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Passive Solar Heating: Indirect Gain

Passive Solar Heating: Indirect Gain

Sun is the source of energy for our planet. It provides light and is used to heat the planet. The energy of sun is now being incorporated in building designs by using the principle of indirect gain. This solar energy is in turn used to heat the building by use of water walls, trombe walls, sun rooms and solar ponds.

Making Cheaper Solar Panels

Making Cheaper Solar Panels

There is no deep technical expertise required to construct your own solar panel. Take some solar cells, a wooden board, some wires, screws and necessary tools. Work out the amount of energy you need and the number of solar cells required accordingly. Install the solar cells on the board and develop an electronic circuit by connecting all the cells together. Place your solar cell in a shiny area and generate power.

Which Direction Solar Water Heater Panels Should Face?

Which Direction Solar Water Heater Panels Should Face?

In an area with plenty of sunshine e.g. Texas, it does not matter which way the solar panel is pointed. However in an area with not enough sunlight one should find about the direction of sun at its peak hours and it is better not to install a solar panel at all in area where there is not enough sunshine.

Nuclear Power – Alternate Energy Source

Nuclear Power – Alternate Energy Source

The use of atomic energy is an alternate source of energy has vast potential. Normally nuclear reactor runs fantastic rate of 80% efficiency. Like all other sources of energy, there are residue materials for nuclear reactors too. The disposal of residue is the core area of concern for preservationists. It emits radioactive rays for very long period and therefore proper disposal is necessary. 50% of the power requirements of 5 states of United States are met using nuclear reactors.

Biofuel Benefits Go Beyond Environment

Biofuel Benefits Go Beyond Environment

We can’t deny the importance and advantages of biofuels over the traditional petroleum based fuels. Energy crises has accelerated the demand of the energy alternatives. Anyhow, a boost in the biofuel industry is expected in the following years.

How to Determine Solar Home Needs

How to Determine Solar Home Needs

Converting a regular home into a solar home you needs to determine that what are the electrical demands of the house and deciding how much will be met by proposed solar power system and then draw a plan for a solar power system to meet the needs. For making a solar home requires a little research and some math.

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