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Sep 5, 2008
We have all known it for a long time, fossil fuels are finite and will run out. Before they run out however, they will become scarce to the extent that using them becomes expensive and prohibitive. This has prompted interest in renewable, indeed abundant, energy resources like solar energy.

Most of us shy away from installing solar power solutions at home thinking it is an expensive and cumbersome solution. You will, however, be surprised to know how easy it is to employ these power solutions. Moreover, these will help cut down your power bills. Finally, you will be delighted to know that you are doing your bit to save power for the future generations.

This article will discuss the variety of solar power systems you can use in your home.

Solar Cooker : a solar cooker or oven is actually a device that is designed to attract the heat from the sun. It is designed much like a microwave oven in shape. In the middle of the cooker the item that you want to cook is placed. The heat from the Sun can get extremely high and cook just about anything, from boiling to roasting.

Of course a solar cooker has it's limitations. You can't cook at night and it needs a warm climate. It also takes time to get the temperature up to roast or boil something. However, once that temperature is reached it works just like an ordinary cooker without the energy costs of course.

Solar home lighting: A solar home lighting system converts solar energy into electrical energy for your home. This is done with photovoltaic cells that are convert photons to electrical energy. So, in the night, if you wonder how the lights are on in the house, it is because of the solar energy stored in the solar cells. You can install the solar home lighting system in your house and not worry about the electricity bills anymore.

Solar heating systems : solar heating systems are effectively designed to provide hot water or physically heat up the house. You can heat up water and the house itself in a passive way. This relies on the Sun's heat to be conducted by the water or air. It is considerably cheaper to install these kinds of systems than an active system that uses solar light to generate energy.

Most complicated solar power systems require professional installations. This can mount up but in most cases these systems will last for 20 plus years. If you can get your original investment back in the first 5 years, then the next 15 years are pure saving on energy bills. However, if you start with simple systems, that you can make yourself then you can save on the initial start up costs too.
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