Lori Popkewitz Alper' s Groovy Green Livin' is a site for homeowners, with ideas that builders could pick up as tips for their own home buyers.

Popkewitz Alper focuses on the ways homeowners can solar radiation to work in achieving comfort, as well as practical uses. Over the last year, she notes, the solar industry added jobs twelve times faster than the rest of the economy, even more than the jobs created by the oil and gas extraction and pipeline sectors combined. Here's the type of ideas she's offering:

Here are a few of Alper's tips:

  • Install a sky light: "Add a sky light to your home. Sky lights can add extra light and warmth to your home and in turn will reduce your heating and lighting cost."
  • Buy a solar blanket for your swimming pool. "If you own a swimming pool you’re going to want to check this out. This eco-friendly solar blanket increases temperature of the pool water by approx. 3 ~ 5 degrees by capturing the sun’s rays."
  • Add solar-powered lamp posts. "Time to replace your lamp posts with this Solar-Powered LED Streetlight-Style Outdoor Light. The LED bulbs are charged by the sun and automatically turn on at dusk."

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