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  1. 1. Using Solar Panels (01:49)

    A visit to Evergreen Solar, where sunlight is harnessed for electricity.

  2. 2. Shady Structures (40:00)

    The Bekdahls have a backyard that takes a beating from full sun all day.

  3. 3. Top Three Solar Greenovations

    DIY Network shows you the best solar products you can use on your next home improvement project.

  4. 4. Outdoor Solar Spa Design (00:01:57)

    Let the sunshine and the hot spa days begin: the solar spa's ready to roll!

  5. 5. Solar Tube (00:48)

    Here are tips for successfully installing a solar tube skylight.

  6. 6. PV Louvers (02:21)

    Solar panels are incorporated into louvers on this house's exterior facade.

  7. 7. How to Install an Outdoor Shower

    Ed Del Grande from Ed the Plumber, demonstrates how to install an outdoor shower complete with a solar water heater.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. Integrated PV Panels (02:17)

    This European system seals and mounts PV modules in a solar roofing shell.

  9. 9. Solar Panel Effeciency (02:07)

    This system uses rainwater to cool PV panels for greater effeciency.

  10. 10. How to Install Landscaping Lights

    Solar-powered lights are a good option when there's no electrical source nearby.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. Wind Turbines (01:52)

    Wind turbines make use of wind power to generate energy for the home.

  12. 12. How to Use Solarization to Keep Soil in Great Shape

    Solarization employs plastic to heat up the soil, eliminating garden pests and diseases that overwinter in the soil.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. Landscape Lighting (01:00)

    Enhance your home's exterior appearance with these landscape lighting tips.

  14. 14. How to Install an Exterior Solar Panel

    Use these step-by-step instructions to wire and fully install a 1-kilowatt stand-alone system.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Difficulty:
    --
  15. 15. Green Wall (01:48)

    A green wall is vertically mounted system of plants that filter rainwater.

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