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How is Solar Power Made?

Solar power is arguably an everyday household name.  The use of the sun’s rays for energy is nothing new or cutting edge, although the methods used for collection and solar power testing are constantly being updated. But have you ever stopped to wonder how it works? How do you turn simple heat that has been [...]
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Why Should You Use Solar Energy?

Why Solar? Many believe that harnessing the sun’s power is the future of sustainable energy production. Although the initial costs can be quite high, photovoltaic technology is starting to become more affordable and increasingly commonplace in new building developments. Businesses, companies and individuals are becoming more aware of their carbon footprints, and are willing to [...]
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Taking Care of Double Glazing

Double glazing is a great investment. The benefits of quality double glazed windows are numerous. Not only does double glazing reduce your carbon footprint, and save you money on heating bills, it also makes your home more comfortable, and has a noise reducing effect. There are many initiatives promoting double glazed windows. Nottingham council ran [...]
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The New Wave of Discreet and Stylish Solar Power for Your Home

The environmental and financial benefits of solar panels cannot be disputed. Installing solar panels will reduce your carbon footprint, reduce your electricity bills and earn you an average of 11% rate of return on investment from the government-introduced Feed-in Tariff. A point that is sometimes raised however is the appearance of the panels, as some [...]
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Multi-Tasking Solar Screens are “Green”

One of the best secrets for “Going Green” is an item that isn’t just energy efficient, but enhances the comfort of your family’s home life as well. Shade is an Asset If you happen to live in an area where big beautiful shade trees are nowhere in sight, there is an increased burden in the [...]
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Five Reasons to Choose Vinyl Roofing

1) You have a flat or low-sloped roof. Vinyl roofing can be a great choice if you have a flat or low-sloped roof. This is because it comes prefabricated in a single sheet, and it is designed to perfectly fit to your flat roof. This kind of PVC roofing helps to eliminate seams during installation [...]
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Under Cabinet Lighting Guide on Color Temperature

Under cabinet lighting is one of the smartest remodeling projects to undertake in terms of boosting your home’s resale value.  According to real estate experts, home buyers gravitate to the kitchen first when they’re looking at a house.  By installing under cabinet lights, you will significantly enhance your kitchen’s appeal by highlighting your backsplash and [...]
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Roofs Are Like Hats

Roofs are Like Hats, You Say? Um-hm—they top the house, the way a hat tops a head and: come in a variety of styles endless shapes use a variety of materials adorn, or merely cover have crowns have brims float or embrace angle or curve have decorative features The list is longer, but you get [...]
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Lower Cost Solar Energy Thanks to New Technology

Solar energy is an attractive, eco-friendly option to many homeowners. Many though have backed away due to high installation costs. Newer technologies are now arising to make solar power a more accessible option to homeowners. If you are looking to install some solar panels on your roof, you might wonder if now is the time, [...]
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Construction Not Deconstruction: Selecting the Right Contractor

When considering a building or home improvement project, selecting the right contractor is one of the most important steps of the entire endeavor. This critical step can make or break the project. The following are some tips to help you select the right contractor to ensure you’re happy at the completion of your project instead [...]