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5 Unique Ways to Use Solar Power


| 8/27/2015 10:49:00 AM


Solar power is taking the world by storm. People are not only using it to produce energy by placing solar panels on their roof, but they are starting to use the technology in new ways. Here are some other unique uses for solar power:

Heat Storage Tubes

These modern and sleek-looking tubes seem like something from the distant future, but they could be making their way into homes much sooner. They are cylinders made out of fiberglass and filled with water. As long as they are placed in a location that gets sun, the water will heat up and become a heat source. The nice thing is that with the right theme in your home, you can use these as room dividers or just as part of your home décor.

 

Source: 7 Ways to Use Solar Power Around the House

Solar-Powered Water Heater

Instead of wasting precious electricity and gas to heat up water in a water heater, you could use the power of the sun. A solar-powered water heater is perfect for those who want to conserve natural resources AND save money on their electricity or gas bill.



Worried about the winters? Don’t be! The unit will charge during the sunniest days of the year, and that will be enough to keep water warm through the coldest days.



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