TITLE

Rooftop Power

PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Natural Life;Sep/Oct2010, Issue 135, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the installation solar systems and wind turbines in both homes and businesses. It states that the installation is made to save electricity, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to create a visible symbol to make the environment go green. It mentions that the solar systems can use heat from the sun's rays to produce electricity to power lights and appliances and the home wind turbines can work at lower wind speeds and can have a quieter aesthetic to power a small office.
ACCESSION #
52980336

 

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