Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Solar Gagets for the Home

by Mistie Dawn

The cost of solar keeps going down while solar product innovation continues to improve. Making solar options better than ever. If you've been wanting to use solar in your home now might be the time to shop around and see what is available. From solar panels to solar roof tiles there are a lot of interesting products out there. If your not ready to go big yet but would like to get your feet wet then here are a couple of products that might interest you: Solar Tube Lighting and Solar Attic Fan.

Natural Light Tubular Skylight

Harness the natural light of the sun and add soft lighting to almost any room, closet or nook without any heat loss or gain (unlike standard framed-in skylights) or driving up your electricity costs. Did you know that electric lights can add up to 40% of average heat gain in your home? Also check to see if Natural Light Tubular Skylights qualify for local tax credits as a energy conservation device.

Solar Attic Fan

What is a Solar Attic Fan? Powered by solar energy it's a fan that can improve circulation in attics, lofts, workshops, storage sheds, garages, even barns with no electrical wiring, electricians and city permits needed. Installs easily and is powerful (a 10 watt unit can fully vent up to 1200 square feet, operating at up to 850 cfms). Attic venting not only is energy efficient but saves you money. Attic venting cools your roof extending the material life, reduces built-up heat and moisture in your attic, increases fresh air circulation and reduces the load on your air conditioning system.

Bonus: Solar Oven
Solar Oven

  • Reaches temperatures 360 to 400F
  • Built in thermometer
  • Food can be boiled, steamed, roasted or baked
  • Ideal for everyday use in your back yard, at picnics, while camping, or floating down the river, or use the SUN OVEN® in the event of a power failure
  • Devised to meet up to 70% of the needs of a family of 6 to 8 people

1 comment:

  1. I've made a solar oven before out of an old portable greenhouse box. It worked very well and kept the heat of cooking out of the house during the summer months. I do like the look of that solar powered attic fan as well. Great innovations.


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