14:03 23 February 2013
Solar power has evolved over the years and has become less expensive as a result in the beneficial technological improvements. You can do a few things immediately, probably without any help, to shift over to solar power and enjoy almost instant savings in your utility bills. Here are a few solar powered changes you can easily make.
•Purchase a solar powered charging kit that allows you to charge cell phones, tablets, laptops, e-Readers, and other small electronics gadgets.
•Change outdoor lighting to solar. This is relatively inexpensive, easy, and may reflect savings in your very next utility bill. Path lights are very easy to install, there is no wiring, so they literally just stick into the ground. You can also get large lamp posts that are solar powered as well.
•Solar-powered security lights are easy to install, usually only a couple of pieces with a few screws. Many have all the hardware included.
•If you feel up for something a little more complex, you can get a solar powered vent for your home.
•Flexible solar panels are available for items such as boats. They are waterproof, durable, and extremely easy to install with just an adhesive based installation.
•Pool heaters, both in-ground, above ground, are also relatively easy to install, and would be a great next step after tackling outdoor lighting.
Changing to just a few, or all, of these solar energy options will take you hardly any time and will reflect almost immediately in your utility bill. You can also feel good about a reduced carbon footprint since solar panels are produced in ways, and from materials, which are more environmentally friendly.
Take easy steps to go green this year.
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