Passive Solar Design How-to

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

A "passive" solar house provides cooling and heating to keep the home comfortable without the use of mechanical equipment. This style of construction results in homes that respond to the environment. For passive heating and cooling, the plan of the house, careful site selection and planning, construction materials, building features and ...

The Future of Solar Energy

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

With the current concentration on global warming, the existence of which is denied by only a few naysayers, developments in solar power are moving at a pace to fill the need for efficient green solutions to our seemingly insatiable desire for energy. The failure of solar power to be more widely ...

Solar Power Kits For Your Home

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Solar power is one way to power your home where bringing a traditional power supply into the residence may be costly. Without the use of a generator, this unique source of energy can avoid the noise, pollution and even regular maintenance issues that you would have with another source of ...

History To Solar Power Energy

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

"I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago." These are words of Sir George Porter (December 1920 - August 2002), Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, which today is a reality. The ...

Solar Cell Electricity – How It Works

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

We have all seen solar cell electricity generators by now, blue or black panels dotted around, silently generating pollution free electricity. But how do they do it? The key to understanding how they do it lies in the chemistry of the elements used. Each panel is an array of individual cells. ...

Exploring the Use of Solar Power For Homes

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

The concept of using solar power for homes has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. Although solar power has been used for ages, systems designed to replace or augment electrical use are only now just catching on in a very big way. In general there ...

The Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

So you like the idea of solar energy, but you're not sure that you know enough about the negative aspects? It's true that many sellers of the technology would like to gloss over the less palatable aspects, but our comprehensive list below will keep you well informed. We think that ...

Solar Energy Today – Not Just For Heating

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

The sun is great at heating things up - just ask the driver of a car in the Arizona summer, when a parked vehicle can top 150° F inside. And solar energy can be and frequently is used to provide heating. Often solar power is used to provide heat to ...