana Said:How does one make a solar cell from scratch?We Answered:You can't, a solar cell is based on the same technology used to make semiconductors and that isn't the sort of thing you are going to be able to do is you kitchen.Patsy Said:How do you build a solar cell?We Answered:(solar cell) is a direct conversion of the sun's electromagnetic radiation to electricity, and is not limited by Carnot cycle efficiency considerations. Photovoltaic (PV) cells employ a solid-state diode structure with a large area on a silicon wafer. The surface layer is very thin and transparent so that light can...

    Build A Solar Home

    Anna Said:Home built solar collector question. Thermodynamics?We Answered:Somewhere in between. In ideal circumstances the temperature gain would remain constant. However, there will be heat loss as the air is transported, and since the temperature difference between the output and the ambient will be greater, the loss will also be greater. So, you'll get a higher output with a higher input, but not with a pure linear relationship....

    Build A Solar Panel At Home

    Suzanne Said:Build your own solar panel, scam or truth?We Answered:Don't waste money finding out how to build one. I would do a lot research first. That guy with the long answer all ready helped you if you are ready to make the investment in PV panels (and the only way to get cheap ones if to contact local road contractors who use them for their signs that sometimes get damaged by drunken drivers and such). You can also find articles in Mother Earth News. It's free to check out. I would check to see what does best in your area. Not...

    Build A Solar

    Joy Said:Looking for websites on how to build a Solar Panel?We Answered:In commercial manufacturing, they take a silicon wafer and etch the surface with a chemical. There are also commercial panels that are created by crystallizing the surface on to the wafer. Here website that makes a panel by an entirely different process. Probably not as efficient, but interesting never the less. http://www.thesolarplan.com/articles/you…Andre Said:Will Joe the Plumber build Solar Panels now?We Answered:To get our country out of this mess, we need everybody to pitch in, and Joe is as welcome as anyone else.James Said:How do I get Inverter Circuit? How do...

    Build Home Solar

    Julio Said:Is there a way to build some kind of alt energy source for my home with household materials?We Answered:Let me start off by saying we (my family and I) live completely, 100% “off of the grid and are completely self sufficient” The house is built utilizing natures natural elements, in the shape of an octagon with 8ft wide arch doors on every wall to catch every angle of wind (typical 4 sided homes have half the chance as one with 8 sides. A circle being the most efficient design). Woodburning stoves, solar chimney, solar AC, solar heating, solar water heating...

    Build Solar Cell

    Ernest Said:How much Energy (BTU) you need to build one Solar Cell, and How much (BTU) can that Cell generate ?We Answered:Trying to figure the BTU produced by a solar cell is tough since a photovoltaic solar cell produces direct current or DC measured in Watts. Additionally, solar power can be used for more than just generating an electric current, further frustrating the problem. Passive solar can be super simple and really cheap, yet provide hot water for your home on a daily basis, even when it is cloudy. The rays that heat water in a passive solar system are the...

    Build Solar Home

    Jeremy Said:how do you build a solar panel to use in your home?We Answered:Here are three of many sites you can find if you just do a web search. After you do a bit of research, you will find that the cost for a solar system will take about 9 or 10 years for you to save enough money to pay for the system. By then it will probably need to be replaced. Not a very economic deal....

    Build Solar House

    Becky Said:I want to build a house, but I want to have all its electricity and heating done by solar and wind energy. Is?We Answered:Of course. Our house is on electric, powered by a 5kw solar system. The AC, dryer, refrigerator, water heater is all electric. Our heat is from a wood stove, but we could put in a whole house electric heating unit if we wanted. No problem. I don't know much about wind energy, but I know a house can be powered solely by solar power. Putting in wind power would be another expense. You would have to...

    Build Solar Panel Home

    Roland Said:Does anyone know how to build a solar panel with little or no cost?We Answered:Hello, I just bought a solar power renewable energy ebook about a month ago. I started to building my own solar panel to save on electric bill, I still need 2 more week to finish, and am very excite. the ebook take you step by step. I bought from this website: http://www.topreviewsite.net good luck!!...

    Build Solar Panels At Home

    Penny Said:How can I build my own solar panels to install on my roof to power all home appliances?How many panels I need?We Answered:You can't really make these, they require special machinery and chemicals. You need to buy them, plus batteries plus charge controller, plus an inverter. Get a set of arrays with 3-4 times, more capacity than you need to cover you at night and when the sun isn't shining. Depending on your power requirements, this will cost $20k to 50k. Your roof has to be large, facing south, and with nothing in the way to shade any of it from...

    Build Solar Panels

    Keith Said:how to build solar panels?We Answered:There are several types of solar panels. If you mean photovoltaic panels for generating electricity, that is a really advanced project that few amateurs are equipped to do. In the long run, it will be a lot cheaper and easier to buy factory made PV panels. You can try building one by sandwiching an array of photovoltaic cells between a sheet of glass or plexiglass and a sheet of aluminum. Remember that this assembly must be able to withstand great heat, and it must be sealed to make absolutely sure it does...

    Build Solar Power Panels

    Renee Said:Why don't they build acres and acres of Solar panels to Supply power to the US?We Answered:One reason is the amount of land taken up. As the questioner pointed out... "acres and acres" of land would be needed. Open land (what there is left of it) is needed for crops (read: FOOD) for forests (read: CARBON SINK --and human sanity!), for habitat for animals and birds. (For an eye opener do some research on how many bugs we'd have if we didn't have birds -- O! M! G! Without lots of birds, we will either drown in hordes of...

    Build Solar Power

    Maria Said:can i build solar power only?We Answered:It depends on how much power you need. It's of course fully possible to power a home with only solar power. Generally people prefer solar power over wind power simply because solar power is more reliable. (This obviously depends on where you live). The easiest way for you to find out how much you need is to call someone who is selling solar panels and tell them your monthly power consumption and they will tell you how many cells you will need to fully power your home. You obviously don't have to purchase panels...

    Building A Solar Home

    Guy Said:Building a SOLAR PANEL with ebay SOLAR CELLS?We Answered:the wattage of your power converter will depend on how much power you want to be able to use at any given time. buy one as big as you can afford, you could always add another converter in parallel later if the first one you buy isn't big enough. the power converter will be used to convert the 12 volts from the batteries into 120 volts to power light, etc. solor panels should produce 12 volts and basically directly connect to the batteries.Tara Said:Would this apply for a company building...

    Building A Solar House

    Kristina Said:Solar - Passive question: If I were building a solar - passive house located at 41N Latitude what angle should?We Answered:Lat 41N thats mid to norhern Spain, Nebraska USA, Turkey and others. If you want heating, it would only be during the winter months, so the sun will be over or near the tropic of capricorn which is about 23S So, your window (to admit maximum sunlight midwinter) would be best at 26 degrees to vertical. Thats 90-(41+23) Altitude will make almost no difference, Everest is only 9km high, that difference would be the less than moving your house 9km...

    Building A Solar Panel At Home

    Tracey Said:help on ways to build a solar flat panel...?We Answered:Your answers are found here, its pretty simple to build your own solar panel. http://www.squidoo.com/How-to-Build-Your…...

    Building A Solar Powered Home

    Catherine Said:Where can I find information about building green?We Answered:Take a look at Dome Homes. Mother Earth News is where I first saw this. Then I continued to research; finding them on line. My favorite one is the one that they built in Florida. Since I live in Florida, I was even more impressed how it survived the hurricanes. We had three here in one year my home was only 7 years on its roof and the Hurricane took it off and cost me 11,000. for a new one. The dome homes seem to...

    Building A Solar

    Nelson Said:Where can I read about building solar panels that can convert the energy into electricity?We Answered:Try these sites;Melissa Said:Is it a good idea to create all the electricity that Australia needs by building solar powered generators in?We Answered:I think that's a great idea, but like others said before, solar power is quite inefficient and a large amount of space would be required for such a project. Even though there's a lot more desert than there is densely inhabited space, and there are only 20 million people to provide energy for, it just seems a bit extreme to cover the...

    Building Solar Panel

    Matthew Said:i want to light up a building using solar panel what do i need?We Answered:Let's start from the simplest theoretical solution and work our way up to practicality. Assuming you want to power 26W fluorescent bulbs (equivalent to 100W incandescent). You want to power 12 of them. So total wattage requirement = 12 x 26 = 312 W # of 80 W solar panels required = 312W / 80W = 3.9 ~ 4 panels Now, the above calculations assume that your solar panels are exposed to sunlight while you are using bulbs, but if you want to use bulbs at night, you need...

    Building Solar Panels At Home

    Nicole Said:Which is greener; Building a home or Buying a home?We Answered:There's obviously less embodied energy in buying an existing house - and there's a VAST difference in overall environmental sustainability between building a regular house compared to a sustainable house, just as there's a huge difference in the retro-fitting needed to make an existing house sustainable. If you can find an existing house with good bones, good passive solar design and just a few things to fix up to make self sufficient then bingo. You can be happy that you've achieved a great thing with relatively few resources. But chances...

    Building Solar Panels For Your Home

    Randall Said:How would you build your Eco-friendly Home?We Answered:I built my home out of straw bales, recycled wood, cob, light straw clay and urbanite (recycled concrete). I have the bucket type composting toilet and and an earthen floor. The only thing not recycled are some brackets, a few bags of concrete to mortar the urbanite, a tube of caulking, an outdoor electric panel and most of the plumbing. If it were more available and cost efficient I would have used recycled tire composite roofing. If I did not live in a place cloudy most of the time I might have sprung...

    Building Solar Panels

    Stacey Said:I want to use a 250 watt hid light in my out building powered solely by solar panels where would I start?We Answered:first of all find a solar panel that will put out 250 watts, by the way you did not state what the voltage is on the light, if its 220v goodluck, there's a smaller complete solar unit for garages , but you might have to put in more to get the light you want, harbor freight, northern tool,...

    Building Solar Power

    Tonya Said:can I use two types of energy saving designs in one building such as solar power and wind turbunes?We Answered:Well, solar can be used as direct heating, linked into the hot water system. If you have photovoltaic panels as well as turbines then there are 2 options. I think some inverters (turns turbine or PV cell into mains electricity), some have 2 inputs just for this case, or you can easily use 2 inverters.Kristin Said:Solar power building?We Answered:Google in.Teresa Said:what would be the cost of Building Solar power for a 4 bedroom flat?We Answered:The air conditioning is an energy...

    Business Solar Power

    Alexander Said:Who can build a 100MW Solar Power plant? Business Opportunity.?We Answered:you can contact EPC contractors for power plants Black & Veatch. www.bv.com.Marion Said:how much would it cost to run a business with solar power?We Answered:Is the business 1000 sqft office building or a 50,000 sqft building with heavy machinery? After we establish that fact solar power is a great source of alternative energy. The initial layout out cost is to purchase and install the solar panels. If you install enough panels you could actually recieve a monthly check from the electric company as the excess power is sold to...

    Buy Solar Panels For Home

    Terry Said:Are there any solar panels UNDER $300 i can buy for my home?We Answered:Hi abovethebest, You can buy Sunforce 50044 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit Includes four 15-Watt solar panels with durable mounting frames, a 200-Watt power inverter, a 7-Amp solar charge controller, and a wiring kit with accessories for easy installation http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?i…Christine Said:Solar panels on home?We Answered:Google solar panel. There will be more sources than you can ever read. Installation of solar power is expensive. The pay back period is 20-40 years....

    Buy Solar Panels

    Neil Said:Where to buy small solar panels?We Answered:Maplin or radio shackAnn Said:what is the best source to buy solar panels?We Answered:In researching my answer for a similar question, I found four of the five, below. (I already knew about the first one.) Note that my search was for residential (not business) applications, though I'm sure there's some cross-over. Good luck. Mr. Solar http://www.mrsolar.com/ The Alternative Energy Store http://home.altenergystore.com/ Solardyne.com http://solardyne.stores.yahoo.net/index Infinigi http://www.infinigi.com/ IDT Energy Store http://www.idtenergystore.comWillie Said:How much would it cost to buy solar panels to run my pool filter/pump?We Answered:How much energy does your pump consume? A 200W solar panel generates between 0.5kW to 1kW per day (depending...

    Cheap Solar Panels

    Antonio Said:Would you be really interested into buying cheap cheap solar thermal panels?We Answered:i would like to know how efficient are they first.Edna Said:can anyone tell me where to buy cheap solar panels?We Answered:There are a few ways to offset the initial cost. Some companies now lease them which allows you to have them installed with out a big out of pocket expense, and locks in your electric rate for the life of the panels. You can also use home equity, it is considered an imporvement so you may be able to get some money without too much equity. Look...

    Commercial Solar Panel

    Lena Said:If i put a solar panel on vacant Commercial land will that help put money in my pocket?We Answered:Well, its a yes and no kind of answer. Can a wind generator or solar panels put money in your pocket? Yes. However the high purchase cost and low output returning to the power grid makes this only viable over a very long period of time. Say 10 years. That being said, if you can finance a solar cell or wind turbine into your mortgage on the property and then use its output to offset the monthly power requirements of the...

    Commercial Solar Panels

    Loretta Said:Australia Climate change - should all new homes and commercial buildings have solar panels?We Answered:I live in Melbourne, and I agree with your idea. New buildings should have a minimum requirement for solar panels, connected to the grid as well as water tanks and grey water systems. It would also be nice for the govt to assist those who choose to fit solar panels, same as they do for water saving devices. That would be a good thing to do with some of the budget surpluses.Benjamin Said:Do you have any ideas to sell & install solar panels to large commercial buildings?We Answered:Generally...

    Commercial Solar Power

    Wesley Said:Did any body see that NOVA commercial on GBP about solar power? Whats the name of that piano theme song?We Answered:maybe Extreme Ways by MobyGrace Said:What is the song on the Prius solar power commercial?We Answered:The song is by Petra Haden, and it's referred to as "Solar" along with the commercial by the same name. It's not an official track/song that's available anywhere. This is direct from "Denise M." at Toyota USA. So, Petra made this tune "just for Toyota" and you currently can't buy/download it anywhere except with the Toyota words in the track.Julie Said:Solar activity and induction of current...

    Complete Solar Systems For Homes

    Lonnie Said:the Sagitarrius dwarf galaxy is merging with the Milky way and we are in the middle-- will we survive?We Answered:This question is an example of how a little knowledge makes some people dangerous. When galaxies merge, there are almost no collisions between stars. The distances between them are enormous compared with the sizes of the stars themselves. Did I say "enormous"? There isn't a word to describe the difference, unless it's "Astronomical", but you don't seem to understand what that word means. "Our system will be shifting gears and begin to flow with the Milky Way in the process of being...

    Convert To Solar Power

    Kelly Said:I need help with this physics solar power question please?We Answered:If you getting 20 watts for your solar panel and you need 3,000 watts then you need 150 square meters of panels. If you have a yard that big and a rich dad to buy the panels you can do it for sure.Jamie Said:Should we convert to solar power to help prevent global warming?We Answered:Yes we should but is it too late I ask? Something should have been done about it 10/20 years ago. The kyoto aggreement was accepted by most governments but rejected by the Australian Gvnmt. Only...

    Cost Of Home Solar Power System

    Alma Said:How many of you have been interested in Solar Panels but there to expensive???We Answered:It is not spam. Check it out. Ed Begley is working with this company. Great idea. I am an engineer and have helped install my friends systems, but up to now they have not even been close to cost effective for most people. This method id like a cel phone service. You get the system and only pay for the electricity you use, and it is at a good rate , and never changes.Gina Said:Why do conservatives still think that wind and solar power are...

    Cost Of Solar Cell

    Benjamin Said:what is cost of solar cell and wind mill & from where i can buy it?We Answered:That depends on the capacity, measured in watts, of the solar cell and wind mill you are looking at. Anywhere from $10 for a cheap solar panel, to many millions for a large wind mill. Not installed of course. Automotive shops have small solar panels, and sailing shops have solar panels and small windmills, usually used to charge 12 V lead-acid batteries....

    Cost Of Solar Energy For Homes

    Harvey Said:I would like to know how to use the sun energy for my home at little or no cost to me.?We Answered:You can't, according to many global warming scientists the sun has no affect on the temperature, and it is only C02 that causes warming, so you must use carbon dioxide to warm your home.Cassandra Said:Why don't people believe the partial use of solar energy can be a useful alternative or addition to a home?We Answered:Solar Panels are much effective and important for Environment and very useful to avoid pollution of any kind. So, I think it provides all...

    Cost Of Solar Panel

    Deborah Said:How much the cost of solar panel?We Answered:Hi Beeper! Hi bro.. I'm also a Pinoy from the south Iligan City, Philippines.. For your question an installed Photovoltaic/Solar Panel/Solar Cells system will cost somewhere around $9 per Watt. So when you're using a 20watts fluorescent bulb 20 x 9$ x 55Piso/1$ = 9,900 Php which is quite expensive... Here's the reference http://science.howstuffworks.com/solar-cell7.htm but i tried to research some info about there prices some sites would says it is less than a dollar here's another reference for that http://www.industryweek.com/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=14932 That's there price within the US... Freight for that item is not yet...

    Cost Of Solar Panels For Home

    Gary Said:which would be better, solar panels or geothermal for a home?We Answered:If you haven't built your home yet yes, theoretically you can do geothermal, but takes a LOT of space & you need a geoteck study to see if its viable where your home is. Never seen it in residential. Go solar.Elizabeth Said:Solar Energry Costs, Home Value and Tax Incentives?We Answered:I answered a similar question today see if you can find it, its much more detailed answer. In brief you don't have a chance to break even with cost equal to new value. Certainly not in 5yrs, or...

    Cost Of Solar Panels For The Home

    Wendy Said:Installing solar panels and wind turbines at home?We Answered:If you're looking to install your own renewable energy system, I would recommend taking some design and Installation classes. There are quite a few out there, but the ones that come to my head right away are.... AltE University http://workshops.altestore.com/ Solar Energy International http://solarenergy.org/ Midwest Renewable Energy Association http://www.the-mrea.org/course_workshops… If you do a web search for Wind Turbine or Solar Panel Installation classes it should pull up plenty more options. Also, check out Homepower magazine. It is a fantastic resource. www.homepower.com -DaveLeroy Said:Why aren't solar and wind power used as the main source of energy in America?We Answered:There are small...

    Cost Of Solar Panels For Your Home

    Bertha Said:Australian Government, means testing the solar panel rebate - I think it is ridiculous, tell me your thoughts?We Answered:Spot on Linda, the orders for solar has officially dropped by 70%. With the rebate its still to expensive for those under 100 000. Reckon he will change his position on this sooner rather than latter.Sam Said:Does anyone have any experience in building an "Earth Shelter" ? I can't afford a "normal" home .We Answered:You can have an above ground home and still take advantage of most of the properties of an Earth home. Rammed earth still works. I am...

    Cost Of Solar Panels

    Alvin Said:how much do solar panels cost?We Answered:Go to altenergysource.com there you will find some energy alternatives. such as solar panel heating 1 panel heats 1000 sq foot home It cost around $1600 a panel. I thought it was interesting and am considering getting one. take a look and tell me what you think my yahoo lanena423@yahoo.comAngela Said:How much money would 50x50 miles of solar panels cost?We Answered:First Solar Cadmium-Telluride solar panels can be fully installed at $3.00-$3.50/Watt peak. Let me be generous, and say they're $3 thanks to the huge economies of scale (prices will probably fall below this within...

    Cost Of Solar Power At Home

    Jessica Said:How good is Solar Power Invertor ?We Answered:Good place to search is in homepower and solar today magazines both have frequent reviews on inverters and both also are online. I have heard nothing but good things about sunnyboy brand....

    Cost Of Solar Power For Homes

    Gregory Said:Is there a book that describes how to make electric generators, solar, wind power from house hold items?We Answered:There is a list of nice pages were you can find something like how to make your own solar panels and your own wind generator how to recondition batteries and something more http://GreenProductsolutionPr.com http://GreenProductsolutionPr.com/Batter… http://GreenProductsolutionPr.com/Store I hope that this will helps youEleanor Said:Solar Power in India?We Answered:Hello, Instead of me retyping all the info, I'll just give you the 2 links that I found very helpful for answering your question: Solar panels vs wind turbines, which is better? http://ecojudge.com/content/home/alterna… Solar panels: Are they really worth it? See calculation to...

    Cost Of Solar Power

    Karl Said:Solar Power vs Nuclear Power - Cost Efficiency No Consideration?We Answered:I heard recently that solar panels pay for themselves in 8 years. And with the cost of fuel going up they may pay off in 4 years. They are guaranteed for about 10 years and the life expectancy is about 25-30 years. If government would subsidize the cost and more manufacturers began producing them their costs would go down. Plus they can be put on almost anyone's roof and do not pollute and pose no danger (unlike nuclear). I think solar and wind turbines...

    Cost Of Solar System For Home

    Ana Said:will there be a sunlight tax?We Answered:I agree cause we have to pay for this heath care bill some how and obama Says "CHANGE" well that's all your gonna have left after hes done taxing you!...

    Cost Of Solar

    Jeff Said:Is there a low-cost solar water boiler on the market yet?We Answered:I have found some books on building solar cookers but I couln't find any on the market today. It might be a business opportunity that some one has missed. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url…Pedro Said:can someone tell me where i can find the cost of solar powered energy compared to coal-fired energy?We Answered:The price of photovoltaic panels has plummeted in the last few years, from over $4 / watt in 2006, to under $3 today. One unique thing about photovoltaic is that it can be directly installed on an individual residence, essentially offsetting the home's...

    Cost Solar Panels Home

    Derek Said:Where can i get info on and how much would it cost to install solar panels on my home?We Answered:Your local power company may be able to run the calculations for you. For what it's worth, we're on the rainy side of Oregon and ran the calculations. We can't make photovoltaic power pay in any sort of reasonable time, but we can make solar hot water and solar space heating pay, even in our cool and grey climate. There are some new, higher efficiency, lower cost PV panels under development... I'm hoping they'll be released soon, and we'll...

    Costs Of Solar Panels

    Erik Said:What would the cost of solar panels be for a school ?We Answered:We have a 25 KW system. It covers an area 25m x 36m (900m2). It cost $100.000. It produces $4000 per year. It's not a profitable investment, actually. We use it for publicity. Go green, alternative energy, save Earth, you know....

    Design Solar Panel

    Bradley Said:solar panel design question?We Answered:Because we and the trees are trying to solve a different problem. We want electricity, a tree wants light (and some heat) for photosynthesis. In getting the electricity we use Silicon for solar panels. (Sometimes Gallium Arsenide). And we exploit the same thing in Silicon that allows them to be computer chips. The fact that they conduct differently when voltage is applied. But for a solar panel that is done essentially in reverse. We GET a voltage difference (electricity) from shoving energy through it. Look up "junction bias"...

    Design Solar Power System

    Robert Said:Gear system design help?We Answered: I wish i could help you, but i guess this type of problems is found intensively in machine design books. You may read the solved examples on the relevant chapter (as i usually do) then you'll find everything a piece of cake ! Good Luck, Perry Said:what happens when Solar Space Power satellite experience some kind of solar eclipse?We Answered:They would go onto battery power when they are in eclipse if necessary. You do realize that there are no SPS satellites in orbit yet, don't you? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-based…Annie Said:Solar power,using garen lights?We Answered:The panels in garden lights...

    Diy Home Solar Panels

    Lucy Said:Solar energy- does anyone know of a DIY way to make a solar collector and transfer that energy to batteries?We Answered:If your goal is to save money, it will be hard to do that with solar electricity. You can come out ahead under some circumstances, but powering a refrigerator and a fan is an unlikely one. However, if your goal is to learn about this kind of setup, you could get a kit from (say) Harbor Freight for a few hundred dollars, which will (barely) charge a car battery over a period of a couple weeks. The energy you...

    Diy Home Solar

    Gregory Said:Jehovah's witnesses, how environmentally friendly are your printing factories?We Answered:A few years back, a newspaper article about their new residency building mentions that it was very energy efficient. Back in the 80s, organic growing magazines did the occasional article about the efficiency and totally organic Watchtower farms in upper NYS where they grew food for the printing facility workers. They have stopped growing their own food and buy it from area organic farmers. Being organic means not having pesticides and artificial fertilizers washing into streams and soaking into the aquifer. I do know that for over 40...

    Diy Solar Home

    Connie Said:Solar panel question for DIY?We Answered:Oscar, get thee to a library. You can find information there that will give you choices and directions on building solar panels. Even maybe some older manufacturing process. Remember though to cover the finished unit with a transparent shield against weather harm. Spartawo...Thomas Said:How would you "plug-in" a solar cell to your house?We Answered:A solar cell produces dc voltage. The mains is ac. Anything connected to generate back to the mains has to be synchronized with the mains (ac waveform at same frequency and period) To connect what you are suggesting requires an inverter (converts dc...

    Diy Solar Panels

    Emily Said:If I want to install a DIY solar water heater, or solar panels, where do I get the parts & materials?We Answered:www.aetsolar.com There are others google them. try solar thermal systems and see what you get These guys have good complete systems and a good reputation. whatever parts they don't include can be obtained at any hardware storeConstance Said:Solar panels for a small gym outside my house?We Answered:The answer depends on how long you would be running the AC, how many watts it draws, and where you are located. I'll do the math with some guesses to get you in the...

    Diy Solar Power

    Julian Said:Is this site nonsense - regarding DIY power generation?We Answered:All sorts of scams all over the world! No wind generator yet made is worth the money it costs to install it, maintain it and endure the overall ugliness and noisiness it brings.Lester Said:Solar strips on calculators to power other electronics?We Answered:You would need a LOT of them. You need to read up on some basic principles like voltage and current. Measure the current needed by your proposed load (the thing you want to power), and measure the current produced when those solar cells are running a calculator. The solar...

    Do It Yourself Home Solar

    Katrina Said:This government and pass governments..cmon..give me a break!?We Answered:Agree with all of your rant except where you say the world is warming. In fact it has been in a cooling cycle for about the last 7 years. Most of the fools in Washington were put there by special interest groups such as Greenpeace, unions, wall street lobbies, and the global warming nuts. We can fix the problem but we must first start by throwing out people who are misusing their power/ positions. I have been a fan of Sanford from SC but he misused tax dollars to go and...

    Do It Yourself Solar Panels For Your Home

    Ross Said:Are you ready to be raped by congress?We Answered:People from every income level should understand this bill will increase every persons cost of living...consider that there is not one single thing in our lives this bill won't increase. Every single bite of food that goes in our mouths is somehow produced by energy so food will go up if for no other reason the fuel cost related to getting food to the grocery stores. Every home in this country will be required to meet California standards and if they don't you will be required to bring your home up...

    Domestic Solar Power

    Tracy Said:It is possible to install complete Solar Power On over 52 million?We Answered:America will never spend vast amounts of money on anything except killing foreigners.Claudia Said:with so much of power problem in the county like india why use of solar power is not being given perference.?We Answered:FROM WHERE THEY WILL GET THE HUGE BILL FOR GIVING THE BENEFIT TO TA TA AND RELIANCE.Alice Said:how viable is it to install solar panel in domestic use-considering regular power cuts in india?]?We Answered:Pros are it is costly the panels are not cheap and storage of electricity using deep cycle batteries. This is...

    Electric Solar Panels For Homes

    Mabel Said:Wanted to buy a used boat for under 100k. Want to live on it with family, could it be all electric with a?We Answered:Must be nice!! Here I am living in my van and here he is has 2 houses and worried about a boat for 100k dang!!! hey if you need a shipmate let me know!!!!!Mary Said:Energy Primer Question Help!!!!!?We Answered:5. Don't you think that you should answer your own homework questions?Jon Said:What could we buy with 700 Billion dollars ?We Answered:If we don't use it to save our crumbling credit markets, we wouldn't be able to spend it...

    Electric Solar Panels

    Courtney Said:can my electric company Monitor how much energy i am using if i have solar panels?We Answered:Sort of. You may not be using the power at the same time the panels are producing the power. If you are away during the day, hopefully only your fridge is running, so you are producing more than you are using. The bi-directional meter will be spinning backwards, showing that you are pushing power out to the grid. At night, when you turn on the lights, TV, computer, etc, you'll be using more than you are producing, (which is nothing, it's dark), so...

    Energy Home Solar

    Evelyn Said:Would it be feasible to use Solar Energy to heat your home?We Answered:Define feasible? It's POSSIBLE, but it's not easy for the average person because it requires major installations that are very expensive. Solar Energy from normal panels creates electricity, but heating a home isn't done with electricity. Heat in homes comes from burning gas. Instead of regular panels, there are "hot water panels" where the panels are filled with water (instead of with silicon) and are heated by the sun. Then it goes through a system in the flooring, releasing the heat and warming the house...

    Energy House Solar

    Frances Said:does anyone know roughly how much it would cost to convert a 1300 sq ft house into using solar energy?We Answered:it is sad that it is not cheap to go green. i was looking into this also .was also considering a heat pump that uses the groud to heat and cool the house.go far enough down it is approx 68 degrees year roundApril Said:does it make any economic sense( short/long time) to power my house with solar energy?We Answered:It depends on SOO many things. Firstly it depends on the amount of power you're likely to use. It also depends...

    Energy Solar Panel

    Duane Said:How much energy does a solar panel generate?We Answered:i think u get about 1 watt per square footEric Said:How do you store energy using a solar panel?We Answered:Solar panel is not a energy storing device, rather it converts light energy to electrical energy and this energy either can directly used to run instruments or can be fed to battery for storing. The working of the solar panel is like the inverse action of a LED, i.e. a LED converts electrical energy in to light where as a solar panel converts light energy in to electrical energy, basically it is a...

    Flexible Solar Panels

    Francis Said:where can i find solar pane,panels.?We Answered:go to local hardware stores, some sell somewhat cheap 45w pv panels.Frederick Said:Hello I am looking to build a circuit that can solar charge many 12v batteries.?We Answered:This is a typical installation for an off grid solar energy system. You can find an example below: http://www.courtcollins.com/offgrid.htmMartin Said:are flexible solar panels possible?We Answered:Of Coarse! In fact flexible solar panels have already been invented. Ever hear of a solar panel shirt? Instead of the standard crystalline silicon cell these new solar panels use a flexible polymorphous silicon cell to pull in power from...

    For Solar Power

    Sally Said:How do I calculate for much solar power I require for my new shed?We Answered:Firs you must know how many kWhr/day do you plan on using in the shed. This info can be found on your power bill, or by multiplying each power device's Watts x Hours of use per day, then dividing by 1000 to get kWhr. The sum of all the devices kWhr/day is your useage. (ex. 800W device x 2hr/day /1000 = 1.6kWhr/day + 900W device x 6hr/day /1000 = 5.4kWhr/day = 7kWhr/day) Take your usage and divide by 5 sun hrs /day. This the annual average...

    Free Home Solar Panels

    Jenny Said:Why doesnt the goverment spend 50 billion dollars on solar panels on homes and save 10 million barrels of oil?We Answered:Because solar power is not efficient and requires back up power. Many places in the USA have only four hours of full sunlight daily on the average. Also, it wouldn't save any oil as electricity is generated mainly with coal. I am off the net with solar power and I have to run a generator twice daily in the winter to keep the batteries charged and often have to run it even in the summer. ...

    Free Solar Energy

    Bob Said:Any way to get free energy? Solar board + place to store energy.?We Answered:There are many good reasons to conserve energy. If we use less gas, oil and electricity we will save money, and the pollution associated with extracting and using fossil fuels will decrease. Reducing greenhouse gas production may help to reverse global warming. In a nutshell - conservation of energy has both personal and societal benefits. Most people are concerned with making their money last longer and energy conservation can help by reducing our energy costs. Homeowners can do many things to cut down on their energy needs....

    Free Solar Installation

    Rene Said:Babysitting Overpayment Scam?We Answered:Oh my god, I got the same email from the same guy only I went a little farther than you did with him and I am very scared now because I gave him a lot of personal information. How do we get him caught? I asked him for his address and phone number and name and he gave me a different name than he had first given me and gave me the address of a comicbook store in california and a fake phone number. my email is marissa.eldridge@me.com if you wanna talk more about this.Morris Said:Are...

    Free Solar Panels For Home Use

    Julian Said:Why are we trying to develop hydrogen cars?We Answered:It's not an either-or scenario. We can develop plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and hydrogen cars at the same time. Theoretically if we could find a way to get hydrogen without producing CO2 emissions in the process, hydrogen powered cars could be nearly perfectly environmentally friendly. While the same is true of an electric car recharged by renewable energy such as solar, it's not an easy prospect to get enough renewable energy to power both a house and recharge a car. If we can develop both electric cars with renewable energy and hydrogen powered...

    Free Solar Panels For Your Home

    Colleen Said:Why pay PG&E or Edison when you can get free energy from the sun....?We Answered:Ehow I too live in an apartment, am a dreamer and would love to save the whales, the air, environment, etc but the reality is that we (in apartments) can't live off of the grid.....but you can be more efficient, and not consume as much. The solar panels for laptops, lights and oven sound a bit dreamy and a tad unrealistic, but I would love to be proved wrong! My advice for immediate "green living" would be to first off, contact PG&E, & Edison for an...

    Free Solar Panels

    Jeanne Said:How much do I have to spend on solar panels to have free energy?We Answered:Like someone said earlier there are too many variables to account for for one of us to give you a price. What you can did and what I did when I was looking into solar was test the market and get multiple quotes from various companies. One company that helped me in my decision was Global Solar Center. If you visit their site http://www.globalsolarcenter.com/ they will process the info you give them and provide you with a free solar quote. They will also let...

    Free Solar Power For Home

    Shawn Said:If I had a CHEAP pollution free power sorce ?We Answered:Why don't you contact a bunch of science professors and environmental groups. They're always willing to look at clean, cheap, non-dangerous ways of powering this country. Although I doubt for some reason that the government would lock you up and throw away the key if you introduced this into the public, assuming it doesn't contain any dangerous/ lethal/ illegal materials. Oh, and I'm pretty sure introducing a new way of generating power won't get you charged with treason.Nathan Said:Any Party working to Free us from Federal Reserve Notes?We Answered:Ron Paul...

    Free Solar Power

    Elsie Said:Is there a way to get free solar items to use solar power in Arizona?We Answered:Not that I know of but many governments have tax rebates for solar power and if you use less energy than you produce you can always sell the extra back to power company and potentially make money that way as well.Harvey Said:how do you find free solar power panel to put on your home?We Answered:http://www.knowledgepublications.com/promo/free_solar_panels_ov2.htm You can get this book that can tell you where to get free (but used) solar panels. Another choice is to have a fundraiser to raise the money to...

    Government Solar Panel

    Jay Said:How big of a discount can the state send you on a solar panel in Tennessee?We Answered:Tennessee doesn't offer any tax incentives or rebates for residential consumers, however the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority, which supplies power to your local power company) does offer a program where residential customers can sell their green power back for a credit on their electric bill. The price varies based on your power company, but it is in the range of 15-20 cents/kilowatt-hour. I would say your best bet would be to check with your local power company first to determine the price they would...

    Grants For Solar Panels For Your Home

    Dustin Said:A question to green Irish homeowners?We Answered:I was wondering about that too - currently it seems to me that they wouldn't pay for themselves within their lifetimes, so one wonders what's the point of it all...Leon Said:Are there any Canadian Grants/Tax Benifits for installing and using Green Energy sources in your home?We Answered:Yes there are, although they are not amazing in my opinion. However, if you are doing the work anyways, might as well get the benefits.... Below is the gov of canada website dealing with eco- rebates, also a site for finding renewable professionals who can do the work....

    Grants For Solar Power For Your Home

    Travis Said:HI my name is mike and i ask OBAMA and ohio state govenor about proiveding grants for home owners for solar ?We Answered:If you haven't noticed, the congress and Obama are much more interested in funding Corporations and his campaign fund than trying to help Americans Improve their lives. I'm sorry but I don't see help coming and I too live in Ohio....

    Home Built Solar Panel

    Ernest Said:Solar Panels for a to be built house help!?We Answered:use geo thermal energy. solar panels can damage a house if there are high windsKurt Said:Thinking about going to a grid tie solar panel sytem for a new home...how many watts would we need?We Answered:A really nice article by someone who has "been there, done that" can be found here: http://www.hollowtop.com/cls_html/solar_… The number of watts you need will depend on your expectations as well as the actual load drawn by appliances and lighting in hour home. The number of solar panels you will need depends on location and whether you...

    Home Built Solar Panels

    Sally Said:Why aren't new homes built with solar panels?We Answered:Because they're ugly, expensive, and need huge, toxic batteries. In areas with a lot of snow, they could be destroyed during the winter....

    Home Light Solar

    Sam Said:Does solar screens block out all the light? How much does it cost to use motorize blinds?We Answered:Solar screen comes in varying degrees of light blockage,...from 0 to 20% openess,....they are not the cheapest application available, but they are effective in blocking light and heat. Motorization alone does cost approx $550.00 retail from my company as well,.. including installation. That's plus the cost of the blinds. What is your measurement?Michael Said:how many solar panels will it take to power a 1000 sq ft home in austin tx?We Answered:first orient the roof so it faces south...second use shingle composite...

    Home Made Solar Cell

    Julie Said:SOLAR-CELL help please?We Answered:You would print layer by layer on one side of the glass. I'm not familiar with this particular chemistry, so can't say any more. Remember that Cadmium is highly toxic, and should be treated like lead, mercury, or other poisonous metals. Tellurium is not going to be cheap....

    Home Made Solar Panel

    Dolores Said:Home made solar panel?We Answered:It works, but just. http://scitoys.com/scitoys/scitoys/echem… Another: http://nature-log.blogspot.com/2010/01/h… WingmanSean Said:how do you make a home made solar panel?We Answered:Hi Konrath, If you take a look at the link below it will show you all you need to know to make as many solar panels as you want. http://www.homemadenergy.com/recommends...

    Home Made Solar Panels

    Mitchell Said:has anyone built one of those home made solar panels and do they cut your utility bills?We Answered:Building your own panel could be a fun thing to do, but it would generally not save money. Here is a link debunking one of those "build your own panel" sites: http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.phpSamuel Said:how effective & efficient are home made solar panels?We Answered:For the solar power system to work you need to have a PV panel and a storage system. The PV panels functions to generate electricity and the storage system stores the energy for future use. Batteries are the most common methods for storage...

    Home Made Solar Power

    Kyle Said:Solar Micro Home Power Usage?We Answered:Hey Senior, you have a nice project there. Let me tell you about ours briefly, then give you my suggestions. We had a 600 sq. foot log cabin in Northern Michigan that had utility power, but the power was constantly going out. We started with a small system, just to run some lights and electronics in the great room during outages. Using that, I learned a great deal about solar and wind. Now it's 10 years later, we have a 1.4 kw solar array on the garage roof, and...

    Home Panel Solar

    Ricardo Said:Home Owners Association limitations on solar panel/water heater installation?We Answered:Currently right now the Covenant, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's) of Homeowners Associations would allow their board of directors and management companies (if contracted) to restrict the use of solar panels because of uniformity to standards of all housing units within the association. But your point is well taken, because in time when home owners should be allowed to manage their energy consumption, look to sources to improve their energy needs and reduce the amount of energy consumption from commercial sources, the placement of solar panels is a very important...

    Home Power Grid

    Lester Said:Is a propane fueled fuel cell capable of replacing grid power for home use commercially available?We Answered:There are a couple of vendors with home units available. Honda is one of them. They are very pricey and the electricity they generate may not be cheaper than the grid yet.Janet Said:What is the most reasonable form of off grid power for a home/water source?We Answered:Solar is the most popular. The following article describe the advantages of solar power http://recomended-prods.com/earth4energy… This article is about living off the grid: http://recomended-prods.com/earth4energy…Terrence Said:How can I use Grid computing at my home? I have 2 computers, and want to use...

    Home Power Magazine

    Marilyn Said:Elton John claims Jesus was gay. Has the "queer power" movement gone too far?We Answered:Feminists claimed Jesus was a feminist. Black Nationalists claim he was black. Everyone wants a part of Jesus.Christy Said:What is implied by the following US Bankers Magazine article excerpt:?We Answered:The Golden Rule... He who has the gold, makes the rules. Control of the money supply means control of all it touches, i.e a mortgage on a house means the bank owns the deeds till all of the capital and interest is repaid. Interest rate goes up, you miss a payment, bank forecloses - they own the house....

    Home Power Solar Wind

    Lloyd Said:Solar Power and Wind power question?We Answered:I think you should be doing your own homework!!Ronnie Said:besides solar,wind, gwothermal...is there something from tesla , etc. that i can power my home at low cost?We Answered:I don't know if you're rural or not. If there's a stream on your property, you can have a micro hydroelectric generator. I'm not sure what the tesla reference is. More detail would be helpful.Stella Said:Using solar and wind to produce power from steam as needed?We Answered:Collecting solar energy and producing steam to drive turbine generators is a good idea. There have been many experimental plants doing...

    Home Power Solar

    Victoria Said:Has anyone seen the TV advertisement for home solar power that touts "it could be free" and has 42 in its siteWe Answered:There is a program in San Francisco to provide free solar power to some underprivileged homes, but that is on a very limited basis. Obviously, demand far outstrips supply. I think Berkeley and some other cities may provide loans so that someone can buy a solar system. The payments on the loans may be less than the savings on electric bills, so in that sense, someone could switch over to some solar for "free". Some cities in...

    Home Renewable Energy

    Jimmie Said:How can I convert my oil-heated home to use only renewable energy? What are my options and what does it cost?We Answered:I would, say before you spend money on a change in heating appliance or system, to increase the insulation value of your home. Every dollar given out for insulation has a higher return on value than that given out for a new heating system. Better insulation, less heat used ergo lower costs. When you eventually change to a renewable resource for heating, your new appliance will cost less, because it will have need less power now to heat...

    Home Solar Cell

    Gloria Said:solar power quest for home?We Answered:In your quest or search for a solar cell you would look for a size of 240W minimum (20A * 12V).Darlene Said:does anyone know how many solar panels it would take to power a 200 amp home ? also howmany deep cell 12v ?We Answered:It depends on a number of factors including the solar panel specification and the amount of sunlight. This link may help you with the calculations: http://www.phrannie.org/solar.html This kit (UK) provides around 55 amp-hours per day: http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?TabI…...

    Home Solar Cells

    Allen Said:how to make solar cells?We Answered:they require special perfectly clean silicon doped (mixed with very specific ammounts) of phosphorus or boron. you cant make it at home because you don't have a method of measuring the exact amouts of phosphorus or boron or a room clean enough to do it in, and you don't have a way of melting the silicon. this has to do with why solar panels are so expensive. you might be able to make a solar collector, where you use mirrors to heat up a tube of melted salts or oil and use it...

    Home Solar Cost

    Amy Said:How much would it cost (estimate) to convert my home to solar?We Answered:many factors.. you need to determine your electrical load first, then what your location options are that will receive the most sun... it also depends where you are located. for example... a 18.5kv system in california would run about 70-100k... then you also need to consider batteries for back up for the no sun days, as well as for the night time... it's not cheap to be fully off the grid some areas offer very nice rebates when you go to solar... call a local solar installer, they'll be...

    Home Solar Design

    Brett Said:could you be happy living in an oceanic biosphere home?We Answered:wow i never thought about that but if yes i would but only if there was a middle size community that had all the little stores i need. Debbie Said:Need guide to construct Green Home in tropical climate.?We Answered:ok.Penny Said:What are some unique environmentally friendly features I could add to a new home?We Answered:Steel roof.........under rated totally. About twice the initial cost but you wont be changing shingles , and going to the landfill with them. Plus if the event that the metal has to ever be changed.......recyclable. Also...

    Home Solar Electric Systems

    Mattie Said:use of solar panels with electric baseboard?We Answered:GABY your math is a little off. 260,000 / 350 is 743 panels. So using your math here's the logic. In a Iowa cold winter I'm using 6700 or 233 kWh per day 233,000 per month or $261.00 They have 200 watt panels now. 200 * 7hr of sun light = 1400 watts per day per panel 233,000 / 1400 = 166 panels @ $800.00 ($4 per watt) = $132,800 $132,800 / 261 = 42 years to pay for themselves. If they did a fair deal at $2 per watt 66,400 / 261 = 21 years pay back In Spring Summer and Fall...

    Home Solar Electric

    Danielle Said:Does the Electric company pay me for Solar energy?We Answered:YES.... however only a couple of states require the account balanced each month, most give you a rolling energy credit that's balanced at the end of each year. with solar cells alone I doubt you'll come close to break even let alone a credit and since they credit you at wholesale and charge you retail you need to be over by a lot. I have a small solar thermal generation system using a Tesla turbine and a 30 kva generator as well as 3 VAWT (vertical axis wind turbines)...

    Home Solar Electricity

    Morris Said:How do you make a home nuclear generator to power electricity?We Answered:You likely don't have the space to build a nuclear generator and provide adequate shielding. The uranium in a nuclear plant is basically a heat source, used to heat either water or liquid sodium which then drives an electromagnetic turbine. So you need room to put the turbine. Liquid sodium is tricky to handle -- it tends to catch fire when exposed to water -- and water used in a nuclear plant turns to steam, and requires some containment vessels. You also need a place for...

    Home Solar Energy Cost

    Laurie Said:how much would it cost to use solar energy if i use 790 kWh usage in my home from electrical energy?We Answered:You really should be asking a solar company but I think I can give you an approximation. 'Labor' will be the big unknown in my calculation. 790kWh in (say) 30 days is an average of 26.3 kWh. The notion of using an average implies that you're storing the energy into batteries for use at night, handling peak loads, cloudy days etc. The solar industry at my latitude of 38 degrees calculates solar energy accumulation for a single day as...

    Home Solar Energy Panels

    Anthony Said:What are the best ways to make my home more energy efficient?We Answered:You can change to CFL's to save a little. IF your house NEEDS more insulation, this is the most efficient addition. Also, caulk as needed to stop air leaks. Solar panels have their place, BUT you need a lot of OTHER parts to use them, and their efficiency is currently too low to make them cost effective for most people in a non-commercial use. To operate PROPERLY, a wind generator, NOT wind mill, MUST be a minimum of 20 feet HIGHER than any nearby trees or structures AND you...

    Home Solar Energy System

    Jonathan Said:When looking to install a solar system on your home and it says that it produces 1 kilowatt of energy...?We Answered:If you look carefully at your electric bill, the energy is kWh, meaning kilowatt-hours. When a system is rated at 1 kilowatt, that means it's supposed to produce 1 kWh when optimal sun shines on it for 1 hour. In Northern California, the equivalent sun-hours per day for this purpose is about 5, so you would get 5 hours / day x 30 days x 1 kW = 150 kWh per month out of such a system. That's a year-round...

    Home Solar Energy Systems

    Glenda Said:Where to buy an affordable Solar System in Saudi Arabia?We Answered:Have you considered building your own? Resources and parts to build them are pretty common place these days. There is lots of info around on how to do this. Try http://www.squidoo.com/howto_gogreenRonald Said:How would you build an alternate energy source model using household item?We Answered:Geothermal doesn't have the potential for disaster like nuclear power does, and it doesn't make the hazardous waste either. Geothermal is the most stable supplier other than nuclear. All of the others are affected by the weather. Geothermal can be used to generate...

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    Priscilla Said:compare and contrast natural gas, burning wood, and solar energy as home-heating methonds. include renewabilit?We Answered:What a wonderfully worded question, a very postmodern interpretation of the original which a less imaginative person would have just copied verbatim. Fantastic use of punctuation and spelling just as their creators intended them to be used. Fortunately this is quite a common question to be posed as part of elementary geography so I think I can deduce the exact question. In short a discussion would revolve around the following points. Natural gas. Advantages: Less polluting (although still some) emissions when...

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    Dale Said:layout for home power generation?We Answered:I invite you to see these Guide that show you how to make your own house layout http://www.greenproductsolutionpr.com/Rachel Said:What are the laws on private home power generation in California?We Answered:Just because you send power to the grid doesn't mean you get paid for it. PG&E puts your kWh in a "bank", so to speak, so that when you draw from the grid (when your solar is not working) you draw from the kwh you "stored" up. At the end of the year PG&E zero's the meter and you start over. I'm not sure what you...

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    Willard Said:Has anyone made a home made generator?We Answered:How To Build A Wind Generator http://www.homemade-wind-generator.com/ ----------------------Build a generator from a lawn-edger motor.http://theepicenter.com/tow02077.html---… generator http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/09… home made generator Once I bought a petrol engine of an old lawnmower on Ibazar (now Ebay) because I wanted to learn how a four-stroke engine worked. I took it apart, cleaned everything, placed new seals and finally mounted everything back together. But she...

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    Dave Said:Looking for a portable solar powered generator for home, thoughts on good options?We Answered:Now you know why the public utilities burn fossil fuel.Ronald Said:if i buy land in CA with only a well and then place a solar trailer-home on it, could i reappraise it for?We Answered:Considerable Less, banks will give out short term loans on trailers on land. Since it can be moved at any time. Hince the words mobile home. home improvements, building a new home, Additions would be better suited for a loan from the bank. And will bring more value to you.Victor Said:How...

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    Juan Said:how do you compare natural gas, burning wood, and solar energy as home-heating methods.?We Answered:I built a passive solar house that provides about 80 percent of its heating and about 30 percent of its cooling needs for free. It cost nothing more to build it this way than it would have cost to build it stupidly. Another 50 percent of the cooling cost is electric, for exhaust fans and small pumps that circulate cold water through tubing in the floor slab. We only use air conditioners in the very hottest weather, and run the heat in the very...

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    Tracy Said:Info on solar panels and heated water required?We Answered:Bullsh*t...www.solarheating.com.........… can make your own and use the central water heaters and radiators.....old black garden hoses in a black box with glass will give u 160 f. hot water even on a bad day....please check the internet and get FREE HOT WATER.......FORGET the 20,000 quid dude......

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    Cheryl Said:does anyone know where I can get a quote for solar heating in Cambridge?We Answered:Yeah, I was left a quote from a local company in cambridge a few weeks ago, the chap that came to see me was very nice and price was very reasonable. The company was called eastern solar co uk ltd. here is a link to their website. http://www.easternsolarltd.co.uk...

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    Philip Said:In tropical country is there acondition for home or mobile that run on solar?We Answered:Look to local designs before there was cheap electric for guidance. eg the islamic design of a courtyard fountain and a tower/chimney to create a through draft over the water. plus tiles and suitable shadeing. or simple thatched huts, high thermal mass, shading and few windows or raise on stilts to get draughts... For old land rovers you can get a double skin roof to keep cool. If you want to use a mechanical system heat pumps give best efficiency...

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    Marcus Said:Is there any kit available? which i can fix on the top of my home roof, and generate electricity from solar en?We Answered:There are, and there are apparently many different ones. You might try using Yahoo's search engine with the string "home solar kits" and browsing some of the 31 million hits...Penny Said:When will solar and wind power be affordable to the average home owner?We Answered:Cut the incentives, import tarriffs, and special grind tie rates. That will make prices truly competitive for those that want to participate in home green energy, and not put any cost on those that...

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    Lydia Said:Is there a way to make my own solar lighting for my outside garden--CHEAP??We Answered:Sadly, it will cost far more to buy component parts than to buy a cheap ready-made solar lighting system....

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    Felix Said:how much does a 250 kilowatt single solar panel cost?We Answered:google it?...

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    Jane Said:Solar panel,anyone?We Answered:Check these guys out http://www.solazone.com.au/SOLPOWER.htm...

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    Christopher Said:how much does a complete solar panel system cost?We Answered:Your average solar panel system for initial startup costs anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 depending on how much energy you want to generate, if you want to be self-sustained, etc. It claims to pay for itself in roughly 15-20 years, but by then the system will probably need to be replaced or upgraded again. At this point in time, it is pretty much a "rich get richer" scheme, for most people can't afford to put these on their houses....

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    Perry Said:Professional home solar or self install?We Answered:The professional system would provide you with the assurance that you weren't risking your life by fiddling with electricity. Since many people are poorly-versed in the arcane arts of "lectrics," this may be worth the enormous added cost. The professional company would also give you their assurance that the roof would not leak after they left, the system was working properly, and your electric company had settled things to ensure you would get the most for your investment. Depending on the "professional" nature of the company you hire, these promises may or...

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    Tracey Said:how do i build a solar electric panel for my home?We Answered:Dear Matadora, Very good, good, good step to change your home electric supply to solar cell, because in long run, solar cell is cheaper. First you have to consider Power need for your house, eg. 1200W, then you go to sellers and choose one with lowest price but best quality. After that you should assemble/attach your solar panel in place that gets most Sunlight, most probably in your roof. Attach them tightly, avoid burglar. Original solar cell current is DC. Current from solar cell placed first in several car...

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    Ramona Said:How much does solar paneling cost for an average size single family home?We Answered:Well, realistically, there are all sorts of variables involved. Among them, in addition to the consideration of the types and quantities of appliances you'll want to be powered, you'll have to consider the type of solar panels you want, since there are all sorts of types of panels, varying in quality and the amount of solar energy they create. So, for starters, here is a link to section of a handyman site that is devoted to solar power information and it also includes other information on other...

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    Charles Said:Was the war in Iraq worth it?We Answered:For the same money, we could have pursued terrorism in an intelligent, focused way. This would have been the preference of all Democrats, even the environmentalists. Remember back when the US first went to war against Bin Laden? The US as a whole was united in that goal! At the cost of much less money and blood, we could have stayed in Afghanistan and killed Bin Laden.We could have supported the moderate government of Karzai and destroyed the evil Taliban. Guess what? We didn't accomplish anything in Afghanistan. Do you have any idea...

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    Brandy Said:solar pannels?We Answered:6,000 days = Just under 16 and a half years Which is exactly why you don't see millions of these installed all over the place - too expensive to be cost effective and that is without any maintenance costs.Carl Said:How many solar panels?We Answered:There are lots of books you can get at the library for free or at amazon.com that go into the detail you need to be self-sufficient in greenhouse growing with only solar heat or electric for a source. The problems arise in the winter. Often the sun is out with any intensity for only around 5...

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    Stephen Said:solar panels for my home.?We Answered:Check your electric bill, and see how many kilo watt hours you have been using for the last year. That will give you a clue as to how many panels you will need in the array,and how many batteries you will need, what size inverter is needed plus would you want a true sine wave or modified.And that's just for starters. But of course you might get a break from your electric Co.(Rebate) also from your state,and possibly something from the Feds. I have installed on the travel trailer a 125 watt panel($850) a...

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    Jimmie Said:Adding Solar Panels to my home in Portland, Oregon?We Answered:I wish it was that easy! Maybe it will be soon. But at this time, no, there isn't. And if you have a solar collection system, you have to have a way to store the energy when you're producing more than what you are currently using. That usually involves an expensive battery array. But it's necessary. The power coming directly from the solar panels will be erratic and sending it to the battery array for storage and then use allows for the home to...

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    Jaime Said:How much would it cost to power an average home using Solar Panels?We Answered:Hi, An average is about 17-25K for about 3-4KW system using batteries to store the energy. But i have a good news for you if you want to save more than 75% of retails price for the same system you need to taka a look to www.earth4energy.greenproductsolutionpr.… here you will find the most complete guide to make your own home solar power system. If you have any doubt you can contact me Have a nice day...

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    Todd Said:can you please help me with 2 science questions?We Answered:1. Do you know what a "photovoltaic cell" is? If not, head to the dictionary, but based on the other questions, I assume you should know. Think about what a photovoltaic cell does, and how it does it. Then, you need to know what a chloroplast is (they make the plant green, but they do more in the process). Again, hit up a dictionary or a biology book if you don't already know. Once you've got that, think about what it does, and how it does it. A photovoltaic...

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    Darrell Said:Home-made solar cell phone charger difficulties?We Answered:Have you checked to see that the voltage on your battery holder corresponds to the voltage requirements of your phone?...

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    Janet Said:What is the comparative cost of outfitting every home in the country with solar power vs invading Iraq?We Answered:Wind Solar Bio Fuels Mandatory mileage Battery power Hydrogen vehicles Natural Gas U.S. Driven AND AMERICAN OIL AND COAL WITH REGULATIONS Vs cost of Iraq the illegal war I lost my foot in. We would need NO foreign fuel. Lets spend 5 trillion on THAT...

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    Lori Said:Is Obama's Plan to build Windmills and Solar Power Plants Better Than Mcain's Plan For More Oil Wells ?We Answered:McCain flip-flops whenever it becomes politically expedient to change his mind. For such an environmentalist and maverick in he's party he's really turned out to be a hypocrite and a coward. It's not going to have huge longterm effects except on the environment. Even if the US drilled all over the country we'd only have 2-3% of the needed national supply. McCain needs to stop pretending to be an environmentalist. McCain has a 0 rating while Obama has a 96 from...

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    Natalie Said:How does an electric inverter used at the tail end of wind generator stay in phase with the power company.?We Answered:The best inverters use a pulse-width-modulated output and a low-pass power filter for the line frequency (60 Hz or 50Hz). The high voltage DC input is modulated at a rate in the 20-40 kHz range or even higher. The modulation is controlled directly by the line to which the power is fed into. Some of these inverters can run in the high 90% efficiency range. For the PWM inverter to work, whatever the output of the generator,...

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    Rose Said:Changes in solar power?We Answered:Not sure, but I have read that the financial investment payoff is between 25 to 100 years (depending on subsidies, etc). ...

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    Tracy Said:Would you support a mandate for every home to have solar panels and a power generating windmill?We Answered:HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Government has no right to force us to do anything, including buying government sanctioned health care. I would love to see Gore run in 2012. That would be an easy victory for the republican.Theresa Said:Solar Power Panels - How Long Do Solar Power Panels Last When Installed At Home?We Answered:Solar power panels have a performance warranty of 25 years with a expected lifespan of 30 years or more. Inverters have a 5-10 year warranty but normally last up to 20 years as...

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    Ricardo Said:where can I buy a small solar power system?We Answered:http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/N… http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsear… http://www.allelectronics.com/index.php?…...

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    Esther Said:Solar power - how much does it cost?We Answered:I'd say $7500, because I once calculated a cost of $10,000 to totally divorce my own house from the fossil fuel power grid. Thats been a couple of years now, you'd think with all of the pontification about global warming and solar power, someone else would have responded by now with up to date numbers....

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    Tina Said:How long did your Solar Power generating system take to pay itself off?We Answered:At this time here in Phoenix, which is one of the best places for solar power systems in the world (almost no cloudy days), the payback time (Break even point) is approximately 18-20 years. This is with great taxpayer funded subsidies they are offering that pays almost half the cost. This is a system that is tied to the grid and the utility company gives you credit for any power you produce in excess. The system consists of 12-18 solar panels, inverter / Controller, breakers and...

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    Jordan Said:How should I go about converting my electric home to solar power? Or given the cost is it just not feasible?We Answered:Do it because it makes you feel good, but not to save money: It takes 5 to 10 years to amortize and you must maintain it. Give it another 5 years to get more mature and affordable.I'll be happy to give you some ideas, but make sure you are really into the concept first.Duane Said:can i run my whole home on solar power with the use of batteries and inverters?We Answered:You can but it will cost...

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    Kurt Said:What variables can be used in a science project about solar energy?We Answered:For solar I'd use: # of hours each day of sun (only shine the light so long) % of transmission of sun , simulating clouds (use filters) Angle of the sun to the panels, this affects efficency, that's why some are made to move, perpendicular is best Timing of use of electricty on non critical use items that could be delayed until sunny (clothes washing, dishwasher.....) Difference between using a battery storage system and not. Using a battery will enable use in non-sunny times and store excess electricty as well that...

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    Ralph Said:Are you part of the solution or part of the problem?We Answered:there is no problem. global warming is a myth. therefore i'm not a part of a solution or problem.Glen Said:Energy solutions?We Answered:Americans should stop eating so much. It bad for you anyway and if our asses weren't so fat we could probably fit in some smaller cars.Gary Said:How much can I expect it to cost to install solar panels?We Answered:There are 4 basic components to every photovoltaic (solar) system. 1. PV collection cell (solar panel) 2. Charge controller 3. Power inverter 4. Mass power storage system (Collection of batteries hooked up...

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    Pauline Said:Is the additional planet in our solar system, Nibiru, the recorded home of our ancestors?We Answered:Nibiru was the name for Jupiter that the Babylonians used. The modern fairy tale was invented by Zecharia Sitchin based on the fact that the Sumarians thought there was a 10th planet by that name. It's purely fictional/. We or the Chinese would have spotted anything this big ages ago. Read all about the fictional planet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nibiru_%28h…...

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    Miriam Said:What you all think about SOLAR INDUSTRY? WHY THE COST IS STILL SO HIGH?We Answered:The cost of of materials to make solar cells and the manufacturing process are still too expensive compared to other forms of energy. Just about every one. This may not be the exact order, but it is close from cheapest to most expensive: Hydroelectric Nuclear Coal Natural Gas Oil Wind Solar You'll need the price of those other sources to increase significantly before solar will become a viable option. Diana Said:HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST TO CONVERT AN OIL BOILER HEATING SYSTEM TO SOLAR?We Answered:Cost varies considerably between doing some of the work...

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    Larry Said:Why are Home Owners not encouraged to place Grid Interactive Solar Systems on their roofs?We Answered:Because the utilities companies claim they are afraid that those systems if not installed and maintained properly will damage the system. The truth is it will cost them more than they can charge for the power. If they cannot make money on it they are not going to do it even if it is a good idea.Katrina Said:What systems are available for home solar.?We Answered:***** This is an excellent page with a lot of links. Check it out. It should...

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    Martin Said:DEALER IN RANCHI FOR SOLAR ENERGY REQUIREMENT FOR HOUSE?We Answered:One way of getting an answer to your query is search in google engine. Second is call up local just dial & tell them what you are looking for in few mins time you will get calls from the dealers directly.Maureen Said:Under these circumstances, would it be advisable to hold off on converting to solar energy?We Answered:Hey Knights, Rudydoo here. In all the answers I've posted over the years, all the solar power seminars I've taught and installers I've met, this questions has never come up to my knowledge. ...

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    Holly Said:solar water heater?We Answered:I think I would ask the property owner first you do this and they find out about it you might be the one in hummm hot waterVivian Said:what causes a solar water heater panel on the roof of a home to spew water?We Answered:If it is continuous, there is a leak. If it is only when it is cold there is a freeze valve that releases water to keep the pipes from bursting when cold. If it is only when the sun is shining brightly there is a pressure relief valve to keep from over-pressuring your water system...

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    Mattie Said:Could solar and wind power cover all of our home energy needs if used in the right combination?We Answered:Yes, there are many off grid homes who use one or a combination. You can use 100% solar but would have to have a storage system and an over sized system to make up for winters short days. The same with wind, even windy areas have occasional calm days.Erik Said:Is there any Government incentives or grants given for installing Solar of wind power in a home? Thanks?We Answered:There are many. go to www.dsireusa.org there is a map to choose your state or...

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    Nicole Said:Anyone have or know someone who has solar panels installed in their home? Is it worth getting?We Answered:I have been doing my homework on these for a couple of years now and have decided that for me, they aren't worth the investment at this time because a huge area needs to be dedicated for the panels in my particular situation and you can easily spend the equivalent of the cost of a luxury car on solar panels. The problem comes in when they don't pay for themselves as "quickly" as many people say they do, which happens a lot....

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    Bernard Said:how can i use solar panels for energy in the home?We Answered:You can use solar collectors to heat water. You can use photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. Systems are widely available now to generate power at household voltage and frequency, and to feed excess power back into the grid. Government tax credits and other incentives reduce the cost. The initial cost is substantial, though.Danny Said:What are some devices that can be ran off solar panels in the home using batteries?We Answered:Anything can be run off of solar, it just depends on how big your panels...

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    Violet Said:Learning about Solar Panels?We Answered:Magazines homepower and solar today are good sources and for building homemade solar the last site listedBeverly Said:I want to use radiant under my driveway. will a homemade solar panel work?We Answered:Depends on where you are. In Colorado, they tend to have a lot of sun, even right after a storm, so using solar water heating collectors to heat the water/glycol mix can work. But most snowy places don't get enough sunshine during snowy times to practically work. But if you are asking if using a homemade solar electric panel, absolutely not,...

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    Marcus Said:How many homes use Solar Panels in NJ?We Answered:See if you can track down the authority that gives out rebates in New Jersey. If they're the equivalent of California, they will have reports and/or graphs of the present installed base, or at least the ones that applied for rebates (which is > 95% of them in California). If all else fails, try the office of the Governor. They probably have guys to point you to this kind of info, it's good PR for the state....

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    Mabel Said:Do many homes in Florida have solar power? How much less are utilities in Florida than they are in Mass?We Answered:a lot of homes are switching to solar and companies can be found in the phone book or by googling "solar power/florida". Figure it will take you 5-10 years to recoup your expense, but it makes the property more valuable. Plus it helps the environment. I've had mine (in CA) for three years and save about two hundred a month on electric. I'm sure florida will be about the same. Hard to compare FL with MA with regards to...

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    Luis Said:Solar panel installation help?We Answered:Candy, there are several web sites giving info on solar panel installation. SPI from Yahoo, solarpanelinfo.com/site news, and Solarenergylive.com to name a few. Home Depot does offer installation so retry them and see if they will install their product for you. Good luck. Spartawo...Gregory Said:Solar panels, do you get a huge bill once a year?We Answered:there is no charge for having solar panels. if that person got a larger bill it was probably caused by not having as much sunlight that month. lots of clouds and the solar panels don't work. solar panels are, usually, used...

    House Renewable Energy

    Samantha Said:renewable energy sources?We Answered:California has 5,000 windmills genarating electrical energy with wind that comes off the ocean to the west ,the deserts from the east. Arizona Has a lot of Solar panels generatring electricle power. The State of Arizona also have a steam generating plant from Solar energy. Experimentle should produce 2 kilowatts. This was built by a company from Spain ,Which has A Solar steam generating plant in operation last year in Spain. In Dubai where We send all our Dollars for oil ,The Shieck in charge is...

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    Martha Said:Why doesn't every house have a solar panel on its roof?We Answered:The quote to have a solar panel system installed on my home in Tiburon, CA totaled $49,620.00 not including permits. The city of Tiburon, Ca also gave me a rash of trouble and would only allow me to install a system that was 32% smaller than the original system I had envisioned. MASSIVE EXPENSE PLUS GOVERNMENT BS, there is your answer.Marilyn Said:solar panel watts installed in three bedroom house?We Answered:The size of your house has very little to do with how much electricity you use. ...

    House Solar Panels Cost

    Bernard Said:how much do solar panels cost 4 a house?We Answered:The "true" cost of solar panels for a solar electric system on a residential house is largely determined by rebates and incentives. The current market rate for a solar electric system is around $8-10 per installed Watt. How many Watts you need is determined by your electricity usage. You can find out more about sizing a solar electric system here.... http://howto.altestore.com/Articles-on-R… If you already have a very efficient house and lifestyle, it might be worth looking into a solar electric system. If not, you're much better off investing your money into energy...

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    Rhonda Said:Can you power your house using Solar Panels ?We Answered:Sure you can, absolutely, but they must be sized correctly for what you want to accomplish. The size of a solar panel system depends on a variety of things: how much energy you use, your geographic location, roof ridge line orientation, shading factors, angle of installation, efficiency of chosen panel, average rain fall in your area, etc... In order to have electricity at night or during a storm, you would either need to connect the panels to the existing electrical grid and use it as a battery backup or install a battery...

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    Ricky Said:I want to set up an off grid power system for my house?We Answered:use wind if you have the site for it, it will be very efficent and practical.... total economic payback time will be 2-4 years. anywhere between $1000-$20000 Solar will be a lot more costly with a total economic payback time of about 20-25 years, a total system will cost minimum $15000 and up to 50k depending how much you need. Look into evacuated tubes for solar hot water systems. http://www.solarlord.com.au Good evacuated tube company. They look better and are much more efficent and work good in cold and cloudy weather. These are...

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    Edith Said:How much would it cost to run a house on solar power?We Answered:There are several websites that have solar power calculators that will give an estimate of the size and cost of system you need. www.findsolar.com is one that comes to mind. Just do a search for solar power estimate or solar calculator.Monica Said:What do I need to supplement the power in my house with 20 Watts of solar?We Answered:20 Watts is just too little power to do much. Using it to trickle-charge a pair of deep-cycle batteries, then using them with an inverter to run...

    House With Solar Panels

    Irma Said:I have a house with solar panels that were used to heat water.We Answered:An air handler, hydronic fan coil, pumps, safety controls, thermostat. I recommend American Standard for an air handler. Clayton Said:When you power a house with solar panels.....?We Answered:Unless you live in a remote location there is no need to have a storage system. I have a system that is tied to the grid, I generate about 75% of my own energy. During the day when I'm generating more than I need I sell it back to my utility, basically my meter runs backwards, then at night...

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    Herbert Said:How many solar panels does it take to run an A/C unit? Also, How many batteries in an array?We Answered:Here we are doing the math of two facts to multiply or divide, to find the third, and you don't give enough to make up the equation! My 2.5 ton unit needs 220 VAC at 5 KW for the heater coils, and 3.5 KW for the cooling and fans, but, in electricity, we are always having to discriminate between inductive loads (transformers, oven coils, heater coils) and other uses, like lncandescent lighting. To run my HVAC unit, in my 1,000 square foot...

    How Does Solar Power Work

    Dale Said:How does a solar power plant work?We Answered:firstly i wanna say that pictures cannot be copied in this folder.sorry Solar thermal electric power plants The two main types of solar thermal power plants are Solar Chimneys and Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants Solar Two, a concentrating solar power plantParabolic trough power plants are the most successful and cost-effective CSP system design at present. They use a curved trough which reflects sunlight onto a hollow tube running along above the trough. The whole trough tilts through the course of the day so that light remains focussed on the...

    How Much Are Solar Panels For Your Home

    Edward Said:Aren't Solar Panels & Wind Mills a JOKE?We Answered:Solar and wind technology isn't advanced enough for this. Maybe in a few decades...Joe Said:Solar Panels for Home?We Answered:You can put a dent in your usage, and save money without having to spend any. Look at the "half program" at http://www.builditsolar.com The notion of spinning a meter backward has a lot of people plugging in their solar panel via an inverter- but this is a very bad idea and illegal as well- the power company requires a lockout device they control to kill power in their powlines for servicing and repairs-...

    How Much Do Solar Panels For Your Home Cost

    Gail Said:A couple questions about home made solar panels?We Answered:I have no idea the out put of the panel you plan to make, but $200.00 will not even come close to power much. You don't say whether you want to power your house straight from the solar panels (not possible, because the sun doesn't shine 24/7). That being said,you will need a very large array to power your house,going to battery's to inverter to get AC power. Your initial cost would be around $25000,00, but you might be eligible for a tax rebate and maybe a rebate from your state...

    How Solar Power Works

    Christina Said:Solar Power questions!?We Answered:What a lot to read. Ignoring the essay -Can anyone explain what active and passive solar energy is Active is collecting the energy and moving it as hot liquid, air, steam, or electricity. Passive is having the sun shine in windows and soak into heavy masonry walls or other collection masses that give up the heat at night. -Is it true that solar panels create pollution, if so how is it better used in space? No solar panels do not create pollution in use. Making of silicon solar cells may involve industrial pollution. -When...

    How To Build A Solar Home

    Jay Said:How to build home source of energy?We Answered:These questions require a lot of detail so the best I can do is direct you to where I got all my information. I recently installed some home made solar panels over my roof, I also installed a small windmill like generator. The solar panels work great! The windmill wasn't the best choice I guess because I don't get that much wind where I live so it usually just sits there. I also have a solar water heater which I built. All the additions I have made have cut my energy bill...

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    Todd Said:Is there an online site where I can learn how to build a solar-powered house current system from scratch?We Answered:Since this is Engineering, I will start by asking what you mean by "from scratch"? Do you intend to build the solar panels from cells, the inverters from bits and pieces of circuitry as well as the battery charging regulators and the circuit protection that keeps repair people from being electrocuted? Or do you want to know what major items you have to buy and how to rate them based on the sun available and the power...

    How To Build A Solar Panel At Home

    William Said:How much does it cost to build this?We Answered:You need to look for a few things. Is the old foundation still there and in good shape? If it is you can use that. If it had a basement, did they just fill it in? One of the reasons that folks up North use basements is that you have to go down at least 3 feet 6 inches to get below frost line so the foundation will not heave. It may be more in Maine you need to check. If the home is two...

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    Kent Said:If France can, why can't we?We Answered:Here is why we can't: the people who support alternative energy are incredibly ignorant of the costs of producing such alternative energy, and believe in magical thinking--that you can get something for nothing. For example, solar power from photovoltaic cells is currently incredibly inefficient. Wind turbines take up acres and acres and are incredibly dangerous to birds and the environment. Yet, we see these technologies (which have yet to be practical) promoted and hyped over proven technologies like coal and nuclear. Ignorant people will talk about how much they fear radiation from...

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    Terrance Said:What is the chemical process that takes place in a solar panel?We Answered:Nothing chemical at all - solid state physics at the quantum level - photon of light knock electrons off silicon which are freed to form an electrical circuit that we can use as power. Because nearly pure silicon is required, there is no way you can build one of these at home. Heating solar panels are not chemical either - just physical.Kim Said:A thought on home energy....?We Answered:This is a really good idea but would need to be subsidised in the US at present because...

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    Elsie Said:How can I use solar power in my rent home?We Answered:you could use solar panels but their all expensive. houses in the 50's were not built that great so before you deal with the electricity I would deal with the insulation and window issue. A lot of houses from that period would use sawdust for insulation. work on sealing everything in the house and then go on to electricity...

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    Kathryn Said:does anyone know about solar energy?We Answered:I have a 2000sf multi level home and just added a solar array. I live in an area with great rebates so my utility paid $10K while I paid $16K. My home was not built to be energy efficient, so if you are building from scratch you can make a home that will use less energy. I can't think of any con, because I'm still tied to the grid, so I have a back up system. I also didn't try to zero out my bill. My bill this summer was $20, but will...

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    Penny Said:Do you, or anyone you know, have a 'renewable technology' installed in your home?We Answered:Was interested some years ago but lived in a conservation area in Surrey I fitted solar panels to heat a swimming pool quite successfully.Fitted them as a screen round 2 sides When I tried to fit them on the roof all hell broke loose from the planners Appears that I virtually had to go to them to put a damned dog kennel in my garden They allowed the pool panels for leisure but as for the roof , that was sacrilege Sold house 2 1/2 yrs ago just before...

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    Stella Said:How can I make a solar panel?We Answered:not possible. Even if your home included an electronics store and a auto junk yard, you would not have the material or the expertise to build a PV cell. No more than you could build a 747 aircraft. ....

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    Gene Said:what is the step by step procedure to make solar battery charger?We Answered:The first source link I posted below shows you how to make a solar power battery charger. The second third and fourth source links I posted below are videos showing the assembling of the solar panels for your home....

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    Cynthia Said:How do you make a home Green?We Answered:1.) Install solar panels and wind turbines on the roof. 2.) Get a septic tank with an incubator. 3.) Replace all your bulbs with fluorescents. 4.) Unplug all your appliances not being used. 5.) Retrofit your house with a green switch that shuts off all power sources except the refrigerator. 6.) Put caulking around windows and doors. 7.) Try using solar water heating. 8.) Geothermal heating pumps work wonders. 9.) Sort out all recyclable and compostable waste. 10.) Get a compost methane digester toilet if you can....

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    Shelly Said:how to make solar panels and the things needed to create it?We Answered:If you think money is tight right now, try installing a solar replacement system! There are alternatives. Newer light bulbs, the mercury kind, last longer, throw off more light, and use far less wattage. They are a good analogy for anything in the arena, just now. You CAN do it cheaper (over say, twenty years) if you invest heavily -- like about ten years worth of staying the same --up front. Solar panels can't efficiently be made at home. You'll need to buy them. Unless you learn how to...

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    Luis Said:another kind of solar system?We Answered:I doubt such a system could actually exist for very long. Having planets crossing each others' orbits without a resonance (very unlikely with anything massive) is just asking for disaster (gravitational interactions will cause the planets to scatter each other into different orbits). Two suns also causes problems though it is possible. Either they have to be close in with the planets orbiting the centre of mass of the two or far enough apart that they don't each perturb the habitable zone of the other. Having a blue and red sun also seems unlikely...

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    Timothy Said:How to solar power my future home?We Answered:Well, if you start with the less expensive Solar Thermal collectors, you would have hot water, residential heat and airconditioning for far less than a Solar Photovoltaic system. There would be more maintenance as there is a pump, a hot water tank, piping, and an absorption heat pump unit. Since the majority of a home's energy use is for hot water, heating and airconditioning and would be provided for by solar thermal collectors, you would only need a small photovoltaic system.Felix Said:Technology books to read?We Answered:if you are...

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    Douglas Said:Does anyone know anything about solar panels?We Answered:Your really in a tight spot. The pannels could be either power or water heating. I don't think anyone can really answer this question without looking at the panels first hand. Also we would need to know if you have battery banks, inverter, or recircualtion pump (for water) etc. I think you best bet is to stop trying to find a solar contractor and call an electrician. He many not be effecient in solor but should be able to diagnose your system type and check to make sure the...

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    Isaac Said:I need information on Solar Power and where to get Panels at affordable prices to use in homes.?We Answered:u may want to look for bp 75fpw solar panels 75 watts i heard they cheap...

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    Alberto Said:information on devices that work on solar energy?We Answered:I believe on the new Toyota Prius 3 there is solar powered AC.Claire Said:plz, has anyone any information about milk pasteurization by solar energy?We Answered:http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/X6541E/X65… try it....Cheryl Said:where can i find information on active solar energy? im doing a project and need lots of information?We Answered:Homepower and solar today magazinesJay Said:tell me some website where i will find some information on solar energy and history of evelution?We Answered:http://www.physics.org/evolution/evoluti… www.solarenergy.com/info_history.html www.solarevents.com/articles/solar-ene… www.solarevents.com/articles/solar-ene… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://evolution.berkeley.edu/ emporium.turnpike.net/C/cs/hsdrwl.htm sci.waikato.ac.nz/evolution/EarthHisto… www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/evolution/… Remember for an immediate sites to answer all your questions try WWW.CHACHA.COM! I, Or Another Expert Guide Will Do All You Searching For You!Amber Said:Information...

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    Lawrence Said:Is it worth it to install solar panels in Northern California?We Answered:There are some rebates for solar and for other energy efficiency improvements. A good place to start is the Go Solar website. It contains a section on getting started that includes an energy efficiency audit . There are worksheets that can help figure out how much electricity you need, how much your property can produce, and how long the payback would be....

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    Terrence Said:Does installation come with the solar panels?We Answered:It can. I had no intention of installing my system. The total cost of the system including installation was $26K. I got a $10K rebate from my utility and a fed tax credit. This year the fed. tax credit increased from a $2K max. to 30% of the total price including installation. with no max.Loretta Said:Is the installation of solar panels in a cemetery really necessary?We Answered:I'm not sure that the inmates will have a problem with it. Their nearest and dearest might, until they realise that these things can power up CCTV...

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    Dan Said:What's the downside of installing solar panels on house other than its expensive initial cost?We Answered:i think they have to be fastened to the roof, so i'd worry about leaks. technology is advancing, so i'd worry about better ones becoming available next year. electronics typically have some limited life expectancy. i'd worry about that. usually part of the justification is the pay back from the power companies. i'd worry about that changing. then there's wind, etc, that might be a problem. and keeping them clean. and, of course, you'd have to do an analysis of average solar energy. and you'd have to keep the...

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    Nelson Said:Solar hot water system hooked in to radiators?We Answered:It is really pretty easy to do. You would want to use a system that separates the potable and non-potable waters. You can find more info at my source.Matthew Said:solar heater advice needed?We Answered:It is all about the insulation! The calculation is not all that difficult, but you might want to estimate several things (water Temp in, outside temp, diameter of pipe, water flow rate, wind speed, r factor (or thermal conductivity and thickness) of insulation. Bottom line, with appropriate insulation it is possible. Important to avoid heat losses from valves/junctions where...

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    Dorothy Said:Going Green Tips?We Answered:Wow, Geothermal. Quite ambitious and I expect expensive. Solar isn't cheap, either. If you replace your AC with one that has a SEER rating of 14+, there is a tax credit. FYI Puron (R-410a) is much more efficient than R-22 or Freon. Have you updated your insulation? What about your windows, as there is a lot of heat loss there. We ditched some of our mini blinds and replaced them with double honeycomb cloth shades. Coupled with heavier curtians, we have noticed a significant reduction in heat gain/loss. You might also replace the...

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    Vera Said:123 Cheap Solar on Alex Jones Show? NOT Solutions for Science, anyone know that url?We Answered:Actually, the correct url is in the source-box below. I also listen to Jones pretty much everyday. That commercial also had a toll-free 1-800 number, but unless it's replayed sometime in the future, not sure what that exact # is. The actual url is - w w w . 123cheapsolarcom . c o m It's a diy instruction manual on constructing your own solar panels from home at minimal cost, for less than $200 USD. As Jones always says - "The Government doesn't own The Sun"... at least... not yet o__O Hope...

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    Jacob Said:Judge my theory on solar panels, are we on the verge of limitless power?We Answered:I think we have already reached the point where solar electricity is cheaper than grid electricity, in some areas. Where I live in California is an example. As prices continue to fall, business should pick up even more. However, there are two lessons from history: 1) People don't do what's mighty good for them. Since the 80's, it's been widely known that adding insulation to homes will pay for itself in just a few seasons, and save money thereafter, but few people did...

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    Agnes Said:I like the fake light-candles that sit in people's windows around the holidays, do they make SOLAR ones?We Answered:I have seen them in some gift catalogs. Try Carol Wright, Whatever Works, and Lakeside Collection. (((hugs)))Erica Said:Does anyone make a solar powered radio?We Answered:$17 new from 26 sellers UPC: 17874002962 A great radio charged by Solar Energy. Excellent for outdoors, camping or in emergency situations. Never be without music, news, sports or weather. 20 minutes of listening after only 1 minute of cranking. 7 hours of listening when fully charged. When fully charged by solar energy you get 35 to...

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    Clarence Said:How to make solar oven. Without using a pizza box?We Answered:Burn lots of fossil fuels and wait . . . Your oven needs to just collect the heat. A clear plastic (PVC) beach ball would work if the back of it was painted black (but not hot enough to boil water). You need something to concentrate the light better. If you make a big dish (parabolic is best - look it up) and line it with foil, it can be positioned to focus the light. This will easily boil a small can of water (paint the can black...

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    Lena Said:how can i make my own solar power to be use home?We Answered:Plus you get tax credits by using solar power as a hot water heater. If you want to look into having your home run on solar power, check out http://www.getsolar.com...

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    Anne Said:global warming, how to stop it?We Answered:It still amazes me how many people think global warming is a "scam" or "hoax." I've studied it for decades and it is definitely real (and potentially diasterous, though the scope of the could range from bad to catastrophic.) The true "scam" is the corporate misinformation campaign directed at discrediting the science so as to mantain their profits at our childrens expense. Read ALL the information. The global warming detractors always base their conclusions on baised data or data from limited or localized sources. To answer the question, to help limit global warming; stop unnecessary...

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    Ronnie Said:how to make solar panels at home?We Answered:The solar panel described in the you tube footage is a photovoltaic panel. Here is another article: http://ezinearticles.com/?Homemade-Solar… Photovoltaic panels are just one of the three kinds. These types of panes are about 8 to 14% efficient at changing light to electricity. There are also two general types of thermal panels. Thermal panels are far simpler to make at home but they convert the sunlight to heat with from 60 to 80% efficiency. The two general categories are: Hot air solar thermal panel (these are the easiest to...

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    Jane Said:where can you learn how to make solar power/energy ?We Answered:stand in the hot sun long enough, youll sweat, there u go, solar energyAllen Said:Why doesn't the southern part of the U.S.A. use solar power to make their electricity?We Answered:Yes David Florida is great for solar. It is expensive but there is a payback; however, most people want instant gratification and they won't get it fast enough with solar. I look ahead. Will rates stay the same for electricity 5 or 10 years from now. Best Guess is NO. They will certainly rise. I have had solar for...

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    Stacy Said:Information on making solar panels?We Answered:I doubt that you are going to want to learn how to dope your own silicon wafers, add contacts and laminate them into PV panels.  I also doubt that you're going to even want the various chemicals to make e.g. cadmium-based cells anywhere near your house (cadmium is a very toxic metal).  In other words, making your own solar panels is not an at-home project. You can buy solar panels based on cells of several different types.  A link to a Pricewatch-like website for current prices on solar panels is below.  Mounting panels to roofs...

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    Helen Said:making my own solar panel?We Answered:My aunt has an organic/going green magazine that has an article on making your own solar panels. Once I get a copy of it, I will try to get it to you. I want to build my own too!Lee Said:What would happen if America just picked up and left Iraq, came back home and started our military rebuilding?We Answered:First read the Constitution. Then start looking into the US Code. You will see that the it is not the responsibility of the US Military to do much of anything in the USA. There are...

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    Renee Said:does a 15 watt solar panel need a charge controller.?We Answered:I doubt as I think that is too little ampherage to worry about overcharging the battery. Hopefully it has a built in blocking diode to prevent draining the battery back through the panel at night.Suzanne Said:I have a 45 watt solar panel with an regulator, what will this run?We Answered:Best you are going to get out of it is about 7 amps. It could charge a battery, as long as the battery isn't too low.Jacob Said:How do I attach an LED bulb to a solar panel, battery and a...

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    Charlie Said:When using a marine battery, what solar panel size wattage to use to charge the battery?We Answered:at least a 5 wattDwight Said:How many solar panels?We Answered:Go to Real Goods and find their worksheet. Need to figure the refrigerator will run almost constantly, the motor run time, and how many watts for the lights. Now figure for inefficiencies. OK, all that said, I have 1750 watts of PV at 24 volts, 20 6-volt golf cart batteries, and a 2400 watt inverter. I have a propane refrigerator, and an electric chest freezer. I have enough battery...

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    Jeffrey Said:Different specs for deep cycle marine batteries?We Answered:yes, 2.5 hrs * 25 amps = 62.5 AH but...the faster you discharge a battery, the fewer amp hours it can supply before it is completely discharged. other words, if the spec says "100 amp hours", that means the battery is designed to supply 5 amps for 20 hours...but you can be sure that it won't supply 20 amps for 5 hours -- it'll be closer to 3 maybe 3 1/2. (google "peukert effect") also, "completely discharged" means 10.5 volts...but most battery-powered equipment will cease to function before it gets that low. depending...

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    Shane Said:If the government is going to go socialist why not do this?We Answered:Sounds like a good idea but it won't happen. The government may have social programs but the people will fight tooth and nail to make sure we don't have a Socialist Government.Builders want to make bigger profits and local governments want more expensive homes so they can tax on a higher tax basis. They get more raises in their own paychecks by doing so.Making a buck supersedes common sense.When it comes to any Government the trend is to complicate things not simplify things.Andrea Said:Off-grid (or nearly so)...

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    Arthur Said:The task at hand is to design a solar powered water pump for a 150 gallon aquarium.?We Answered:This isn't too hard of a DIY project. You need to figure out how many watts per day this pump would be using to know the amount of panels that you'd have to get. There are lots of good 12 volt water pumps for what you need to do and I don't think you'd need anything fancy for the panels either if it's just for the water pump. I've written some articles on solar : http://www.techienation.com/?p=21 This one is about figuring...

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    Lillian Said:Where to place the solar panels for my new Seattle home?We Answered:The best place to place Solar Panels is the Roof top but you can also install them on the Boundary Walls or above your Car's garage. I prefer to install the Panels on the Walls because , if required, you can adjust those yourself if they get displaced due to the wind pressure etc.Edward Said:anyone know how practical solar panels are,are they real expensive?wanted to install one building a new home?We Answered:your return on investment depends on your energy usage. iow, it is more cost effective for people who...

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    Miguel Said:why aren't solar panels required for new large homes?We Answered:Well, think of it this way. Why doesn't every house have a mulch pit behind it. Those are really good for the environment, they take care of waste, they fertilize the soil, and they are economical. Why doesn't every house come with low voltage electricity appliances? They're good because everyone wins. They cause lower electricity bills, lower electricity waste, less harm to the environment. Why isn't every car on the market a hybrid? They're great for the environment. The answers are simpler than you...

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    Clifton Said:national grid shut power off due to non payment and i have 1 1/2 yr old child in the home they want 1 thsd?We Answered:start making paymentsRon Said:Where would the electric current go if everyone on the power grid were to shut the master power switch off?We Answered:The current would not go anywhere. It would just stop. The load - the customers - dictate the current and the power. A single generation station has control of frequency and voltage. Not much else. If you were to coordinate one million customers to simultaneously turn off...

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    Jason Said:How have you gotten yr. home "off the grid" of dependency on gas and electrical (etc.) companies?We Answered:Can't actually go totally off the grid but I do everything I can to reduce my usage. I have all energy star appliances and a mini water heater (it heats water that I am actively using rather than storing it so it is only using energy when I use hot water and I save water by not storing it). I am researching solar generators to supply power to outdoor units like the hot tub (needed for medical reasons) and exterior lighting over...

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    Erica Said:i need to know how many solar panels it takes to run my home off the grid,anyone knowhow to find out?We Answered:This will get kinda long. If I understand your question right you want to go off grid and have a stand-alone system that has no connection to the grid at all. You are normally talking about a large system when you remove the grid. The Grid is your battery backup system so to speak. Plus it is a way to get a little return on your investment. You will need twice the size of a system to go off grid...

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    Darren Said:Do you have an off-grid home in a cloudy, rainy climate? Would solar panels be worth it?We Answered:There are a lot of off-grid houses in Oregon, and many sell their power back during the sunny days to balance the rest of the time. Just do a search on green houses in Oregon to find some of the projects listed. There are also cob houses in Coquille that are quite interesting. But at present. it costs more to get these off grid houses built than they recover. Most folks just starting out can't afford to do it. I'm looking for...

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    Terry Said:What negative environmental impacts are there from manufacturing solar panels?We Answered:I get the impression PV panels have become quite fashionable in the States, I heard of someone in the UK placing a panel on the north side of the building "because that's where people will see it". I'm not sure on the amont of embedded energy in PV panels, it is too significant to be the best option environmentally in the context of installing them on an house which is on grid. You've got yourself a smart man there. I have heard about people using fans to move heat from...

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    Brian Said:Gore vs.Bush...which one is more environmentally friendly?We Answered:What this actually shows is the difference in the two mens approach to the problem. Al Gore believes that government programs are the answer and wants the government to use its power to force you and me and everyone else to do what he believes must be done (the fact that he will probably profit from this is also a consideration). George Bush believes that government programs are not the answer and result in a loss of freedom. He believes that individual free choice with regard to environmental issues will result in the...

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    Anthony Said:what is a material that works really well for insulation?We Answered:hard to know how big is the model? I would think if it is just a working small model you can use Styrofoam. or maybe old carpet padding it comes in different thickness and crush strength would be easy to cut to fit. you can also use card board and even house insulation maybe buy some discard from a lumber company sometimes have the loose batts you can also trim to fit. but the Fiberglass is itchy....

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    Antonio Said:Will another layer on my floors increase or decrease thermal mass?We Answered:Absolutely increase, anything you add, will only increase thermal mass. To insure, and promote maximum benefit, use a dark color. The more "mass" you have for heat absorption and storage will increase the efficiency of the system. As an analogy, a piece of aluminum foil will store very little heat, a big, heavy cast iron frying pan will store more and remain hot MUCH longer, again, because of the increased mass.Herman Said:Has anyone heard that Al Gore's mansion is an ungreen energy hog?We Answered:Funny how some don't see the...

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    Francisco Said:Why is there not more passive solar homes ?We Answered:I think that the Greek government wouldn't have to fully subsidise the costs of converting houses to be more energy-efficent, but as long as they show people graphically what really could/is happening due to global warming (such as possible local flooding, and not something very distant like ice-caps melting). Many people see people concerned with the environment as 'anti-industry', 'leftist' or 'paranoid', which isn't really the case. If people were educated more about the issue, this might not happen. See the list of sources for more information:Melissa Said:What is a passive...

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    Erika Said:Is solar panels solar active or passive?We Answered:There are two basic types of solar homes Active and Passive. Passive Solar - The homes we designed and built are passive solar. That means it works passively with no moving parts, no special equipment. A passive solar home is a solar collector by it very design. This limits you in that a passive solar home can not store a large amount of heat to hold for several cloudy days. Additionally you must design the home so that most windows are on the south side. ...

    Photovoltaic Solar Cells

    Jimmy Said:What are photovoltaic solar cells?We Answered:They are solar cells that convert sunlight into voltage....

    Photovoltaic Solar Panels

    Jeanette Said:photovoltaic solar panels?We Answered:This site is a great diy site on solar panels...

    Photovoltaic Solar Power

    Carrie Said:Solar power engineering? Major?We Answered:I suspect an Electrical Engineer (EE) would be the most applicable.Curtis Said:What do you think about California's new solar power projects?We Answered:I would like to make some general comments and then respond to David's. These 4 projects were pushed through at the 11 hour to meet deadlines for federal funds. This is done all the time and is an annoying suggestion that government doesn't work until there is money involved. Some may argue that with 6% of California's electricity coming from geothermal power and only 16% from coal there is no need...

    Portable Solar Panels

    Russell Said:Would it be possible to run portable microwave oven on solar panels?We Answered:The micro wave demands a peak value of current for the short period that it is on. Batteries can easily supply a large amount of current to allow the operation of a micro wave. So if you wanted to power your micro wave directly using solar cells you would need a very large array that could supply the current demand. This is not very efficient as a micro wave is only operated briefly. Instead you would use a smaller solar cell...

    Price Of Solar Panel

    Ryan Said:price of solar power supply for home appliance?We Answered:You probably need to do an engineering study to find out if it would be cost effective. Do you plan on maintaining your connection to the power grid so that you have power during the night? If so, then: Your refrigerator and lights and fans will draw about 2,5 kw maximum total if they are all on at the same time. A solar system that will generate enough power to net you a $zero electric bill would have to be about 6kw-10kw. During the day, your solar system...

    Price Of Solar Panels For Your Home

    Mildred Said:question about gas prices etc.?We Answered:What you rarely hear about is that the oil still left in the ground is not going to be as cheap to harvest. The days of drilling a relatively shallow well and the crude oil come gushing out are over. Much of the oil that's left is locked in shale and has to be forced to the surface with steam. That oil won't cost anywhere near $100 per barrel. Other sources are in hard to operate locales like in deep ocean waters or in the desolate areas of the arctic. Fossil fuels that are cheap enough for...

    Price Of Solar Panels

    Vicki Said:what is the price of the solar panels in chennai??? at present?We Answered:Now it's easier than ever to build your own solar panel and wind turbine with materials you can find at any hardware store. No special tools or expertise needed, anyone can do this. Just click the source below if you'd like to know how to do it!Diana Said:Who knows of a honest Company that sells wind generators and solar panels for a decent price?We Answered:Try Northern Arizona Wind and Sun. Their prices are decent, not always the lowest, but decent. Service is good, and the...

    Price Of Solar Power

    Betty Said:What is the price to fuel a car on solar power?We Answered:It's solar - nothing. The issue is not the price of the fuel, it's the cost of building the car, the cost of the technology, which has to be passed to the consumer. So they have to build something that can function on solar energy and that is affordable to the general public. It's going to be some time.Virginia Said:Does anyone know of any reasonably priced solar powered landscape lighting that DOES NOT use batteries?We Answered:no, thats how solar works you use the sun to...

    Price Solar Panel

    Connie Said:Where can i get a small solar panel that can hold a charge for a small price?We Answered:Depends on how small. Some small hand held calculators have a solar cell. You can buy lawn/sidewalk lights that use solar panels to charge up their barreties and light the way at night (very little light). You can go online, there are many companies selling solar cells of all shapes and sizes. You will need to understand the electrical requirements before you can select the correct solar cell and associated electronics.Kim Said:i need to know the price range on...

    Price Solar Panels

    Brenda Said:Are solar panels worth the price for schools?We Answered:No. They are too expensive and make too little power. To people who say they save money slowly over the years, I say that they don't last forever and may be useless before they pay for themselves. Why? They can be damaged by hail or other natural forces. They do degrade over time, putting out less power when they are old. And new technology is being invented so fast that before that 30 years that it takes to make enough power to pay back their cost much cheaper solar cells will be...

    Prices Of Solar Panels

    Diana Said:What Christian organization will install solar panels on Church?We Answered:Have you tried asking GOD?...

    Purchase Solar Panels For Home

    Ron Said:What are the smallest solar panels that I can purchase for my home?Can I purchase just one or two panels?We Answered:one panel will light some small lamps if you want to charge for TV, music system ,lights(12 volts) and stuff better get 4 panels and maybe as many as 4 batteries (most of this stuff you will weant to use at night ,when the batteries are not charging so you must store in the day....

    Pv Solar Panels

    Albert Said:Solar Panel load resistors?We Answered:A characteristic curve of a photovoltaic module (that is the technical name for a solar panel that produces electricity) in general looks like the following: http://www.scielo.br/img/fbpe/jbsms/v24n… Look at the graph data that looks like a rotated "L". That is what voltage as a function of current characteristically behaves. The highest voltage value is called open circuit voltage (Voc). The current at lowest voltage value is called short circuit current (Isc). If you notice, a second curve is plotted that looks like a hill. That curve is power output as a function of voltage. At the peak of...

    Renewable Energy For Home

    Tracy Said:Home Improvement Advice?We Answered:an elec. on demand hot water heater will pay for it self in no time at all ....

    Renewable Energy Home

    Dennis Said:what renewable energy sources for my home should I get?We Answered:you would first need to check with your city planning commission. To see if there are any restrictions. the following links will give you what options are available. where it is possible I would suggest both wind and solar. http://www.google.com/products?q=solar+p… http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:V… Marlene Said:Why doesn't the government make it easier/cheaper to use renewable energy in the home?We Answered:b/c those subsidies will come out of my taxes, and I do not want them spent in this way. but do not worry, in 50 years fossil fuels will get so expensive that renewable energy will be cheaper to use.Gregory...

    Renewable Energy Homes

    Erika Said:As renewable energy home systems become more popular, will DC powered devices make a comeback?We Answered:If you mean 12V type devices meant for RV's, then I don't see an expansion there. 12 volt power will lose a lot in the wiring unless very heavy wires are used. I would not want jumper cables going to my toaster. The vast majority of photovoltaic systems now installed are grid-tied (no batteries), due to incentives that don't apply to most battery systems. There is a high-voltage DC coming from the roof, which is converted to regular AC to power the...

    Renewable Energy House

    Ron Said:How is electricity generated by renewable energy added to your house's electric grid? ?We Answered:If you plan on generating power via a wind turbine or a solar array, and selling it to the power company, you need the permission of the power company in your area. Not all allow this. Plus you need some expensive electronics that the power company will sell you that synchronizes your power with their power. So it's not worth doing unless you plan on generating a lot of power, like 10kW or more. otherwise, you need lots of batteries, inverters and charge controllers to generate...

    Renewable Energy Solar

    Kristina Said:Why don't we use only renewable energy like Solar and wind power?We Answered:Wind turbines are only 15% efficient - so they are a waste of time/money. They are only there as a "we are doing something" show for politicians - oh and did I mention our electricty bills are surcharged 15% to pay subsidies to the wind farm industry to run these loss making sumbols!!!!!! The Lunatics (Labour Party) really are running the Asylum!...

    Residential Solar Cost

    Greg Said:What solar company is the best in the BayArea? Cost? Service? Reliability?We Answered:I haven't heard complaints about a *bad* solar company, so assume they're all ok. The installation practices all seem fairly standard; they use conduit, racks, UV-resistant wire, and so on - the things that are known to pass building inspection. Some of these things aren't required by code, but everyone seems to do it to be safe. I would get several quotes, and see who has the best price, and who you feel most comfortable with. I personally dislike high-pressure sales tactics, so would avoid...

    Residential Solar Energy Systems

    Tony Said:What would you pay to a "Green Collar" Job?We Answered:Other than the public transit jobs, all of these are minimum wage jobs. Another fine solution for poverty brought to you by the liberal green agenda...Claudia Said:Public Service Company of New Mexico has recently come out and said that is wants to cut back on it’s incentiv?We Answered:Are you suggesting a call for over-all increase of derived solar energy; in other words, despite the amount of available incentive or cost off-set monies requiring an over-all increase and thus private funding of systems without assistance? Or, are you suggesting that...

    Residential Solar Energy

    James Said:Why aren't we using residential solar reflectors with thermal storage?We Answered:Like moving to more fuel efficient vehicles, consumers need to really feel the pain before they adjust their habits. There's a desperate hope that energy prices will come down. When people realize they won't, then alternatives like you suggest will be popular.Martha Said:HVAC-Technical Question..how does solar energy apply to HVAC?We Answered:There are a number of ways HVAC is involved. Technologies are parallel in many ways to conventional installations because sometimes they were simply adapted.. Some active solar heat systems rely on the principles you apply to a conventional HVAC...

    Residential Solar Installation

    Michele Said:How do I find a Person to find investors for me?We Answered:Lloyd im not sure but it looks like we have some common interest. if u want contact me a pigggy2000@yahoo.com....

    Residential Solar Panel

    Courtney Said:time till a solar panel pays itself off?We Answered:the Department of Energy has a ' solar hours calculator" for locations around the US factoring in hours of sunlight.....the other factor is how perpendicular to the sun the panel is.....as a wild guess I'd say Buffalo's solar hours factor is about 3....which means as an average over 365 days you get 3 hours a day of maximum ( 150 watts ) output. So 3 x 150 x 365 = 164.25 kWh a year. At, say, 15 cents a kWh, you're making $24.63 a year worth of electricity. See...

    Residential Solar Panels

    Ross Said:Where can I purchase a residential wind turbine, preferably horizontal in the Chicago area?We Answered:Search and network on the tree hugger and 'mother earth' websites. They will probably have info on residential wind turbines. Companies aren't really interested in marketing residential turbines because the money is in commercial energy production and that is where the resources go. But their are probably some made in the garage type industry out there that has what you need. And good luck finding something in the horizontal variety.Lynn Said:WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOLAR PANEL SUPPLIER?We Answered:harbor freight.com or northern tool com...

    Residential Solar Power

    Clifton Said:If Homeowners and Small Biz used Renewable Energy and owned their Power would overall Energy needs be reduced?We Answered:yes, but the ROI does not justify itMathew Said:Where can I find steam engines and /or generators for home use? I?We Answered:Reinventing the wheel is never a good idea. A lot of research has gone into solar energy systems. Look what´s on the market right now, and ask yourself why nobody has improved on it. Steam engines and generators are not efficient, about 30%, nor easy to run or install. You will need a superheated steam boiler, a turbine and a very...

    Residential Solar System

    Amanda Said:a question on solar instalation for residential use?We Answered:I think you need to run the PV power line all the way back to your main power panel, with some kind of way to disengage your PV system from the utility's lines. If not, you could potentially send power up their lines and injure one of their workers who might be working on a nearby equipment - thinking their lines are off. If you 'energize' their lines and injure someone, you could be liable. Consult with an electrician or your power utility on how they want you to isolate...

    Residential Solar Systems

    Annette Said:where can you learn about solar systems for jobs?We Answered:This could be answered several ways but since i dont knowq your location ill give you this one. Call the manufacturers and find out who is offering dealer training. The courses usually cost a couple hundred dollars.Tonya Said:How hot does a solar heater make or can make water if you are using it for residential use.?We Answered:My active system in Massachusetts made 120 gallons of 165F degree water today, January 30. It was 20F degrees outside. That's about the max I can get. The collectors can...

    Rv Solar Panel

    Alvin Said:what kind of solar panel do i need to run stuff in my RV?We Answered:Can you get a propane fridge instead of electric? Those are very common in RVs, you may already have it. You can then go to a loads calculator to determine the power needed for the rest of the electronics. http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato… and take the watt hours it tells you and put in the off-grid calculator, http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato… . It will tell you the size of the solar array and battery bank needed. Some popular RV solar kits are here, but most won't power a...

    Rv Solar Panels

    Pearl Said:Will a RV solar panel inverter be compatible with breaker panel that has a battery charger?We Answered:Hey Sister, great idea. I'm not sure exactly what you're doing there. We have a home that is powered by the wind and sun, and a small camper with solar as well, but ours might be set up a little different. The solar panels you are using do not need an inverter to charge the battery, they should simply hook to the battery bank directly, or by way of a charge controller. If you are also adding an inverter...

    Rv Solar System

    Nathaniel Said:Living privately, off grid and out of the system.?We Answered:I would start by not offering a $5000 prize for finding me. love and blessings don...

    Rv Solar Systems

    Claude Said:Do I have to be licensed and bonded to install solar on rv's?We Answered:That's a good question. I would do a search of other contractors who provide the service and see what licensing they have. For your own liability purposes, I would get insured.Evelyn Said:Does this sound "crazy" to you..? and why..?We Answered:That's quite amazing, I've been thinking along the same lines myself. Nurse...... could you loosen my jacket a little? Ah, That's better!Marc Said:I plan to hook up a large inverter to an electrical circuit w/ an extension chord..will it work?We Answered:I have a system similar...

    Sharp Solar Panels

    Roberto Said:Bring back The airships?We Answered:They are incredibly slow too. Not exactly practical if you need to be somewhere anytime soon.Jason Said:which pocket calculator should I buy?We Answered:Get a casio. I perfer casio. Try whsmith.Joshua Said:Does anyone else see a conflict of interest here?We Answered:Definitely an indoctrination. And I'm not surprised by the liberals here who see no problem with this. A solar power company, comes in with its presentation to little kids to feed them nonsense about climate change. Now if the CEO of FOx News came in to do a presentation about liberal bias in the...

    Small Solar Home Plans

    Karl Said:What are my legal rights as a homeowner, against a problem neighbor?We Answered:1. Don't engage the guy directly or try to be his friend. That's a waste of time. Not everyone is meant to me friends, we just need to respect each other and our individual spaces. In other words, I stay out of your way and you stay out of mine. 2. The Police won't do anything if there is no evidence against you. If you were at work, and the holes in the solar panels were made while you were...

    Small Solar Home

    Perry Said:Where can I get small, rechargeable solar lamps (lights) I could put throughout my home?We Answered:SO far I just haven't seen any solar powered lights or lamps that provide adequate light for indoor use except for some flood lights that actually give off too much light. An alternative though is to get a battery operated light (like camping lanterns) and use rechargeable batteries with a solar recharger. This way you can leave the lights in place and just change the batteries. I've been thinking about getting the charger at the link below. The same website also sells rechargeable batteries.Eddie Said:Can...

    Small Solar Homes

    Dawn Said:I want Solar Power for my small home but I don't know how to start? Australia?We Answered:The Earth4Energy kit suggests one of those popular alternative energy devices that prove to drop home energy costs by 50-80%. The kit also shares information on where to purchase free batteries required for your project. These batteries store the alternative energy making it a portable energy resource. You can take them anywhere, for any use!...

    Small Solar Panels

    Jason Said:How do you make small solar panels?We Answered:and small panelsKurt Said:What do you call a small globe with solar panels that turn when the light hits them?We Answered:Solar GlobeKristen Said:what are those small solar panels on highways?We Answered:Most times the solar panels actually charge a sign or a flashing light. Like a caution sign that blinks yellow at night.Darren Said:Making a Charger out of small solar panels?We Answered:Stack your panels in series by pairs so they are putting out 8 volts, then put 8 pairs in parallel. Finally, use a 3-terminal 5 volt regulator to get the voltage right....

    Solar And Wind Energy For Homes

    Jeffrey Said:If cons are so against Muslims, why aren't cons all pushing for solar and wind energy?We Answered:Because the conservatives are led by elitist rich people who have brainwashed them into doing whatever they wish. If we become energy independent, a lot of rich people are going to lose a lot of money. The elitists who truly run things don't want that, so they've convinced their poorer followers that solar energy is bad, and oil is good. The poor don't realize that if we stop buying oil, we'll defeat these Muslims. The rich...just don't care, as...

    Solar And Wind Power For Homes

    Deborah Said:Solar Power or Wind Power?We Answered:That depends entirely on your site. If you have an annual wind speed of at least 10mph, and have the room for a tower that will put the turbine at least 30' above any obstacle within 300' (yes, that includes your house and trees), then you may be a candidate for wind. The higher the tower, the better. For a mid-size turbine, it is recommended to have about 1 acre of land to accommodate it. You can go to online maps to help determine your area wind speed, but the best...

    Solar At Home

    Alvin Said:How to create a solar panel at home using things present in our homes?We Answered:a solar PV panel requires a factory with special equipment and chemicals to manufacture. It is possible to make a solar heater to heat water with aluminum foil, as a demonstration. .Joel Said:can we manufacture solar panels at home? any guide or book available for the solar panel making & installation?We Answered:You can use passive solar energy without solar panels. Some of those are very low-tech - solar ovens, water heaters and the like can be constructed with dark plastic, tin foil and some ingenuity if...

    Solar Attic Fan

    Leah Said:Anyone have a solar powered attic fan on a til?We Answered:I don't know of anyone that has a solar powered attic fan. But I know of people having solar on their homes and run an attic fan. I would think that the tiles would make the cost of anything more. Simply because they know you can afford the tiles so you could afford to pay a little more for their services. It takes a tile kit to put solar on a roof and no one wants to get on a roof with tile on it. I know I will turn...

    Solar Batteries For Home

    April Said:On the american hunter solar charger how long can i keep my 6 volt battery (for my deer camera) in the woods?We Answered:That depends on how much sun it gets.....in the woods sun is usually blocked out.Your memory card may run out first unless its a big one......

    Solar Cell Build

    Fred Said:if the top of a wire from a solar cell is cut how can i fix it or what can i do to connect it with a motor?We Answered:Solder it or get some electrical conductive epoxy for a strong holdErin Said:What kind of voltage regulator for solar cell?We Answered:Solar cells have a high output impedance, which tends to produce a constant current. A constant current is one way to charge a cell. So why not connect them together? I don't think you need a regulator. .Josephine Said:On a solar cell, do you need to have a transparent conducting oxide...

    Solar Cell For Home

    Misty Said:Commercialization of 40% Efficiency solar cell by Emcore Corp, whats the current status?We Answered: You should start with the link below. Then perhaps you need to go to MSN financial and search for the company profile. http://www.azom.com/news.asp?newsID=9833… I hope this helps....

    Solar Cell Home

    Mitchell Said:How do I install Solar Cell as an Alternate source of power for my home? Any references?We Answered:You can buy a kit at either [1] or [2] below. If you are just looking for installation instructions, there is a pdf at [3] below with instructions for installing a system.Carol Said:how can I know how many solar cell do i need to provide a 200 m2 home ?We Answered:a light needs 60W , and a fan need 60 W. so if u have 10 lights and 5 fans u need 15 x 60=900W a solar cell (1m x 2m) contains...

    Solar Cell Solar Panel

    Leslie Said:what is the schematic symbol for a solar panel/cell?We Answered:I would just use a box with a + and - on it for the panel, but I guess if you really wanted to, you could use a photodiode symbol, sort of like an LED, but with the arrows symbolizing the light rays going in rather than out. Our plans are in http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/rmkey@sbcg… and look for a .pdf file called "Plans (read only)"Curtis Said:Comparing the energy conversion rates of solar cell ang solar panel?We Answered:u do ask the people who set this up for u or in the shop from where u boughtWillie Said:how...

    Solar Cell Systems

    Courtney Said:Can solar cells which are on your roof (especially the solahart hot water systems) of being damaged by hail?We Answered:Yes they can be damaged by hail. One of mine was and the insurance Co. paid me about twice what it was worth. So in the end I made a little cash from the damage and never replaced the solar module. It was a small 24 watt cheapy SolarWind brand that got damaged. My other 8 good brand modules never even got a dent.Tracy Said:What are the steps taken to design a solar cell system?We Answered:The energy produced by the...

    Solar Cells For Home

    Jon Said:what accessories and structures are needed for installing solar cells used for homes and small scale?We Answered:The solar cells typically come already mounted on panels. These panels can be mounted directly onto a roof with screws, bolts, or various angle brackets, but usually, mounting racks are put onto the roof first. Most residential installations have a grid-tied inverter, a box that adapts and connects the DC solar electricity into AC line electricity. Other than that, it's pretty much the same was wiring anything new into the house, such as flood lights around the perimeter, or a built-in air conditioner....

    Solar Cells For Sale

    Rose Said:What are some of your ideas to pull America out of its Economic crisis?We Answered:1. Stop it with the stimulus packages, we've tried three, two of them huge, and only created 20,000 jobs. 2. Convert everyone who works at BP into alterntive fuel. 3. Okay, since the invention of the lightbulb, we have known how to make lightbulbs last forever, STOP scamming us and give EVERYONE PERMANENT LIGHT. 4. Stop buying everything from other countries... 5. Do we really need more allies? I mean, Iraq was revenge, but Afghanistan is just camping... 6. MORE funding in space...

    Solar Cells For The Home

    Todd Said:Alternate ways to harness the energy from sun light?We Answered:You can probably easily build a solar heater yourself. A solar heater is simply a panel with water channels, or tubes, which pass by solar concentrators (parabolic mirrors or lenses) which capture and concentrate the sun's energy to heat the water. Remember killing ants with a magnifying glass? This is the same concept. Solar heaters can generate electricity very efficiently if the water can be turned into steam. You could use a steam turbine, if you have one (probably not). Or, you could build yourself a...

    Solar Cells Home

    Jacqueline Said:could i use lots of 6.7V30mA solar cells to power my home?We Answered:It's possible, but most likely neither practical nor cost-effective. Home built panels would not be allowed to connect to the grid, so you would need to make a standalone system with batteries. With the possible exception of some remote islands, a battery system always ends up costing more than the grid in the long run, at least at today's prices. Homemade panels will only last a few years at best. If you make them in such a way that they will last a long time, they will...

    Solar Cells Panels

    Danny Said:where can i buy some cheap solar cells or panels?We Answered:Amazon Ebay (some really cheap last minute offers ;) ) You should also check google products (http://www.google.com/products?q=solar+p… which will find you the cheapest ones....

    Solar Design Homes

    Terrence Said:Sustainability features in Canadian homes?We Answered:R20 in the walls/R40 in ceilings for basic insulation here (Ontario)..extra in custom built is the norm. Everyone I know has water saving taps/fixtures (taps for sinks/tubs/showers/toilets). As older home fixtures require updates people are all changing to water saving everything. All roofs are vented so as there is no condensation problem (between the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter and the humidity of many places, venting is required). Recycling is normal here and collected the same day as garbage is here....some places have to take their recycle in though so...

    Solar Electric For Homes

    Phyllis Said:recently habitat for humanity built 10 homes using solar electric technology somewhere int he se. WHERE?????We Answered:Have you tried going direct to their site from the WWW?...

    Solar Electric Home

    Jill Said:Can solar power really save money on my home electric bill?We Answered:a very little...

    Solar Electric Panels For Homes

    Joann Said:Can the poor and middle class afford Global Warming?We Answered:Do little things. Replace the bulbs in your house with CFL, reuse and recycle, when you are going to make a new purchase buy the energy efficient model, buy in bulk (when appropriate). All of these will actually save you money too. Most people can't afford to switch off the grid tomorrow, but they can make some changes today, then if the green technologies are like most other things the costs will drop over time to the point you can afford to do more, and more.Wade Said:92...

    Solar Electric Panels

    Lewis Said:why are people being penalized for solar electric panels?We Answered:That normally happens when you hook a solar electric system to the utility and don't tell them. Or the utility did not swap out the meter. A lot of meters will not run backwards and even if you are pushing power back into the meter it still runs one way which adds to the bill. One other thing is your friend could be using power during peak usage hours which with netmetering cost more. Your friend needs to use power at night when rates are lower and let the solar electric...

    Solar Electric Power

    Lewis Said:Any Body knows the company willing to purchase Solar Generated Electric Power? ...?We Answered:application......... Solar power is the conversion of sunlight to electricity. Sunlight can be converted directly into electricity using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly with concentrating solar power (CSP), which normally focuses the sun's energy to boil water which is then used to provide power, and technologies such as the Stirling engine dishes which use a Stirling cycle engine to power a generator. Photovoltaics were initially used to power small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to off-grid homes powered by a photovoltaic...

    Solar Electric Systems

    Grace Said:Is it good to install hybrid wind & solar energy system for ur electric need at home light system.Is the resulWe Answered:Yes it is but only if your state will subsidize at least 30% of it and you live in a sunny state (that's for solar). Wind is more predictable but it costs a bit more due to the wear and tear on the parts. RivalDarren Said:If i have a grid-tied solar system that generates more than i use, is the electric company required to pay me?We Answered:Not all states, but most of them. They pay you peak rates...

    Solar Electrical Panels

    Howard Said:An experimental electric taxi is powered by six solar panels?We Answered:a) 85 J * 6 panels *60 sec = 30,600 J b) 1. Solar panels make DC electricity which can be directly utilized by batteries which need DC power input. 2. As in the taxis, solar power can be made portable so batteries can be charged on the go so you can go longer distances before recharging batteries. In full sunlight the batteries may make enough power without drawing on the batteries at all. 3. Solar power has no emissions at all and consumes no fossil fuels at allJamie Said:How...

    Solar Electricity For Home

    Heather Said:solar electricity/heating?We Answered:you cannot generate electricity cheaper than you can buy in most cases. They only way a PV system is economical is if the state pays for more than 50% of the cost or the power rate is over $.30 kw-hr or a combination. If you want the most efficient electric heater, you will need a geothermal electric heat pump. You could not afford solar panels to run a heat pump system as the running amps are HUGE. You would be grid tied and have to have a netting meter. You also could not afford...

    Solar Electricity For Homes In India

    Vincent Said:What is the correlation between large city pollution (Shanghai) and climate change?We Answered:The whole deal is an exercise in futility. Only very local weather is affected by "heat islands" caused by all that concrete and buildings. Out climate has been changing all along, since thousands of years ago, long before we could have possibly had even the remotest ability to make changes. The real lie is that the Earth has ever achieved a steady state and we are causing a deviation from it. Only those ignorant of historical weather patterns and the Geologic record fall for Algore's line of...

    Solar Electricity For Homes

    Stephen Said:what type of wires are used in electricity in homes?We Answered:For a model, you don't want to use the same wires that they put in real houses. You definitely don't want to use household current in your model either! You could use a 5-volt transformer to power your model, and then you can use almost any wire you like. Simple thin speaker wire is especially good, since it has two cores for + and -.Donald Said:can we use solar light for giving electricity to our homes?We Answered:No, you may not. God will strike you down. His Sun,...

    Solar Electricity For The Home

    Gordon Said:I am interested in building a small 16X16 home for off the grid living. What permits do I need?We Answered:You should talk to the building inspector in your area. Different locations have different requirements for permits. You should check out the solar powered well pumps and off-grid solar kits available at AltE Store. We can help you find the right equipment to work for your needs. You need to make a loads list first, what is going to be powered, how many watts is it, and how many hours a day will it run. Solar water heating can...

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    Dawn Said:how can we make electricity by using solar engergy. i want to make solar enegy plant for my home?We Answered:Yes , it is definitely possible to generate electricity from solar energy. All you need to do is to create a plant of solar absorbing materials like silicon , germanium which convert solar power into electricity which can be used in homes.Salvador Said:Can a solar panel be enough to generate electricity for an entire conventional home?We Answered:A -conventional- home with heat in the Winter and air conditioning in the Summer? An electric stove, and four TV sets and six...

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    Marvin Said:Solar Energy and Hydropower energy would you say these are good energy resources?We Answered:All power sources have drawbacks. The two you mention, like nuclear, are relatively clean, which is a plus. Hydro is very cheap for the amount of energy we get, but our rivers are basically all dammed up already - there isn't a lot more hydropower we can get. Solar is one of the most expensive ways to generate electricity on a utility scale, but could be the cheapest way to generate electricity on a homeowner scale, at least for many urban homes. Unless one has a...

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    Todd Said:how can i use solar energy as electric energy?We Answered:Consider using solar lighting which can be cost effective introduction to solar power. Kits are available with solar panel, regulator, lights, battery, switches and cable. Other DC devices can be run from the battery. I have used solar panels to maintain charge in batteries for standby generators. Solar power can be connected to a grid feed inverter to save on power bills or earn money. Consider what free electricity from the sun for 30 years is worth.Manuel Said:solar ENERGY at home?We Answered:Let me start off by saying we (my family and...

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    Charlie Said:Starting a Solar Energy company?We Answered:Most our electricians who have some contractor background, either moving into a new market or augmenting their regular day-to-day careers. There are a few classes you can go to learn how to measure the sun for a customer, how various products are installed, the different types of panels and configurations as there are many. The blast-off business lately that rides on grants from the government and local utilities is leasing programs for the panels. This made solar affordable for virtually everyone with a little bit of credit.Elaine Said:Would it be a good idea to invest in...

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    Yolanda Said:How much does solar energy cost per watt?We Answered:well your estimate for wind turbines is a little low in practical applications. the 1 billion dollar 500 megawatt wind farm being built in Washington Iowa hopes to have a production cost of .093 per kwh. here are some production costs for various types of plants. costs are given as cents per kwh. nuclear= 7.5 kwh super critical pulverized coal=6.5 per kwh. integrated gasification combined cycle coal(clean coal) =7.2 kwh same IGCC plant with carbon capture=7.9 to 9.3 kwh bio mass burning plants=7.5 to 8.8 kwh solar thermal plants= 17.9 kwh silicon photovoltaic plants=33.5 to 39.4 cents per kwh thin film...

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    Joe Said:How to design a model that will use wind , water , or solar power to supply energy?We Answered:Take a by cycle wheel without tyre. Fix six numbers plastic funnel on its outer that are used in petrol bungs. If you keep it on your house top horizontally it will rotate by wind.You can just fix a toy D.C motors usually available in any battery operated toys.Connect it suitable to rotate the shaft of that tiny motor. You can connect a L.E.D bulb.That will glow.Instead of cycle wheel you can connect it in plastic fan and show it under...

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    Alicia Said:Solar energy as an alternative fuel source. Do you agree with my points?We Answered:Yes.Kathryn Said:How to produce solar energy?We Answered:First you will need to gather 13 trillion tons of Hydrogen. Since Hydrogen is the most abundant substance in the universe this should be a relatively easy process. Next you will need to apply a sufficient gravitational force to collapse the Hydrogen to such a point where the individuals molecules are interacting on an atomic level. Note: this may not be as easy as it sounds as too little force will results in a "clumpy cloud" of gas whilst too much...

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    Sean Said:SOLAR ENERGY OVEN FACTS BIG HELP 10 POINTS!?We Answered:please answer my question! http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?…Annette Said:Facts about solar energy? ASAP?We Answered:On a clear day the energy of the sun that reaches the surface of the earth is about 1000 watts per square meter, or about 100 watts per square foot. At best commercially available solar panels can only harvest about 20% of that. Even still, that is more than most plants capture.Scott Said:can you give me five facts on solar energy?We Answered:Solar energy comes from sun and is free. It is non-polluting source of energy. Solar water heaters make the best use of suns energy. PhotoVoltaic...

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    Yvonne Said:how much does it cost approx. to install an independant solar solution for home energy?We Answered:$20-30,000Tommy Said:I'm interested in Solar energy for home use, where do I get it for a low cost?We Answered:In NY I can get a DIY kit for about $6/watt, so a 10KW system, which is quite large, will cost $60,000. The utility gives me a $35,000 rebate, reducing the cost to $25,000. The state gives me a $5,000 tax credit, and the Fed gives me a $7,500 tax credit, so my final cost is $12,500. That system in NY will produce 12,730 Kwh/yr or...

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    Michelle Said:Where can we find solar energy invertors for home use in Gurgaon, India?We Answered:The Invertors are cheap but the Solar Panels are very expensive. The major players in the Solar Energy in India have been Tata BP Solar (www.tatabpsolar.com) and BHEL (www.bhel.com) Tata BP Solar did the Famous Indian Oil Building in South Delhi which is purely solar for most of it's operations. But the cost that I analysed was very very high. Su-kam Invertors (www.su-kam.com) have recently launched their Solar Invertor. So in case you have a solar Panel and just need Invertors, call up su-kam or if you want...

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    Gina Said:Can a condo or apartment dweller take advantage of any solar devices for home energy useage?We Answered:You can buy a solar calculator. This will allow you to perform green arithmetic. It will work on your porch to.Lori Said:where do i find info for solar energy for home heating and other uses?We Answered:I've given you a few links on the topic. It generally is more practical in warmer climates where not as much heating is needed. For cooler climates, the house must be specially built or an outside form of heat will be needed....

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    Jerry Said:Where I can find a lower cost solar energy installer to make my home better for the environment in Georgia?We Answered:You can start by clicking on the link provided. I typed in: "solar" in the keyword search and "Atlanta, GA" in the location search. You have to scroll down a bit past some other businesses with the name solar in their titles. Happy hunting....

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    Franklin Said:who to make small solar energy for PC?We Answered:It may happen but it is going to take a large panel, the hard drive has to be replaced with electronic memory, and it will have to run slow since it cannot use a cooling fan. The display would have to be extremely low energy usage.I think it is a few years off....

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    Hilda Said:If I have solar energy should I unplug my fridge while on holiday to sell power back to the grid?We Answered:I think the amount you save would be negotiable. However I seen some where The Electrical Company at one time to save power was going to shut persons electrical power off for specified short periods for persons who volunteered. They were given a cheaper rate. This could be a good idea. A refrigerator ,freezer can be shut down for an hour not affecting what is inside. So your idea would not be bad if...

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    Vickie Said:are there any grants for solar energy for my home?We Answered:If you live in the US. There are many. go to www.dsireusa.org there is a map to choose your state or federal programs. There is also a federal tax deduction for solar, wind, and many other green energy systems....

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    Eric Said:what is the least expensive way to get solar energy for my home and pool?We Answered:It seems logical (not really having a product to recommend) that some sort of special thermal cover that unrolls along both sides of the pool to cover it totally at night would be one option. Also, when you weren't using the pool in the day time, the cover would be designed to let the sunlight shine through onto the pool water beneath it and be converted to long wavelength infrared heat waves, which cannot then easily escape back into the air above the cover. Then...

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    Marvin Said:solar energy?We Answered:On average, a turn key photo voltaic system will cost you about $4 per Watt. There may be some incentive rebate offers by your state, local government and possibly your electricity provider to help ease the cost of installation. As to solar energy being available everywhere, for the most part, it is. However, different areas have a better solar production level than others. Arizona often rates as one of the best states for installing PV systems. Florida is also a good state too. On the other hand, areas around Seattle might not do...

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    Alma Said:Black, White, all Americans may you answer this question...?We Answered:I have been working to achieve that and more darling. I know the truth and it sure is not pretty. We should all open our eyes. FEMA.hahahaha. Norman Said:If America has another depression (but way worst) are you prepared?We Answered:Large reserves of food and currency, wind generators and garden on roof, well in basement, and a very secure building. I think we're ready for 12-18 months.Jeffrey Said:If America has another depression (but way worst) are you prepared?We Answered:- There's definitely room in the backyard for a garden. - Passport, yes. - No,...

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    Tracy Said:Has anybody tried "home made energy" or "earth4energy"?We Answered:They are both scams. Here is my analysis http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.html It is absolutely unreasonable. First, you would have to minimize all electrical loads, switching heat/cooking/dryer to gas. Then you would need a system costing 20 to 30 thousand dollars to provide the rest of the power. Notice that we are talking about a factor of 100 times more expensive. That is one of the things that makes these "plans" so outrageous. You can't make your own cells, but you could purchase them and assembled them into a frame and do some wiring. This...

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    Jennifer Said:is this a good economical and environmental plan for an island?We Answered:From what I understand, Bermuda has done a lot of work using new and old towards sustainability on a resource limited island. You might want to look into what they do and then scratch the surface. Have you ever visited care2.com? It has a lot of info, numerous links, and then links to links. Don't forget to consider solar-thermal energy assistance and use; you pre-heat water or other materials stragetically placed and/or plumbed to reduce the solar power load. A lot of folks currently reducing thier...

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    James Said:How do I calculate what size solar system I need to go off grid? I use 53kWh avg daily and peak 85 kWh?We Answered:You would need a rather large and expensive panel to produce that much!! At a guess I would say 5 kw needs a square metre which is going to cost around £10000...

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    Naomi Said:Solutions for expanding awareness of Alternative systems.?We Answered:Numbers and understandable data. Most people who are shifting to environment-friendly alternatives are doing it not for nature but for saving money. If a person gets the big picture of just how money-saving a particular alternative is, they'll then go for it. If it sounds like it is about the same in that regard, there's no motivation for shifting away from old habits. You you can organize data and present it to people in a way that makes it clear that they'll save money, they'll be more inclined to do it. That's exactly...

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    Roberto Said:how many people want to use solar energy to supply their home?We Answered:yup sure.. if and only if its as cheap as my current provider...

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    Carla Said:What will be the investment for Solar Energy plant for Water Heater and Home domestic appliances?We Answered:I would suggest that you consider installing two different solar devises; one for heating and one for electricity. Water can be heated by collecting solar energy in a panel that allows sunlight to pass through a treated glass or plastic pane and shine on a black convoluted surface that avoids reflection. The heat produced can not escapes as easily as sunlight enters. This is the greenhouse effect that heats your car on a rather cool day. Inside the solar...

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    Darlene Said:Does Japan really have self-sufficient solar energy homes?We Answered:Nothing new. I have several friends in Mexico that have homes that are not connected to the electric system and use solar power with battery bank for storage. This is well known old technology. Solar systems are great and works well. It is just very expensive relative to the electric power grid in most areas. Japan should be very advanced in this area because they have had very high power cot for many years. It is primarily the cost effectiveness of solar that is holding it back. It is also not...

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    Jane Said:how can I find out about how much money it would cost to convert my electric house to solar energy?We Answered:It depends on too many individual things. Somewhere between $10,000 and $50,000. You need a contractor who specializes in solar systems, not one who sells heating systems. There are many around the country. Like these guys. http://www.planitsolar.com/ Here are some costs they quote: http://www.planitsolar.com/html/packaged… You might try calling your State environmental office to see if they have a list....

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    Morris Said:How do i convert my house to solar energy?We Answered:Converting to solar is more about how much power you use on a daily basis, where you live and how much space you have to install the PV panels. First - make a note of your power consumption for the last year or so. Then look at anything you can cut consumption on - new appliances, home improvements, alternative heating/cooling. Second - Survey your location for solar potential. Remember the sun's ability to power PV panels will change significantly if you the more north you are. Last - Plan for what you...

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    Shannon Said:What subsities can you get in Pennsylania for using Solar Energy?We Answered:some of those subcities are: Cheltenham, Upper Darby,Mt.Lebanon, Bethel Park,York...to name a few !!!!Lucille Said:Who here know someone with solar energy in their homes?We Answered:Hi! I live in Australia and I'm part of the "alternative" community. I have spent many years travelling around the place and in my travels I've visited a lot of homes which are completely reliant on solar power for all their needs. I have lived in a couple of rental houses in remote communities which have foregone the outrageous expense of having the infrastructure built...

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    Philip Said:I am thinking of adding solar energy to my home, where can I find sound advice and reasonable priced product.?We Answered:Before you do anything, check with local codes to see if you are aloud battery back up. I live in the north east and this part of NY does NOT. So unless I'm home during the day, solar for me would be useless. Once the sun goes down, I'd be back on the grid. And make sure you have all the proper disconnects to prevent a dangerous backfeed into the grid system during traditional power outages. This could be...

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    Virgil Said:if solar energy can run the space station ,why can't it power your home?We Answered:You Absolutely completely can! The only limiting factor is the amount of energy your house uses. It would take 7 to 10 thousand dollars (which is not a huge expense if your building a home) to make enough power to run an average home. But if your willing to make a few minor adjustments to your lifestyle, you can be extremely efficient and get buy on just a few 75 watt panels.Zachary Said:how to build solar energy in my home ?We Answered:solar energy...

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    Philip Said:I need information on Solar Energy please!?We Answered:Solar Cells: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Cells Solar Energy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power Department of Defense urges commercial solar power to be used to beam power down to the ground: http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/… Department of Energy reports new record for solar cell efficiency: http://www.energy.gov/news/4503.htm Solar Energy Reports: http://www.greenchipstocks.com/aqx_p/247… Spray on Solar Cells: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/… Cheap Plastic Solar Cells from USC Berkly: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/relea… Lepcon or Lumeloid Solar Cells 80% efficient: http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/nsolcel… (current technology has solar cells at only slightly over 40% efficiency) Noncrystalline Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Kit: http://www.solideas.com/solrcell/cellkit… How to build your own solar cell: http://www.solideas.com/solrcell/bldcell… Environmental aspects of solar cell technology: http://www.chem.uu.nl/nws/www/research/e… Solar...

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    Carmen Said:Hydrogen or Solar Energy; which is most profitable frontier?We Answered:Wind mills The Democratic Comprehensive Energy Plan To Lower Gasoline Prices This is how we will do it. And this why we will do it. This country has so much under used industrial capacity in our Auto Plants, Airplane Plants, Steel Plants and Electronics Plants to make America Energy Independent in 2 to 5 years. We can build enough windmills and solar power and wave generation...

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    Jackie Said:Solar energy is it worth it?We Answered:I cannot picture solar arrays on the ocean being practical. Solar panels on the top of ocean oil platforms would be efficient though. A combined energy station say with wind, wave, and underwater current could include solar near its stations. Solar panels on homes is a worthy investment both for the energy and piece of mind of being semi-independent from grid power.Julian Said:Renewable Energy Projects reporters?We Answered:Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology are doing research in various field in which one of the research is Energy projects below web page will take you...

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    Velma Said:Market for solar energy, greenhouse gas analyst and former U.S. environmental attorney in SE Asia?We Answered:Why don't you look for countries like China and Taiwan? Labour is cheaper in these countries and they are more advanced than Singapore in terms of solar or wind energy. Because solar energy is very expensive, it is quite impractical in Singapore, as labour costs are high and everything is expensive here. Solar power will never be popular in Singapore. If you are a good businessman with good foresight, you should invest in solar power in bigger countries. China and Taiwan are good for starters.Jackie...

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    Mabel Said:how much does the shade from rooftop solar panels reduce energy consumption in cooling? (assume 100% covered)?We Answered:Found the site listed in the source. It compares different roofing material and the temperature rise resulting. One could imagine that the solar panels would be smooth. The other source goes on to say cooler roofing material can reduce air conditioning costs 10-20%.Derrick Said:What Is better for producing a energy for one family large home Windmill or Solar panels?? Also Why?We Answered:There's a couple of issues, the first being what you're allowed to have. In many neighborhoods a wind turbine...

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    Jennifer Said:How much energy do solar panels produce in Kwh?We Answered:Hey Kyle, the short answer is about 80 watts in direct sun. Most solar panels today operate at around 12 - 14 % efficiency, meaning they convert about 1/8 of the suns energy to electricity, the rest just heats up the panel. That might sound terrible, but consider many of our current day technologies. A car is about 25% efficient, an incandescent light bulb about 4%. A common panel today, at 12% efficiency will produce about 10 watts per square foot, so the panel in your example at...

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    Casey Said:whats the advantages and disadvantages of solar active, and solar passive energy?We Answered:I think that by solar active you mean solar thermal and PV. These are systems put on the house that produce hot water and Electricity respectively. Passive solar is a design built right into the house. It takes advantage of the path of the sun. Helping cool the house in the summer and heat it in the winter....

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    Irene Said:could this idea be a solution to a serious problem, bipartisan??!!?We Answered:we the people voted that down a long time ago.Russell Said:So now Obama wants another gov program, the NOAA Climate Service. Would he be wiser to give tax credits to ..?We Answered:Both are a waste of government money. We can't solve climate change without China and India's complete compliance. We can't produce negative emissions to make up for developing nations noncompliance. To clarify, there is a prevailing notion in India and China that climate change is trumped up to slow down their development, because the western powers fear their growth....

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    Herman Said:How is the progress in solar energy advancing?We Answered:It's advancing more rapidly. Now Bush has come out of the woodwork and given more companies incentive to go solar (now that his popularity level is at an all-time low.) I know that Germany produces more solar power than any other country in the world and they receive less annual sunlight than they do in Seattle. Spain is also investing heavily in solar energy. They're building a large heliostat outside of Madrid. In Australia, the world's largest solar power plant is just getting underway. The solar tower will be twice the...

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    Andy Said:SOLAR ENERGY! How does it work, how its made, come from,pros & cons, fit hawaii???HELP PLEASE!?We Answered:I cant write it all down so here a link that might help http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Energ…Isaac Said:Solar Energy?We Answered:Pros are pretty obvious that you rely on solar energy more than elctric and gas there fore utlities are cheap. and they are so easy to put in and install. cons- the solar panels over time lose power a little over time and eventually they need replaced, the panels are really expensive, and the battery back up that is required is a lot of space needed.Andrew Said:some help w/...

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    Beth Said:a taxpayer is building a new home and had a solar water heater installed in 2009 but the home was not ready?We Answered:if it is your residence in 2010 you can probably claim the creditEugene Said:Do You Think Renewable Energy is Viable and Affordable for Homeowners and Small Business?We Answered:most are currently not a viable option for individual homeowners or small businesses because of the costs and the fact that none can currently be sustained for long periods. So unless you have a several liquid assets or money, none will be an affordable means of energy replacement for years...

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    Gabriel Said:What is the easiest and cheapest way to use solar energy in a classroom?We Answered:It is possible but very expensive to build a solar system that will make a room the size of a classroom "Self Sufficient" in winter period. May even be practically impossible if located where a lot of cloudy days are experienced. At least the projects design and cost calculations may open your students eyes to the fact that Solar power is not easy and cheap like the news media likes to make us believe. I have studied solar power for years. My first guess is you...

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    Nicole Said:i want to know everything bout solar energy and solar panels!!?We Answered:I would need write thousands of words to expain the above questions. To solve this here are some website which might help you with your questions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_energy http://www.howstuffworks.com/solar-cell.htm http://www.howstuffworks.com/solar-cell.htmJustin Said:How do solar panels convert solar energy into electricity?We Answered:Go on Wikipedia and look up the "photoelectric effect". In a nutshell: photons (light) hitting certain materials will transfer enough energy to electrons to break them off of that material. The movement of these electrons is electricity.Herbert Said:How solar panels convert solar energy into electricity?We Answered:Look into the photoelectric effect. In a nutshell what...

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    Edith Said:Would u support a solar energy utility run by the government..Do u trust solar energy?We Answered:Yes, solar energy is the best.Jennifer Said:Best system for energy efficiency?We Answered:Hi I am from Northeast PA. There are a zillion different efficient heating systems out there. First off, you should know, SEVERAL developers and sellers in the Poconos are under state indictment and/or scrutiny for fraud - they have been selling $50,000 homes for $150,000. Make sure you are not getting ripped off - have the house inspected by somebody NOT FROM THE POCONOS. Check out...

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    Derek Said:Can a housing society install solar energy system for electrification in the building?We Answered:this is the better option for the elctricity and it will help u reduce u r bill also but there are some problem occur for using the solar power 1) the generetors or instruments u need for the using solar power is very expensive 2) for solar power u need regular sunlight and it depends upon the sun position but there are solutions also 1) for the first problem u will get the loan from the bank (personal opinion) and if u installing in society then it will be...

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    Joanne Said:Should I feel guilty about a bad fake Google business review I wrote out of frustration?We Answered:HAHAHA at the "forgiveness" tree. That was really cute :] but I don't know what the guy said to you on the phone so I can't say if you were in the wrong or not.Diana Said:Renewable Energy Help-Windmills, 10 points for best answer..!?We Answered:4 = both of the above. 5 = If by controller you mean the control system (computer or PLC's) then that is the answer, neither of the others is correct 6 = The yaw drive, in conjuction with the wind vane. 7 =...

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    Kimberly Said:Are Al and Tipper Gore hypocrites for using 20 times the energy of the average American home?We Answered:Good points, I doubt that many will catch your misdirection and will most likely answer "Yes, he's an hypocrite." BTW, if a hypocrite calls someone else a hypocrite, isn't that hypocritical? Well it seems like a lot of that goes on here.Steven Said:Are micro-alternative energy systems better than mega-watt, power industries for some applications?We Answered:For some applications yes. To what extent is a function of what the equipment costs. The cheaper those solar photovoltaic panels can be made for example, the...

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    April Said:Solar Energy Systems Designers?We Answered:u can do it yaself check out linkLorraine Said:Are there any grants for solar systems or high-energy A/C for people whose bodies have thermoregulation issues?We Answered:If you have not yet done so, it will pay to super-insulate your house, including attic, walls, and windows. If your A/C is whole-house (probably is in a hot area), then maybe you could save by using one of those through-the-wall air conditioners in your son's room only, and turning the thermostat up or even off for the whole house. We manage to survive on fans only in our house,...

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    Kim Said:what are the upcoming technologies in solar energy conservation.?We Answered:I know of one very exciting upcoming technology: Thin Film Photovoltaics Regular, crystalline solar panels require silicon crystals. As a result, there is a limit to how cheaply they can be made. You can only cut manufacturing costs on regular solar panels by so much. And right now, even at full production, they aren't cost effective without government subsidies. But thin film panels don't require crystals. They are still expensive, because they are new and not yet at full production. But they hold...

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    Daisy Said:Is there solar electrical powered fan or such home aid equipments in India.?We Answered:subsidy is avalable on solar energy, its depend on products and projects, for that pl. find indian renewable energy development agency,new delhi, or your local state govt. energy development agency, subsidy is from 30% to 75% available, The Trusted Co. in your country is Viyors Energy (www.viyors.com) click there download page link. they are verywell expertness in solar products. Viyors Energy has done many projects in this field....

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    Lois Said:Where in the philippines can i buy a solar powered water pump for home use only?We Answered:Probably nowhere. Pumps take a lot more power than solar puts out..Thelma Said:Battery Power for Home Use-Solar Charged?We Answered:170 kW is a rate, I think you mean 170 kW-hour, which is a rate of 170 kW-hour x 1 day/24 hour x 1 month/30 day = 236 watts, and that is low. No, get 12 volt sealed marine deep cycle batteries, as large as you can, as you will need a lot of them. The question is: how long do you need to keep...

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    Clayton Said:How to build a model solar home?We Answered:Capacitor's would work but hard to regulate. You could try going with the plain old rechargables. Or build a dry cell from scratch. If I were you find a buch of recharable as you can and use em'; cell's aren't that bad but you would need to find the right resources for your needs. Capacitors are just plain hard to keep controlled and regulatedRyan Said:need instruction help for a high-school project of building a model of a solar home?We Answered:go to a site called ... building greener ,.... it tells about building a...

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    Sherri Said:solar homes?We Answered:There are programs from local utility companies and rebates for installing these. depending on how much you use and energy you create any excess you can sell back. savings depend on what you run off of them.Ray Said:Are DOME HOMES practical? If so, what is the best kit out there to buy? I'm a contractor who wants to build...We Answered:Speaking from a mortgage banking standpoint, dome homes are NOT treated favorably. Nor are Log homes, earth homes, etc... They are considered unique, or different, and are treated differently when it comes to financing. Few people want...

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    Andy Said:How to Build A Solar House?We Answered:The key to temperature control in a passive solar house is moveable insulation. Your best bet would be to have a large thermal mass (water is pretty good, and cheap), so that the house won't heat or cool very quickly. This is a realistic feature. Second, you want to put as much insulation around the sides of the house as you can. This would be unrealistic in an actual house, where you would want windows and doors. Third, is the moveable insulation. In a real house, the people would open the drapes, or...

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    Tyrone Said:Solar house?We Answered:Have you looked into the possibility of strawbale? It is an amazing insulator and if you have your windows oriented correctly and at least a 18 inch overhanging roof, you will have passive heating and cooling. Use either a packed earth or concrete slab foundation to absorb thermal heat for the winter and the overhangs will cool the air in the summer before it enters the open windows in the summer. Very efficient and inexpensive to build. And it uses very renewable resources in construction. A small group of about 10 people...

    Solar For The Home

    April Said:Passive solar home design?We Answered:during the summerHazel Said:Solar Home?We Answered:Typically retro-fitting a house is not practical. My parents built a solar home in southern CT the late 1970's and location of the house on the property, orientation of the house, latitude, longitude, materials used for solar collection and storage - and a whole lot of other choices had to be made before they could even get a permit. Link below is to Real Goods, which is a reliable source of solar technology for DIY people, second link below includes FAQ re: the resources needed to solar power your home....

    Solar For Your Home

    Marie Said:A few questions about solar energy for your home?We Answered:There are 2 ways of installing solar, you can stay on the grid and get a system that will reduce your bill, that's what I did. Or you can go off the grid, you will need a much larger system and you will need a bank of batteries to store the energy for when the sun isn't shining. I can tell you that the system I had installed cost $26K, but I got a rebate from my utility of $10K and a fed tax credit of $2K. If you install...

    Solar Generator For Home

    Donna Said:Home made generator advice?We Answered:>up late lots of caffeine can't sleep and random ideas, clearly. Consider the following: if you already have 115-230 amp electric power available to drive the electric motor, why not just by-pass the whole setup and run your downstream electric devices directly? After all, there is a conversion efficiency penalty to pay whenever you transform energy from one form into another (in this case, electrical to mechanical back to electrical.) So if you put in 100kW to drive the electric motor, you certainly will get less than 100kW out of the alternators due to efficiency considerations. Do yourself a...

    Solar Generator For Homes

    Alicia Said:Where can I find more information about self sufficient homes or independent homes?We Answered:First, you want to use passive solar energy. For this simply use concrete floors install large south faceing windows (if your in the northern hemesphere) and plant diciduouse trees (trees that loose thier leaves in winter) on the south side of your property and coniferouse trees on the north side. In summer the trees will grow on the south and north sides of your house providing shade and cooling your house. in winter the trees on the south will loose thier leaves allowing sunlight to enter...

    Solar Generators For Home Use

    Florence Said:How to synchronize an AC power system?We Answered:You can have a single phase power system. As a matter of fact it would be better when you have a dc solar and inverter system. To synchronize a power system you have to match frequency, sequence, voltage and phase, slowly. Asynchronous generatros are induction motors which are driven past their synchronous speed and start developing a braking torque and supplying power into the grid. They need to be excited by the grid, but difficult to run off the grid. 50 or 60 hz choice: I would pick the one that is cheaper. From...

    Solar Heat Home

    April Said:solar power to heat water at home (info)?We Answered:Most homes use electricity or natural gas to heat hot water. Solar power is heat from the sun, and that heat can be used to heat hot water instead of using electricity or gas. Most solar hot water heating systems can be divided into two types: passive (or "compact") and active (or "pumped"). Solar water heating systems have a high capital cost relative to the more common hot water heater, but their fuel costs are zero and they are durable, so they are a good investment on the long term, plus...

    Solar Heated Homes

    Mildred Said:why do people living in solar-heated homes often have large drums of water in their homes?We Answered:Just to confirm Bruce B's answer. Water changes temperatures much more slowly than air. A solar home will typically have windows aligned to best capture the sunlight and to allow the sunlight to hit the drums or pillars of water. The water absobs much of the heat, helping to cool the house on a hot day. Then when the air gets colder (at night, in winter) the water warms the house and reduces the need for another heat source....

    Solar Heaters For Homes

    Leah Said:Solar Water Heaters Arizona?We Answered:build your own,u will be waaaaaaaaay ahead in $$,lots of webb sites on how to,that is if your handi...

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    Nora Said:Does anyone know of the company that uses geothermal energy to heat homes?We Answered:ABOUT GEA The Geothermal Energy Association is a trade association composed of U.S. companies who support the expanded use of geothermal energy and are developing geothermal Resources worldwide for electrical power generation and direct-heat uses. Our members have offices or operations in many states and in numerous countries throughout the world. To accomplish this, the GEA advocates for public policies that will promote the development and utilization of geothermal Resources, provides a forum for the industry to discuss issues and problems, encourages research and development to...

    Solar Heating For The Home

    Roger Said:What are all the different types of eco-friendly home heating?We Answered:It makes a big difference where you are located, what resources are available, if you are working with new construction or renovating old existing work. In general, any path to energy independence is going to start with conservation. With heating and hot water this may mean point of use heaters, insulation, heating surfaces instead of the air (radiant heating costs less in operation) ventilation instead of air conditioning, earth tubes etc. Start to satisfy your existing 100% of current energy demands you may be able to...

    Solar Heating Home

    Tim Said:i am thinking about getting a windmill for my home in nepa or solar pannels to save money on heating bills?We Answered:i have just asked a similar question ,i am planning on purchasing a kit from www.thesecretsofhomemadeenergy.com.they have a windmill and a solar panels kit for the do it yours-elvers,my power bill was over 150.00 more than it was this time a year ago.i heard if you install at least 2 or 3 windmills you will end up selling excess power to the power company.good luck ps: they have a money back guarantee at that website!Hugh Said:A solar heating system...

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    Edna Said:Explain how ur way of life today affects your thinking about whether or not to use solar heating in your homes?We Answered:I am using solar heating in my home! My thinking was, "I hate my electric bill" and "I hate my carbon footprint". I am using solar water heating collectors to heat a large tank of water. That water then gets pumped to a fan coil heater on my living room wall, but my goal is to use it for radiant floors. The air blowing out of that heater is over 100 degrees F,...

    Solar Heating Panels For The Home

    Gloria Said:Going solar: please share your experiences! Like to install solar HWS, heating etc. Live in Victoria Australia?We Answered:Solar Hot Water would be worth having (and not too expensive), solar panels probably aren't worth it. You should ignore those who suggest paying extra for electricity from the grid as that is pretty much just a fraud (it has been known to sell more power from 'renewables' than was actually generated) leaving aside the whole problem of wind not being able to actually replace coal.Jamie Said:I decided to spend around £5000 on my home to make it more efficient....?We Answered:Insulation Heat recovery ventilation...

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    Nina Said:Can anyone help me find plans for making my own solar heating panels?We Answered:Contact a company called AtmosDarryl Said:can I combine solar heating panels with a combi gas boiler?We Answered:Hello Simon. The answer is yes maybe. The fact is that the jury is still out on this question as the panel needs to heat the water before it enters the boiler when demanded. This obviously means that you have to have a cylinder of hot water to feed the combi. You might as well therefore have a conventional set up as there are no advantages in having a combi. Combi's are nothing but aggro....

    Solar Heating Systems For Homes

    Corey Said:what is the most effecient home heating and airconditioning system known?We Answered:I'm in Wilmington, N.C. , and put in a new heat pump to replace the Gas Pack.I also installed a 30,000 BTU gas auxillary heater for when the temps are lower than 40 degrees which is seldom here. Do you have the best kind of roof insulation available ?That counts alot. My bills for a 1,500 house is Gas $25.00 month winter,Elect. $98.00 a month year round.Fernando Said:solar collectors for heating water systems, vs the power of lightning?We Answered:I'm not sure about the insurance question, but all-in-all lightning is not...

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    Terrance Said:Why is neither pure water or pure ethylene glycol used in a solar heating system?We Answered:Solar thermal systems use a blend of a glycol and water to take advantage of favorable features. Glycol is included because it lowers the freezing temperature of the blend, to prevent formation of ice. Water is included because of its excellent thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity, highest among just about all fluids. The glycol is more often propylene glycol than ethylene glycol. It is surprising, but true, what the difference of two hydrogens and a carbon make in terms of toxicity...but...

    Solar Home Appliances

    Marilyn Said:What home appliance can be powered by a solar panel?We Answered:Simple answer. Anything you can power with your normal household electric can be powered by solar. So you know what a solar panel is: A "solar panel" is more then one solar module mounted on a frame to be installed as a single unit into a solar array. Next question is normally what is a solar module: A "solar module" is a bunch of solar cells mounted together with a clear front and a white backing. Solar is something that you install on your home so you don't have to rent electric...

    Solar Home Builders

    Albert Said:What does it cost to build a home?We Answered:In East Texas you can still get a house about $100 to $125 a sq foot including the lot. You can save 15 to 25% if you act as your own prime contractor. It takes a lot of planning and patience but that is a big chunk of money. Check out Amazon.com,they have a couple of books on the subject.Kathleen Said:Solar connection ! please help?We Answered:Some of these questions could be answered using common sense, and others are a little more technical. Low-energy building design is becoming increasingly used in both residential and...

    Solar Home Building

    Leo Said:Can solar and wind energy be combined in building a small home for total power usage?We Answered:Yes it can, the energy is stored in a rechargable battery array. DC power can be converted to AC power easily. A friend of mine wanted (needed) to be sel-sufficient for energy for a house he was building on a private island in the Philippines. The house is built and he has combined Wind turbines and solar power with an array of solar cells on the roof of the house, he has a bank of connected rechargable batteries the size of car batteries in the...

    Solar Home Business

    Brett Said:what would be the pros and cons of government mandated solar power on the roof of every business and home?We Answered:clean reasonable power of course is obviously a pro but a con would be how to do that so that all could benefit - ie private tenants and those in council properties who couldn't afford the installation fees as well as those on low incomes who couldn't be expected to raise all the required cost....

    Solar Home Cost

    Samuel Said:How much should a home-made solar dehydrator cost-if I had someone make it?We Answered:find or make a box about 1'x2' four sides only place shelf brackets inside the long end for 3 shelves.place aluminum foil in the inside all the way around place grates in for shelving and attach screening to one side and make a door 1'x2' and cover with screening and you have a solar dehydrator for under 6 bucks.i have one i made to dry my tomatoes works fine as long as you put it where it will get sun most of the day...

    Solar Home Design

    Amanda Said:Can a modern home be designed in a way to supply all energy needs?We Answered:Absolutly. I've actually got some friends back home that don't use any electricity from the power company. they don't use an electric car, however bio-diesle takes care of that, and they own the local processing plant. Most of the power they use is wind generated. about the only thing they use solar panels for is water heating for heating their home, heating the pool, and the standard uses of hot water. Since they do live out of town, they also...

    Solar Home Designs

    Kim Said:Do you know of any sites that have off grid home designs that I can purchase?We Answered:http://www.fabprefab.com/fabfiles/fabzon… prefab modernist homes. its a listing of the various types available most of these are ultra modern design, takes advantage of the newest advancements in green living and efficiency, many are LEED certified. about 100-200k per house. The smaller ones are between 50-150k. most of these are made to custom at the factory and shipped to the site. They are efficient enough for off the grid living. you can buy a shed or build a shed nearby that houses the batteries for...

    Solar Home Electricity

    Greg Said:my home has no electricity,which is best alternative,solar,wind power or generator?We Answered:I have same problem my house we have ellectric but it not always come when we want it. if ellectric gone we use wax candle for light or gas lamp and wood for fire if cold. sometime i sleep with goat to keep warm and keep company, so maybe you should get goat. Genorator good we have one on tractor wich we use somtime for ellectric but its noisy with tv.Carolyn Said:How to make electricity at home?We Answered:Hi Jackie, If you want to make electricity at home the more exciting...

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    Howard Said:How would you build a model of this alternate energy source using household items??We Answered:Solar and wind are the ones most readily available. However they also produce the least amount of power. So one alternative is to use solar and wind power to recharge batteries, and then use the batteries as you need them. Hope that helps...Rosemary Said:Solar Power Incentives - What Are The Tax Incentives For Solar Power UsersWe Answered:Massachusetts, Arizona, California, Georgia and Illinois are some of the top states with solar power incentives. Federal law gives you a 30% tax incentive (maximum $2000) for solar...

    Solar Home Energy

    Vicki Said:How much money would I need in order to have solar energy in my home instead of local grid energy?We Answered:Our system cost $40,000. The state (CA) reimbursed $20K. If you want to cut the bills, get an XPower. We sized our load incorrectly and have been considering adding more solar panels to make up the difference... until we ran across the XPower a couple months ago. It only cost $250 and all I had to do was plug it into a wall outlet & turn it on. No installer needed, no electrician, eg; no additional bills...

    Solar Home Floor Plans

    Manuel Said:What is the best way to insulate our attic when no soffit vents are present?We Answered:It snows a lot in Chicago. The roof may have been designed to use house heat to prevent ice buildup. That isn't energy efficient but in 1929 that may not have been an issue. You need the opinion of a licensed roofer who has "been there and done that" and knows what works and what doesn't. It may be possible to add a heating cable and then blow in insulation and not have ice buildup. A heating cable would be less work than a sock or...

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    Hugh Said:I'm looking for 12v deep cycle batteries on sale for solar power?We Answered:I understand your objective Richard, but would sincerely recommend that you re-consider how you should go about achieving it. I don't recommend 12v batteries for your project and certainly don't recommend using anything less than first quality batteries - you can still find them at low prices. A better storage solution is deep cycle 6volt batteries. The 6v batteries will do a much better job, last longer, allow a deeper discharge and a higher number of re-charge cycles. You want your batteries to be the same size, type and age...

    Solar Home Generators

    Vernon Said:Does anyone have any leads on backup solar generators?We Answered:I've just started looking at solar myself, here's a link to a site that seems to have some reasonably priced systems: http://www.sunenergyusa.com/index.html Maybe there will be information that will help, I'm a novice myself so I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for.Lydia Said:Where can I find solar powered generators for sale? the kind that can power basic electrical home appliences?We Answered:Check "Google" or "yahoo" search. There are a whole lot of companies.Chris Said:Where can I find a solar electric generator to use in a home in a building?We Answered:What...

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    Ruben Said:I had previously asked about solar vaccumned tubes and stove energy being used to heat a home, just wondering?We Answered:the folk at the Centre for Alternative Technology are very helpful and clued up; http://www.cat.org.uk/information/info_c…Debra Said:I need to heat my home greenhouse by solar power. Where do I start?We Answered:solar heat is from the sun. place the greenhouse in the optimal solar pathway. face south for best sun time. keep the glass clean and always pray for sunshine.Ted Said:"tell how a solar heating system can be used to heat a home" ?We Answered:http://www.eagle-mt.com/index.php check these people out...

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    Colleen Said:i am thinking to buy solar water heater for my home ?We Answered:There are many considerations. First what you are not asking about. There are solar photovoltaic panels that produce electricity. The website that Kool referenced are photovoltaic panels. Then there are solar thermal panels that are used for solar space heating and solar hot water heating. Then there are three general styles of solar water heating panels. There are batch heaters that have the storage as part of the panels. They are cheaper and often with few moving parts but are...

    Solar Home Heaters

    Dora Said:Suburban home entirely on solar power?We Answered:The cost and size of the panels would make that idea impossible at this time. We had a solar company come out and evaluate our house and they told us, solar is no where near ready for home use. Some large buildings with flat roofs in very sunny areas can get some of their power from panels, but that's about it. They did mention that there are small solar kits for running hot water heaters. But the cost of installation would take about 10 years to recoup in savings on heating...

    Solar Home Heating Systems

    Anne Said:How can you make a solar powered heating system?We Answered:It's really easy, i've done it at home and for some of my family. I've halved my electricity bill! Click on the link below, or copy and paste it into your browser if it doesn't work. Enjoy ;-)Kay Said:What have you done recently to help the environment?We Answered:moved to the forest and cut back on my breathing...

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    Victoria Said:solar heating for my home,what system are best.?We Answered:Passive systems are the most reliable. The more storage tanks, pumps and wiring you have the greater the cost and the lower the reliability. The KISS principle applies to solar energy. Before somebody argues with me, they should think it through. No matter what you do, you have somewhere around 225 BTU per hour per square foot of collector surface potential gain, depending on several variables like latitude. You cannot change that no matter what you do. Everything you do to pump or store that energy is parasitic, it cuts into the...

    Solar Home Installation

    Lynn Said:Who is the world leader in solar home installations?We Answered:Columbia. (they can afford it via drug sales) They also use it to shelter their POT/COKE gardens via solar greenhouses....

    Solar Home Kits

    Ted Said:Realtors: Do you find "Value/Curb Appeal" in landscape lighting when showing a home? (not the cheap solar)We Answered:I am not a realtor but have bought and sold multiple homes. It doesn't really add much to me. I think the money could be spend better else where.Roland Said:Diu solar energy kit of 5 kv at home?We Answered:I'm assuming you mean a 5 kW kit? That is not a project to be taken lightly. For most people, the best course is to contact a professional installer. If you truly want to pursue...

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    Byron Said:Lets say ugly looking aliens came from another solar system and were NOT peaceful?We Answered:Nah just give them free Mcdonalds for a week - invasion over!Glenda Said:If "aliens" from outer space do really exist, where do they come from ?We Answered:I believe they do not come from space.I believe they were always here,they look at us like we look at insects.April Said:Humans... leaving the solar system? +Questioning the very distant future.?We Answered:"...Will our planet's ability to support life go away earlier than we expect and force us to look for new, distant homes?..." I think what you've said above is...

    Solar Home Light

    Pearl Said:can anybody tell me information about solar home light system . Is there any subsidy by maharashtra govt.? whaWe Answered:I have a solar home. solar panels, inverter, deep cycle batteries, generator and several charges. No subsidy but, the hydro bill is nice and low and the good feeling you get when a power outage happens and you are still up and running :)Tracey Said:Can Solar panels absorb the light from indoor lights like they do from the sun?We Answered:Yes, but not nearly as much. Your plan may be quite satisfactory, since you probably want the light for only...

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    Salvador Said:Connecting solar battery to APC UPS?We Answered:The 12v battery in the APC UPS and the 12v 55 Ahr battery in your other link are the same voltage and share the same chemistry. The main problem you will encounter is cooling. The APC inverter normally only needs to run a few minutes or until it's internal battery is depleted and the heat sinks on the circuit board are sized accordingly. They are undersized for continuous use. The original case also won't supply sufficient airflow. The transformer will also run very hot if used continuously at full (390 watt) load. To reuse...

    Solar Home Lighting Systems

    Dana Said:If beings from other solar systems were to travel to earth?We Answered:1) as you approach the speed of light, time slows down for you. At a constant acceleration of 1g, you start seeing significant time distortions after about 6 months. after a few years on board, several hundred or thousand years may have passed on the planet you left behind. 1a) Kepler 11 is NOT the closest system. based on the stellar density within 50 light years of earth, by projecting the frequency of earth size planets detected by the kepler mission to date, we can state...

    Solar Home Lighting

    Harvey Said:i want to give solar lighting to my small home with 3 bulbs and one plug.how much its cost.is it available?We Answered:Make sure if you are using solar for lighting, the light bulbs are either CFL or LED bulbs. Traditional incandescent bulbs use far too much electricity to make it reasonable. You have 2 basic choices. You can use DC bulbs, and use a solar panel, a charge controller to control charging the battery, and a battery. (DC bulbs - http://www.altestore.com/store/Lighting-… DC bulbs are more expensive, but an easier setup. Or if you want to...

    Solar Home Lights

    Stephen Said:solar lights for home use .?We Answered:its very good bcause u can save money and energy too. there are so many things that could wprk with solar power like .solar water heater,lights,cooking range ,and most of the electrically worgking articles. in india these things get in a very cheaper rates without any dought in their qualities.Margaret Said:ok, let me make it clearer, what light can you use to charge solar lights? Besides the sun.?We Answered:depends on the tech of the power cells. I'd suggest something like a "warm" bulb rather than a "cool" bulb (more orange light than blue) and...

    Solar Home Off Grid

    Justin Said:I live in Tennessee and have a 2000 sq. ft. home and want to go solar. I want off grid as much as possible!?We Answered:Get proposals from several companies, and talk to several references for each before you choose one. Get lists of clients from each and you choose whom to call, not the contractors....

    Solar Home Panel

    Carl Said:If my solar panel is to replace my roof, does it make my home less hot?We Answered:From a purely theoretical standpoint, the solar energy that your panels convert to electricity can't make your house hotter. From a practical standpoint, the solar panels will shade the roof somewhat, especially if they are mounted on some kind of support a couple of inches above the roof plane. Hard to say how much of an effect this would have....

    Solar Home Panels

    Annie Said:Can I hook up a series of solar panels directly to a home power circuit?We Answered:NO! You need special equipment to make any hook up to the electrical system. Solar panels are direct current or DC and your electrical service is alternating current or AC. You would need inverters and phase matching equipment to make those kinds of connections. For a Photovoltaics system to work properly you will need batteries for storage, wiring to handle the system amperage , inverters, phase converters, and fairly large arrays of solar panels to make the system worth while.Andre Said:how much does solar panels...

    Solar Home Plan

    Gilbert Said:How much can I plan on spending on solar screens for my new home?We Answered:That would largely depend on the size and number of windows. A local window treatment contractor should be willing to give you a free estimate. These guys are good in my location but there should be someone similar where you live. www.3day.com...

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    Jennie Said:Why did Bob Barr praise Al Gore? Can you believe Barr said Gore energy plans were very good?We Answered:Funny, next time buy stock in a solar power company that works in the sunshine state or any other southwest state. They are doing more business and growing faster than they can handle....

    Solar Home Power System

    Paula Said:Has anyone come up with a home power system using solar "trough" technology?We Answered:Hey Scott, the short answer is no, I'll explain why. Solar Trough arrays have been around for quite a long time. The ones being built today are used to make steam to run a turbine, which spins a generator to make electricity. Some of the larger fields actually heat oil to 600 degrees C, which then runs through a heat exchanger to boil water. This allows the solar trough to collect heat from a larger area using a smaller collector and less...

    Solar Home Power Systems

    Kirk Said:How do I make home made power?We Answered:Wind generators and solar panels can be expensive, and can take years before they pay for themselves. Often it uses so much CO2 to make a solar panel or wind generator that they can actually increase your carbon foot print, not reduce it. I've found that the best way to create home made power is from home made equipment, it's actually surprisingly straight forward and a fraction of the cost. I used this guide: http://tinyurl.com/ljyok7 to create a simple wind generator which has seen my energy costs drastically reduced.Stacy...

    Solar Home Power

    Pearl Said:whats the range of tempretures you will get from a home made solar power oven?We Answered:not sure but our class once tried it and we put the solar oven out for about 4 to 5 hours and the bread dough cooked and so did the tomato gravy and the rice and the temperature that day was about 30 degreees celsius...

    Solar Home Products

    Jacob Said:how do i make a solar car with home products?We Answered:You can't solar arrays require expensive machines and special chemicals to manufacturer. Electric motors also are difficult to manufacturer. But you can buy these fairly cheaply, if your scale is small. If you intend to make it drivable on the highway, then this is a major project....

    Solar Home Project

    Darrell Said:Solar Power-related question!!?We Answered:1. How do professionals do it? No clue. 2. What is involved? Depends. Do you want solar power to provide heat only, or electricity also? Generally you have to position a bank of solar collectors that will effectively gather the energy and then distribute it to the house. I don't think that solar cells produce AC at 60 Hz. More likely DC. If producing electricity from solar, then you wire it into the house wiring upstream from a circuit breaker panel. Since the solar generated electricity may not be...

    Solar Home Review

    Jack Said:Land use albedo, take two?We Answered:Albedo is indeed a dimensionless number - it's energy out divided by energy in. It doesn't matter to the calculation what happens to the energy that stays with the planet. Energy absorbed can show up as immediately or it can be bound in a chemical reaction, as in photosynthesis. When chemically bound, the energy is not detectable as heat, it will only show up that way if the chemical reaction is reversed - as in burning or metabolism. About 1-2% of the light hitting a cornfield gets used photosynthetically to turn CO2 into biomass. That 1-2%...

    Solar Home Solutions

    Dale Said:Looking for mobile solar power solution?We Answered:there are solar panels out there are produce 12 volts. I have one. It cost me 100 bucks. You can buy that in Scientific (if i remember right). All you have to do is look for the power rating you want. Also remember that the power rating is at max power. So if you want to get 1 volt then you should look for something that is around 8 volts and use a circuit board to reduce the energy to 1 volt other wise you will blow up the...

    Solar Home System Cost

    Todd Said:i want to setup solar system in my home.so please suggest to me, how can i purchase it and how much its cost.?We Answered:The 1st step is to look into any building codes that may apply. They may have certain things you can and cannot do. Then you have to figure out how much power you use on average. But the costs can range from $8000 to $20,000(usd) depending on the size you want or need. This does not include installation or permits....

    Solar Home System Design

    Geraldine Said:I am having trouble, could you help with my home work?We Answered:go here: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/prof… Earth's Moon: Facts & Figures Discovered By Known by the Ancients Date of Discovery Unknown Average Distance from Earth Metric: 384,400 km English: 238,855 miles Scientific Notation: 3.84400 x 105 km (0.00257 A.U.) By Comparison: 0.00257 x Earth's Distance from the Sun Perigee (closest) Metric: 363,300 km English: 225,700 miles Scientific Notation: 3.633 x 105 km (0.00243 A.U.) By Comparison: 0.00247 x Earth's Distance from the Sun Apogee (farthest) Metric: 405,500 km English: 252,000 miles Scientific Notation: 4.055 x 105 km (0.00271 A.U.) By Comparison: 0.00267 x Earth's Distance from the Sun Equatorial Radius Metric: 1737.4 km English: 1079.6 miles Scientific Notation: 1.734 x 103 km By Comparison:...

    Solar Home System

    Michelle Said:How to install a solar panel to your home system? Ridieo is especially welcome.?We Answered:There are 4 components: 1. Solar panels - This is the bulk of the cost. There are many companies and the prices can vary. Just make sure your panels are UL Listed and have a 20-25 year warranty. They come in different sizes, from 175w to 280w. The main thing you should focus on is the price per watt. Then you can decide which specific panels you should go with. 2. Inverter - The inverter converts the DC electricity from the panels...

    Solar Home Systems

    Cassandra Said:solar home system?We Answered:I'm 50-50, so it's really serious. thanks for caring for the environment we too are in the process of installing solar cells to power our electrical needs. But you have to inquire yourself. Here is the site: http://www.sunpowercorp.com/ you can also listen to a radio program about kalikasan-kaunlaran, aired every wednesday on DZRH 666am 6:30 -7:30 pm and can win in its contest.There is also a worldwide contest with a total prize of U.S.$ 2 million aired there sponsored by Holcim Foundation http://www.holcimfoundation.org/ check it out. another environmental radio program is aired on DWBL every sunday from 8...

    Solar Home Tour

    Ken Said:why hasn't Spielberg made a sequel to 'Close Encounters?'?We Answered:He is smart. Every movie, no matter how good it is, should not have a sequel or prequel.Jeanne Said:Foreign oil or newer technologies?We Answered:We could be off foreign oil within a couple years with technology already available (without drilling in ANWR) while creating millions of US jobs and saving billions of dollars, but someone is getting rich off keeping things the way they are now. With over a trillion $ spent in Iraq so far and $700 billion going out for oil imports each year the government...

    Solar Home Use

    June Said:why doesn't your home use solar, wind or other renewable energies?We Answered:Mine does. I have solar electric panels, solar water heating panels, and a wind generator. Before those all went in, my electric bills were about $400 per month, now I pay $0 per month, and often get a credit for the extra electricity I sell back to the power company. "green" energy is not only better for the environment, it makes good financial sense, too!...

    Solar Home Value

    Darrell Said:Impact of solar panels on resale value in Pennsylvania.?We Answered:I'd recommend talking to a real estate agent. It could raise or lower your home's value. It could raise it from an energy saving standpoint. But it could also lower it from an eyesore standpoint. The one housing complex I was in wouldn't even allow solar panels on the houses from an eyesore standpoint. So first I would start off by checking with the housing development, they may have rules that you can't even put them on your house. Then I'd check with a...

    Solar Homes Canada

    Charlene Said:solar energy question!?We Answered:Depending upon the size of your home, it could cost as much as $50,000 to convert all of your home energy needs over to solar. As a result, you will need to live in the home for many years before it pays you back. There are govt rebates, but not enough to put a significant dent in your investment. You can get away with it if you are living in an area where people are LOOKING for green homes...ie SeattleSam Said:Solar Energy Question!!?We Answered:In all honesty if you completely switched to your own solar power you...

    Solar Homes Design

    Ken Said:Who should design my green/eco friendly home 30 Ml west of Portland, OR?We Answered:ask local architects for recommendations...it won't cost a dime. they are professional and you can interview them to check their experience. BTW, sheetrock?Susan Said:Where can I learn/help design wind mills and alternative energy systems.?We Answered:http://www.scoraigwind.com/ Good starting place...

    Solar Homes For Sale

    Kathy Said:Has anyone seen these types of screens on the windows of houses in NY?We Answered:I have seen a similar product here in San Diego. Hard to break into? Doubtful. But they do offer a minimal improvement for energy savings.Cheryl Said:has anyone saw a Business in NY that does sales for solar screens like these on this link?We Answered:Hey cute, I understand that you are concern about your electric bill. Few months ago, a friend of mine told me how he saves on his electricity at his home and business. I followed his advice and now I...

    Solar Homes Plans

    Darren Said:Wind and Solar power, I need to generate electrical power for my home. Who has the best most complete plans?We Answered:You can do this yourself, but if you want to tie into the electrical grid, it is recommended that you hire an installer. This is a great article on how to choose the right renewable energy for you: http://howto.altestore.com/Getting-Start… From there, you need to assess your electric loads so that you can accurately size your system. Here is an excellent load calculator: http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato… Then, you need to find an installer and do research on incentives and tax credits. For certified installers,...

    Solar Hot Water Heater

    Ruth Said:how do I construct a solar hot water heater?We Answered:sure... you can hook up as many as you want.Lillie Said:Do you know how to make a solar hot water heater that could be hooked up to an existing hot water tank?We Answered:Easy. Go to www.motherearthnews.com. They have back issue archives on line that give very specific information on how to do this. Plus they will also list other sources for information. You can also use this same system for hot water to heat the house.John Said:Can I create a cheap but effective solar hot water heater for bathing using my...

    Solar Hot Water Systems

    Tara Said:Customer comments on Rinnai or Solarhart solar hot water systems.?We Answered:The best. http://www.noritz.com/professionals/prod…Freddie Said:How efficient are solar hot water systems?We Answered:since you live up north, you'll need a 4 panel solar thermal system with at least 108 gallon tank. Not only will you be taking care of your domestic hot water, but you should put a hot water heat coil (looks like a radiator) in your duct to preheat your air. the equipment and labor will cost the installer roughly $6,000, a max of $7,000. thats with the heat coil. now, whatever they tack on to...

    Solar Hot Water

    Tony Said:If I install a Solar hot water system will my gas bill be significantly reduced?We Answered:My system has reduced my propane consumption by 15-20% but I still have a propane system for times when the sun is not available (morning showers). It works out to roughly a yearly savings of $150-$200. For a system that cost $2000 to install and requires yearly maintenance the pay-back will be roughly 10-20 years. Most people will find that improved sealing of a home to prevent loss of heat and additional attic insulation to be the most cost effective addition to their homes. The sealing is...

    Solar House Design

    Nicole Said:Help Please: Science:The Principles of Passive Solar Design: How to keep a shoebox house cooler in summer?We Answered:Small, high windows; shade trees; wide overhangs and . Thermal chimneys and plenums are good too, but I don't know how you'd demonstrate them with a shoebox. Window tinting is simply making the glass of a window darker to limit the sunlight that passes through it.Geraldine Said:building a solar powered house?We Answered:Solar cells come in different sizes, you can buy photovoltaic roof tiles, or in large panels, that attach onto a normal roof. Specific architect design is your choice if you do use an architet...

    Solar House Energy

    Audrey Said:How do I figure out how much Solar Energy I will need to convert my house to solar energy?We Answered:Yes, you need to look at your annual electrical usage. Not the dollar amount but the KWH used. Then you need to know what your peak usage has been. (the highest month) It would also be good to know what the usage is during the month with the least available sunlight (insolation) Last you need to guess how your future usage may increase. Using an electric car or electric heating will reduce the payback...

    Solar House Kits

    Judith Said:Walkway lights - LED but NOT SOLAR? Is there such thing?We Answered:Hi there-don't know where you live, but if the latitude is similar to mine at least half the year a working person never sees their landscape in daylight. Lighting is a powerful addition and well worth an investment. Low voltage is the only way to go...sorry. Anything else will become landscape trash. A few years ago a new law came into being where landscapers, homeowners can not set up the transformers for low voltage. A licensed electrician must be employed. There was some loop...

    Solar House Panels

    Hector Said:Does anyone have any fundraising ideas so I can buy several solar panels for our house?We Answered:Yard sale/ebay Sell your blood (or a kidney). Lemonaide stand. Sell house. Move to one with solar panels already installed.Terri Said:If you live in an existing or newly built 3-bedroom house in the Midwest, can you install solar panels on the ?We Answered:To supply your appliances, almost certainly. To heat and cool your house would probably take more energy than solar panels could effectively provide, unless your your house is freakishly insulated, like buried underground one story, no windows, and with foot-thick insulation all around. How much it...

    Solar House Plans

    Pedro Said:I plan to build a new house and hoped to have it fully solar powered.?We Answered:Take a look at your electric bill and see how many kilowatt hours (kwh) a month you buy. If you were to size the solar system based on your current use, that would be the number to use in a solar calculator http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato… However, if you are having a new house built, make sure it is as energy efficient as possible to try to reduce that number a lot. Spending the money in reducing your usage is a much better use...

    Solar House Power System

    Morris Said:solar power system?We Answered:If you live in Canada... Canadian Tire sells both solar and wind power equipment, they also sell the batteries and power inverters needed for the install. You must inform your electric company of the install. If their is a power failure in the grid, they must be aware of additional power sources that may feed the affected areas. You can visit websites such as... www.cansolair.com www.sunvoltssolar.com www.edenenergy.com Hope this helped!Jenny Said:What is the cost to install Geothermal heating system in Alberta? Also, Solar Energy & Wind power to my house?We Answered:Great to think green energy for your home, I want to suggest...

    Solar House Power

    Emily Said:How many solar panels do I need for my house? Power company says I used 20 Kwh per month.?We Answered:Double check your electric bill, if you have a fridge, there is no way that is correct. A fridge would use around 60kwh / month. Once you are sure of your actual monthly usage, put it in a calculator like this http://www.altestore.com/store/calculato… to determine how many watts you need. If 20kwh/month is correct, you'd only need one solar panel and a micro inverter. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pan… and http://www.altestore.com/store/Inverters…Tina Said:How do I go about getting my house solar powered?We...

    Solar House System

    Clara Said:How many moons and planets can you name in our Solar System that might house life?We Answered:Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Jupiter's moons, and Saturn's moons....

    Solar Hydrogen Home

    Terrance Said:Is there a device on the market powered by hydrogen......?We Answered:Yep. You want "hydrogen fuel cells". They take hydrogen and oxygen and combine them into water, releasing electrical current in the process. They're very expensive, though. Here's a website that seems to be selling them. Be careful, though, i can't guarentee that they're the real thing. http://www.fuelcellstore.com/products.ht… Here's some fuel cell related websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_cell http://science.howstuffworks.com/fuel-ce… You could also burn hydrogen to power what's called a "stirling engine" This would probably be even more expensive, and less efficient, than the fuel cell though.Deborah Said:Why can't we switch to hydrogen???We Answered:Several reasons. 1) Where to get the hydrogen. 2) No...

    Solar Inverter For Home

    Margaret Said:Where can I find the schematics for an inverter (DC to AC)?We Answered:odds are, that you would be beter off buying a manufactued device, dc to ac inverters are very complicated and have many different circuits. not only that, but for you to make something that can invert that much power would need an extreme amount of skill to to get the proper components. I would recomend geting a manufactured model from marine purposes perhaps. Some companies should offer custom built electronics....

    Solar Inverters For Home

    Tara Said:Can anyone recommend a inverter they currently use in their home for solar?We Answered:if you are going to attempt to run a 4 ton a/c unit on batteries you might wish to rethink this whole solar scheme .a few facts :a 4 ton unit will draw a constant 36 amps (give or take 8.75 amps )depending upon the ambient temp (4500 watts @125 volts )and half of that for 250 volts ,thats your running current then there is the starting surge which can go as high as 12 times the running load (54000 watts at 125 volts) this kind...

    Solar Kits For Home

    Heidi Said:A Question for Builders or practical people?We Answered:Since I don't live in Oz, and cannot really contribute anything helpful as far as the pros and cons, I am just going to throw out my opinion. I looked up several places which do steel kit homes in Australia, and I can honestly say I think they are really, really neat. If I could get a home like that here in the US, I would probably go with one, since the price is so good for what you are getting. I don't know if the recession which is affecting the US has...

    Solar Kits For Homes

    Carole Said:home security SYSTEMS?We Answered:Wireless alarm systems are now just as reliable as hard wired systems. It used to be that wireless systems were subject to interference from outside sources, but now, with advanced technology, they use unique frequencies to avoid this. Your wireless system (box) will have to be connected to an electrical outlet, but will have a back-up battery. Most wireless sensors now use lithium batteries, which last 7-10 years. Below is a link to an article comparing hardwired vs. wireless systems. Good luck!Walter Said:How well are you or your family prepared for...

    Solar Light For Home

    Josephine Said:Solar Lanterns for sale?We Answered:neat-o....

    Solar Lighting For Home

    Dan Said:I think the contruction workers across the street stoled my brad new solar lights. what shall I do?We Answered:Go to the Police Dept and file a report and tell them your suspicions.Jamie Said:12 volt lighting for Home?We Answered:Just not very realistic. You're talking about 120W. of incandescent light for an entire house. It's about enough for one large room. A refrigerator will draw about 800W. while running, a microwave or toaster 1200-1500W....

    Solar Lights For Home

    Ross Said:860 watts is what im putting out of my home made solar sytem?We Answered:You should average about 5 kilowatt/hours on a sunny day. One day's charge will run a 100 watt light for 50 hours! (minus the loss due to conversion efficiency). Your batteries (if they are in good condition) should store about 25-30 amp/hours each (an amp/hour is about the same as running a 100 watt light for an hour). So with two batteries (50 amp/hours), you could have a great party (1,500 watts, if you've got a big enough converter, for three hours in...

    Solar Log Home

    Carmen Said:Can an immersion heater be added to a hot water tank which doesn't currently have?We Answered:Look at the top of the hot water cylinder, is there a 2.25" threaded plug in the top?? If so you have to remove it to fit an immersion heater, then you have to install wiring from your CU and control/isolator switches, earth bonding, and heat resistant butyl rubber interconnection. If there is no plug in the cylinder a flange will have to be fitted, which may or may not be possible depending on the design of the cylinder which I...

    Solar Mobile Home

    Jorge Said:Will a (properly) grounded Mobile Home act as an effective?We Answered:It depends of what "properly" means. If you use common safety standards for electrical installations, then the answer would be negative. On the other hand, a "properly grounding" might refer to one contemplating such posibilities, which is difficult, but doable. In fact, there's a chance that the above installation could work as a Faraday Cage. The elements to take into account are the intensity, the frequency of the signal and how "truly ground" the ground is (ideally, it would have to be an enormous perfect conductor)....

    Solar Mobile Homes

    Tommy Said:do the solar windowscreens really work?We Answered:when i bought my house the inspector noticed that it had solar screens and made a comment like they help to reduce the heat in the house as well keep out some if the glare.but in a trailer house I'm not sure the cost of installing them would pay off very fast.maybe the combo of solar screens and blinds may help over the long haul if you plan on staying there for 10 to 15 yrs.Dora Said:what are solar panels?We Answered:It's a device that somehow collects energy from the sun, probably through the...

    Solar Panel At Home

    Tiffany Said:how do i make a solar panel at home?We Answered:There's a fabulous site that has lots of build it yourself solar projects. http://www.builditsolar.com/ This is not to be confused with those scam sites promising to power your house for $200, avoid those at all costs. Build it Solar has projects for solar water heating that would be perfect for you....

    Solar Panel Best

    Julia Said:Which type of solar panel is best, polycrystalline or monocrystaline?We Answered:there is hardly a difference, so just pick at random!! if there is a minute difference then it will only be about 1wFranklin Said:If you wanted, lets say, to power a flat 30''-50" screen T.V, what kind of solar panel would work best?We Answered:You need one that supports the max wattage of your TV, say 300-500 Watts. You need also an inverter....

    Solar Panel Business

    Julia Said:Solar Panel Business Question?We Answered:The cost of oil is going to remain high from now on. All alternative energy solutions will be reasonably good business opportunities. In the near future, I expects the feds to legislate either passive or solar construction requirements.Ruby Said:Is a Florida based solar panel business capable and profitable within the next 2 years?We Answered:I think it's a great idea!!! With all the attention turned to finding new energy sources I think that the business will flourish. Brilliant!!! The US needs innovators not that this is a new idea but just the mere fact...

    Solar Panel Calculator

    Kathy Said:Can i use a solar panel from a calculator to make a laser communicator?We Answered:NoCharlene Said:what can i do with a calculator solar panel?We Answered:It wouldnt be worth your time really to try and hook it to a psp. You would have to build a circuit to match the voltage of the solar panel with the voltage of the psp. one of the few things i can think of would be a model windmill that used a very small solar panel to turn a very small motor attached to the rotor on the windmill. If you want a solar panel...

    Solar Panel Company

    Jeanne Said:Where can i learn how to start a solar panel company? in Southern California?We Answered:Here is a link to an entrepreneur opportunity in solar installation. Good Luck!Alfredo Said:where can i learn how to start a solar panel company?We Answered:There is a company in Florida called Solar inovations. Give them a jingle. There looking to push there product.Eugene Said:What do you think about investing in a solar panel company?We Answered:This sector has been "hot" for over a year (where have you been). It's very volatile. Be very careful.Set "stops" but give yourself "wiggle room". Don't get involved...

    Solar Panel Cost

    Ray Said:How much would a 12" x 12" solar panel cost, and how much electricity will it run?We Answered:Not an easy answer, but here's an example: http://www.spheralsolar.com/kyoceraks10s… This panel is about 12"x12" and as you can see it is a 10 watt panel. So if it were oriented directly at the sun, and sun was high in the sky, it would generate 10 watts. This is just an example, there are many different kinds and wattages. What would it run? It could run a lamp with a Compact Fluorescent Light bulb in it, which is usually about 10...

    Solar Panel Discount

    Edward Said:Should all Hawaii residence have a solar panels for their electicity and water heater?We Answered:Water heater is a big yes. Electricity is a maybe. The local electric company has to be able to balance the solar with reliable sources of power. When most people think of solar they don't think of the expensive batteries and noisy inverter that is required to store the power. Without long term storage the electric company would get hit with big swings in power need as people switched from solar to the grid and back again as storms moved overhead. To handle this rapid...

    Solar Panel Efficiency

    Becky Said:Would mounting solar panels on windmills increase their efficiency?We Answered:Why would you do such a thing. To collect the solar energy you will have to transport the power to a central location. This is much more difficult when the collector is rotating on a hub. The top of the windmill is very small for a collection point and the amount of power would be relatively small. Enough to run the computers in the windmill maybe but not enough to provide large scale power.Tammy Said:Effect of temperature on efficiency of solar panels?We Answered:The higher the temperature,...

    Solar Panel For Home Electricity

    Danielle Said:How to prepare solar panels?We Answered:Unfortunately, there isn't a way to make your own cheap and reliable photovoltaic (solar electric) panels today. Be cautious of sites that suggest you can power your entire house with just $200 of homemade panels. Here is an analysis: http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.php You could make your own solar water heater, and poasibly save money that way. You could pay a professional to install solar panels for you, and it might actually save money in the long run, depending on where you live. But the up-front investment is usually on the order of $10,000....

    Solar Panel For Home Use

    Jesus Said:I am looking for a solar panel that I want to set up for my home electric, is it okay for self making?We Answered:Good you take the first step to environment save, suggest you to visit some solar panels provider for more information.Jennifer Said:how we can make the electicity that came from solar panel useful for daily use at home?We Answered:Most people are using a grid-tied inverter. The inverter converts DC solar panel output to AC power at line voltage and frequency. Grid-tied inverters can be connected directly to your normal house wiring and can send any extra power...

    Solar Panel For Home

    Alma Said:we are solar panel manufactory .we make solar panel .home ups ..power inverter .where can i find distribute?We Answered:advertise in solar magazines like Home Power (USA), another one is Solar Today, I thinkDawn Said:can anyone tell me how to make a home solar panel?We Answered:FYI, this site is showing a DIY solar electricity project: http://www.mdpub.com/SolarPanel/index.ht… Some additional information can be found at http://solarcost.org Good luck! arcoix...

    Solar Panel For Homes

    Edith Said:I have a qeustion about solar panels?We Answered:I"m not sure where you are getting the numbers of 100kW, they are not correct. To offset the use of 3 computers running 8 hours a day, you'd need about a 1.5kW system. If you are looking to stay on the electric grid, and just generate the amount you use for them, then that will cost about $8k for the equipment. You can see a grid-tied package at http://www.altestore.com/store/Kits-and-… If you are looking to be completely self sufficient and off the electric grid, you need batteries to store the power...

    Solar Panel For House

    Steven Said:solar panel housing, what should i use...?We Answered:plywood and plexiglassShawn Said:Would a solar panel for every house be a stimulus help package?We Answered:Nope. The panels are too expensive and produce too little electricity to be a realistic energy source for homes. I considered a solar power setup for my home last summer. In order to produce $76 worth of energy a month I would have had to pay $23,000 (and this is including a $12,000 subsidy funded by the taxpayers). This system simply could not generate enough electricity during its expected lifetime to pay for its installation costs....

    Solar Panel For Houses

    Javier Said:Does anyone know of a good place to start for solar panel financing in Northern California?We Answered:If you reside in SMUDS ( Sacramento municaple utility district ), they will finance all grid tied solar projects at 9% intrest. If you are outside thier service area, I would 1st go to www.dsireusa.org, follow the links and see what city, county, or state programs are available for your area. Finally on the free market, there is Clean Power Finance and GEO smart to name a couple. If you strike out, leave me a comment at my blog at http://www.solarmandan.com. and...

    Solar Panel For The Home

    Alan Said:What is the best and most efficiente type of solar panel for the home ?We Answered:The best and most efficient are the ones that are the most expensive. That is the bottom line. There are essentially three manufacturing technologies commercially available for the manufacturing of solar panels. The cheapest ones are about half as efficient as the most expensive ones. Just depends on how much you want to spend.Joy Said:need solar panel for my home where can i get them in chennai or india?We Answered:It is not so simple to answer. How much UNIT(KWH) you need daily,...

    Solar Panel For Your Home

    Jack Said:Going solar for my home, I have ?s, and only want answers from people that have it in your home.?We Answered:I don't have them in my home, if no-one else on here can answer then I might be the best you'll get :/ I've done a little research on solar panels (we developed CdTe rather than Silicon but we worked with other lab groups that do use silicon). Most solar panels will degrade slightly with time (a common cause is because solar cells rely on a junction, and thermal energy jiggles about the atoms and can mix up your dopants...

    Solar Panel Government

    Victoria Said:What do you think of the Chinese government heavily subsidizing solar panel manufacturing?We Answered:I think they feel certain that a whole bunch of stupid Americans will run out and waste good money on crappy Chinese made solar panels.Tyrone Said:is there a government sponsored solar panel trial program for people who would like to participate(small scaleWe Answered:Nope. My sister had a $65,000 ($45,000 with tax breaks) system installed in her home in San Diego. I did the math and pointed out that the system will never produce $45,000 worth of electricity during its expected lifetime.Kent Said:Which country's government awards its...

    Solar Panel Home Installation

    Elaine Said:What is the definition of "provide electricity for the residence"?We Answered:There's nothing "vague" about "provides electricity to the residence." Your original question asked if solar accent lights were eligible for the credit. They clearly are not since the photo cells on those lights do not provide electric power to the residence. Whether your home is connected to the electric grid is irrelevant to the qualification for the credit. The intent is to partially reimburse the cost of alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, and fuel cell. Demonstration homes have been built that are...

    Solar Panel Home Kits

    Daniel Said:Can you add a generator to an electric vehicle to create regeneration?We Answered:If you take the gasoline engine out of a hybrid and replace it with an electric motor what is going to power the electric motor? Regenerative braking? I don't think so. The question you should ask yourself is: What's going to power these electric motors you talk about? Remember all machines (motors are machines) have losses. They are not now nor will they ever be 100% efficient. Think of machines as a black box. (Energy out) = (Energy in) - (losses) The energy in may be in the form of steam and...

    Solar Panel Home Made

    Grace Said:on Extreme Makeover a kid made a solar panel it looked to be made out of coffie cans. how do you make this.?We Answered:I didn't see that TV show, but i suspect the kid made some kind of solar heater. You can go to www.solarcooking.org to learn how to build your own solar oven. You can also go to Youtube and search "solar water heater" to see demonstrations of how people made various water heaters out of common materials. Maybe Youtube will also have demos of how to make your own windmill. It might work - are you in...

    Solar Panel Home

    Samantha Said:has anybody actually installed a solar panel in their home?We Answered:I assume you want to generate a portion of your energy needs, not the whole thing. You can start with a small grid tied system for under $4000. However, depending on your usage and where you are, it may only produce a tiny percentage of what you buy. Take a look at this small package at http://www.altestore.com/store/Kits-and-… Grab your electric bill and see how many kilowatt hours, or kWh you buy a month. A small system like this one may only produce about 25kwh a month....

    Solar Panel Homes

    Jamie Said:I have refrigerator grills like the ones shown INSIDE. Can I use then to make Solar Panel.?We Answered:You could. But keep in mind that the amount of heat that it can absorb is a function of the surface area exposed to sunlight. The condenser coil that you show would not be very effective. Edit: The only way you could possibly generate electricity with those condenser is to heat water or some other fluid. There would be a copuple of methods after that. But none are going to be able to generate much. As I said, insufficient area to absorb sunlight....

    Solar Panel House

    Nellie Said:building a solar panel for green house,how do i keep paint on glass?We Answered:Check out this site for great directions: http://www.wikihow.com/Paint-on-Glass-and-Have-a-Smooth-Finished-Effect Good Luck...

    Solar Panel Houses

    Charlie Said:how much hydrogen could a standard solar panel (like ones used on houses) produce in one day?We Answered:Yeah I tried this years ago. One panel won't do anything at all. You need more power more cells to get it to split the water.Billie Said:how much is solar panel for houses cost?We Answered:they are very expensive and there is a savings over along long time, and there are alot of downs to them, ex battery backup when sun is not bright for daysJoshua Said:How many houses can be powered by a solar panel producing 9 kwh/m^2/day?We Answered:you don't say how big the...

    Solar Panel Info

    Dan Said:What info do I need to find out how long it will take for a solar panel to recharge a battery?We Answered:Battery could be 500 amp-hours, but that is a very large battery. A large auto battery is about 70–100 amp-hours. Or the 500 amps could be a max current rating, and have nothing to do with capacity. How big is it physically? If it is ordinary car battery size, I'd say it is 70 amp hours. If it really is 500 amp-hours, and the panel delivers 60W / 15v = 4 amps (it takes 15 volts to charge...

    Solar Panel Information

    Curtis Said:Do you have information about a solar and wind generator combo?We Answered:You can build a system that consists of solar panels and a wind powered gererator. In this case you can use whatever windmill you like and whatever solar panels you like. try: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=solar+p… And: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=wind+ge…Duane Said:how to hook up a solar panel directly to meter without using batteries?We Answered:you need to purchase an Inverter which converts the DC from the panels to AC. The inverters are fairly pricey so check around. A good inverter will have a 10 year warranty. The panels have a 25 year...

    Solar Panel Installation

    Christopher Said:sample letter to homeowners association requesting solar panel installation on my home?We Answered:If it might be controversial, I suggest asking the individual members of the board informally whether you can discuss it with them, first. Ultimately, this sort of thing is won one vote at a time. It wouldn't hurt to plant the idea with a few of your neighbors, too. Ask them what they think of the idea - that will give you a chance to explain how great it will be. As for the letter, it doesn't matter that much if you've lobbied the board...

    Solar Panel Installers

    Stanley Said:What Solar Technology improvements are coming in the next year?We Answered:It is hard to know what will be hitting the market within a year's time. I will list below some of the companies that are the most exciting that are working on new technologies. Your solar installer friend is probably right that within one year things will not be a great deal different. Within that time frame I think there is a good chance that we will start to see thin film solar companies starting to ship in volume. The big promise of thin-film is the reduction in cost...

    Solar Panel Kits For Home

    Kristina Said:How to build your own wind or solar power!?We Answered:You Can Build A Wind Generator from you home as little as $100 just click on the link or copy and paste in your browers for more info on wind generator http://rbagent.windplans.hop.clickbank.net?tid=wind1&gid=&yid=&ex= hope this helps you in your matter richard...

    Solar Panel Kits

    Herbert Said:Are you familier with the Power4Home solar panel kit and wind generator? I know it's just info is it any good?We Answered:Many of the build it yourself sites are offering a very generic booklet that does not contain useful information. You can read a great review of one of them at http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.php Excerpt from their review: "The gist of their claims is this: * Get cheap broken or used solar cells on e-bay. They show screen prints of auctions starting at 99 cents but all you e-bayers know that the prices gets bid up considerably. Solder it...

    Solar Panel Manufacturers

    Harry Said:Solar energy and oligopolies?We Answered:To briefly answer your question, I would say no in my humble opinion. I have included some links below to help address your question. Two things I would think about, however, when discovering the answer to your question: A) What factors make a market oligopolistic? B) When does a market become oligopolistic? Good luck...Juanita Said:Wind and Solar power generation......?We Answered:As far as solar power is concerned please visit http://www.globalsolarcenter.com/ We can provide you with an accurate solar panel installation quote free of charge. The quote will also include all the information you need regarding eligible tax...

    Solar Panel Photovoltaic

    Heather Said:Are you proud of Al Gore for putting solar panels on his house?We Answered:His whole argument on global warming is a joke. As soon as they included buying carbon credits to offset energy use, I knew it was a fraud. We all want to be energy independent, that is what we should be working on, not making up ways to collect money. Alternative energy and reducing pollution is a good cause, but don't use fear and control to get your way....

    Solar Panel Prices

    Lillie Said:How much solar panel would be needed to power a large house?We Answered:There are a lot of factors to consider, like how much sun your area gets, how much energy your home consumes, etc. I did a rough calculation yesterday that for my home, I would need to cover about one-fifth of my roof area with solar panels to provide most of my home energy needs. I have a 1,200 square foot home which consumes about 3,000 kWh per year of energy, and I live in a pretty sunny area (north-central California).Fred Said:can anyone who lives near a solar...

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    Anita Said:Does heat pump works well here in Southern California? I need a electrical heater for swimming pool?We Answered:I hope you are getting the biggest solar system you can afford. I did, and am eternally grateful. As you can imagine, the cost per kW of generating capacity goes down as the size goes up. For a heat pump, you could consider the type of system usually installed for ground source. Some of these depend on water from the ground, pumped through a heat exchanger. In your case, you could use the pool water., circulating it past the...

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    Leslie Said:Can anyone give me approximate costs for converting an old school bus to an RV?We Answered:Who can tell? There's too much to figure. Things usually cost more when time comes to getting the work done. Maybe you should consider another route.Jeremy Said:What type of solar panel is this?We Answered:these are older panels, but should be equivalent to current productions with a slight degrading for their age. a solar panel, after all, is only an unregulated battery (when the sun is out). the 110 probably refers to the panel wattage rating. most panels of this sort...

    Solar Panel System

    Stanley Said:How do I buy an affordable solar panel system for my home?We Answered:I hate to sound like a commercial but I found a company that provides you with the components and you pay for the service... similar to the current electric companies but with a cheaper rate. Check it out http://www.powur.com/web/Tina Said:How does a solar panel system store energy?We Answered:Seems like your watts, volts and amps confusion has been handled. I'll tackle the headline question. Some solar panel systems store energy and some don't. One type of system has no storage capacity at all, hooks up directly to your...

    Solar Panel Systems For Homes

    Natalie Said:Is "Earth4Energy" worth buying? or is it a scam?We Answered:Total scam. There are a lot of fake review sites, that are actually put up by their own affiliates. Here is one of the few honest reviews that I've seen, aside from serious solar energy forums: http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.php The same information can be found on bittorrent sites for a free download if you search for "solar panel", it you're that curious.Eileen Said:Solar Panel Question!?We Answered:Yes a 2 kilowatt system will generate 6-7 kilowatt hours per day averaged out over the year. It does not matter whether your home is efficient, you will...

    Solar Panel Systems

    Clifton Said:Is there a good Solar Panel for a power outage emergency?We Answered:Here's portable back-up Solar power system for $1749. You can hook up additional flexible solar panels and option to connect inverter directly to your car lighter to charge for more power usage.Jo Said:do all solar panel systems require batteries or converters?We Answered:Pretty much any system to generate electricity for general use will have either batteries or a grid-tied inverter. That's the only way to get consistent power at night and when it's cloudy. For noncritical applications like water pumping, there might be some systems that skip the...

    Solar Paneling For Homes

    Patricia Said:PHILIPPINES: companies which install solar panels for homes?We Answered:Most of the listings on the Net were in the years 2007 and 2008, and so far I found only this Solar Electric Co (SOLARCO) 724 48 12, run by a certain Mr.Puckett. You might also try the Green Architecture Movement, United Architects of the Philippines, at 53 Scout Rallos, QC 4126364, 3721796, for better info. Costs may have come down from P70 thou and P60thou that they mentioned in 2007, but I am not sure. Solar panel manufacturing could still be in the infancy stage, although big players like the Lopez Group...

    Solar Panels At Home

    Janice Said:Can anyone talk me out of installing Solar Panels at home?We Answered:Sounds great BUT... that 8kw per day is pie in the sky, as it is probably based on 100% sunshine, and NO smog or smoke in the atmosphere. That's hard to achieve on a day to day basis anywhere in developed nations. Also, a %14,000 system bottom lining at only $2500 sounds incredible. Sure would hate to see you end up after it's all over finding out that half or more of the discounts and rebates being DENIED, and supplemental billings for cost overruns not anticipated, etc.,...

    Solar Panels Best

    Judith Said:What solar panels work the best?We Answered:depends on how many you want to buy, how much electricity you need, where you live because of the amount of sunlight you get, and some other factors. They are expensive to buy and have installed. The price goes up if you want batteries for storage so you have power when the sun goes down.Grace Said:How can I determine which solar panel options are best for me?We Answered:Whether yo buy or lease, if you install a large enough system, you could still a check from your utility company for what...

    Solar Panels Business

    Lena Said:How can I start a solar panel business?We Answered:Go to http://www.score.org/index.html and in the upper left hand corner, enter your zip code. On the next screen, you will find the SCORE chapter nearest you. Call them and arrange for a free meeting with a SCORE counselor. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC and has 389 chapters throughout...

    Solar Panels Commercial

    Gertrude Said:Can a small fridge be powered 24/7 by being covered in solar panels?We Answered:This sounds impractical, considering the way normal refrigerators are opened and closed many times a day. There are excellent insulating materials today, and it is possible to build a refrigerator-sized box that will keep ice solid for a month with no energy input at all, in shirtsleeve weather. All one would need to do is hook up a small cooling unit to such a box, and eventually it would reach refrigerator temperatures. That cooling unit could be powered by solar panels, and only a few...

    Solar Panels Companies

    Angela Said:what is the name of the company that produces solar panels for PG&E?We Answered:Go to findsolar.com.Jeffery Said:Wrong or right? Does the reduction of feed in tariff in Germany directly affect solar companies?We Answered:Tariffs increases on all imports for consumables directly affects the retail price. By reducing the Tariffs on imported goods would normally reduce the retail price for the consumer. Feed in tariffs from excess production of energy into the energy grid would also affect the consumer who purchase solar panels enabling them to gain cheaper alternative to mainstream power energy generated supply from another producer who owns the...

    Solar Panels Company

    Joan Said:What are some good names for a solar paneling company?We Answered:How about "Suncapture Solar Panels"...

    Solar Panels Cost

    Billie Said:How much do solar panels cost? how many would I need to power a 2100 sq/ft house, also?We Answered:Enough Solar Panels to go 100% solar in a house that size is incredibly expensive. I do not know the exact price, but I guarantee if you did some research you would not consider it. BUT if you connect yourself to the grid and let any surplus energy goto the city they are obliged to reimburse you, but only slightly, so you could get your money back. In a number of years, though. Oh, and I highly doubt you need a permit....

    Solar Panels Costs

    Bertha Said:What is the estimate of how long solar panels will last? How do you install solar panels? What's an estimateWe Answered:Go to www.alternativeenergy.com. They have alot of information that can help you. Its where I went when I bought my solar panels for my hunting camp. But panels do not last forever and there efficency wanes with time.Monica Said:How much does an acre of Solar Panels cost?We Answered:Depends on the technology you intend to utilize. Single crystal cells are quite expensive. Amorphous film panels are pennies per linear foot.Monica Said:Has anyone installed solar panels to their...

    Solar Panels Electricity

    Kathryn Said:how do solar panels make electricity?We Answered:Its a bit complicated but essentially the sunlight makes electrons jump around and create energy which is stored and converted for use. (thats not entirely accurate, but all you really need to know). As far as what you need to know for use, the panels use the sun to create energy. This energy is carried through your wiring to a converter or battery back up system in your home. I highly recommend that you search for a local professional to set this service up for you. Otherwise it can get complicated, costly and you...

    Solar Panels For A Home

    Maxine Said:ive been thinking about getting solar panels for my home. Is it a good idea i want to hear from you guys who?We Answered:We looked into that about 6 yrs ago when we built our home. The cost was astronomical. If I recall, something in the order of $90,000 for our 2200 sq ft ranch to go 80% off-the-grid. I like the idea of 'going green', but "green" often costs double, or even triple. You won't be "saving money" for at least 30+ years, and that's only if the costs of the panels remains stable. I would hope...

    Solar Panels For Business

    Deborah Said:How many kilo-watts can a typical solar panel produce in an hour?We Answered:You measure electrical energy in kilo-watt-hours. So for example, you might pay the power company $.14 per kilo-watt-hour. A typical panal might put out 100watts. So if you had 10 hours of sun, you could generate 1 killowatthour of energy in a day, worth about 14 cents.Jeanette Said:Should I buy solar panels?We Answered:Probably, however, depending on what your business does, solar panels can be a somewhat effective marketing strategy. Also you are helping the environment with your investment in solar panels. On a side note, I...

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    Tamara Said:Business Solar Panels?We Answered:There are a number of things that we would need to take a look at in order to price that out for you. Feel free to give me a call at 877-476-5739, ext. 106 and we can get something priced out for you....

    Solar Panels For Home Cost

    Barry Said:How much would it cost to have new insulation, solar panels and water heater?We Answered:For the insulation, decide what type you want, then search Home Depot's website for a price. For a solar hot water heater, if that's what you mean, call up a local Solar Installer. It will be in the neighborhood of $3-5k. If you mean solar electric panels, Southern California is one of the best places, due to the rebate structure of SoCal Edison, PLUS the new uncapped federal tax credit coming on-line next year. Again, you need to decide how much power you want to...

    Solar Panels For Home Electricity

    Bryan Said:Are you producing your own electricity in your home? If so, what are you using and are you satisfied with it?We Answered:Hey No Name, you've got some good responses here, but to address the core of your question, we have been running our home on wind and solar for 11 years now. We've made some changes over the years, had a few setbacks and malfunctions, but overall we are very happy with it. If you live in a place with full winter, your climate is probably like ours. Where we live, our solar resources are exceptional...

    Solar Panels For Home Use

    Vernon Said:Solar Panels?We Answered:It cost .7 per kWh here. I added up the cost of my system and I insalled it will take me almost 40 years to get my money back. I should be dead by then. Maybe I will sell the house and make it back becaue it does increase the value of a home. I just went in to a 2 page posting on how to wild guess what it would cost in one of the last three postings. Check back through my post. There is no need to repeat the same information. Read up on solar energy at...

    Solar Panels For Home

    Dwight Said:energy tax credit for home solar panels. Can this credit be carried forward and/or backward years?We Answered:That is a difficult question, because it depends on your specific situation. In general many tax credits can be carried forward. You may want to ask this question in the Business section, they have a tax category.Ronald Said:Mitsubishi Solar Panels For Home Installation: How Much Do The Panels Cost?We Answered:Mitsubishi solar panels are sold in pairs. I was in the market this week, checking on solar panels to install in my own house / workshop. Here's the price list I got from online...

    Solar Panels For Homes

    Ken Said:Why aren't more new homes built with Solar Panels?We Answered:Some countries are doing this now but in the US where home prices are at a premium most home buyers would rather have another bedroom or bathroom than solar panels. The incentives aren't really the great. 30% rebate on a $40,000 system still comes to $28,000. The electric companies don't actually "buy back" the excess power you make, they store it for you so you can use it at night or cloudy days. Anything you don't use is free power for your electric company to...

    Solar Panels For House

    Glenn Said:Can solar panels on the house roof work well in the north of England and if so, any idea of costs?We Answered:In my opinion you would be better at looking to solar to provide your hot water only. Then look at other ways to heat your home. Ensure that you insulate well before you do anything otherwise you are throwing your money away. http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/ The cost is all in the installation. Installation is easy if you are good at DIY. You can get grants check your suppliers are on the ClearSkies register. http://www.navitron.org.uk/ http://www.thecei.org.uk/solarHeating/de… http://www.heatmyhome.co.uk/ Cost totally depends on what you chose and whether or...

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    Suzanne Said:looking to install solar panels on my home looking for important info.?We Answered:Go to the top of this page and search for solar panels. You will find a lot of info. Do a lot of studying before spending money. Mistakes can be costly.Esther Said:How can I find a company that will sell and install solar panels for my home in Pineville, North Carolina?We Answered:I would do a search on Yahoo or Google. If you plan to have a grid-tied system -- tied into the grid as opposed to a battery system-- then you will need...

    Solar Panels For Residential

    Ramona Said:does anywone know anything about using a combination of stucco and formcore curtain wall for residential use?We Answered:The stucco(plaster) is good for inner walls. Why ? Because it absorbs the moisture from the inside air when it is in excess and release it when the air is dry. That is not good for outside walls because in spring and autumn the outer air it is full of moisture, the plaster wall absorb it and keep the humidity in the building. For outside, the best are the expanded polystyrene insulation panels, glued with a special mortar to the bricks, or...

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    Elsie Said:how many watts/volts does a RV camper use in 1 day?We Answered:It will depend on what appliances you have running. You're not going to run any 110VAC devices are you? Forget about trying to run an air-conditioner. Frankly, I'd just worry about the 12V circuitry. Add up the watts of all the bulbs you have. That's the built-in low-voltage lighting. Just use the solar panel to re-charge the batteries. Run your furnace, frig. & stove on propane of course.Sharon Said:Can I safely charge an auxiliary RV battery using the alternator and a solar panel at the same time?We Answered:I would isolate the solar panel from...

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    Elaine Said:Solar vs. Wind power and how i can use it?We Answered:Imho , I would go with solar. It's more consistent and there's a lot of guides and people to help you with them. Windmills require a lot more hardware and a very good location to be worth it. There's even ebay selling the cells you could use to build your own panels. Here's a Squidoo lens where a guy explains how to assemble one, you might want to check it out. http://www.squidoo.com/solarpanelscheap Hope it helpsJessie Said:Do solar panels work for heating an above ground back yard pool?We Answered:Check with...

    Solar Panels For The Home

    Patsy Said:Solar Panels on Home?We Answered:They are expensive to purchase and install but, the real savings comes over a period of a few years. If you decide to install, make sure you install enough so that when you are not using any electricity, that you can sell the excess electricity back to the electric co. That way the system pays for itself.Jared Said:How expensive is it to install solar panels on a home and what is the ROI timeline?We Answered:My system produces 5Kw whenever the Sun shines. It is built on towers and tracks the Sun through...

    Solar Panels For Your Home Cost

    Fernando Said:How much does It cost to have solar heating installed?We Answered:I have made some enquiries on going totally solar and for a hot water service was around $4,000.00.. I am going to totally cover my roof (only 3 sides) with solar panels which will cost around $24 - $30,000.00... Right now my Government is paying us rebates as incentives to become green on a variety of things ; especially since we are in the worst drought since recorded history... My prices are in Aussie dollars, and are Aussie made products... Ginger what do you do leave all your lights on 24/7, go to...

    Solar Panels For Your Home

    Henry Said:why aren't solar panels for your house more affordable?We Answered:Technology needs to pay for itself, in other words people have put a lot of money into clean energy alternatives and they need to make that money back. Solar is becoming more affordable than it used to be, and its also more efficient than it was 30 years ago. Our current energy sources are highly subsidized by the government. If you were to go to Canada or Europe, their energy prices are closer to the world market price, which means that they pay a lot more than we...

    Solar Panels For Your House

    Tamara Said:How much do solar panels for your house turn back your meter during the day?We Answered:It really depends on your usage habits, and the size of the system installed. For instance, if I got a modest-sized solar array, then said, "Woo-hoo, now I can run the A/C all summer and electric heaters all winter!" then I might never turn the meter back. Now for the data points. In August 2008, we had a net consumption of -214 kWh for our house (that is, the meter was turned back 214 kWh). That's the summer, of course. In...

    Solar Panels Government

    Deborah Said:I think the government should manufacture solar panels. Do you agree?We Answered:That's actually not such a great idea for these reasons: After the regular lifetime of solar panels, about 20-25 years old, you have to throw them away and replace them. This would generate a highly contaminating waste because solar panels contains silicon which is really bad for the environment. The other less contaminating component to manufacture solar panels is cadmium, that would be dangerous for those who deal with it in factories because cadmium can cause cancer due to its radiation...Renee Said:Is there any kind of government funding for getting...

    Solar Panels Home Electricity

    Erica Said:Do you need to pay for electricity if you have solar panels?We Answered:Solar Panels are generally placed on a south facing roof that is slightly angled to get the most light. If you live in certain areas, the power company allows you to put power back onto the grid. This means that when the sun is shining and your solar panels are getting more than enough power to run everything electric in your household, you can actually reverse your meter reading. You become your own power company for your neighborhood so to speak. At night...

    Solar Panels Home Heating

    Jill Said:DO you think building construction with solar panels, heating and cooling coils, ie environmental friendly.. ?We Answered:Several year ago we worked on a home that heated all of their hot water from coils under their roof & stored it in an insulated 200 gallon tank. They also captured rain water, filtered it & used it for washing cars and watering their lawn & garden. They had plans to install solar panels, but had not when we were there. They claimed their water & power bills were 1/2 of their neighbors, so yes, I would say these adaptations are environmentally friendly,...

    Solar Panels Home Installation

    Samuel Said:What is a roof pan, metal, plastic coating?We Answered:A roof pan is typically a custom fabricated metal flashing for walls, chimneys and other protrusions in the roof. It sounds like you saw a PVC coated aluminum. Pans are usually fabricated on-site to be sure of proper measurements. Home Depot does sell coiled aluminum sheet metal. However, you're probably going to need a metal brake to bend it into shape. Good luck, RickEsther Said:Why aren't public schools powered by solar energy yet?We Answered:There are 3 main problems with solar energy: * Cost. They are VERY expensive, and apparently 'not worth' investing money in....

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    Kirk Said:Do it yourself Solar Panels?We Answered:http://www.usedsolarpanel.net/ http://www.homemadeenergy.org/ Building your own solar panel and making use of solar power not only makes for an intelligent, respectful use of the planet's resources but it can improve the lives of all us. After learning how to make a solar panel, you could sleep soundly in the knowledge that you can make electricity to power your home and are contributing less to harmful emissions. If this is not motivation enough then read on... Imagine for a moment, a situation where you would be smiling with glee instead of gasping with sheer terror...

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    Mike Said:Anyone had a solar panel system installed on their home in New Jersey?Please tell me about your experience.?We Answered:U have to mention what u use it for...to heat ur water heater or to run ur home electricity. There is many options that solor panel system does and ur question requires a more specific field to discuss. There is not enough room here to even to write about it. But one thing for sure...UR on the right path to GREEN. Saving energy is the what's happening and my compliments to u.Barbara Said:north carolina law as it...

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    Lance Said:can I easily build my own solar panels for my home?We Answered:It's possible, but not as easy or cost-effective as the sites selling information suggest. You can build your own solar panels from individual cells or broken cells. Possibly you would end up with a panel that costs less than a commercial one, but it would not have the UL safety certification, and thus would not legally be allowed to be connected to the grid in any place that I know. So you would have to go with charging a battery, and that alone doubles the cost of...

    Solar Panels Homes

    Yvonne Said:how are solar panels installed in homes?We Answered:Absolutely. They are among the most cost-effective way to reduce your consumption from the electric company - reducing heating and electric bills. A good resource to learn more is in the Solar Energy Directory of http://www.allsitessorted.com/Renewable_… . Good luck.Francisco Said:How come new homes aren't built with solar panels?We Answered:You'd think, wouldn't you? But such things would so increase the price of new construction as to be prohibitive. Change is slow, until necessity rears its head. I daresay, necessity is not long in coming.Bill Said:Should people have to buy carbon...

    Solar Panels House

    Geraldine Said:Why should I get solar panels for my house?We Answered:Solar panels are to expensive right now. priced them for my house and with everything that needed doing it would cost more than my house and the payments for them would be as much as the mortgage on my house. So for now I will keep burning the fossil fuels to heat and cool the house.Crystal Said:If you hook up solar panels to your house, then you can get a pay check from PG&E right?We Answered:In theory, yes. If the batteries in the system you were charging were full, the...

    Solar Panels Houses

    Jesus Said:Why do liberals say solar is the way to go when it takes a football field of solar panels to power 15 houses?We Answered:in CA the liberals stopped the building of a solar farm in the desert.Jessica Said:How many of the liberal hippies are rushing to put solar panels on their houses and driving bikes to work?We Answered:I don't see it actually happening any time soon..they have been talking about it since the seventies.Gerald Said:What course or certificate do I need to install solar panels on houses?We Answered:I'm not really sure about a course that you need to install...

    Solar Panels In Homes

    Kent Said:Why people are not using solar panels india in their homes?We Answered:Because for what they are worth, solar panels are not worth the money. Solar panels cost too much money to be an economically viable option for families. If solar panel research can come through with a breakthrough in how much energy solar panels produce, then more people will buy them....

    Solar Panels Information

    Willie Said:solar panels?We Answered:I believe the best place is on a slightly sloping roof with a southern exposure is the best location to install solar panels. Contact a solar panel installer in your area for more information.Vera Said:how can I find information about a car powered by solar panels?We Answered:best 2 i found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_car http://www.formulasun.org/education/sele…Tracy Said:we are interested in some information on solar panels. Any time we look it up on a search engine no info?We Answered:Just got some!!! Go to solarblue.org. They are so helpful! They really take the time time to answer all questions and are very prefessional! ...

    Solar Panels Kits

    Karen Said:Do the build your own energy kits with solar panels and windmills work?We Answered:nowhere as good as professionally made ones. Unless you are a mechanic and a EE, just leave it to the professionals.Bertha Said:can onyone give me instruction to fit evacuated solar panels?We Answered:you would think that instructions would have come with itSara Said:What are some websites that you can buy Lego kits that have motors, solar panels, etc.?We Answered:The best source is Pitsco, I've included the link below. They are very oriented to educational aspects utilizing Lego. We have bought unique individual parts from them especially for...

    Solar Panels On Home

    Robert Said:DIY home solar panels?We Answered:Not worth it unless you can get a fat subsidy. But Congress is working on a bill to provide a significant subsidy, and Oregon may have one as well. A solar plant costs about $10 per watt of installed capacity, and can produce a maximum of two kWh per watt per year -- which is worth about two bits. Without a subsidy, you are better off leaving your money in a savings account....

    Solar Panels On Homes

    Morris Said:Why doesnt the goverment spend 50 billion dollars on solar panels on homes and save 10 milliion barrels of oilWe Answered:I assume you have already invested in yours?Roberto Said:what are the wastes and by-products of solar panels on homes and buisness.?We Answered:The waste products are the panels themselves as they age. Their lifespan is 10-25 years, depending on the panel, and any damage it receives during its lifetime. Most of the products in the panels can be recycled. There are getting to be more plastics and vinyl used in the manufacture of the panels. Sometimes...

    Solar Panels On House

    Christina Said:If Obama is the "green president", why did he say No to solar panels on white house?We Answered:The only green he's interested in is the green in his pocket....

    Solar Panels On Houses

    Lori Said:if we all got solar panels on our houses what would the gas company's and electric company's do?We Answered:Start selling solar panels.Roland Said:What could be so bad about solar panels?We Answered:oh yeah, the production of one single solar panel uses enough oil, to power sixty million cars for five hundred thousand years. just to make one single cell, twelve thousand families have to starve to death. and forty thousand acres of rain forest have to be slashed and burned. That single cell you want to buy is responsible for the destruction of billions of dollars worth of property because...

    Solar Panels Photovoltaic

    Phyllis Said:How tangible do horseshoe solar panels sound?We Answered:Well here would be the problem with a horseshoe panel... Due to its shape, you will get a seriously uneven distribution of solar charge. Since the horseshoe shape resembles a parabolic function, the majority of the electrical photovoltaic cells will be spanned over the larger rise/run, meaning the two ends of the parabolic shoe. A way to combat this is that as it approaches 0 from both sides (0 tangency) is to put a higher concentration of photovoltaic cells in comparison to the two ends on either side. An even...

    Solar Panels Prices

    Susan Said:So now that China is aggressively manufacturing and subsidizing solar panels at much lower prices?We Answered:If you believe in green jobs, then put your money where your mouth is. Go buy their products or their stock. Nobody is stopping you, and you are free to convince as many people as you can to follow your example. Liberty is great, it means you can do what you want, and use your money to back what you believe in. However, liberty also means that I have the same right, and I can choose not to support the things you do. Using my...

    Solar Panels Residential

    Tiffany Said:installing solar panels?We Answered:well social issues are weather ur nabours are going to think it maks the aerier look messy as thay do on Your roof so if you live in a old house this could spoil the essence of the house i don't think there will be any legal stuff environmental would be your saving Energy and decreasing the depletion of the ozone layer agent i dint no why their will be ethical issues but this could be some ONE disagreeing with you having them and the economical issues are how Much money you will save so if...

    Solar Panels Rv

    Wayne Said:will a 5 watt solar panel charge my 12 volt battery enough to turn on the water pump in my rv?We Answered:A lot depends on total usage of the pump. 5 Watts is at best marginal even for a small pump. A 15 Watt panel would be almost adequate. 30 Watts would likely work the best. This assumes an on demand pump rather than one that holds pressure on the line. At 30 Watts, you are producing only 2.5 amps on a 12 volt system. This enough to replenish the charge on a fully charged...

    Solar Panels System

    Gloria Said:What makes a Parabolic Dish/Engine system better than regular solar panels?We Answered:With a parabolic reflector every solar ray that enters the parabola parallel to the axis of the parabopla is reflected onto the focus. That is a property of a parabola (but not a semicircle). So if you mount a collector tube at the focus it will receive all the rays that enter the parabola onto the collector. Great for efficiency. But as the sun moves across the sky it does not continually shine parallel to the parabolic axis, unless you follow the sun with a control system of some...

    Solar Panels Systems For Home

    Gail Said:Do you know anything about using solar panels on an electric borehole pump?We Answered:There are solar panels and solar pumps in the yahoo search. You need to know the dianeter of the bore hole and find if a pipe was already inserted as well casing. The pipe diameter is needed for sizing the solar pump to be used. Also you need to require those who drilled the well to test the source spring what the capacity of the water well may be in gallons per minute. You'll need a battery to store the energy from the solar panels...

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    Wade Said:How do solar panels and their battery backup systems work?We Answered:Solar panels have their own characteristics and generate current depending on the intensity of sunlight falling on them and not on the temperature. Direction of the panel also makes lots of difference. Nowadays very thin panels are available at very high cost. The more area a panel occupies it generates more current. The current generated by a panel cannot be readily used since the current and voltage varies with the load connected to it. So normally a regulator is used to have constant voltage and constant current to come from...

    Solar Panels Your Home

    Clayton Said:are there any courses you can go on to learn how to fit solar panels to your home or other energy saving stuffWe Answered:I put up solar panels on my house. It was so simple no class was needed. The panels come with a guide when you buy them, and any carpenter (even hobby level skills) is sufficient to help you.Gene Said:Would you put solar panels on your home? and why?We Answered:If your house was not built to include solar panels, it may encounter problems that most people do not consider. For example, your neighbor may plant trees nearby...

    Solar Passive Homes

    Heather Said:Any good sites for inexpensive ideas on passive solar and?We Answered:Centre for alternative technologyIan Said:How well is your home utilizing passive solar energy? Have you make improvements that capitalize on this?We Answered:Great Question. "Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) -The National Trust is one of America’s leading organizations dedicated to historic preservation. As president, Moe leads the organization in its mission to save the nation’s diverse historic places and create more livable communities for all Americans." His speech ended up being more about conservation, how the old, old buildings were...

    Solar Plant For Home

    Loretta Said:Land Size For A Medium Scale Solar Plant?We Answered:Energy for 8,000 homes depend on the location and the people. In US average energy/home/day my be 20kWh-50kWh. The fact is, in winter more energy may be needed in some locations, while reverse is true in others. Economically usable solar cells may supply about 1 kW/sqm power and if the sun is available fully for 6 hrs, 6kWh/day/sqm may be obtained, if the cell angles are adjusted continuously... That means about 6 sqm of cell area is required for about 35 kWh/day. Again, this is a minimum and in some...

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    Kristen Said:how can i build a solar swimming pool heater?We Answered:Why build when you can just buy and enjoy. This site can help you in choosing the right solar heating system for your swimming pool. Having serviced the swimming pool industry for 38 years, they can assist you what ever you need with regards to your swimming pool. You can also give them a call today with any questions you may have. Manufactured by the premier company in the solar business (they have installed over 125,000 solar systems), these panels have been efficiently heating swimming pools since 1972. Solar Bear's...

    Solar Pool Heaters

    Lawrence Said:What is the best brand of above-ground solar pool heaters for the price?We Answered:You can search for Solar Pool Heater in Price tracking websites and get the best price for the product and from that you can select the best brand which have more number of positive reviews. I think this way you can search for similar products as well.Reginald Said:solar pool heater for inground pool possible with a pool floor cleaner thing?We Answered:You should be alright. The floor units should act in the system just like any other kind of floor drain or skimmer. Also, the solar heater...

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    Daisy Said:What is the best solar heating blanket for pool?We Answered:I don't think there is to much of a difference between them. I got one at big lots for 30 dollars and it works well. it keeps the water warm and leaves out.Shirley Said:What temp can be reached from solar pool heating?We Answered:Solar Pool Heating can raise the pool temp around 15 degrees warmer than the air temp. It is very important when you are heating the pool to use a pool cover at night to prevent heat loss through evaporation. You can see some solar pool heating kits at...

    Solar Power And Home

    Beverly Said:Is it necessary that our future generations have solar power in the home?We Answered:I think it is not necessary that our future generation to have the solar power in the home because if we decided to save our natural resources from nowadays then there is no need for it.. But my suggestion is solar power should compulsory to all the homes which will reduce the usage of electricity current and also will save our money..Sherry Said:solar power for a home?We Answered:Good luck getting off the grid. http://www.homepower.com/...

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    Kent Said:can solar power panels installed at home provide enough electricity to power house hold appliances?We Answered:They can but it takes a lot of panels. A home averages about 1 kw power. Peak power is higher (3-6 kw) but you can handle that with load leveling storage batteries. The total maximum solar flux is about 1 kw/square yard (or square meter). Solar panels are around 10% efficient. Because the Sun travels across the sky, the overall power is about 1/2 this maximum but then ony during the day (1/2 the time). Since you need to recharge...

    Solar Power Calculator

    Gilbert Said:I took out a solar power strip from my calculator, how do i use it for a mini fan?We Answered:Previous answer is correct, you probably won't have enough power to run the fan. Make sure you know what the polarity of the strip is, hook it up to a supercap in parallel, that is plus to plus, then use a switch to connect the supercap to the fan. That'll let you save up an hour's charge from the pv strip to run the fan for probably several minutes if the fan's small enough. The supercap has to be...

    Solar Power Companies

    James Said:how much will electric companies pay you for solar power added to the grid?We Answered:It depends on the utility company Usually they pay a fair price. The producers don’t find it so. This is because utility companies need reliable sources. Energy is like a garden, when you have your crop everyone else also has theirs. the market is full and the price is low. What they need is some reliable sources at peak demand. The best price you will get is always when you use-it yourself! Hope this properly answers your question GuruAlicia Said:What companies can offer solar power to UK companies with no capital investment?We...

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    Brent Said:how much did solar power costs for consuming central ac & cost also?We Answered:Your question is not clear. But I will make a stab at it anyway. Extrapolating a range of variables and making some assumptions and omitting some factors to create a "number." On average, if you know the capacity of the system, in terms of "tonnage", say a 10 ton system for a small function hall with ceiling fans. For some climates oversized, for some undersized. the power consumption for this estimation would be about 2.5kw/hrs per ton of capacity. A...

    Solar Power Electricity

    Casey Said:Is Solar Power Electricity strong enough yet to Work on General Home Appliances (as Fridge, TV, stove, etc.)?We Answered:I have an off grid system that will run my home (I use it as a battery backup system). I as well have a grid tie system that back feeds the utility when I produce more power then I use. You can get a system that will do battery backup and grid tie at the same time. I installed the off grid system a few years before the grid tie or I would have done both in one unit. Grid tie...

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    Andrea Said:How is solar power converted into thermal and electrical energy? See details?We Answered:Follow the link I will provide in the sources. It has a very detailed description on how thermal energy (photons) is converted into electrical energy. Hope this helpsVictor Said:What evidence is there that Solar power/energy is actually 'working'???We Answered:It is! The person who answered this question before me has provided some useful links. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provided 1,00,000 solar cookers to people living in the Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs) and the initiative really worked!! My friend has solar geysers installed at her place. Another person I know...

    Solar Power For Home Cost

    Amber Said:Is adding solar power to a home in the Northeast financially sound?We Answered:You need to learn a lot before you can obtain a valid answer. First make an estimate of the total number of kilowatt hours you would use. This can come from a review of your average annual consumption. Then determine size of a photovoltaic system that would supply that demand. You can find tables that show how big a system it would take to supply your needs. Be aware that the rating of a system is not what you will get out of it. ...

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    Terrance Said:Would using solar power help decrease global warming?We Answered:firstly, that reasoning isn't entirely correct. maybe if we covered the entire world with solar panels it would help, but remember that the sun is hitting the entire world, and the rays are being trapped by CO2. the reason why people say solar panels may help global warming is that if people use that instead, then they will use less fossil fuels, which release carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, etc. which cause the greenhouse effect. however, i don't see this becoming a really plausible solution simply because of the fact that...

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    Vivian Said:how to build a home solar power thingie to plug stuff into...?We Answered:An electric kettle is a high power unit, so needs a big solar panel and a stack of batteries. These are going to cost a bundle of cash. A great deal depends where you are located - you need a good position where you can mount the panel facing south. You will need solar panels, connected to a charge controller, connected to a deep discharge or leisure battery, connected to an iinverter. The further North you are, the llarger the panel you will need. ...

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    Margaret Said:solar power?We Answered:Expect to pay between 8K to 13K. It should pay for itself in about 4 to 8 years depending on what size of a system you use.Jessie Said:How much is it to put Solar power in ? and can you run appliances off of it?We Answered:Hi, I live in Montana, I and many others are off the grid. Some have feed backup and sell excess to the utilities but many are totally spearate. The site you mention is great but represents a whole different world and standard of convienance and comfort than most Americans are accustom to. Yes,...

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    Wendy Said:what do you think of this?We Answered:I like it! I like the fact that the story gives grabs the readers attention since the first word "March 24", besides I also liked how you used a lot of details in your paper. (lot's of detail enriches your paper and makes the reader feel like they are in the story) I would have loved to see the ending but I guess yahoo answer cut you off, but that's okay. P.S. I liked how you used a conversation quote at the last 2nd paragraph, if you can try to include some more. Besides that...

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    James Said:what do you think of this?We Answered:Wow- You are a really talented writer! I've corrected your grammar in top half for you. No time to do rest. Also see all caps question I inserted. Very good though!! March 29, 2041, a day mourned by the entire world as the day that civilization crashed. Richard Müller was filling up his car at the gas station in Hamburg Germany -only the richest of people could afford to own a car with the price of petrol at ?354.27 a litre -when suddenly he noticed the pump go dry. Was this it? Had the...

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    Gladys Said:Precautions to take for imminent solar storm? (Monday 20th by Greenwich midnight)?We Answered:You need to take no precautions because the storm was last Monday: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/about/press/public-… Note the predicted time. Either storms regularly arrive on Mondays at 7.32 am. or someone's got their dates mixed up. So - no widespread disruption on the planet, no power or satellite shutdowns. I bet you never even noticed it. Take this sort of reporting with a pinch of salt in future. Reporters love to make a big deal about supposed threats from space.Kathy Said:Which countries do you think will reach targets for thr Kyoto Protocol?We Answered:Well,...

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    Raymond Said:Low-cost, mass-produced solar starter homes - when will it dawn?We Answered: Vested interest by the architects,developers,planners,banks,mor… lenders.politicians both local national are in the pot and all want to fell that their needs are meet before they will move towards a future which should have been deal with in the late 1940, in scotland they had tar paper and wood planks to help with heat retention,in england only tar paper with wood slats on which to hook the tiles,Then you take into profit that will only motivate the developers or Government regulations and the bureaucrats in whitehall are not known...

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    Ryan Said:Will Solar Power reduce the temperature outside?We Answered:That's actually a really interesting question. The answer is no, and I'll explain why. Energy travels from the Earth to the Sun. When it reaches the Earth, a variety of things happen to it. Some is reflected back, some is absorbed by the atmosphere, and some is absorbed by the Earth itself and things on the ground. That's a bit of an oversimplification, but let's just focus on the energy that is absorbed by stuff on the surface of the Earth. A certain amount of the Sun's energy...

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    Thomas Said:Energy Conservation: How do I start solar powering my home? and living OFF the grid?We Answered:Take $50,000 - 100,000 out of your savings account, or borrow it if you can. Install a complete solar power system including photo-voltaic cells, batteries, inverters. Disconnect your house from the grid. Buy some back-up generators and/or kerosene lamps. Kiss your money good buy, because you will never recover what you spent based on energy savings.Karl Said:I am interested in converting my home to solar power, suggestions?We Answered:Your best bet is to contact a local solar installer for a free quote, and...

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    Irene Said:Are we ever going to see incentives, in Canada, for applications of residental renewable energy usage?We Answered:I'd love to see this sort of thing as well, however the costs are so prohibitive. I know you can request part of your energy consumption from this renewable resource, but it would be nice to be able to afford the technology to do it within ones home. Everyone has to do their part, and unfortunately we are approaching the point of no return w.r.t. global warming. Perhaps those that care just need to bite the bullet. That said...

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    Oscar Said:How to develop our own solar power for the home?We Answered:you need four main components to made the own solar power for home.. They are solar panels, batteries, charge controller, inverter.. solar panels which can be quite expensive if purchased retail and the best way to save some cash is to build them yourself. Source out a good guide and follow it correctly and you shouldn't have a problem.quite expensive if purchased retail and the best way to save some cash is to build them yourself. Source out a good guide and follow it correctly and you shouldn't have...

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    Jerome Said:Thinking of installing solar power for my house. What am I looking at cost-wise?We Answered:A roof filled with pv panels will run you about $30,000. If your state has good incentives, you will be looking at a total out of pocket cost of $15,000, with a pay back period of close to 20 years. If you want maximum benefits with solar panels, cover your roof with pv, and leave enough room for 3 solar thermal panels for domestic hot water and have a heating element installed to pre-heat your air for hot air heating. A solar...

    Solar Power Free

    Jim Said:What are some free natural powered things like wind power?We Answered:- wind power - wave power - solar power (heat collectors) - solar power ( solar panels) - water (gravity) power - thermal power - tidal power Sorry - no prices - the materials vary in price from country to country.Nathan Said:If the internet was free, and all computer used solar power then...?We Answered:yeah...thats right but solar powered stuff cost a load of cash you knowRobin Said:what is the best thesis statement for the title solar energy: a free source of power?We Answered:i found this link useful for u. http://fusmail.franciscan.edu/FUSArchive… and also http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/3933…Gabriel Said:Why doesn't the US government...

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    Willie Said:Here's how to Make Solar Power Generation Profitable from India. What do you say?We Answered:Heard about solar updrafter see its video in youtube.Debbie Said:METHOD OF SOLAR POWER GENERATION?We Answered:Solar energy is wildly popular. For good reason. Free and universally available sunshine can dramatically reduce our dependence on global energy conglomerates and imported oil. The key fact is this. In most parts of the world sufficient sunlight strikes the surfaces of buildings on an annual basis to power an efficient household and an efficient electric car. The technology that uses sunlight to generate electricity is called a solar cell or photovoltaic. A...

    Solar Power Generator For Home

    Jorge Said:Steam Engine to Power Home in Emergencies?We Answered:why don't you look into a generator that would run off natural gas or propane. considering what little that you would be using it for, this would probably be a little easier for you...

    Solar Power Generator

    Annie Said:Looking to purchase a Generator - solar/battery powered, preferably a combination - plug-in backup power.?We Answered:this company has what you want http://www.sunwize.com/Jose Said:Would a solar powered microwave generator warm the planet?We Answered:wouldn't make any difference. most of the microwave energy would be lost in space. reflected light is also lost. there was a pretty good weather channel special that pointed out that 95% of solar heating is absorbed by the oceans. that's why it's not generally visible outside your front door. it's also why solutions that address the ocean are far more important.Kelly Said:do we have chance to run a power generator using the solar...

    Solar Power Grants For Homes

    Angel Said:Are there any Government or private Grants for Solar Energy?We Answered:I hope not. Why should I pay for your solar panels?...

    Solar Power Home Cost

    Leslie Said:How much does it cost (on average) to install solar power in a small home?We Answered:all depends on your needs and what you have done to reduce your electric consumption already and how much electricity you will need in the future , time for you to get the calculator out , and do some home work, also look into hybrid, one does not work well alone...

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    Lena Said:How can i use solar energy to power my home.Is it possible?If yes please answer my question.?We Answered:it all depends on if your home has good exposure to sun. in terms of geographical location and the way it is situated(lack of trees and shades etc.) do a search under solar energy.. but it is not cheap to install. i saw a documentary and they were saying in 10-15 years solar panel and hydrogen fuel cell combination technology will be widely available commercially. I am looking forward to it and i will install it. Gas prices will be $100/barrel soon....

    Solar Power Home Kits

    Darlene Said:How do I convert my lamp post to solar?We Answered:Due to panel size requirements, most ready made solar light kits are very low voltage/wattage, thus not very bright. I assume your associations requirements are for security purposes? If so, the brightness of the light required for such applications requires too high a voltage/wattage for a solar application to be practical. It is not impossible, but you will have to connect quite a few panels together and have a relatively large battery connected. The setup cost of such a rig (taking into account lifespan and maintenance costs as well) would...

    Solar Power Home System

    Jennie Said:where can I find a REALLY SMALL solar energy system?We Answered:your cheapest bet might to buy as few garden path lights that are solar powered, and disassemble one or two.Grace Said:How many sq ft of solar cells will provide 50% of the average fl home’s power needs? Cost for entire system?We Answered:What do you want to call the average? Wild guessing here so you can get the idea of how it works and be able to get your own answers. I think the average house uses from 500 to 600 kWh per month. So using 550 kWh, half is 225...

    Solar Power Home Systems

    Clinton Said:What type of solar power system will suit us best?We Answered:Count all the wattage and amps of the devices you will be using before you make any purchases. It will take many panels to get that kind of wattage, and as far as a power inverter, it should be one that shouldn't be pushed to it's limit but about half of it's output as far as wattage to prolong it's life. Remember inverters turn amps into high voltage which mean they will have a high draw from your batteries. You would be better to have an inverter for...

    Solar Power Home Use

    Richard Said:How can i avail solar power dor my home use?We Answered:Just find a seller in your country who installs electric roof panels, or solar water heaters. I know that in the Mideast, almost everyone has a rooftop solar water heater. What is easily available varies from country to country. To show how it is done, one must spend the money and do it....

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    Carlos Said:How much will it cost to solar power my home.?We Answered:This source may help. If you want an off grid system where ALL your power ALWAYS comes from your own solar panels, then it will be EXTREMELY expensive. A better solution is to have a grid tied system, where you send extra power back to the grid during sunny days and take power from the grid at night. You can size the system to generate as much energy every year as you use. That is cheaper, but still out of most people's ability to pay, unless you are rich....

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    Bruce Said:Which is more cost effective, Solar or Wind power for the home?We Answered:It depends on your location. You will generate a lot more power with a wind machine. Solar is still pretty iffy for real power generation. Go here for details on wind generation - http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower_win…...

    Solar Power Homes

    Geraldine Said:why, in sunny Florida, are there not more homes with whole house solar power?We Answered:Solar power is very expensive. On a $250, 000 house you could expect to pay around $100, 000 to have sufficient solar power for basic use. That is a hell of a cost and makes solar power far, far more expensive than mains electricity. And that will only ever serve basic needs. That would not enable the use of air conditioners or other devices that have large power drains. So all houses will still need to be connected to the power grid. Then you need to factor...

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    Reginald Said:Solar Power?We Answered:Here is a seller I found on the web....

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    Gabriel Said:What is the easiest way to hook up solar power to your house?We Answered:you can NOT plug panels directly into a socket in your house. That would be extremely dangerous. You need an inverter to convert the DC from the panel to alternating current that is synchronized to the power line frequency in your area. You also need a hard disconnect for servicing and a blackout diconnect circuit to prevent killing linemen during a power outage. If none of that makes any sense, then the easiest way is to hire a professional.Karen Said:How can I set my house up...

    Solar Power In Home

    Eva Said:About hoe much does a solar power home cost in California?We Answered:A lot if you have a really really really big home. Solar panels start at $10,000....

    Solar Power In Homes

    Cody Said:How does the energy from a solar power STATION reach the houses?We Answered:Electricity from a solar power plant is transfered in the same way as other power production methods. The power enters the grid at a "sub station" and runs through a transformer to bring it to the right transmission voltage. The power then travels down the desired power line to a residential substation for example. This substation transforms the power into 240v single phase power. This power is spit in half at each houses electrical box and provides all the home outlets with 120V Ac. If you are interested...

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    Joyce Said:survey on solar power!! EXTREMELY URGENT!!!?We Answered:1) d 2)b 3)b 4)a? 5) B it depends where the house is built at though 6) C pay now option and save later... :) Survey or not... I just did it anyways for fun......

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    Eddie Said:Negative information on Solar Power?We Answered:I asked a local solar company to give me a quotation on some roof top solar panels. To make a long story short, their bid was $11,000 to install a setup which would make less than 6 kWh (kilowatt hours) of electricity on an average day. At the highest electric rate I know, that's worth less than $1.80 per day. If you just treat the panels as an investment, it's a very poor one. I personally believe that "going green" should have some benefits which are also green - as in the color of...

    Solar Power Installation

    Dave Said:does anyone know of the govt subsidy that's about 75% of installation costs of solar power and the criteriaWe Answered:Solarcom (Aust) - Guide to Solar Energy: SOLAR ASSIST http://www.solarpower.com.au/assist.htm $8000 solar power subsidy for homes - Breaking News - National ... http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/8… A recent study in America showed that insulating a home saves more energy than installing solar panels. Solar panels require a large amount of energy to manufacture. Also, this report generated by a University of California organization (that is extremely concerned about the environment) says that solar panels are not cost effective, ( even when the report doesn't take into account solar panels'...

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    Robert Said:Does anyone know about solar power?We Answered:The 60 watts is probably overstated, but let's assume it's correct. At 12 volts, that's 5 amps. Generally, we try to charge a lead-acid battery at 5% of capacity, or at least 3%. That means a 12 volt, 100 amp-hour battery. You can find gel cells equivalent to this, or just use a single car battery (deep cycle marine battery is better).Norman Said:How to install solar powered speakers on boat?We Answered:here are basics on solar charging on a boat http://www.boatus.com/boattech/SolarPane… your idea is doable. my suggestion is to add boxes inside the storage...

    Solar Power Magazine

    Andrew Said:Better Homes & Gardens 23.02.07 featured a solar powered mosquito zapping lantern. Stockists?We Answered:if you have the magazine it will give you info on where to find it also do a google search find most anything in thereRoberta Said:Ever tried using computer fan motors to power your house?We Answered:ie the computer fan motor as a prime mover to the alternator i dont think that the computer fan motor has the capacity to drive the alternator even if it may generate some low power output which is not enough to provide the required supply for our home.Virgil Said:Comparing and contrasting wind...

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    Mario Said:Do any cars currently on the market use a solar powered roof to keep the car cool when left in the sun?We Answered:Audi offer this as an optional extra, its a solar powered sunroof that uses the energy it gains to circulate the air inside the vehicle to keep it cooler. Couple with the sun reflecting properties of another manufacturers windscreen and you could certainly keep your car cool so you dont burn your bum when you get back inTed Said:What country could use solar power ( use more of it) but....?We Answered:All the countries should use it, means...

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    Leah Said:Cons of Solar Power in a home?We Answered:The reference is one of the best solar estimators around. The only argument against it is cost. Government incentives help reduce that cost. It's a standard economic analysis. You make a capital investment now to gain an income stream over the life of the system. Several governments have required electric utilities to buy your excess generating capacity from you. Both are real and widely used. Solar water heating is much less popular and glamorous, but pays back even sooner, even without incentives. There's no excuse for...

    Solar Power Panel

    Julie Said:Is it possible to use a Solar Panel to power a lightbulb to power a Solar Panel?We Answered:Unfortunately the efficiency of conversion of energy from one form to another is always less than one. So the out put is always less than the input. After one or two conversion nothing will be left as out put. The perpetual machine of the second kind do not exist. Many scientists spent time on this before this conclusion. Imagine a light bulb. If we can convert the heat and other emission back to electricity and feed the bulb, the bulb should continue to glow...

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    Kathryn Said:How much does it cost to get solar panels to power your house?We Answered:Like so many other questions, the answer depends on what you want the result to be. And that has to start with a definition of the problem. I assume the problem is an electric bill that is deemed to high. So maybe you want to shave $100 per month from your bill. Check the cost per kilowatt hour on your bill, and see how much power you would have to generate to save the $100. The amount of power you can generate is...

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    Chad Said:Has anyone tried the power 4 home books? for solar energy?We Answered:Up to you, but I found a few sites that tell you everything you need to get to build your own.Alberto Said:Is it possible to turn my unused detached garage as a huge solar collector/power plant for my home?We Answered:Yes, it has the right location. Make sure no trees cast shadows on it in the afternoon. I have a similar two garage car port that support my four second generation copper solar panels.that heat my 200 gallon solar hot water system. I have a delta-T...

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    Billy Said:How can i connect multiple .5 volt solar panels together to power an LED?We Answered:connecting them in series should give you the same amps, but boost your voltage. Most LEDs run on 1.5-3volts.Alexander Said:Could we use solar panels to power a car?We Answered:There are some cars that already do this, but it is not piratical for commercial uses....

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    Joyce Said:When will Solar Power reach price parity with Fossil fuels?We Answered:Depends on where you are. In rural locations, it's already reached price parity. I'm doing some work in a solar power research group at the moment[1]. We work with Cadmium Telluride solar cells which are now being produced at $0.87/Watt-peak by FirstSolar in China, and a power plant built with them is apparently expected to reach grid parity in California: http://earth2tech.com/2008/12/21/report-… Having spoken to one of the lead Professors of PV-21, he said that a European solar PV research group expect grid parity somewhere around 2020 in Europe. BP expects grid parity in much...

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    Douglas Said:What are the waste by-products of Solar power?We Answered:Skin Cancer..Cecil Said:Anyone willing to make a prototype and mass produce my solar-powered product?We Answered:maybe I can GuruTheresa Said:what types of products use solar power?We Answered:sun tan lotion, pool heaters.Gilbert Said:what solar power seller in asiapacific sells their products at low cost but excellent in quality? ?We Answered:Is this a troll for an advertisement? What? Most of the Solar Power companies are GLOBAL in nature and so you should be able to get whatever you want from a variety of companies. What is it that you are trying to do? Build a complete Solar Power plant...

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    Jennifer Said:U.S. Nuclear power - more pros and some cons?We Answered:Let me preface this with I LOVE green generation and promote it. However, I power up 20% of Virginia from nuclear powered generation. We operate as base load plants. That means we are always at 100% power. Why? Because even with the cost of all the regulatory required oversight, training and licensing, engineering and security measures; we are simply the Lowest cost producer of electricity in the industry. Yes, this includes the cost of storage for our waste fuel. One day the Federal government...

    Solar Power Solar Panels

    Allison Said:how do you workout power usage to buy solar panels?We Answered:60 KWH / DAY? That is 2.5 KW (2500 WATTS) avg. constantly, and most solar panels only produce 40-100 WATTS during peak hours. It would take a lot of panels and panels alone are about $300-$500 each. Must be something wrong with your usage number, or you have a huge house. In order to properly calculate your system needs, you need to look at not only averages, but your peaks if you plan to go completely solar. If you just want to supplement and lower your grid usage, then just...

    Solar Power System Components

    Armando Said:What do you know about Aeronautics in ancient India?We Answered:A few years ago I came across a show on the learning channel that said there is an ancient Indian text in sandscript that describes an invasion from space. Apparantly this script is quite extensive and covers the story of our planet before, during, and after the invasion after the human race rallied to kick the aliens' butts. So my theory is that the Indian people kept meticulous records, and that's where the ancient aeronautics came from.Amber Said:Battery question for solar power - Does (2) 6V batteries hooked up in...

    Solar Power System Cost

    Sam Said:How much would it cost to to build a solar power system to power my house @2500kwh per month?We Answered:would depend where you live in the world, if the government gives any rebates, if you live independant of the grid, Check your local pages for a solar energy shop normally they are happy to give a good rough estimate you would need divide that by 30 to work out what you need a day 83kwh then you would need to divide that by four (peak sun hours during the day) so essentially you would need a 20kw solar system... This would...

    Solar Power System Design

    Megan Said:Solar powered garden watering system?We Answered:Funny, I was thinking sun creates clouds with water from sea and then it rains on you garden....Presto!!!Vera Said:How can I make a solar powered water purification system?We Answered:Over in Africa they are using plastic bottles laid out in the sun for a few days to purify water. It's low tech but it works. You can read about it in the article below. And it can be done with simple household items.Joann Said:Run a 1200 watt microwave on an 800 watt solar power system?We Answered:The 800 watt spec on the solar panels and charge...

    Solar Power System For Home

    Wanda Said:Solar panels with snow?We Answered:Good news and not so good news. You need to be able to access the panels to clean the snow off. There is not any heat generated other than the heat of the sun hitting the black colour - which would amount to some melting ability during a sunny day - but it isn't sunny when it snows! Apparently, solar panels work better in the cold and where snow can reflect light so to increase the amount of light - photons - hitting the panel. You can read more here: ...

    Solar Power System Home

    Myrtle Said:how much would it cost to power a 1000 sqft. home with a solar system 100%.?We Answered:It's a common misconception that residential solar system sizing is based on the size of your house. In fact, the best way to determine this would be to take a look at your electricity bill. You are looking for the number of kilo-watt hours (kWh) that your home uses per month. It would be best if you could look at a bill that possibly has a bit of "history" on it, showing your usage over a year so that you could get a...

    Solar Power System

    Dora Said:How much power solar system give out?We Answered:title question: 400 yotta-watts (4.0 x 10^26 watts) house question : not sure without doing a bit of google and arithmeticEleanor Said:How can i build a solar power system that can supply all the basic appliances in our house?We Answered:Solar energy is horribly inefficient, it only converts appx 3-4% of the energy available it, it costs a fortune to. i would suggest using a different form of renewable source. use solar energy to heat you water (very simple non-electrical system - black hose-piping within a black box - supprisingly effective for what...

    Solar Power Systems For Home

    Elsie Said:Since stuff could be solar powered...?We Answered:The Moon does not shine with any significant amount of light of its own. It only shines because it is reflecting light from the Sun, and the amount that it reflects is far, far smaller than the amount we can get from the Sun directly. In fact, the density of the light reaching the Earth from the Sun is about 400000 (four hundred thousand) times higher than that from the full Moon. To put this into perspective, not counting collector inefficiency and atmospheric effects, in order to power a typical desktop PC on...

    Solar Power Systems For Homes

    Francisco Said:Are there any rebates for new homes?We Answered:i know here in nc if we use electric water heater high eff. that the power company will send the homeowner a $ 50.00 rebate check.....also check with ur hvac company about rebates... lic. gen. contractor...

    Solar Power Systems

    Jennifer Said:Does anyone know a website or a YouTube video for the best way for solar systems power your entire house?We Answered:http://85944hj5unm4-eh3nd84im8pew.hop.cl… check this site out covert it for less than $200Ruth Said:When will solar power systems be cost effective enough to 'pay for itself' within a few years?We Answered:solar heating systems, like all water based energy systems are not very efficient. but the cost is reasonable. solar to electrical the price is due to the energy conversion, just recently the 35 - 40% mark was broken. that means that 35 -40% of the solar energy is converted in electricity. but...

    Solar Power To Home

    Maria Said:Is it worth buying solar power for a home?We Answered:Solar heating may be an excellent option for him. Rather than converting the sun's energy to electricity at about 20% efficiency, you could convert it directly to heat at about 85% efficiency. You can use solar water heating to heat your water instead of a traditional power consuming water heater, and solar air heaters to heat the air in the house, supplementing your existing heater. The Canadian government has some grants available to help pay for it from their Grants under their ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program. http://oee.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca/residential… You...

    Solar Power Your Home

    Sherri Said:How much does adding solar power add to your homes value?We Answered:Not nearly enough to justify the cost of installing it, unless you can get some really fat subsidies. A solar system costs about $10 per watt of installed capacity, and a system can generate at most 2 kWh of electricity per installed watt per year, which is worth somewhere around 25 cents. I have a friend who installed one; the list price was $13,000 but subsidies cut the net cost down to $5,000. The system generates about $300 worth of electricity a year....

    Solar Powered Air Conditioner

    Willard Said:Where can I get a solar powered air conditioner to replace my rooftop evaporative cooler/ swamp cooler? Thx,PBWe Answered:the cost on solar panels would be prohibitive. you would have to have enough panels to produce enough power to run the a/c unit, and depending on what size a/c would determine how many panels would be required. photo/voltaic panels that produce that much energy are very,very expensive. also most panels produce dc current, air conditioning units are, for the most part a/c current.Barbara Said:Can I buy a solar powered air conditioner?We Answered:The central air unit is the same it...

    Solar Powered Attic Fan

    Andy Said:I will be installing a solar powered attic fan. attic access is through a 3'x3' opening in garage ceiling.?We Answered:I would close the opening when not in use for proper attic venting as you mentioned plus to conform to Fire Hazard Prevention needs. The opening should have the same rating as the rest of the ceiling in normal mode to prevent fire from easy access to the attic structure.Jennie Said:Anyone have experience with solar powered attic fans?We Answered:They can help if you also increase amount of air going into the attic at the eaves (soffit). You may have to install...

    Solar Powered Generator For Home

    Joanne Said:Make electricity with steam at home?We Answered:The killer here is efficiency. The efficiency of a steam turbine is only on the order of 30%. The equipment is pretty expensive too unless you go with some kind of home brew set up which can be dangerous. You would need to burn a lot of wood to make any serious amount of power. It would probably be cheaper to buy from the grid.Walter Said:Does hooking up to your power grid, using renewable electrical sources, cost money?We Answered:When you hook a system up to the "grid" you need...

    Solar Powered Home Generator

    Hazel Said:Have you gone "off the grid" and retrofitted your home to become energy independent? Are you considering it?We Answered:I own a windmill it produces 2-3 times the electricity that I need and so the rest is sold back to the power company. I will not go off grid because to me that is a waste of energy; power is lost when it needs to be "pushed" into batteries to be stored and when the batteries are fully charged the turbine would need to be shut down. So by not using batteries and staying on the grid I...

    Solar Powered Home Systems

    Bonnie Said:Solar powered home A/C systems?We Answered:please see these. http://www.etaengineering.com/evaporativ… http://www.solcool.net/index.htm Provided to you by http://www.solarcentral.orgJessie Said:I need help with a solar powered home heating system.?We Answered:warm water rises, cool water will fall. Use this to design your piping....

    Solar Powered Home

    Freddie Said:solar powered home is US?We Answered:No one knows. " No statistics are being collected on solar plants that produce less than 1 megawatt of electricity, ..." -- http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/… This is from the Dept. of Energy, and if THEY don't know, then no one knows. And that doesn't even get into the definition of a "solar house". Is that passive solar, hot water solar, solar cells, completely independent of the power grid, etc.? And once built, are they still in operation? Once people see the economics and high maintenance up close ... it doesn't look so good anymore. You could search solar equipment companies and...

    Solar Powered Homes Cost

    Warren Said:I'm wondering about solar powering a home, espically cost....?We Answered:It really depends on the system you install because that would greatly influence the maintenance costs. Whether it be grid tied, grid tied w/ battery backup, etc. I believe wind would be higher maintenance than solar. I would also check your figure on installation cost, for an apartment it would be $18,000 for a solar system from BP which would power the entire apartment, a system for home use would be much more....

    Solar Powered Homes For Sale

    Roy Said:Which of Obama's follies should we give thanks for which he has laid the groundwork for in the upcoming year?We Answered:All of these and many more. Obama is America's worst nightmare....

    Solar Powered Homes

    Bernard Said:Do people really build their own wind turbines or solar powers for their homes?We Answered:you cannot build useful solar panels. the technology, and minerals needed, are just not available to most people. i have seen a house with a merry-go-round of 55-gallon drums cut in half. sort of like a water wheel, but intended to turn with wind. However, i've never seen it turning. When building a propeller to turn at any speed, balance is absolutely critical. if it's off just a little bit, and is turning at any speed, it will shake it's tower apart. In addition, commercial wind farms are located at optimal wind...

    Solar Powering Your Home

    April Said:How do you transform your home to use solar power>?We Answered:You buy solar panels, installation hardware for your roof, an inverter, batteries, a rack to put the batteries and inverter into, and possibly a transfer switch if you don't want to be completely dependant on the local power utility. These websites have tutorials that give a lot more details: http://www.solarhome.org/solarlearningce… http://www.professorshouse.com/your-home… http://www.wholesalesolar.com/informatio… .Edith Said:What is the cheapest way to harness solar and wind energy to power your home?We Answered:One of the cheapest ways is to take advantage of any passive solar energy you can. If you have any south-facing windows, keep those curtains open...

    Solar Products For Home

    Roberta Said:Does anyone know of a window film that gives privacy AND solar protection for the home?We Answered:Silverized mylar. Google it.Bruce Said:Solar Airconditioner for homes and offices?We Answered:Solar-powered absorption residential air conditioning has been around for a long time, but not very popular. Perhaps the rising energy costs will make it more attractive. It already is in Japan. Below is one reference, but I do not know where to find it in India...

    Solar Pv Home

    Denise Said:Anyone out there have experience of geothermal method for heating home?We Answered:not me personally but where i live, in my country, it is a very expensive procedure but all of those people who did this in their home said that in long run it is a lot a lot a lot cheaper in long run! it will be warm in your entire house. so i say go for itClara Said:Do you think these are misunderstandings of power and energy?We Answered:#2 may be ok usage, it's not too clear. #5 may be using energy as a general term. I'd say this...

    Solar Pv Panels

    Tracy Said:difference between Poly-Crystalline Solar Panel and MONO-CRYSTALLINE?We Answered:i think the type of semiconductors used. they're different in the open circuit voltage, short circuit current, efficiency, and fill factor.Jimmy Said:What light bulb is effective to produce an output voltage reading on a pv panel?We Answered:For a PV lab for a night school class a halogen work light gave enough to do some experiments. Once you have enough light to get an output voltage, more light does less to increase the voltage than it does to increase the current or power output....

    Solar Pv Systems

    Lorraine Said:What does a Solar PV system and plastic surgery have in common?We Answered:Both use SiliconePedro Said:how could I evaluate a building requirements to install a Solar PV system ?We Answered:It's a major job, and you can spend months doing this. You need a number on typical and minimum number of hours of direct sunlight on your location. Decide on either battery storage or power grid storage. The latter is best for any good sized system, but requires permission and cooperation from the Power company. How much of the building's power will you supply during sunlight hours? How much during night or cloudy days? Eventually...

    Solar Renewable Energy

    Judith Said:Why is solar energy considered a renewable energy?We Answered:Because the sun never stops. There's no finite resource being depleted like with coal or natural gas or oil.Vincent Said:Solar/ Renewable energy grants and education in Australia has ruined my life?We Answered:You are right, that really does suck, but I don't understand why you weren't aware that part time courses do not meet the requirements for Austudy. However crap it is, it does sound like your own fault. You'd better go and do your irrelevent science course or you won't have a chance to finish your sensible and useful course. Vote Greens...

    Solar Roof Panels

    Clyde Said:Why are solar panels placed on the roof of houses?We Answered:Solar panels are placed on the roof because many times the roof has good exposure to the sun providing the roof is not blocked by trees or something else so that sufficient sunlight wouldn't be absorbed. Also the panels would more likely not get damaged on the roof opposed to being in the yard. If they were mounted on the windows, how could you see? And, the windows could easily break and then what would happen to the panels? Placing the solar panels on the...

    Solar Roof Shingles

    Franklin Said:How would you instal solar panels on a slate (shingle) roof ?We Answered:Use a rail system, that attaches under the eaves to the wood or masonry of the house, and simply attaches of the the ridge line of the roof. Careful consideration of total load weight, since you already have slate. Can you ground mount your panels,,,, much easier.Eddie Said:what is the cost of a new solar shingle roof?We Answered:Get as many free quotes as possible to become eductated and you'll know the cost. Too many variables to try to figure out the cost with out looking at the job.Angela...

    Solar Roof Tiles

    Javier Said:solar tile over flat tar and gravel roof?We Answered:San Francisco? One of the concerns there would be how much average sun you get each day. I'm only 50 miles south of you, but we rarely get fog, here. Do consider a solar water heater - those are cheap, not finicky about shadows and partial sun, and should pay back quickly. I'd suggest asking professional installers in your area for a free, no-obligation quote. They will look at your roof, and point out any weaknesses, such as shadows from nearby buildings, trees, or obstructions such as vent pipes. ...

    Solar Solar Panels

    Angela Said:where can i get a catalog on solar panels?We Answered:Backwoods home answer is a great one but you could also check solar today and homepower magazines both often rate pv systems and cells.John Said:What direction should solar panels face if built in the Southern Hemisphere?We Answered:I have mine facing North. They work fine. I'm at 38deg South.Misty Said:Do I only need solar panels to have energy in day and through the night?We Answered:Most of the other answers are correct but not comprehensive. Solar panels produce electrical energy or heat energy but do not store either type of energy. Solar...

    Solar Solutions For Home

    Vanessa Said:Tanning Bed-Gate II: What does that purchase for the Gov's mansion really say about Palin?We Answered:What Governor Palin spends her own money on is of no concern and has no bearing on -anything-.^Erik Said:Is he right? Board administrator has deleted the suggestion you placed on the Yahoo! A Suggestion Board.?We Answered:Yahoo!'s suggestion boards are for discussion about Yahoo! products only. Bug reports, feature improvements, questions and comments are allowed, but only if they stay on that topic of Yahoo!'s products. From a Feedback FAQ: "Two reasons why your suggestion may have been removed are: 1. If you submitted a...

    Solar System For Home Cost

    Carmen Said:How much for a 8kwh solar panel system?We Answered:Figure 8 hours of sun per day, so 8 kW-hr is a rate of 1 kW, which is a medium sized panel, probably not enough to operate your house totally, unless you have a very small unit. Averaged over 24 hours, that is power at a rate of only 300 watts, enough for a TV. Average US home use is 1.2 kW, which over 24 hours is 29 kW-hr, plus you need extra for cloudy days, peak demands, and to charge batteries. You have to decide off-grid or on-grid, and if you...

    Solar System For Home Electricity

    Jane Said:Electronic residential water flow monitoring..water metering?We Answered:You are wasting good time and money but the sensor below would do the job.Denise Said:Why do we use electricity?We Answered:Let me put it this way. There's an oil-fired plant about twenty miles away from me. They burn oil. Obviously. Let's say that all they're doing is burning oil, and not turning generators. Great. How are they going to deliver that energy to me, which incidentally is only thermal energy, and the things that I need to do rarely require thermal energy, unless I'm trying to make toast. I can't walk around...

    Solar System For Home In India

    David Said:What do you think about these Amazing facts about Israel?We Answered:Yep, all true. In many ways it is a powerful success story. However, it has been a the expense of most of its non-Jewish population, who have been living as refugees since 1948/9, and under occupation since 1967/73. The ultimate success story will be one that allows these refugees to return home and be full citizens. As Israel is essentially a Jewish state, albeit often very secular in character, it must become more secular so as to allow the Christian and Muslim population to feel at home in their...

    Solar System For Home

    Ricardo Said:how to you start a solar system for the home and can i spend less then 200 dallars?We Answered:Do you want to power your whole home from solar energy? If so, you need at least 25000 dollars. If you want to power just some lights or some appliances e.g. computer for a small period of time, you need a solar panel, a charger, an inverter, a battery, etc. which will cost you between 700 to 1000 dollars. It is much cheaper to get a gas powered generator and with 700 dollars I am pretty sure you can get a gas powered...

    Solar System For Homes

    Gilbert Said:My son came home with his solar system & only had 8 planets. I was taught Pluto is a planet he says it's not.We Answered:No, I'm afraid not. In a controversial decision last summer, the triennial meeting of the IAU (International Astronomical Association) voted to deny Pluto the title of "planet," basically because (1) it already stood out from other planets in having both a highly eccentric and highly tilted orbit, and also because (2) some even bigger objects have been found just beyond it in similarly unusual orbits. They simply didn't want to expand the definition...

    Solar System For House

    Tara Said:a solar system to heat water for house and pool....what do they cost?We Answered:depends on what you want...here is a link...Glen Said:How Do I Make My Own Solar System For My House?We Answered:i found this site it my help and the first thing you want to do is check you local codes for something like this when you gonna do it your self cuz some may not permit this and some states will give you tax credits if it is done by a pro but check this it out and see if it helps:http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/PV/…Tim Said:How do you make a...

    Solar System Home

    Catherine Said:how do i connect a solar system in my home?We Answered:Were this an HONEST resolution to the issue, then AFRICA would be a WORLD power. The hippies, here in America or Europe, have given poor tribal people in Africa SO many of these things, to keep Africa from becoming a contributor to the world economy, that you would think Africa would be LEAPS and BOUNDS more advanced than ANY society in the Americas or Europe, but no. Africa is as backwards as it has ALWAYS been. These solar panels do work a little, but they are unable to...

    Solar Systems For Home

    Claude Said:Is Solar Energy The Solution To Oil Independence?We Answered:We need to take full advantage of solar energy, but not with the goal of replacing oil 100% with it. We need to also move on taking advantage of wind energy, too. It's vital that we all find a way to do this if we want to survive. Our country needs to find something to manufacture and sell abroad. It might as well be energy products and it shouldn't be just of the solar variety.Stacey Said:How many people get approved for the state solar incentives?We Answered:I'm sure...

    Solar Systems For Homes

    Pearl Said:Is leasing a solar panel a good idea?We Answered:It coould or could not be a good deal. I think you may be a little misled as to how it works. What they will usually do is sell you the energy at a fixed rate, that is $x per kWh. And they install a special meter to monitor how much they generate. That's the most fair arrangement, because if the better their system performs, the more money they make. If they will charge a fixed amount each month, be sure that the contract includes a performance guarantee that their...

    Solar Systems For The Home

    Julian Said:What's the price of a passive solar collector system for a residential home in Florida?We Answered:About $50,000 and you will never pay it off....

    Solar Systems For Your Home

    Jessie Said:Want to heat and cool your home for free (Very Green)?We Answered:I have a friend who had a geotherm system professionally installed with his new house, he loves it. I don't know the details but he's a financial counselor and he would not have done it unless there was a pretty good payback. If you're building a house, consider that you'll be making mortgage payments and utility payments, BUT the savings will continue after the system is paid for.Jamie Said:Help me with advertisement *English* Quick points?We Answered:"The best ideas just come naturally: like installing a solar water...

    Solar Village Homes

    Maria Said:Is Greenhouse a tactical issue? If so, what is the strategic position on Global warming?We Answered:I have studied your question, and you raise many issues. However, may I point you to an item of interest in New Scientist, issue dated 16Th September on global warming. It has told me things I never knew about the subject. I know it does not answer all of your questions, but I feel you will be very interested with this report. Sorry I can't be of any further help.David Said:If I was to build an eco-village?We Answered:gosh yes please. do you have planning...

    Solar Water Heater

    Kelly Said:What should water temperature be during no sunlight periods, using a solar/electric water heater?We Answered:I would think it needs to be turned down. They recommend a maximum 125 to prevent scalding. I have only worked on a few solar systems but they all used a "regular" water heater to supplement the heat and store the warmed water. They were just plumbed differently. Usually they were set lower and on all the time. Lower so they did not try to heat the water going through the solar panels. But it is near impossible for us to tell you how...

    Solar Water Heaters

    Eugene Said:Solar Heating NZ - Does anyone in Auckland or Wellington use Solar Water Heaters in their Homes?We Answered:My people in Wellington & Auckland use solar energy for all their heating needs. 1. Auckland has a naturally conducive climate for solar energy. Going solar gets you financial benefits from the NZ government. 2. Solar water heaters work in both hot & cold climates. It is easier to install a solar heater than a solar electric panel or windmill. 3. These heaters last for 20 years with minimum maintenance. You can even build them yourself. http://simpleheaters.annics.comPhyllis Said:Is Technic Solar Water Heaters Available in Bangalore?We Answered:You...

    Solar Water Heating

    Beverly Said:How can I work out whether solar water heating would be efficient in a specific region?We Answered:I sell solar water heating all over the world. My customers in the islands tend to go with this direct water heating system with 80 gallon tank and a 4'x8' collector. The pump is solar electric powered, so it uses no electricity at all to run. You can plug in the tank to 220V to provide any backup heat needed. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Wat… And by the way, solar water heating works great even in Canada, you would just need 3 collectors instead of one,...

    Solar Wind Home

    Alberto Said:Is there an affordable way to convert my home to run on solar or wind power?We Answered:I just learned there are companies that rent solar panels so you don't have to buy them outright. I'll put a couple of links for you below.Clara Said:How do I calculate my power usage in order to install adequate solar/wind generation in my home?We Answered:It gets complicated. Quickly. You need to determine your peak load (for the inverter) which combines all loads that might run together. (air conditioning and heating, for instance, don't run at the same time). Plus you...

    Solar Wind Power Home

    Megan Said:What would happen if everybody went solar/wind powered?We Answered:I've seen analysis where we'd run out of sunny ground space -- that it would take more solar panels than we've got room on earth for. Wind power is an alternative. My grandparents used it for well water and electricity. But as soon as REA (rural electrical association?) came through with electricity-on-the-wire, they jumped at it. I guess wind-power wasn't strictly dependable, and the batteries were messy and dangerous. There's a great deal of romance attached to solar/wind power, but if it were EASY, everyone would be doing it. It's not. However, there...

    Solar Wind Power

    Theresa Said:What is your opinion on wind and solar power?We Answered:It is too bad that they have not been developed to their capacity. It is a concept whose time has come. Nuclear energy should be another alternative to fossil fuels, however too many crazies block that. But we need to cut our independence to oil so that the oil company's do no have such a death grip on us.Ben Said:Which companies are the vanguards of the solar power, wind power and biodiesel industries?We Answered:I guess it depends on whether you are talking about the manufacturer or the sales/install side. We...

    Solar Your Home

    Corey Said:Have you ever thought about getting solar screens on your home?We Answered:I have them and they work great!!!! ThanksMaria Said:Poll: Would you consider solar powering your home if you could afford it?We Answered:Yes. At least the bill would be cheaper if not non-existent and I've heard that sometimes they will even buy it from you. I'd love to send them a bill! And I couldn't care less about the environment. It's the money that would make me do it.Gertrude Said:Is there any INexpensive way to convert your home to solar or wind power?We Answered:moderately... no less expensive install it yourself....

    Solar Water Heater Using Solar Vacuum Tubes

    What is a Solar Water Heater? A solar water heater is a system that captures the sun?s thermal energy directly and transfers it to useable heat energy. Unlike PV or Photo Voltaic, a solar water heater does not create electrical energy instead it creates direct heat energy. This is a much more efficient process as there is no conversion. This results in solar water heaters being 80-97% efficient versus PV which is 8-15% efficient. This means that owners will have a much quicker payback of the system How do they work? While there are many types of solar...

    The Cost Of Solar

    Wilma Said:What is your prediction on the material cost of solar energy in the next 5 years?We Answered:Current CdTe modules have 10 percent efficiency and an installed system cost of about $4 per watt. My guess is this can be cut in half in 5 years. Here is a very good article "A Solar Grand Plan" - explains that government subsidy is likely required if the US is to become energy self sufficient by 2050.Eric Said:How does the cost of solar electric homes compare tot eh cost of the traditional energy?We Answered:If you don't count transfer payments (money...

    The Solar Home

    Hilda Said:what are the major considerations in designing a solar home?We Answered:the roof area. the larger the surface area the more solar panel that can be installed on the roof. In Queensland, Australia;you would ensure the greater surface area of the roof had a northerly aspect as that surface will have the most daily sun. Ensure the use of solar hot water; same considerations as solar panels. If not grid connected then consider a way of storing the electricity generated by the panels; eg a battery bank of some type.consider the safe storage of the battery bank in a seperate...

    The Solar House

    Shannon Said:How much will solar increase the value of my house?We Answered:At the moment, maybe only 10% of potential house buyers will actually care and/or appreciate (and are willing to pay for) what you did. The rest is still suspicious about this modern stuff which no "normal" electrician understands anyway. This is if you want to sell within the next 2 years. If you sell much later, then - the way things are developing - the system you bought now may be quite outdated = again not much appreciation. Sad but true. I agree wait for prices to come down further, but...

    The Solar Panel

    Tom Said:Can solar panels be created into the form of a wire instead of a flat panel?We Answered:It needs the surface area. If a wire was used you would need panels to focus the light on the wire so no space is saved. ?...

    Thin Film Solar Panels

    Jennifer Said:What is the lifespan of a portable solar charger?We Answered:Portable chargers are usually pretty useless because they don't have enough output to do anything. You can count on getting about 2/3 the power they claim to put out. You'll nedd at least a 20 watt array to get even a slow charge. As for the lifespan, solar cells tend to degrade from how long they spend in the sun, not how old they are. So, a charger that was only in the sun occasionaly would last for decades. You also need to have one with a controller. A 12...

    Thin Film Solar

    Delores Said:What are nanotechnology thin-film solar panels?We Answered:I'm not familiar with the details, but maybe you can get some information from the Nanosolar web site?Roger Said:How much raw semiconductor material is used by thin film solar modules?We Answered:use less than 1% of the raw materialChristina Said:What are the names of manufacturers of thin film solar?We Answered:UniSolar made some a while back, but they were never popular. I know of quite a few (hundreds) of residential solar installations, and not one of them used solar shingles. Pretty much, everyone goes with conventional panels that sit above the roof. These stay...

    Use Solar Power

    Beverly Said:What country should use solar power or has the ability to use a lot of solar power but....?We Answered:Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Libya, Morroco, in fact most of Africa, Australia........... ..Bill Said:What countries around the world use solar power?We Answered:Well, probably too many to list. Check out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/climate/adaptation/… They list, the UK (and other European nations), Japan, Germany, and the USA as some of the biggest users. Even Madagascar is using solar power now: http://ecoworldly.com/2008/10/01/madagas… I have also read that Italy (European) uses solar energy. India as well. Here is a Wikipedia article on Spain's solar efforts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power… Brazil and Paraguay...

    What Is Solar Energy

    Bob Said:What are the enviromental problems involving Solar Energy and what is an idea of the cost?We Answered:The pros of solar energy are abundant; here are a few from Natural Home magazine. Solar power can be ties to a grid or stand alone and it increases the home’s value. Not only does it have moveable parts, but also emits no waste. There are tax incentives that are widely available and experienced installers readily available nationwide. A few of the disadvantages of solar power are trees, and location. If you or your neighbors have mature trees that shade your roof, solar power...

    Wind Power For Your Home

    Virginia Said:Do you think viable fuel sources are being withheld because they haven't figured out a way to charge us for itWe Answered:It's not easy to obtain and efficient to operate that's why we don't have it. Finding a way to charge someone for it is the easiest part of the equation.Willard Said:What is the best wind turbine (windmill) for private use, such as powering your home?We Answered:There are several quality ones depending on how much of your energy you want to get from the turbine. Check your energy bill or call your power company to find out what your...

    Your Solar Home

    Rose Said:What's the main reason why you haven't converted your home to solar or wind energy?We Answered:it's expensive...