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Top 61 Solar Projects

  1. 16. Smart House System (02:24)

    Using Smart House technology, home dwellers can manage energy usage.

  2. 17. Solar-Powered Spa (20:00)

    An outdoorsy couple gets the spa of their dreams, thanks to Dean and Derek.

  3. 18. Absorption Chiller (02:20)

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

  4. 19. Energy-Efficient Homes (02:22)

    Pulte Homes is building money-saving features into a new development.

  5. 20. Solar Power: The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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

  6. 21. Landscape Architecture (02:25)

    Landscape architecture can play a great role in a home's energy efficiency.

  7. 22. Solar Lights (01:00)

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

  8. 23. Solar Tube (00:48)

    Here are tips for successfully installing a solar tube skylight.

  9. 24. Solar Address Numbers (00:00:52)

    Solar address numbers soak up the sun all day to stay lit up all night.

  10. 25. Motion Control PV Panels (02:06)

    Retractable panels on the roof reduce the demands on the HVAC system.

  11. 26. 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
  12. 27. PV Louvers (02:21)

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

  13. 28. Geothermal System (02:16)

    This house uses geothermal mass to store heat energy in heating & cooling.

  14. 29. 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
  15. 30. Bamboo I-Beams (01:44)

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

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