Saving the environment can start with cleaner water-heating devices. There are a variety of solar powered hot water heaters for you to choose from. They are easily installed in an area of optimum sun exposure or on the roof.
You don't necessarily have to stick the solar panels in the typical locations you see in the brochures. There only needs to be a small gap of approximately 1" behind the panel for air circulation. You can find interesting positions anywhere on your property that work with the style and design of the surrounding area.
Solar Energy Technology by Prof. V.V. Satyamurty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in.
Keep in mind that purchasing a solar power system often enables you to receive tax credits from the government. You may find that you get back as much as 30 percent of the total cost of your system. So, if you look into a system and think that it costs too much, investigate whether or not you will get credit back to determine how affordable it actually is.
Switching to solar energy can save a ton on your electric bill. Solar power is absorbed through panels that are properly positioned on your roof. It is especially convenient if you live in an area that gets a long of sun. This will provide usable energy to your home in a much cheaper fashion than conventional electricity.