Note: The information contained in this periodical weblog may be outdated. This was my personal weblog published before January 1, 2015. Since then I have been the co-owner and Principal Solar Designer at Florida Solar Design Group.

The Most Simple Solar Energy Product

I’ve said before that solar thermal technology like solar water heating and solar pool heating is the simplest form of solar energy. I take that back.

Solar Tubular Skylight
Solar Tubular Skylight

What I meant to say is that solar lighting is the simplest solar energy product on the market today. Every morning, even if it’s a little cloudy, the sun comes “up” and we have light for the entire day. Whether it is hot or cold, cloudy or clear, we get sunlight every day. Even better than a traditional skylight is a solar tubular skylight. This product places a small dome on your roof, a reflective tube through your attic, and a diffuser in your ceiling. The light that comes into the home is absolutely amazing. There is nothing simpler than directing light from the sun into your inside living spaces!

There are lots of great options, like light kits for evening illumination, exhaust fans for bathrooms and laundry rooms, and damper kits to reduce light if necessary.

So if you are looking for the simple way to get started with solar energy, consider solar tubular skylights.


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