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Method Blue Sky Streak Free Glass Cleaner Aroma

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If your mission is to put the hurt on dirt, then here is
your new partner against grime. New powergreen
technology packs a mighty cleaning punch with naturally
derived ingredients and a non-toxic disposition.
Our ammonia-free glass cleaner leaves glass surfaces
streak-free and spotlessly clean, with a biodegradable
formula powered by a corn-based solvent that leaves
behind a fresh mint scent with no harsh fumes.

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18′ X 40′ Oval Above Ground Swimming Pool

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18' X 40' Oval Above Ground Swimming Pool Sun Dome. This fits 18' X 40' Oval Above Ground Pools with 24 Top Rails, Uprights, Panels. This Dome comes with 1 door and 3 windows. Warming and heating is one of the key benefits - it warms the air(40 degrees) and water with solar heat up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It also protects your pool from leaves, bugs, debris and early spring or late summer breezes. Moreover, because your pool is protected, you cut down on the use of chemicals and expensive cleaning costs. Tailor Made Vinyl and Aluminum Enclosure The Fabrico Sun Dome is a heavy 12-gauge vinyl pool enclosure that is supported by a series of aluminum tubes. The crystal clear cover is heat-sealed to fit the tubes based on pool specifications, to provide a tailored fit for every pool size. Sturdy Double-Zipper Doors and Windows Each pool enclosure has one door opening with two heavy duty two-sided nylon zippers as well as one or more fiberglass screened window flaps/openings for flow-thru ventilation. Both doors and windows come with vinyl tabs to hold flaps in place. Solid and Secure Enclosure Framework The bottom edge of the enclosure is 24-gauge - or double thickness - and has a series of grommets. Neoprene shock cords are then attached to the grommets and hooked onto the base of the dome. This system ensures that the vinyl enclosure is held securely over the pool framework - making the Sun Dome an extra strong framework. ....read more

Royal Solar Post Lantern Triple Bronze

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Royal Solar Post Lantern Light the Way with Bright Solar Lamps Go Green with our Royal Solar Lamp Posts. This solar powered lamp will fit great on pillars, columns, and decks. Using our patented cone reflector technology, this classic design solar lantern with super bright white LEDs will safely light your entry, elegantly enhance your home, and impress your neighbors. The powder-coated cast-aluminum solar lamp posts are weather and rust resistant requiring no maintenance. Our worry-free, the solar lantern turns on at dusk and off at dawn automatically. Features Energy efficient solar powered lamp post Automatically turns on at dusk and off dawn Manual Hi/Lo light brightness switch 5 Super Bright 10 MM LEDs with patented prism New efficient 3.2V/1500Ma Li-Ion rechargeable batteries included Beautiful beveled glass Patented cone reflector technology to create the brightest light possible Solar lamp posts have a durable, rust-resistant cast aluminum frame Specifications Rechargeable battery Li-ion Battery Pack Voltage 3.2V Charging Capacity 1500Ma Lamp type Super Bright LED Power Source Solar Panel Light Duration 8-10 hrs Wall Mount 21H x 9 W; 5.5 Base Width Triple Lantern Set 89H x 9 W; 9 Base Width Single Lantern 85H x 9 W; 9 Base Width 3 Inch Pole Mount Lantern 20.5H x 9 W x 3Fitter Double Lantern Set 89H x 9 W; 9 Base Width Column Mounted Lantern 21H x 9 W; 5.5 Base Width Low Price Guarantee A Gama Sonic Creation Gama Sonic makes solar charged lights that are brighter and last up to 3 nights with a one-day charge. The unique designs available, light output and installation options are second to none worldwide. In fact, on Jan 26, 2010, 13,680 National Home Gardening Club members tested their Light My Shed 2 and gave it a rating of 8.9. At Garden.com, we are sure that you will enjoy these lights, and are proud to present Gama Sonic products. ....read more

Sundanzer SolarPowered Chest Freezer 5.8 Cubic Ft. 30in.L

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This ultra-efficient Sundanzer solar-powered freezer provides exceptionally low energy consumption, requiring less expensive power systems and providing lower operating costs. Can run on a solar panel, battery and 15 Amp charge controller (not included) in most areas. U.S.A. Style: Freezer, Storage Volume (cu. ft.): 5.8, Works With: Requires 175 Watt solar panel, 250 Ah battery and 15 Amp charge controller, Cooling: Uses environmentally-friendly CFC-free refrigerant, Dimensions L x W x H (in.): 30 x 40 x 37 ....read more

Global Sun Oven

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The Global Sun Oven? is the world's most widely used solar oven. Solar cooking has been around for centuries, but up to now, not many people have had the opportunity to try cooking with the sun. Using the most advanced materials, the Sun Oven takes all the hassles out of solar cooking to create the ultimate solar appliance.
Features:
  • Rust-proof, highly polished, mirror-like anodized aluminum reflectors
  • Sets up in minutes
  • Lightweight with carry handle
  • Easy temperature monitoring
  • Will reach temps of 360 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

The sun oven can be used in the winter as well as summer. It has been used very successfully at below zero conditions at a base camp on Mt. Everest.
Measures 19 x 19 with an average depth of 11. The total weight is only 21 pounds. You can bake bread, make cookies, pizza, muffins, or anything you could prepare using a conventional oven.

The Global Sun Oven? lets you harness the power of the sun to cook without fuel and is currently being used in over 126 countries around the world. Sundance Solar is proud to carry this high quality solar appliance that is designed to last a lifetime. Note: Please select UPS Ground shipping for all US orders.

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SOLAR HOT AIR WINDOW HEATER 36 x 54

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Solar window heaters by Solar Window Chimney, LLC are the most attractive, economical solar air heaters on the market today. The unit sits in a standard 36W x 54 double hung window and turns it into a Smart Window. Our products use the power of the sun to heat your home, office, garage or any other space. Not only does the unit provide free clean heat from south facing windows during the winter months, it is also a multi-purpose communication device on the inside of a room. Our passive solar window heating units will reduce your heating bills while increasing the life of your primary heating system. Depending on the design of your home, orientation of windows to the sun, and number of units you are using, your heating system may not operate at all on a sunny winter day. The solar window heating units sit behind the exist window glass and cover the lower sash (bottom section) of a double hung window. It uses solar chimney technology to pull cooler room temperature air vertically from the bottom of the unit over a corrugated metal plate which creates little chimneys. The chimneys ultimately increase the air flow over the solar heated metal plate thereby improving the heat output of the unit. Temperatures exceeding 130 degrees have been recorded at the top of the unit. Since the solar window heater sits inside an existing window, there are no objections from Homeowner Associations (HOA) Boards. The units are simple, lightweight, have no moving parts, and have an infinite return on investment. The bottom of the unit sits on the window sill and is held to the window frame by adhesive/nylon fasteners. Installation/removal is easy and takes about 15 seconds. The room side of the solar window heater is finished in a semi-gloss white paint. The basic unit has a high-gloss white finish on the main interior panel that can be used as a dry-erase marker board. A push pin mounting board covering half of the main interior panel can be purchased as an accessory. ....read more

Savior NCSF55 Solar Pool Pump and Filter System

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The Savior Solar Pool Filter is needed because of the overwhelming expense you're spending on pumping and filtering your swimming pool water. The Savior Solar Pool Filter isn't just different, it's a better way to filter your pool or spa. The Savior finally gives you an opportunity to turn off your inefficient, noisy, and expensive to operate pool equipment... and it reduces your pollution which is better for our planet. The Savior Solar Pool Filter uses the energy from the sun to pump up to 11,000 gallons a day through (3) three reusable 20 micron filter cartridges. No Installation required. The Savior Solar Pool Filter is EASY and requires less maintenance than your existing pool filter. Please Note: If you have a attached spa, salt cell or a pool cleaner that you would like to run or flush out... then run your pool equipment for a few minutes or up a few hours a day. - Filter: 96-square-foot cartridge / 20 microns - flow rate: up to 1100 GPH 18 GPM - Savior Solar module: 55 Watts, 12 volts, 3.1A - Multicrystalline silicon solar - Product weight: 38-pounds - Savior Product Size: 35-1/2-by-34-1/2-by-13-inches - The greenest home appliance for a pool owner. Savior - Solar Pool Filter. ....read more

Gulf Stream Solar Kits for a Large Family

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The Solar Collector The solar collector is made up of several vacuum insulated glass tubes that absorb the sun's rays. It contains a double tube design with intricate layers of borosilicate glass, aluminum, solar filament, and copper pipes. The unit works in such a way that the glass allows light in, connecting with the solar filament yet, the insulation prevents the heat/energy (just recently captured) from being released. Specifically, it absorbs at a rate of 93% but it has a heat loss of less than 6%. The glass tubes are sealed creating a smooth, nearly seamless casing. Borosilicate glass was selected not only due to its strength but also the ability to withstand warping (in either high or low temperatures). The solar collector frame is made of sturdy anodized aluminum and specifically designed to match and hold the 15, 20 or 30 tube collector units. The adjustable frame can be mounted anywhere from a 23 degree angle to a 46 degree angle. Depending on your solar zone and which way the back of your home is situated, the angle of your solar collector may be an important factor in obtaining the optimal amount of light. Back-Up Heater by Gulf Stream A back-up heater makes sure you have hot water instantly. This 9kw back-up heater has the most accurate wattage to match the needs of a medium family. What is most unique about this particular back-up unit is that it is flow sensitive. In other words, if hot water from the solar collectors isn't available (i.e. a dreary day), the back-up will heat only what you use not the entire tank. This flow sensing back-up heater is the latest development in solar technology, but most importantly one that saves you more money. Control Panel If the circulating pump is the heart of the system then, the control panel is the brain . It regulates the temperature sensors and activates the circulating pump to go on. This small electrical unit can be mounted on the wall and used to control the system as the homeowner dictates. ....read more

Method Flushable Bathroom Wipes 28Count Packs Pack of

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Things can get messy in the bathroom quick. Makeup, toothpaste spills, and let’s just say some people need better aim with the toilet. Keep these hardworking flushable wipes nearby so you (or, ahem, he) can wipe for a quick clean up anytime. Even better, they’re nontoxic, made with renewable fibers and smell like a spa. Mmm, spa. ....read more

GO E20 Home Steam Cleaner Orange 12H x

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Clean? Try truly clean! Protect your family and our fragile environment.  The GO E20 Home Steam Cleaner by Reliable WILL kill bacteria, viruses, allergens, mold, mildew, dust mites and even bed bug while leaving behind nothing but a safe chemical free surface! How? With the power of water - steam, that is! Steam deodorizes, sanitizes, and is the epitome of environmental friendliness. This cleaner, with it's versatile accessory kit, is ready to steam clean multiple surfaces - from carpets to tiles, to counters and even your car! Features include: 14-piece deluxe accessory kit 10 minute heat up time Detachable 9.6' steam hose 18/10 Stainless steel tank 1700W 2 heating elements Adjustable Steam Temperature Consistent High Volumes of Steam 302 - 320 F degrees boiler temperature 245 F degrees tip temperature (distance 0.8) Assembly level/degree of difficulty: No Assembly Required. ....read more

Windmax HY4003 450 Watt Max 12Volt 3Blade Residential

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Solar/wind Max: 600w, Wind only: 400w rated, Wind only Max: 450w, solar panel is not included. ....read more

Hybrid Anisotropic Materials for Wind Power Turbine Blades

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Based on rapid technological developments in wind power, governments and energy corporations are aggressively investing in this natural resource. Illustrating some of the crucial new breakthroughs in structural design and application of wind energy generation machinery, Hybrid Anisotropic Materials for Wind Power Turbine Blades explores new automated, repeatable production techniques that expand the use of robotics and process controls. These practices are intended to ensure cheaper fabrication of less-defective anisotropic material composites used to manufacture power turbine blades.

This book covers new methods of casting or pultrusion that reduce thickness in the glass- and graphite-fiber laminate prepregs used in load-bearing skin blades and web shear spars. This optimized process creates thinner, more cost-effective prepegs that still maintain strength and reliability. The book also addresses a wide range of vital technical topics, including:

  • Selection of carbon/fiberglass materials
  • Estimation of combination percentages
  • Minimization and optimal placement of shear webs (spars)
  • Advantages of resin, such as lower viscosity and curing time
  • Strength and manufacturing criteria for selecting anisotropic materials and turbine blade materials
  • Analysis of dynamic fatigue life and vibration factors in blade design
  • NDE methods to predict and control deflections, stiffness, and strength

Written by a prolific composite materials expert with more than 40 years of research experience, this reference is invaluable for a new generation of composite designers, graduate students, and industry professionals involved in wind power system design. Assessing significant required changes in transmission, manufacturing, and markets, this resource outlines innovative methods to help the U.S. Department of Energy meet its goal of having wind energy account for 20 percent of total generated energy by 2030.

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Green Electricity 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify

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Our existing electric utility industry and power supply and delivery systems are woefully outdated. Indeed, the existing power grid we use today uses 100-year-old technology! This book lays out the possible blueprints for a greener future in a way that will engage middle school learners, enabling students and teachers to explore the emerging energy technologies that could become the future of our electrical supply system.

In Part 1 of Green Electricity: 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your Future, the author describes the amazing patchwork of 1,300 power plants and over 5 million miles of wire that comprise our national grid and reveals the environmental damages it produces. Part 2 examines the 25 leading ecofriendly contenders to modernize and replace our current grid, describing each proposed technology and how it works. Other relevant information is also provided, such as a qualitative assessment of the pluses, minuses, and limitations of each system, and an assessment of that technology's potential to contribute to our future electrical appetite.

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Citizen Women’s GA103856G Diamond Eco Drive Watch

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Got Sun Go Solar Expanded 2nd Edition Harness

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This straight-talking book cuts through the green energy hype and explains how grid-connected homeowners can be smart about their energy future. Solar and wind-generated electricity, solar water heating, passive solar techniques and geothermal heating/cooling will enable homeowners to become self-sufficient while protecting themselves from rising utility rates and grid blackouts. With financial incentives now available, the time is perfect to utilize nature's free energy.

Table of Contents
- Why Invest in Renewable Energy
- Is It Legal and Safe
- How Solar Electricity Works
- Grid-tied Solar and Wind System Options, with and without batteries
- Sizing Your Solar / Wind System
- What Does It Cost
- Any Financial Help Out There
- Permits & Paperwork
- Nuts & Bolts: What to Look For, What to Avoid
- Who Does the Solar/Wind Installation
- Using the Sun's Warmth to Heat Your Home (NEW)
- Solar Water Heating Systems (NEW)
- Geothermal Heating & Cooling (NEW)
- Extensive Appendix includes manufacturers, associations, reference web sites, state energy offices, worksheets, glossary and more ....read more

Convert Your Home to Solar Energy

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This definitive homeowner’s guide to solar energy has arrived at just the right time. With the cost of heating oil and electricity fluctuating wildly, consumers are clamoring for information on alternative energy. This source book covers all the relevant technologies, including solar space and water heating, as well as photovoltaic electricity. It’s practical (with cost calculators, tips on taking advantage of rebates and tax incentives, and advice on finding specialized contractors). And it’s authoritative, written by a recognized expert in the field, Everett Barber, Jr., who has 30 years’ experience installing all kinds of solar energy systems. Co-author Joseph Provey has been writing about the topic for almost as long. Together, they cover every facet of planning, installing, operating, and maintaining a residential solar energy system.

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1500 Watt DIY Do It Yourself Wind Turbine/Generator

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All items are BRAND NEW, never used and straight from the manufacturer FEATURES: Blades: Our blades are made from lightweight, yet durable fiberglass. With a S809 airfoil design, pronounced pitch, and tapered tip, these blades will start at the slowest wind speeds and give you power with low noise levels. They have a polished finish for aesthetics that will make you proud. Hub: Our steel hub is designed specifically for the blades. It has a tapered hole to securely lock it down onto a 1 shaft. Magnets: 24 Super Strong Neodymium (NdFeB) magnets - 2x1x.5 N42 Wire: 1 Spool Essex Brand magnet wire rated at 200 degrees Celcius or 392 degrees Farenheit. Each spool averages 11 lbs weight. 14 gauge wire. A Wind Turbine Recipe Book by Hugh Piggott. Mr. Piggott is with Scoraig Wind Electric in the U.K. and has written several books on creating your own wind turbine systems. The plan provides very detailed info to guide you through the process. All the rest material is also listed in the plan with the sources where you can purchase them. ....read more

Tedco 8 X 10 Sun Art Paper Kit

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Use the magic of Solar Energy to create artistic prints. Proudly Made In the USA Encourage an interest in the photographic process through sun, water and imagination! To Male a Photogram or a Shadowprint: Place any object (a fern, leaf, key etc.) on the SunArt paper and set it in the sun briefly. Then rinse the paper in water and watch as a beautiful long-lasting image appears. SunArt paper detects the presence of ultraviolet light, which is something we cannot see. This Complete SunArt KIT contains ***15 - 8 x 10 inch SunArt UV Sensitive coated Paper Sheets ***1 - 8 x 10 Transparent Acrylic Sheet (To hold lightweight objects in place during expusure to UV sunlight) ***Complete instructions. SunArt paper has the smallest carbon footprint of any blueline craft paper on the market today. This SunArt paper is packaged with a recycled paper envelope and printed with bio-degradable inks. ....read more

Sunforce 45455 Wind Generator 30′ Tower Kit

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The Sunforce 30 Foot Tower Kit is designed to mount the Sunforce 600 Watt Wind Generator (sold separately, model # 45444) and other small wind turbines. Designed to withstand forces on the wind generator and tower from high, heavy winds, this all-weather tower kit is easy to assemble and an excellent choice for almost any portable wind generator. The kit includes all parts required for installation. ....read more

Citizen Men’s JY005055L EcoDrive Blue Angels Skyhawk AT

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and chock full of innovative features, the Men's Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T Chronograph Titanium Watch from Citizen Eco-Drive combines aviator-inspired style with a sleek, sporty design. Offering a maximum power reserve of 180 days, with a low charge warning within three days of stop point, this distinctive timepiece is both reliable and up for the next adventure. It also features a durable, hardened mineral crystal, original Blue Angels insignia on its case back, and Blue Angels logo on a bold black dial. With a multi-band atomic receiver that accepts signals in North America, Europe, and Asia, this efficient accessory provides both world time in 43 cities, and a perpetual calendar, making it ideal for traveling. There's also a digital display light, two alarms, 1/100 second chronograph that measures up to 24 hours, and a 99 minute countdown timer. Rugged, handsome, and built to last, this Citizen Eco-Drive original arrives in a gray box, along with a manual, information CD.

Summary of Features:

  • Atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy
  • World time in 43 cities
  • 2 alarms
  • 1/100 second chronograph that measures up to 24 hours
  • 99 minute countdown timer
  • Digital display light
  • Greenwich Mean Time display
  • Rotating slide-rule bezel
  • Non-reflective mineral crystal
  • Power-reserve indicator
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A Brief Guide to Energy Sources Wind Hydro

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With the recent oil crisis and growing interest and knowledge about the economic and environmental impacts of various energy sources, the question of which sources to use, which to cultivate and which to further study is of major interest in America, as well as around the world. This book discusses the main sources of energy, both renewable and non-renewable, their benefits and their drawbacks. It also examines major components of the energy industry including source development, storage and economic and environmental concerns considered in decision-making.

Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. ....read more

The Extreme Green Guide to Wind Turbines

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Have you ever contemplated installing a wind turbine in your back yard? Do you wonder what it will take to do this? What will you need to consider even before spending any money on the system itself? These questions and more are answered in these easy-to-use step-by-step instructions to help you find unbiased answers without the pressure of someone trying to sell you something.

Topics covered are: System Diagrams, Wind Availability Data, Determining Your Power Needs, Matching Turbine Sizes, Sizing Batteries, Inverter Loads, and Backup Plans.

Including twenty seven figures and four appendices, these instructions show you how to evaluate your electrical usage, determine what is possible and what is not, and suggest compromises to your green ideas that may help you achieve your goals.

With embedded links to wind data that may even be in your neighborhood, these instructions give you an education in what is required to fulfill your dream of going green.
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GudCraft WG3KW 3KW 3000 Watt Residential Wind Generator

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Use wind energy to generate electricity and charge into storage battery group. Through the multi-voltages power supply system, the electricity can be changed into DC and AC used for illumination, home appliances, communication devices and electric tools. This unit includes blades, blades rotor, rotor, permanent magnet generator, tail vane and hardware. ....read more

How To Start Using Green Energy In Your Life

Solar panels help to save money and conserve energy. There are numerous excellent reasons for implementing a solar power system in your home, from being environmentally conscious, to tax incentives from the government. The following guide will state the benefits of using solar panels and give you an idea on where you can purchase them.

TIP! Simply lessening the amount of daily energy consumption can save lots of energy. Unplug appliances that aren’t in use.

Solar powered outdoor lighting is a wonderful enhancement to your outdoor living areas. The solar lamps are relatively inexpensive and will not need any additional power other than direct sunlight. Not only does this save energy. As an added benefit, you are spared the trouble of running an outdoor wiring system.

Lower the heating costs of your water, hot tubs and pools by changing over to a heating system that is run by solar power. Solar water heaters use the sun’s energy to heat water resulting in energy savings. While a few of the upgrades are costlier up front, they might be eligible for tax deductions or green energy tax credits.

TIP! When creating an outdoor light set up for a garden path or patio, think of solar powered lamps as an option. These lamps aren’t costly and do not need additional power sources other than direct sun exposure.

If you use a dishwasher to clean your dishes, do not run it until it is completely full. The energy used is the same whether you are washing a small load of dishes, or one that is larger. When it is time to do a load of dishes, use the dishwasher’s energy-saving mode. This makes it so that the dishes air-dry rather than being dried by heat.

Batteries need to be situated closely to the cells in solar power systems. This makes sure power is not lost somewhere in the cable. It can also lessen the probability of cable shading, which reduces power-generation capabilities.

Storm Doors

Storm doors and windows can make air flow in the home better. Storm’s windows and doors cut down on the cold air that drafts can let in. Storm doors and windows can increase a home’s energy efficiency by up to 45%, which can have great impacts on utility bills.

TIP! Wash your clothes in cold water whenever possible. Almost all of the energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water.

Use a green and tankless model as opposed to a tank-style water heater. Tankless water heaters still use electricity or gas, but they do not run constantly heating a large tank all the time. They heat only the water you need. Tankless heaters can be acquired in models that could give the whole house or even just a single water faucet with water that is hot.

Keep track of your watt usage. Devices like Watt Minder and Kill-A-Watt can help you determine the highest energy-usage culprits in your home. If you connect an appliance to either of these devices, it can calculate the energy savings you could realize over a given period of time if you switched to green power, from an hour to a year. This is a good way to find out how much your appliances are really costing you.

Solar Panels

Solar panels have numerous benefits, as you are now aware. They are easy to install and purchase, and could last for a long time. Adding solar panels to your home not only modernizes it, but makes it more environmentally friendly, as well.

The Benefits Of Owning An Electric Car

If you are interested in protecting the environment and keep your cost of living to a minimum, you will get great results by using energy from the sun, water and wind. This article will provide some great advice for anyone who is interested in using green energy in their home.

TIP! To reduce energy usage, sahe your windows to keep out sunlight. Do this by installing blinds or curtains.

Think about getting solar powered lamps for outdoor lighting. These lamps are cheap and don’t require any power besides sun exposure. This saves a lot of energy! Another added convenience is that they do not require any wiring for you to enjoy outside lighting.

Shading windows from sunlight whelps to save energy. Keep blinds closed and curtains drawn. By utilizing these ideas, you will drop your AC costs dramatically as your house remains cooler during the summer. You will save both money and energy in the process.

TIP! Wear natural fabrics instead of running your air conditioner during summer months. Natural fabrics, such as cotton, allow skin to remain cool by drawing moisture away from skin.

Take advantage of solar energy to heat your home’s water without breaking the bank. Look into hot water systems that run by solar power. There are both direct and indirect circulation options to choose from. Indirect systems are the best if you have frozen pipes during the winter.

Winter Months

TIP! There are government grants available for investing in renewable energy. Do some research with your local authorities and ascertain if they run any types of programs within your district.

If you are considering the installation of home solar energy, make sure you are aware of how much energy you will receive during the winter months. This will prevent any unpleasant surprises during the winter months, while leaving you safely ahead of your needs during the summer. If you generate excess energy during the summer, with the right plan, your utility company will send you a check!

Look for federal and local rebates that apply to renewable energy at home. In a few cases, local utility companies tend to offer rebates for expenses associated to upgrades. Also look into tax deductions offered by the government that may apply to your green energy technology. These rebates and credits can substantially reduce the cost of installing green energy technology in your home.

TIP! Do you currently own a farm? Companies are actually looking for space to put wind turbines in, and a small part of your property can be used as one of those spots. Your home and the surrounding residences will get some free power.

If you aren’t sold on making a large green energy investment at home, then bring in a professional heating expert or plumber to take a look at your existing systems. They can tell you if your appliances are running efficiently, and if there are changes you can make. They may also be able to offer estimates as to what it would cost to replace or upgrade your existing systems.

Try to get your mail, like bills, sent to you through email. Go paperless with any company that has the option. This will save the businesses you deal with a great deal on energy costs and mailing expenses. This benefits everyone in society along with your own business.

TIP! Use cold water for laundry, whenever you can. Almost ninety percent of the energy used by a washing machine comes from heating the water for a warm or hot cycle.

Try not to set the heat very high in your home unless it’s an absolute must. If you feel cold, put on a sweater or blanket instead. High levels of heat use too much energy.

Energy Star Rated

TIP! If you use fuel oil to heat your home, a technician can give you information about changing over to biodiesel. Sometimes you can make the switch to some use of biodiesel fuels without having to purchase new parts or make costly modifications.

If you are purchasing new appliances, try to aim for Energy Star rated ones. Any Energy Star rated appliance guarantees better energy efficiency than an older one without the rating. This rating can promise anywhere from a 20-50% difference in energy costs, depending on the brand and the specific appliance.

Use your microwave oven whenever you can instead of the stove and oven. Cooking in the oven or on the stove top uses a lot of energy. So when you can “nuke” your food, do so to cut down on energy usage.

TIP! There are a great deal of products you can buy to increase the energy efficiency of your home. There are many options for green products, such as double-glazed windows or doors that are energy conscious.

Using green energy now means a better future for the planet and future generations. As was demonstrated in the article, green living isn’t that tough or complex. So, use this article’s advice and energy efficiency is just around the corner.

The Benefits Of Using Solar Power Around Your Home

Cutting back on the amount of resources that it takes to run your home may be easier than you once thought. After making some small, and larger, changes to your home, you will drop your environmental impact and save money. This article provides several great ideas that you can use to get started.

TIP! Government grants are available to help consumers invest in renewable energies. Check with the local government and see what programs are available to you.

Do your laundry using cold water, if you can. Almost 90% of the power you use to do laundry is simply used to heat the water. Good detergents wash clothes even in cold water. In addition, remember that a washing machine will be most energy efficient when it is full.

Consult a technician for more information about switching to biodiesel heating if your home currently uses oil for heating. Many systems will take a switch to some level of biodiesel without any extra parts or modifications. Bio-diesel is more efficient and burns cleaner than conventional petroleum, which in turn, reduces the environmental impact from your home during the winter.

TIP! Are you living on a farm? If you or someone you know does, you can rent a piece of your land to a company looking to put in a wind turbine. This installation will provide energy while taking little space and it will provide energy to you and perhaps your neighbors.

If you use a dishwasher to clean your dishes, do not run it until it is completely full. The energy used is the same whether you are washing a small load of dishes, or one that is larger. When running the dishwasher, turn on the setting for energy conservation.

Solar Energy

TIP! Biodiesel is a great alternative to the standard oil used to heat a home. Many heating systems can be switched over to run on biodiesel without needing extra modifications or parts.

A solar energy array can be the cheapest way to getting your hot water. You can purchase a hot-water system that is run by solar energy. You have a choice between both an indirect or direct circulation system. Indirect is the best choice if you have pipes which often freeze in the winter.

Replace your water heater and get a tankless model. Although tankless heaters require electricity or gas to heat water, they only do this on the amount you need as opposed to storing it in a large tank that is kept hot all the time. You can find tankless heaters that either supply an entire house, or just a single faucet.

TIP! When not at home, use window coverings. These help your home remain cool and keep your energy bill down when you are not there.

Instead of utilizing a desktop computer which eat up lots more energy, purchase a laptop. By doing this you could be saving around 75% off your electric bill, especially if you constantly use the Internet or type up papers. Another benefit of the laptop is that it’s portable, so it can be used anywhere.

If you are apprehensive about what green changes to make to your home, there are many green energy consultants available today. They’ll tell you the amount you’re losing due to inefficiency, and they will provide estimates on the cost to upgrade.

TIP! Learn about energy sources within your community. Compare the costs of operating your home using several of these utilities, making sure to take into consideration any legislation with regard to energy costs that has recently been passed.

Don’t set your thermostat to over 68 degrees if you can help it. If it’s chilly, put on warmer clothes. When your heat is turned to a higher temperature, unnecessary energy is being used too much.

Keep an eye on the wattage you are using. There are devices like Watt Minder or Kill-A-Watt that can monitor your wattage and help you see what is consuming energy. Plug the appliance into the device, and it can tell you the amount of energy it uses within an hour, month, or even a year. This can show what your appliance is costing you.

TIP! If you want to reduce your carbon footprint as well as save some money, do a load of dishwashing only when the dishwasher is filled to capacity. Try to refrain from putting small amounts in and running the dishwasher.

Although turning off lights or electrical equipment that is not being used seems like an obvious change to make, many people don’t remember to do this. If you make this a habit, your energy bills could be greatly reduced. Resolve to turn off lights and equipment when you are not using them.

Take the ideas you get from this guide and look for ways to incorporate these tips into your lifestyle. You will see your energy use diminish and you will be helping the planet. Your home can be very green if you make a few changes at a time.

How To Start Using Green Energy In Your Life

There is a lot of information concerning green energy, so it can be hard to find what you need easily. This article will provide you with some basic information that can get you started down the road to using green energy in your own home.

TIP! There are many government incentive programs you can take advantage of when it comes to green energy. Ask your local authorities what kinds of programs are available in your area.

If you are trying to conserve energy in the summer, be sure to keep your shades drawn to block out the sun. You can also try putting blinds or curtains in. By using heavy window covering you house will remain cooler which will decrease the amount of air conditioning needed. You can save money and energy throughout the summer.

When it’s hot outside, wear clothing made of natural materials rather than running the air conditioner. Natural fibers like cotton can absorb moisture from your skin, helping you feel cooler. Wear lighter colors, as warmer colors make you feel warmer and more likely to put on artificial cold air.

TIP! Make your home more energy efficient by unplugging your unused electronic devices. Your charger still uses energy while it’s plugged in, even if it isn’t charging anything.

You can easily get solar panels installed in your home to collect solar energy for your use. Consider some things before you do this, as you will benefit from the thought process. The biggest thing to consider is how much sun does your house get on average? You are not going to get much solar power if your home has too much shade.

Do you have a farm? If so, you can rent a portion of it so wind turbines can be installed. You and the neighbors can benefit from this free installation and energy which won’t take up much space.

TIP! Use window coverings when you’re not at home. This simple act blocks the sun from entering and heating your house in the summer, while in the winter, it keeps the heat from escaping through drafty windows.

It is important to clean your furnace filter on a regular basis to be sure you are using as little energy as possible heating your home. Filters can also be installed in every warm-air register. This can prevent anything from getting caught in the ducts.

A good way to save money is to only turn on your dishwasher when you have a full load ready to go. It’s sacrilege to turn it on with just one or two dishes inside. Once you learn how to properly fill a dishwasher, you will be amazed at the number of dishes that can be washed in one load. Properly place your dishes in it so you can fit as many as possible.

TIP! Check what other energy sources are available in your neighborhood. Compare the costs of operating your home using several of these utilities, making sure to take into consideration any legislation with regard to energy costs that has recently been passed.

Solar energy can heat water for a lesser cost. Get a solar hot-water system. You may pick between a direct or indirect circulation system. You’re better off with an indirect system if you are worried about pipes freezing during the winter.

Storm Doors

TIP! Make use of your dishwasher only when you have a full load in order to save energy and money. Never run it with just a few dishes inside.

In homes with storm doors and windows, air flow is controlled better. The cold air which comes in from drafts can be reduced with proper care for doors and windows. If you use storm doors or windows, you can save at least 45 percent on your electricity bills.

Learn all you can about solar power that is active and passive. Active power can be stored for later use. Passive power must be utilized more quickly but no expensive storage cells are required. You need to install solar panels and systems if you want active solar power. While passive simply uses the sun in storing thermal energy in your walls in order to heat your house.

TIP! To help prevent drafts, install storm doors and storm windows. These kinds of doors and windows reduces the amount of cold air that comes into the home.

Applying these ideas is a lot easier than sorting through all the tips available online. What’s great about these tips is that they can be applied in any household and the benefits are quite simple to see. Your family, your wallet, and the planet thank you!

How To Use Green Energy To Heat Your Home

Have you heard those around you talking about going green, or green energy, but you were not sure what they were talking about? If you are curious about green energy and want to learn more about it, you’ve found your source. You can use green energy in your home to cut costs!

TIP! Save on the use of electricity in your home, and become a better consumer of energy by unplugging your electronic devices and gadgets when they are not in use. Cell phone and mp3 chargers draw energy even if they aren’t charging anything.

When creating lightning outdoors for a garden path or patio, consider using solar-powered lamps. These lamps are very cheap, as they require no external power source, just the sun. You will not only reduce the energy you use. As an added benefit, you are spared the trouble of running an outdoor wiring system.

Investigate all of the energy sources your community has to offer. Compare the costs of operating your home using several of these utilities, making sure to take into consideration any legislation with regard to energy costs that has recently been passed. It may be beneficial to switch from electric heat to natural gas heat, or from city water to well water, for example.

TIP! Biodiesel fuel might be an option if your current heat source is fuel oil. Many systems allow a switch to biodiesel or biofuel with slight modifications.

Instead of using the dryer in the summertime, hang clothes outside in the warm sunshine. The sun will dry your clothing for free and the summer breeze will leave it smelling amazing. They will feel and smell fresher than machine-dried clothes. This will save you a ton on your utility bills, leaving you extra money to turn your air conditioning on instead.

Save money and energy by only running your dishwasher with a full load of dishes. It’s sacrilege to turn it on with just one or two dishes inside. You’ll be shocked at the amount of dishes it can hold. Align each dish carefully so that your dishwasher racks can accommodate the largest number of dishes.

TIP! Cover your windows if you’re not going to be home. This cools your home’s interior and keeps energy usage down while you’re away.

Get rid of your old water heater and put in a green, tankless one. Although they still use gas or electricity, they only heat on demand rather than maintaining an entire tank of hot water at all times. You can either get a tankless heater for your entire house or for a only one faucet.

One way to save energy is to limit the use of electrical heaters in the winter. Instead, invest in some warm clothing and slippers for family members and use a fireplace or pellet stove to heat living areas. Keep in mind, cooler air while sleeping makes your breathing better, and keeps your airways from getting too dry.

TIP! To conserve energy and save money, only run the dishwasher when you have a full load. Don’t run it with just a few dishes.

Use a laptop computer instead of a desktop, which uses more energy. This could possibly reduce your electrical use by 75 percent, especially if the Internet is used frequently or there is heavy use of word processing software. The laptop is also mobile, so you can take it with you everywhere.

Consider using a solar oven to bake with. These can even be made yourself using items such as a box, a discarded window, and some tin foil. They require only sunlight to reach a temperature of more than 300 degrees, and they only take a few minutes to construct.

TIP! If you want to live greener and have a greener home, avoid running electric heaters during the winter. Wear several layers of warm clothes instead, and heat main rooms with a pellet stove or fireplace.

Now that you understand the basics of green technology, you are now ready to start using it in your home. Use the tips you read in this article to help you use green energy technology in your home. Your finances, as well as the environment, will be improved as a result of going green.