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Top 60 Solar Projects

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

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

  2. 47. Using Solar Panels (01:49)

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

  3. 48. Installing Solar Window Film (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for installing solar window film.

  4. 49. 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:
    --
  5. 50. Shady Structures (40:00)

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

  6. 51. 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
  7. 52. Solar Village (03:53)

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

  8. 53. 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
  9. 54. 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
  10. 55. Home Energy Saving (20:00)

    Contractor Matt Blashaw discovers how insulation is made.

  11. 56. Zero Energy Home Building (03:53)

    Discover how a home builder is building zero energy homes.

  12. 57. Solar-Powered Spa (20:00)

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

  13. 58. Geothermal System (02:16)

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

  14. 59. Landscape Lighting (01:00)

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

  15. 60. Greenhouse Basics (04:26)

    Extend your gardening season by building a pre-fabricated greenhouse.

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