going solar!

Philippines
August 30, 2008 11:17am CST
now that the cost of fuel and electricity has gone up (way, way up!), are you considering to go for alternative source of energy for for home? how about going solar? for your heating and electricity needs..
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
Hi! I have thought about it and think that it would definitely be helpful in cost cutting. It does require a huge investment though and personally, as much as Id like to see solar panels everywhere I go, I just dont think the country is ready for such a move in the way of life. I know that there are some places in the country that have adapted solar energy as their main source of energy but on a large scale, even if it would have benefits, the country is just too preoccupied with different current issues to think about such things.
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
i know some countries are giving tax incentives for those who installs solar power to their homes.. yes, it would be very nice if solar power is everywhere.. i saw in some documentary and websites that "greenhouse" architects have started incorporating in their building design such alternatives like solar power and passive cooling.. i'm still in the research on solar power, but i plan to install a small trial system before the year end.. (i've got some solar garden lamps for some time now and were impressed by them.. it lights 8 - 10 hours depending on the charge.. i had replaced the ni-cd batteries after 2 - 3 years..)
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Wow! That is nice living. I mean using the resources available to you that most people would just take for granted. Hope your solar endeavor works well.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
28 May 09
I think incentives and special schemes should be given for having solar system at home.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
27 May 09
The cost of the solar system is very high in our place. If the cost of the solar system was very low, I would definitely would have brought one. I think solar system is one of the best way to save the electricity bill and also to save the fuel. I think the solar energy should be supported and the cost of the solar system should be low.