Tech Set #6: The Sun in the 21st Century Home
Energy costs are high, and rising. Combine solar energy with an energy-efficient home to substantially reduce utility bills.
But your home is located in the chilly north, you say? By employing simple daylighting tactics-such as orienting most windows to the south-any home can take advantage of the sun's energy. Choose among translucent panels, solar water heaters, photovoltaic safety lighting, and photovoltaic roofing panels (many with reduced visual impact) to further boost your energy savings. Click on "Implementation" for practical advice on codes, incentives, and more.
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Content updated on 9/14/2007