Solar Energy Advantages: Increased Efficiency and Better Building Incentives

Learn what you need to know about solar energy advantages: how solar panels work, how much they cost, why you might want a grid-tied system, and where to learn more about important local regulations such as net metering in this article reprinted in our August/September 2008 issue courtesy of Fine Homebuilding.
August/September 2008
http://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/solar-energy-advantages-zmaz08aszgoe.aspx
Learn what you need to know about solar energy advantages and building using solar energy.


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The latest solar energy advantages increase efficiency and create better incentives, driving builders and homeowners to this cleaner source of electricity.

Solar Energy Advantages

There are many good reasons to install a solar-electric system at home to generate some or all of your own electricity. This article, reprinted in our August/September 2008 issue courtesy of Fine Homebuilding, addresses all the basics that homeowners should know before investing in solar energy. Learn what you need to know about how solar panels work, how much they cost, why you might want a grid-tied system, and where to learn more about important local regulations such as net metering. To read the article, click the link below.

The New Age of Photovoltaics

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