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"...After reading this valuable information, I now can create my own energy saving solar generator as well as a wind turbine. This book made me realize how easy it is do these tasks. Maybe easy is not the word, because it does take energy on our part to get out there and use these devices to work for us! I would recommend to anyone wanting to save the environment (for our children) to grab hold of this book, and more importantly use it. You won't regret it..."
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Solar Power House: This Month in Review

Wow, January is nearly gone! And what a fantastic and historic start to a new year we have had. In keeping with the theme of Solar Power House friendly Obama administration, we are reviewing 2 news items this month; one of which is guaranteed to keep your sides in stitches. This one showcases a very stiff but smiling George Bush pulling a solar power chariot. As the author says, this is as close as our ex Commander-in-Chief is ever going to get to green energy. Enjoy :-)

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No Trouble in This Hawaii Solar Power House Paradise

Hawaii has one of the highest costs of living in the entire United States. Middle class families typically pay $300/month for a single family residence electric bill. So, when Hawaii’s largest solar farm was recently completed on Lanai, one would expect the residents to breathe a sigh of relief expecting some electricity bill relief themselves.

No cigar. At least not yet. The 10 acre solar farm provides enough power to meet 30% of the island’s electricity demand, and is also the site of a proposed 400 MW wind farm. However, high capital investment requirements of these projects mean that the residents will continue to pay same electricity rates for the short to medium term. However, innovation in Solar Power House technologies and increasing economies of scale means that the cost of solar power is falling at the rate of 10% per year. This translates to roughly less than half of today’s prices in 6 years. This means that very soon and certainly over their life times the residents can expect to realistically see meaningful reductions in their electricity bills. Show me the money indeed :-)

Meanwhile in the immediate future they are spared from the pollution caused by fossil fuels, independence from fuel price volatilities. Additionally, national security implications are not to be forgotten as we stop funding countries whose values and way of life are different from ours.

This Hawaiian paradise just became even more attractive!

 

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Bad News for Solar Panel Manufacturers is Good News for Solar Power Home Owners

There is no question that the years from 2001-2007 have been boom years for all solar equipment manufacturers globally. The demand rose exponentially, existing players invested in building new plants, and several new players sensing a new growing market entered the playing field.

Now that we are in a full blown global recession however, the supply of not only solar panels has far exceeded demand, but also those of raw materials needed to build solar panels.

See the drop in price for Polysilicon used in solar panels.

Businessweek ran a great article on this story here.

Due to overinvestment in capacities ala airline and automobile industries, supply has far far exceeded demand.Several solar manufacturers will become unviable in the coming year or two, and there will be big industry consolidation.

The prices of solar panels have shrunk dramatically to $3/Watt. This means that the price of solar power electricity is getting very close to that produced by conventional means, especially in high priced states like California and Hawaii.

Wow! This can only mean that the price barrier to Solar Power Homes is rapidly tumbling down. And the Return on Investment equation just got even better in favor of a Solar Power House. If you are interested in knowing more about how to build fully functional and practical Solar Power Homes without sacrificing daily comforts, then please check out this Solar Power Homes guide. It really is the best and most complete book on this subject that I have come across.

May the solar winds be with you :-)

Images: Courtesy Businessweek

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100% Solar powered house

A family in England has installed solar panels, with which their Solar Power Home generates electricity. It’s cheap to install and they don’t have to pay expensive power bills.

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Solar Power House

50% of our house is currently running with 4 solar panels and 1 Air-X 400 watts turbine…

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You Know Your Solar Power Homes, but Have you Heard of Solar Power Music?


Sacramento based alternative rock band CAKE has gone one step ahead of Solar Power Homes. The roof of their music studio is covered with a roof-top solar array which makes them completely independent from the city electricity grid. They estimate that the band uses only 10% of the solar power, and the rest is sent back to the grid.

This is not the only step they have taken to go green however. The band is heavily involved in the green movement and is known to give away trees to their fans. They also operate a ridesharing website as part of their main website.

This is one instance of not only getting to have your CAKE but eat it too :-)

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Rainy Weather is Good for Solar Power Homes? Who Knew!

Who knew rainy weather could actually be good for Solar Power Homes? I have always thought that solar panels produced more power during summer when sun shines brightest and were so-so during the winters. Imagine then to my surprise when I came across this article at CBS website explaining otherwise.

It seems that the solar panels commonly in use by individual households get coated by dust and are relatively dirtier during summers thus reducing their efficiency and capacity to fully utilize the bright summer sun. On the other hand, during winters while the sun may not be shining at its brightest, the solar panels are relatively dust free and cleaner. This in turn allows them to more efficiently convert what little sunlight they do get into electricity.

Moral of the story? Cleanliness is next to Godliness :-) Keep your solar panels clean and wash them regularly during summers to keep them at their fittest!

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