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How to Install an Exterior Solar Panel

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Top 60 Solar Projects

  1. 1. Thermal Blocks Wall (02:07)

    This unique glass block design functions as a thermal wall in the home.

  2. 2. Energy Dashboard (01:43)

    This monitor helps teach a home's occupants about their energy use.

  3. 3. PV Louvers (02:21)

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

  4. 4. Solar Power: The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    DIY Network experts answer frequently asked-about topics and additional information on solar power.

  5. 5. Eco-Friendly Home (01:58)

    Eco-friendly improvements to your home mean big savings on utilites.

  6. 6. Absorption Chiller (02:20)

    Using solar collectors & the energy from heated water to cool your house.

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

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

  8. 8. Integrated PV Panels (02:17)

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

  9. 9. Advances in Roof Solar Panels (00:01:00)

    See how far technology has come in moving you toward energy independence.

  10. 10. Solar-Powered Rock Spotlight (00:00:51)

    No cords. No batteries. Just lovely, natural-looking outdoor lighting.

  11. 11. Solar Lights (01:00)

    A DIY Basic about accentuating outdoor living space with solar lighting.

  12. 12. Bamboo I-Beams (01:44)

    I-beams made from bamboo are a strong & sustainable building component.

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

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

  14. 14. Wind Turbines (01:52)

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

  15. 15. Top Three Solar Greenovations

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

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