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One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about solar energy are the solar panels on homes that generate solar power. But there’s a lot more that solar energy can be used for. With the many solar energy options available, you should be able to find a solar solution to fit your needs.
Electricity – Solar panels that are mounted on your roof have come a long way in both design and efficiency. You can now get solar panels with low profiles and colors, enabling a good look for your house. Once you have a solar power system in place, your power bill should be much less. In fact you can get a check from the pwoer company if you generate more electricity that you use.
Hot Water – Heating your water with solar power is a cost-effective way to generate hot water.
Swimming Pool - Not only can you set up a solar panel heating system to keep your pool at the perfect temperature, but there are also other methods that use the sun’s warmth. Pool covers have improved in recent years and take advantage of the sun’s power to keep the pool water warm.
Outdoor lighting – solar powered lights for your walkway and home illumination are very popular. Not only do you reduce the need for electrical lines to be run with your lighting system, you will also save money on lighting your landscape.
Street Signs – Many municipalities are using solar power for a variety of street signs. Some of the more noticeable solar signs are the portable signs that show road construction messages and the signs that show your speed as you drive by. These solar options save money by reducing electrical costs.
Solar Charging - Use solar power to recharge your iPod, cell phone and other electronic devices while away from home.