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Apple To Build New Solar Energy Farm

Apple have released a statement outlining its intention to further increase its commitment to using alternative energy with plans revealed to build what would amount to the largest non-government owned solar harvesting farm in the US. The plan is for the site to produce 20MW and will be located at a new soon to be […]

Germany Leading The Way With Over 2 Giga Watts Solar Installed

Germany leads The Way: Germany has lead the way in December 2011 with over 2 Gig watts of photovoltaic solar panels installed, this outshone United States which it is reported installed approx 1.7gigawatts of panels for the entire year of 2011! Germany looks set for a total over 7 Giga watts for 2011. The main […]

Billion Dollar Poly-silicon Manufacturing Plant To Be Built In Qatar

Qatar Solar energy company Qatar Solar Technologies has announced it will be developing a Poly-silicon manufacturing plant at a cost of $1 billion dollars. The plant will be built in the industrial city, Ras Laffan. The Ras Laffan plant is expected to be fully operational by the latter part of 2013 and is expected to […]

DIY Solar Panels – Solar Do It Yourself Solutions to Power Your Home

Fancy yourself as a do it yourself (DIY) handyman or woman? Want to substitute your traditional energy source for cleaner, cheaper alternative energy? Well there are now do it yourself solar solutions to power your home that you can build yourself and for minimal financial out lay. I’m sure you would agree that the current […]

Build Your Own Solar Panels And Save

Building your own solar panels makes a lot of sense in this day and age of increasing power prices and environmental crisis. Whilst many people opt for a commercial system, the cost makes it prohibitive for a lot of homeowners in particular, with prices starting in the low thousands of dollars. Fortunately for those people […]

Do it yourself PV Solar Panels

If you have found this article, there is a good chance you are looking into the viability of building your own PV solar panels. PV Solar Panels are Photovoltaic Solar Panels that convert solar radiation into direct current electricity via a process that makes use of semiconductors that display the photovoltaic effect, which is essentially […]

DIY Solar Panel Kits – The Perfect Gift For Christmas

Given the current negative economic and environmental climate, DIY Solar panel kits are the perfect gift for the do it yourself enthusiast or hobbyist this Christmas season. Diy solar panel kits come in the form of instructional guides and videos that walk you through the process of how tobuild your own solar panels. The guides […]

DIY Solar Panels – Harvest Your Own Cheap Energy With DIY Solar Panels

DIY Solar Panels Ever thought of building your own DIY Solar Panels? if you have I am sure it is mainly as a result of the financial savings you stand to make on not having to purchase a commercial system, in conjunction with the reduction on the carbon footprint you are leaving on the earth. […]

Solar Panels For Your Home

Are you planning to install solar panels for your home? Solar panels are the single most cost effective and efficient way to produce alternative energy which does not impact on the environment in a negative way. The biggest source of the energy they harness comes from sunlight. Solar panels consist of a group of solar […]

Photovoltaic Solar Panels

Photovoltaic solar panels are panels that produce electricity by converting solar energy (radiation). The solar radiation given off by the sun is collected by solar cells made of photovoltaic materials and is converted by semiconductors to form electricity. The way the electricity is formed is essentially by collisions between electrons and photons of light which […]

Solar Power Rebates In QLD – Solar Rebates for Queensland, Australia

Currently in Queensland (QLD) Australia, the Queensland Government are offering a substantial rebate to try to entice homeowners and business’s to choose solar for their energy requirements. The way the scheme, known as the solar bonus scheme, works is on a feed in tariff model where users are paid 44 cents per kilowatt hour (KWh) […]

India Looks To Boost Its Solar Energy Output

Farooq Abdullah, India’s Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Resources announced that India will be significantly boosting its solar power output by 2013. The increases announced total 1,000 megawatts, 50% of which will be obtained from photovoltaic sources and the other 50% will be derived from projects involving solar thermal. Longer term India is […]

Johnson & Johnson Install Largest Roof Top Solar System In Australia

Sydney Australia: Johnson & Johnson medical research building is now sporting the largest 200 kilowatt rooftop solar system in the country thanks to Sanyo and Apollo Energy. Making use of the Sanyo’s amazing new HIT Technology Solar Panels the system is comprised of 952 HIT solar panels and stands to save around 10% of Johnson […]

DIY Solar Panel Kits – What You Need To Know

Currently there is a lot of interest in building your own solar panel kits and no wonder, the savings you stand to make are substantial. Many homeowners who build their own solarpanels report savings as much 80% cut from their annual energy bills. Putting together solar panel kits is not as hard a task as […]

Boom In Solar Power Related Jobs Predicted

The first indication that Barrack Obama’s green job creation schemes are starting to take aeffect, the SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) has forecasted an increase in solar power related jobs by as much as 200,000 over the next two years. This increase is due largely to the extension of the Solar Manufacturing Tax credit as […]

Build Your Own Cheap Solar Panels

Solar energy is without a doubt today’s number alternative energy choice. It’s no wonder then that one of the most searched for terms on the internet is cheap solar panels. With the environmental disaster we are seeing unfold off the gulf of Mexico (The BP oil spill) more and more as a society we are […]

Sanyo’s HIT Technology Solar Panels Efficiency Increased

In a recent press release, Sanyo revealed that its newest incarnation of the HIT solar panel the HIT-N230 has an increased efficiency level of 20.7%. This is a significant increase, to panels that were already extremely efficient. The increase in efficiency has been achieved by using thinner tabbing between cells and increasing the number of […]

How To Make Your Own Small Solar Panels

Perhaps you want some small solar panels to power your RV (recreational vehicle)? Maybe it’s to take camping with you to power lights, cooking and heating or maybe you would just like some small solar panels to power devices like a laptop. Whatever the reason, you can now build your own small solar panels for […]

Go Green And Produce Your Own Homemade Solar Power

Just think about it, how cool would it be to run your home on your own homemade solar power. Think what it would feel like to slash up to 80% off your current power bill, think what you could do with that sort of extra cash! And the best bit? Well while you are saving […]

How To Build A Solar Panel – Video

Below is a very cool video from the awesome Discovery Channel Series How its Made, it shows in detail just how a retail solar panel is manufactured. You can now make your own solar panels at home, you don’t need to have all the equipment illustrated in the above video to produce working, effective solar […]

Solar Do It Yourself Solutions For The Home

Just imagine it, producing your own free solar electricity to power your home, now imagine what you could better put your money toward as you stand to save anywhere up to 80% off the total of your energy bills. Sounds like a pipe dream? Well it isn’t, there are now a number of solar do […]

Solar Power Kits – Why Everyone Should Build Their Own Solar Power Kit

Solar Power Kits are now being used all across the United States, Australia, Europe and other parts of the globe globe to help power our homes, rv vans and even offices. One of the main reasons for this surge in popularity, other than the obvious environmental benefits of using a cleaner energy source, is the […]

Homemade solar cell – Can You Build Your Own Homemade Solar Cells?

Forget using traditional energy sources to power your home, not only are they damaging to the environment, but they also cost a household a lot of money! What you need to do is to build your own homemade solar cell. Why build your own homemade solar cells instead of purchasing a retail solar system? Well […]

Can You Really Produce Your Own DIY Solar Electricity?

There is a lot of focus these days on finding alternative energy sources to replace our current expensive and environmentally damaging ones. It’s no real surprise then that a lot of people are talking about solar electricity, what is surprising is that a lot of this talk is about DIY solar electricity solutions. The reason […]

How To Build Your Own Solar Panels – Save 80% Off Your Energy Bills!

With the spiraling costs of electricity and the economic pressures most families find themselves under it’s no surprise that many of us are starting to take more interest in viable alternative energy sources. Solar power has for a long time been seen as the most viable of the current crop of alternative energy solutions. To […]

How To Build A DIY Solar Power System – The Ultimate DIY Project

Our society today cannot continue to deplete the world’s current resources at the rate we are going, looking at alternative energy sources to reduce household energy consumption reliant on mains electricity. Both wind and solar energy offer a cost effective and greener option that is environmentally friendly. During the past few years using renewable resources […]

Residential Solar Power – Why It Should Be The Energy Option For All Households

Residential solar power should be an affordable option for all households looking at reducing their environmental impact. It also assists with reducing your electricity bills. Unfortunately for a long time solar power panels have been very expensive. In the last few years, residential solar power has become more affordable as a DIY solar power option. […]

Stick it to the Man! Homemade Solar Power Systems

Have you ever wondered you can make your home more energy efficient? You can now make your home environmentally friendly without it costing the earth. Making a homemade solar power system is a cheaper alternative to the professionally build systems that are extremely expensive to buy pre-made and installed. Current developments in technology have now […]

Build your own Cheap Solar Panels and Save Some Serious Cash

Professional solar panels, too expensive? Absolutely!  There is now another option that won’t break the bank. You can build your own cheap solar panels for a fraction of the cost of the retail price without losing quality as they look exactly the same. Building your own cheap solar panels you’ll find all the necessary materials […]

Live off the Grid, Build Your Own Solar Panels

More and more people are looking into environmentally friendly resources to use within the family home. To live off the grid and not have to rely on mains power have seemed like a dream to many, but now it’s possible. Build your own solar panels for a fraction of the price of professional solar systems […]

DIY Home Solar Power Systems, The Way of the Future

Many city and country households are looking for effective ways to save money, mainly in the areas of conserving energy. For this reason, people are looking for an alternative energy solution primarily in home solar power systems. DIY solar power systems have become a realistic and affordable energy source. Professionally built solar systems will cost […]

What are the benefits of a DIY solar electricity system?

One of the major benefits of converting to solar system for your home is to reduce the use of the world’s fossil fuels. They will not be around forever and changing to a renewable source of energy that is friendly to our environment, will help preserve what we have for years to come. Other benefits […]

Can You Make Your own Home Solar Power?

Making your own home solar power is easier than you might think. Most tools and materials are purchasable from any hardware store for under $200. That in itself is a massive saving compared to the expensive professional solar systems available on the market. Home solar power is an environmentally friendly energy source using direct sunlight […]

Why Are Solar Kits Becoming So Popular?

With the world’s environment deteriorating at an alarming rate, people are becoming educated on ways how to help save our environment and slow the progression of global warming. Going green, using natural renewable resources, is the way into the future if we are to save our environmental impact and that’s why many people are looking […]

Solar Power Kits – The Cheaper, Cleaner Alternative Energy Solution

Thinking about reducing your homes carbon footprint? Why not look into a DIY Solar Power kit? Most people have steered away from adding solar power energy to their households as they’ve been known to be extremely expensive and out of most peoples budgets. Well not anymore. With the continual technology developments you can make your […]

DIY Solar Power – Do Your Bit to Save the World and Save Some Money.

With the ever increasing cost of electricity bills, wouldn’t it be great to receive a credit on your next account or even have them buy back your excess electricity!. Now you can, by purchasing a DIY Solar Power kit. With climate change, recycling and reducing your homes carbon footprint as circulating hot topics across the […]

DIY Solar Power Solutions For The Home That Work

DIY Solar Power (Do it yourself solar power) is becoming a reality as many householders across the globe are spending weekends in their backyard building their own alternative energy sources. This should come as no surprise as just about all of us are now conscious of the problems associated with traditional energy sources. As we […]

Home Solar Power Systems – Save Money While Saving The Planet

Home Solar Power Systems are fast gaining popularity across the nation, indeed across the globe. It stands to reason in these days of economic and environmental crisis that we, the human race, start looking toward viable alternative energies, and move away from our expensive, environmentally destructive traditional energy sources. Solar Power has of course been […]

RV Solar Power – DIY Solar Panels Are The Perfect Solution

There is nothing quite like packing up the RV and getting away from it all. Many RV owners are becoming increasingly interested in travelling to remote areas and employing solar power as their energy source for cooking, hot water, lighting, television, radio and many other appliances. RV Solar power has become even simpler and more […]

DIY Solar Power – Should You Build Your Own Solar Panels?

DIY Solar Power has now become a reality, all across the internet guides are springing up promoting DIY solar power solutions and the benefits you can reap from making your own solar panels, but the question needs to be raised, can you really build your own solar panels? To answer this question I thought it […]

Home Made Solar Panels – A Viable Alternative Energy Solution

The introduction to the alternative energy market of  home made solar panels has seen many home-owners and diy enthusiasts take up the challenge to build their own home made solar panels. Building you won solar panel may sound like a daunting task, but it is surprisingly easy. You can assemble one using nothing more than […]

How to Build a Solar Panel – Build Your Own Homemade Solar Panels

Are the high costs of electricity getting on your nerves? Do you want to help save the environment? If a resounding yes! is your answer to both of these questions then you should take a serious look into constructing your own homemade solar panel. Building your own solar panel may sound difficult but with the […]

DIY Homemade Solar Panels – Do They Really Work?

A lot of you reading this will be interested in building your own Homemade solar panels. You will have read lot of information on them, but I am sure there is one question you would like answered above all, how effective are they or do they really work? I first put together my first Homemade […]

Just How Easy is it to Assemble Your Own DIY Solar Power Kit?

In these days of global warming and financial stresses, folks everywhere are seeking ways to save and conserve energy for their own economic benefit as well as help fix the global warming issues we currently face. There are many ways for people to conserve energy and use more renewable, environmentally friendly energy sources. One of […]

How a DIY Solar Power Kit Can Save You Serious Money

A solar power system has a lot of benefits to offer. As a matter of fact, one of its major benefits relates directly to cutting down the cost of your monthly electric bill instantly. It is no wonder then, why more and more people are now deciding to implement their own DIY solar power systems. […]

Solar Power For Homes – How a DIY Solar Power Kit Can Save You Lots Of Money

Solar Power for homes is becoming an increasingly popular form of alternative energy. The reason for its popularity is that this form of energy helps us alleviate two of the most challenging issues we currently face, those of global warming and economic crisis. In terms of global warming, solar power for homes makes sense. Solar […]

DIY Solar Power – Advantages of Building Homemade Solar Panels

With a lot of people experimenting with DIY solar power projects now days, I figured it might be a good idea to take a look at the advantages and disadvantages that can be reaped by building your own homemade solar panels. Some Advantages of building homemade solar panels include 1. Financial Savings : *You can […]

Why Choose Solar Power for Home Energy Needs?

There are many reasons choosing solar power for home energy needs makes good sense. Firstly there are of course the large number of environmental benefits that solar power provides. As I’m sure you are aware, solar energy is energy which is given off by the suns radiation and as such is a natural renewable source […]

DIY Solar Hot Water Heaters – Do it Yourself Homemade Solar Power Solutions

Perhaps undertaking a total diy solar power homemade energy solution is not quite your thing or perhaps you would like to start with a smaller project first? Well while diy solar power kits are extremely easy to assemble and build, even easier is building your own solar hot water heaters. Heating your hot water unit […]

Homemade Solar Energy – The Road to a Cheaper, Cleaner Future

With so much attention now being given to the search for viable alternative energies, it’s no surprise householders are starting to weigh in on this issue. Homeowners are under financial stress like most of us have never experienced before. It makes sense then that homeowner’s look toward cheaper fuel alternatives to power their homes. The […]

Homemade Energy – Just How Much Money Can Building a DIY Solar Power Kit Really Save You?

Whilst its all well and good to be environmentally conscious and active, when it comes down to it, one of the driving factors, if not the biggest driving factor behind households turning toward homemade energy, mainly in the form of solar energy, is to save some money. Traditional energy resources are an expensive commodity these […]

DIY Solar Power Kits – The Benefits of Homemade energy

Householders are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of homemade energy. Most notably householders are taking on DIY solar power projects to help meet their energy needs.. The Benefits of producing homemade energy via DIY Solar Power Kits are: Money Saving: Let’s face it this is the number one reason most homeowners turn towards alternative […]

Homemade Solar Panels – A Great Project for Any DIY Enthusiast

As any DIY (Do it yourself) enthusiast will tell you, undertaking a DIY project of your own is a rewarding, challenging and fun pastime. Homemade solar panel projects are no exception, they do however, come with the added bonus of saving you a lot of money whilst helping the environment. DIY projects are challenging, that […]

Your Introduction to Home Energy Systems

Home energy systems primarily are associated with the sun. The most popular residential energy system is the conversion of solar energy for electricity or water heating. There are two main types of solar energy, light and thermal. Light energy, from the sun, is harnessed by a collecting medium then transformed into electricity. Thermal energy, which is derived from the heat of the sun, is used to directly warm household water and swimming pools.

Solar Energy Systems 101

The sun is where all energy on the earth comes from. Solar energy has been used for thousands of years to heat homes and water, but only recently has it been reliably converted to electricity to power your home.

DIY Solar Power Kits – Do They Really Work?

I thought it would be a good idea to get a colleague of mine to answer this questions, Joe Stark is also a solar energy consultant, who actually put me onto the idea of DIY solar power solutions. I will let Joe answer this question in his own words. “A question that many people interested […]

How To Build A Cheap Solar-Powered Furnace With Pop Cans

The idea of using recycled cans to heat a building may sound a little wacky at first, but a company in Canada has proved the idea makes great sense. Cansolair Inc. has used aluminum cans in it’s solar panels for over 10 years now, and they’ve even won awards for their design.

How to Build a Solar Panel Tips and Suggestions

There are a few things you need to keep in mind if you want to know how to build a solar panel. Not least among these is the fact that a solar panel can be a highly excellent source of energy for your home. It is also more ideal for the environment since it utilizes the natural power of the sun. Whether you will be using it for your home or your vacation residence, a solar panel will work best for your every time.

Will a DIY Solar Power Homemade Energy System Really Save You Money?

People choose to implement their own DIY Solar Power homemade energy system for any number of reasons. Firstly there are the environmental factors, solar energy is a much cleaner energy source and is renewable, in this day and age of informed consumers, many want to help heal the planet and provide a stable future for […]

Bottled Water Same Quality as Tap Water, Says Study

Bottled water and tap water have the same level of chemical contaminants, according to an October, 2008, study.