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How to Build Your Own Solar Clock

Building your own solar clock is a fun weekend activity that you can share with your kids or friends.

How to Replace an Evacuated Tube in a Solar Collector

Evacuated tube refers to the glass tubes in a solar collector which are connected to a metal or absorber

5 Advantages to Using a Solar Chimney

A solar chimney gives homeowners a natural way of improving ventilation in the house. It is also referred

4 Heat Absorbing Materials Common in Solar Chimney Use

The Solar chimney is just one of many types of alternative power sources being explored in the world

How to Install Vents in a Solar Chimney

A solar chimney can cool your home and save you money. A solar chimney vents hot air out and draws cool

Picking a Base Absorber Material for Your Flat Plate Solar Collector

A flat plate solar collector is the most common type of solar collector. They consist of a rectangular

4 Advantages to Using a Sundial

Just like your ordinary wall clock or wrist watch, the sundial is a device that tells time, though its

How to Build a Box Solar Cooker

A box solar cooker is a device that focus the sun’s heat energy at one point to heat an object

How to Build a Panel Solar Cooker

A panel solar cooker is not at all a difficult thing to build. The solar cooker is an extremely helpful

How to Build a Parabolic Solar Cooker

A Parabolic solar cooker works with the help of the energy provided by the sun. This is not only cost

How to Apply Absorption Refrigeration to Your Refrigerator

Absorption refrigeration is a type of refrigeration using heat to produce cold. Most are used with either

How to Build Solar Cells for Absorption Refrigeration

Solar absorption refrigeration is a great innovation for those who don’t have access to the electrical

How to Build the Best Solar Hot Dog Cooker of All Time

Building a solar hot dog cooker will not only help you to save money through reduced energy use, but

How to Build a Box Solar Distiller

A box solar distiller uses the principle of the water cycle to distill and give you clean drinkable water.

How to Build a Parabolic Solar Concentrator

A parabolic solar concentrator is a device that focuses light on a point to heat an object. Usually used

How to Build Your Own Solar Tracker

A solar tracker is a useful addition to some types of solar energy systems. The principle behind a solar

How to Mount a Solar Tracker to a Time-Lapse Camera Setup

A solar tracker utilizes semiconductor photoresistors and a motorized controller to turn a rotor in tandem

Solar Swimming Pool Heater: Pros and Cons

Solar swimming pool heaters are great examples of energy efficient and eco-friendly alternatives to electric

Troubleshooting Your Absorption Refrigeration Unit

Absorption refrigeration is an infrequently used alternative to compression refrigeration. Absorption

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Hybrid Solar Cooker

A hybrid solar cooker is a cooking appliance that uses solar energy primarily, but also uses an electric

How Does a Solar Cooker Work?

Solar cookers are solar powered, which means the energy required to work them is generated from the sun

Getting a Professional Home Energy Audit

Professional home energy audits A professional home audit will usually begin with a series of

High Energy Bills

Diagnosis One reason for high energy bills is an increase in the price of electricity or heating fuel.

Home Energy Audits Can Save you Money

We've all heard of financial audits and some of us have probably had the “pleasure”

Windows and Your Home Heating and Cooling Bills

Windows can be one of your home's most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation,

Absorption Refrigeration vs Compressor Refrigeration

Absorption refrigeration is a useful cooling technology that has not enjoyed the widespread acceptance

5 Uses for a Parabolic Solar Concentrator

A parabolic solar concentrator is a curved array of mirrors that reflects all incident light onto a single

Troubleshooting an Industrial Size Absorption Refrigeration Unit

Absorption refrigeration is a relatively infrequent alternative to compression refrigeration. However,

How to Clean a Flat Plate Solar Collector

Proper Cleaning of a flat plate solar collector both assures the collector is capable of running at maximum

How to Build a Sundial

Although a sundial is no longer the most practical or accurate way to tell time, one of them can make

Have a Green Lawn this Summer

Maintain the green of your lawn by adding drought resistant fescue or clover.

Solar Swimming Pool Heater: Wiring the Flow Control Valve

Wiring the valve is essential for a solar swimming pool.