These Solar Heat Tubes Really Work Good. Its Just The End Tip That Heats Up. Never Touch The End Though When Its In The Sun Shine. Very Very Hot It Gets.
Going with a solar panel system does not mean that you will be ripping off your roof. You can always start small by purchasing outdoor lighting that is run off of solar energy. They'll charge up during the day to light all night, with exception of pre-dawn hours during long winter nights.