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Top 61 Solar Projects

  1. 31. How to Install a Solar-Powered Attic Fan

    An attic fan can help reduce heat inside a home and overall cooling costs. These step-by-step instructions show how to install a solar-...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 32. Using Solar Panels (01:49)

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

  3. 33. Solar-Powered Spa (20:00)

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

  4. 34. Net Zero Energy (03:51)

    Solar Solutions visits a home that generates as much energy as it uses.

  5. 35. Green Wall (01:48)

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

  6. 36. Integrated PV Panels (02:17)

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

  7. 37. Bamboo I-Beams (01:44)

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

  8. 38. Solar Power: The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

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

  9. 39. Solar Tube (00:48)

    Here are tips for successfully installing a solar tube skylight.

  10. 40. Create a Solar Powered Shed

    Install a solar panel on your workshop to power your tools.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  11. 41. 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
  12. 42. Energy Dashboard (01:43)

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

  13. 43. Front Yard Curb Appeal (00:01:47)

    Enhance your home's curb appeal with low-voltage lighting or a fountain.

  14. 44. Solar Village (03:53)

    Find out how solar power at home can work just as well as electricity.

  15. 45. Geothermal System (02:16)

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

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