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Reducing Your Reliance on Unnecessary Appliances

It’s hard to live without some household appliances, but by reducing how many you have and how you use them, you can become greener — and save money on your energy bills. [more…]

How to Build a Solar-Powered Water Purifier

Using the sun to purify drinking water is a great solar project for the do-it-yourselfer. A solar-powered purification system the size of a microwave oven can yield up to 3 gallons of purified drinking [more…]

How to Use a Portable Solar Shower

You can use a portable shower that uses solar energy to heat the water. Solar showers are convenient for camping and backpacking. You can hang one out by your swimming pool for a quick, simple rinse. To [more…]

Installing a Solar-Powered Attic Vent Fan

An attic vent fan powered by solar energy can help cool your home. During the summer, attic temperatures can reach over 160°F. All that heat stays up there at night, and it sinks into your house through [more…]

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The words “solar power” often bring to mind solar panels and photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, but you can harness the sun’s energy in a number of smaller ways. The practical and affordable solar projects [more…]

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