When using solar energy for the first time, it's probably a good idea to start out small. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. You can find them at big box and even home improvement stores. They are as easy to install as any other garden light.
Artist – Solar Fields Album – Leaving Home Genre – Ambient / Downtempo Year – 2005 http://ultimae.bandcamp.com/album/leaving-home Footage courtesy of: …
When you think of solar energy, you probably think of huge panels on the roof of your house. You have more options if there is some space on your property. If they are fitted with trackers that follow the sun, and special mounts, they can more efficiently capture the sun's rays throughout the day. Still, it will take a little bit of room.
The best time to incorporate solar power into the design of a home or building is in the initial construction. Windows are best facing south to let maximum sunlight (hence greenhouse heat) in during the winter. Likewise, avoid windows facing directly into the summertime sun to keep things cooler, so less power is needed for fans or air conditioning. The maximum roof space, however, should always get sunlight exposure.