Renewable energy is quickly becoming more affordable and accessible than ever, but can these systems be successfully implemented on your urban homestead? Former MOTHER EARTH NEWS editor, Kale Roberts, spoke with green building expert Dan Chiras to get some ideas about sensible alternative energy sources, how effective you might find them, and to discuss other simple ways to make your home more energy efficient.
Check the links below for topics in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:
For those of you interested in experimenting with solar right away, Kale Roberts has some projects to recommend! Each of these could be knocked out in a weekend, and they're all great ways to begin saving more energy than ever.
DIY Solar Heat Grabber:
DIY Solar Heating with the Heat Grabber
DIY Solar Still:
How to Make a Solar Still
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