The Solar Water Heating Pilot Program rewards residential and non-residential clients who incorporate solar water heating systems into their existing water boilers or heaters.
A parabolic trough is used to reflect direct solar radiation towards a pipe that contains a receiver fluid which runs through the trough. You can make a DIY solar heating parabolic trough for your home. It can be used as a solar cooker, or a way to heat your water supply. For this simple DIY […]
In the State of Washington, sales of equipment used to generate electricity via sustainable energy are tax-exempt. Energy sources that are eligible for this exemption are wind, sun, fuel cells, biomass energy, tidal or wave energy, anaerobic digestion, geothermal, and landfill gas. This is how the state rewards those who incorporate the use of renewable […]
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick in New Jersey activated its solar power system last Wednesday. The project, costing $2.5 million can supply 30 to 50 percent of the hotel’s energy requirements. The 421-kilowatt solar array covers 32,000 feet of its garage’s rooftop.
There are several ways in which you, as an individual, can harness the sun’s energy. One of these is the use of a solar pool heater. This can save your household a lot of money over the years, by reducing your energy bills. Plus it helps reduce the greenhouse gas emissions which typical heating systems […]
As covered in our last post, the installation of a solar pool heater depends on various factors, such as the climate of an area, the area’s solar resource, safety issues, and local building code requirements. You might have to look for a certified solar heater contractor to install your pool heating system. Such a contractor […]
Prince George’s County, in Maryland, has set up a property tax credit system for residential structures which are equipped with solar and geothermal systems that heat, cool or provide hot water for a structure. The tax credit is equal to 50% of the cost of the system, and not to exceed $5,000 for heating and […]
There are many ways of benefiting from nature’s resources and from clean energy as a home owner. In fact, proper design of a home needs to take many factors into account if one is to create energy-efficient living quarters. Home owner who wish to be energy-efficient need to consider using passive solar heating, photovoltaic modules, […]
Solar hot water heating systems are an effective way of conserving energy and reducing your energy bill. Contrary to popular belief, solar water heating is not a new technology. Solar water heating systems have been used commercially for over a century now, with the first commercial water heater (the Climax Solar-Water Heater) going on sale […]
Whereas there are some who still state that global warming is a myth, others who state the planet is actually getting colder, and still others assert that global warming is part of a natural cycle and has nothing to do with carbon emissions. While everyone is entitled to their own point of view, it would […]