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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” →

Thermos Bottle Technology Delivers Solar Hot Water in Cold Weather

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Thermos Bottle Technology Delivers Solar Hot Water in Cold Weather

Even though evacuated tube technology has been around for a while I wanted to post this to the “nay sayers” that think you can’t have solar thermal in cold climates. It is a little more expensive at the outset but, it pays for itself in a very short time.
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“Clean Coal” Looking More Like a 21st Century Dinosaur

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Written by Tina Casey at Clean Technica

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seems to be making up for lost time when it comes to enforcing the Clean Water Act. That includes closing the door on mountaintop coal mining, also known rather delicately as mountaintop removal. In reality there is nothing delicate about it. The practice Check Out The Rest of ““Clean Coal” Looking More Like a 21st Century Dinosaur” →

Home Energy Savings - A Summary

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Home Energy Savings

Part 7

This is going to be a wrap up of our seven part series on home energy savings. We are hoping that you enjoyed and possibly learned how to quickly and easily make the major systems and potential trouble spots of your homes energy consumption more efficient and eco-friendly in this series on home energy savings.

In part one we discussed the Check Out The Rest of “Home Energy Savings – A Summary” →

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.
Part 5
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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