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What is a Solar Oven?

solarhelp Posted in Saving Money on Sep 27th, 2013 with

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A solar oven (or solar cooker) can have an enormous impact on the everyday life of millions of people across the world by: 1. Reducing the demand on forests which are being destroyed. 2. Reducing health hazards. 3. Improving women’s conditions. Forests are dwindling at an alarming rate. Over 2.4 billion inhabitants depend on wood…

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What is Passive Solar Energy?

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Passive solar energy converts sunlight into usable heat without the aid of other energy sources. One good example of this is the heating of buildings when sunlight passes through a window. The Ancient Greeks and Romans used these techniques when they built their houses. The most efficient window orientation for heat gain is due south….

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Stocks in the Renewable Energy Sector?

solarhelp Posted in Solar Energy on Sep 26th, 2013 with

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The past year has been volatile for any investor playing the solar energy and renewables markets. On the plus side, the introduction of solar power feed-in tariffs across many parts of the world has been positive. But this has been tempered by the recession and subsequent lack of funding for the sector. Throw in environmental…

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Calculating Energy Costs Per Household

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Calculating energy costs per household is a doddle! There are several ways to calculate your electrical energy consumption and costs. You needn’t be a brainbox. I’ve made it as simple as possible for you to do. Here, have a go… Calculating electrical energy use Finding the total number of units of electricity used in the…

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Electricity Prices – The Great Rip Off

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Ever increasing electricity prices could power the fledgling solar power energy industry to new heights. For example, the UK homeowner had to contend with a staggering 40% increase in their fuel bills last year and it was the same over many parts of the world. And enough is enough! Whilst we are paying these obscene…

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Hydroelectric Energy

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Hydroelectric energy is a renewable energy source using the hydrologic cycle of water, which involves evaporation and the flow of water due to gravity. Accessing this energy from flowing waters can produce low-cost electricity. Today, this is the largest form of renewable energy in the world. Hydroelectric Energy Advantages Out of all the renewable energy…

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Solar Energy

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Are you the type of homeowner who questions if the advantages of solar power are truly worth the installation costs? Or do you think that there are even more economical or practical ways to spend your hard earned cash? In this section of the site I show you that the solar energy advantages disadvantages debate…

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Global Warming – Myths & Facts

solarhelp Posted in Global Warming on Sep 26th, 2013 with

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Our Planet Is Heating Up — And Rapidly So! Global warming is happening. You only have to watch the news….. Glaciers melting, sea levels rising, forests drying, and wildlife is scrambling around just to survive. It’s becoming clear that humans have caused most of global warming by releasing greenhouse gases as we consume energy to…

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