Category Archives: Solar Energy

Solar Energy is Energy from the sun that is converted into Thermal or Electrical energy. Topics include Solar Technological Advances, Solar Products, and Passive Techniques through Alternative Architectural Design.

Passive Solar Gain Technologies For a More Sustainable Home

Diagram illustrating Passive Solar Gain using the Sun and Architectural Design for a Sustainable HomeUtilizing the sun can go a long way to freely and efficiently heating your home during the daylight hours. A building that is intentionally sited to Face the Southern Exposure taking into account the arc of the sun and the maximum exposure of daylight hours will enjoy Free Heating. Passive Solar is a beautiful thing. The direct heat or light of the sun can be captured and utilized. Here are some designs that need only be placed in the direct line of the sun to get the job done.

Converting Solar Energy into Electricity

There is A LOT going on out there right now in the area of Solar Technology, especially since Peak Oil hit it’s peak. The race to find sustainable methods of meeting our energy demands around the planet is ON. Solar is one of a few Renewable Resources along with wind, wave, mechanical and bio-fuels. So long as there is sun we can utilize either its heat or its light to fulfill our energy needs. The solar market is shifting constantly with new innovations so we will explore some tried and true systems that have been on the market awhile for individual consumption, as well as emerging technologies stepping up to become power plants.

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