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What You Need to Know About Home Solar Power Systems

How exactly does solar power work? Can I install it myself? What about used panels? Where does an electrician fit into all of this? Solar options raise a lot of questions. Since solar power is an investment, doing your research before committing is a good idea. Before diving into solar energy for your home, read this advice from our partner Jacob Mintz, certified electrical engineer and solar power expert. Solar Power Background Home Solar Systems are energy converters. Sun radiation hits the solar electric panels and the solar panels convert the sun radiation (stream of photons) to DC electrical power …

Blog-Off #3: The Limitations of Going Green

“Green” has been a buzz word for the past few years. As the concept increased in popularity, so did the prevalence of eco-conscious alternatives for everything: food, fashion, building materials, cleaners, etc. As a result, the green movement is appearing in our homes now more than ever. We discovered that many homeowners are pursuing green options already and that this will be a strong trend in 2011. But does going green mean making sacrifices? The Big Question Although there are more green options now than ever before, going green, by definition, rules out a large number of non-green choices. So, …