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Passive Solar Architecture – Heating by cassie1033
September 8, 2008, 10:32 am
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Solar Energy PPT by nataliemikosz

This is a PowerPoint Presentation titled “The Power of the Sun” that a team, including myself, completed for a course on Global Warming.  It pertains primarily to solar energy and how we can use it; as well as looking at a case study home in Idaho that is completely energy independent.  After looking at this we take a look at your average single family home and compare costs.  We also briefly address other types of renewable energies, such as wind and geothermal power. 

Click here to view the powerpoint: The Power of the Sun



Solar Thermal Grant Program by kdralle
August 31, 2008, 8:28 pm
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As in the “Solar Energy Post” there are many grants and state programs for building or going green. It is unknown why people do not take advantage of these incentives. In these programs you must meet certain requirements to gain a certain incentive. In this program you must have solar-thermal water-heating and space-heating systems that are approved by the SRCC or a comparable certification organization. Also the systems must have a total cost of at least 50,000 dollars. The incentive for this program is 30% of the total project with a maximum incentive of 400,000 dollars. These programs make going green easier when it comes to finances.

To view this specific program visit this site: http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/incentive2.cfm?Incentive_Code=IL04F&state=IL&CurrentPageID=1&RE=1&EE=1.

To view other programs just like this visit this site: http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/map2.cfm?CurrentPageID=1&State=IL&RE=1&EE=1.



Solar Shingles by kdralle
August 31, 2008, 7:15 pm
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Unisolar has created a photovoltaic shingle system. This system has numerous benefits including a lower electric bill and in some cases the electric company will actually buy the power back from you. This product is interesting to me because often times I hear of cases where people do not want large solar panels on there roofs. In this case you can be environmentally friendly, and have a streamline photovoltaic system.

solar shingles

solar shingle system

To look more at this system go to: http://www.solar-components.com/pvshingl.htm