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7 Main Types of Photovoltaic Systems

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Some of the Basics of Solar Electric Systems

Finding a way to decipher the different types of solar power systems in todays myriad of online articles can be daunting and confusing to say the least. Much of the public think that you have to have batteries in order to have solar power, this is untrue, as a matter of fact most residential solar systems being installed today are “grid tied” or “grid connected”, without batteries. No batteries required!

Photovoltaic systems can be configured in a variety of ways. This post describes the 7 main types of configurations and Check Out The Rest of “7 Main Types of Photovoltaic Systems” →

Green Home Building is Booming !!

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Green Home building is booming

The confluence of a stagnant housing market and consumer desire to save money is creating a green home building boom that could be worth up to $114 billion by 2016, according to a new report from McGraw Hill Construction.

Green homes represented $17 billion, or 17 percent of the overall construction market in 2011. This figure is double 2008’s 8-percent market share (valued at $10 billion) and has been a Check Out The Rest of “Green Home Building is Booming !!” →

ISBU-Shipping Container Homes, Myths and Truths

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The Popularity of ISBU Shipping Container Homes is Currently Soaring

Shipping container (ISBU) home construction has made incredible advances over the past few years. Today nearly everyone has seen a news segment about container home, or visited an internet site that featured a story or a few renderings of Check Out The Rest of “ISBU-Shipping Container Homes, Myths and Truths” →

Forget Tar Sands: Canada’s Geothermal Resources More Than 1 Million Times Electricity Consumption.

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From our friends at Clean Technica (http://s.tt/13fKW)

Canada’s sitting on “massive” geothermal resources, according to news reports, more than 1 million times its current electricity consumption. “As few as 100 projects could Check Out The Rest of “Forget Tar Sands: Canada’s Geothermal Resources More Than 1 Million Times Electricity Consumption.” →

Home Energy Savings - 10 Tips To More Efficient Water Heating

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Here are 10 great tips on how to make your water heating system(s) more efficient.
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Water Heating

Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 18% of your utility bill. There are four ways to cut your water heating bills:  Use less hot water,  turn down the thermostat on your water heater,   insulate your water heater,  or buy a new, more efficient water heater.

A family of four, each showering for 5 minutes a day, uses 700 gallons of water a week; this is enough for a 3-year supply of drinking water for one person. You can cut that amount in half simply by Check Out The Rest of “Home Energy Savings – 10 Tips To More Efficient Water Heating” →

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