How to Get Your Home Ready for Solar  

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created by Solar-4-Rent 2009-07-21 11:47:10 am

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Use EnergyStar rated appliances and save money as well as electricity and the environment. Remember that an appliance has two price tags; the purchase price and the usage price. The money you save in usage more than compensates for the purchase price.

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submitted by Solar-4-Rent 2009-07-21 12:02:43 pm    

 



Start off by being aware of the amount of energy used per month. Reduce your energy consumption before you purchase, or rent, your solar panels and it will be easier to fulfill 100% of your electric needs by using clean renewable energy.

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submitted by Solar-4-Rent 2009-07-21 11:47:10 am    


Many appliances are not effecient enough for a strictly solar powered home. You will need to replace major appliances with their solar-equivalents. It's costly up front, but keeps your long-term power needs down and saves money over time.

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submitted by tipdrop 2009-07-21 11:52:55 am    


A Home Energy Audit locates which areas of your home waste energy and where you could benefit from in-depth energy conservation techniques to maximize energy savings. Infra-red technology helps to find those hidden energy-wasting areas in your home.

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submitted by Solar-4-Rent 2009-07-21 12:01:14 pm    

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