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  1. Blog
    High-performance homes are like an orchestra. You must make certain that all of the energy-saving features are perfectly coordinated for optimal performance. If just one instrument, or feature, is “out of tune,” it can disrupt the entire performance. Get some ideas about how your home can work...
  2. Green Home Improvement
    Just wondering about how practical it would be installing solar panels on a roof in the Midwest (Southern Ohio, for example) where the gable roof faces east and west? And what would be acceptable roof pitches (6:12, 8:12)?
  3. Electrical
    In planning an expanded electrical system for my garage, I'd like to include a way to wire in solar panels and batteries. I hear of people selling power back to the grid, so I'm wondering how a solar circuit is integrated with an existing panel. Does it simply plug into a 15a circuit, or...
  4. Electrical
    Hey, I am looking into making a mini solar charger for the time being, until I make some money to buy new stuff. Plus I like reusing anything if possible. I have a small solar panel used for a pond pump I believe it is about 2.5w possibly. QUESTION: Is it possible to connect multiple portable...
  5. Green Home Improvement
    Hi, I am new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone here may be able to help me with this. I came across this article today about a guide to making your own solar panels. Supposedly for under two hundred dollars. Has anyone heard of this, and is it possible. Anyone that could help me, would be...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I have recently been working on making my house more energy efficient. I started building my own solar panels and am very excited about building them and starting to power my house with them. I am making this post to ask people for advice on other things I can do to make my home greener. If...
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