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Top 60 Solar Projects

  1. 31. Motion Control PV Panels (02:06)

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

  2. 32. 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
  3. 33. Smart House System (02:24)

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

  4. 34. Solar Tube (00:48)

    Here are tips for successfully installing a solar tube skylight.

  5. 35. Solar Panel Effeciency (02:07)

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

  6. 36. Solar Village (03:53)

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

  7. 37. 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
  8. 38. Great Outdoors (20:00)

    Chris Grundy tests some versatile tools for all seasons.

  9. 39. Front Yard Curb Appeal (00:01:47)

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

  10. 40. 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
  11. 41. Thermal Blocks Wall (02:07)

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

  12. 42. Zero Energy Home Building (03:53)

    Discover how a home builder is building zero energy homes.

  13. 43. Using Solar Panels (01:49)

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

  14. 44. Advances in Roof Solar Panels (00:01:00)

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

  15. 45. Solar-Powered Rock Spotlight (00:00:51)

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

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