Solar pool heaters actually last longer than other models and have no operating costs! Check out this infographic from a solar energy company in Florida to learn about solar electric power and how it can benefit a home or business.
"Convert Your Home to Solar Energy" covers planning, installing, operating and maintaining a residential solar energy system, as well as all the relevant solar technologies, including solar space and water heating, photovoltaic electricity and secondary uses such as pool heating. Read an excerpt from "Convert Your Home to Solar Energy" on active solar space heating systems for the home.
IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems
IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000 times (without cooking itself), costs three times less than similar systems. It uses a combination of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal to reach 80% efficiency in conversion of sunlight to energy. Now that's hot!!