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Feel that warmth on your cheeks?

Posted on May 11, 2015 by

Here Comes the Sun!
How to harness the sun,
go green,

heat and cool your house passively

by Christopher Kindig

Feel that warmth on your cheeks?

That energy from the sun can power our world. Solar energy is not the exotic, experimental power source it may have been 30 years ago. It is now providing energy in a big way around the globe. For example in the US in just the 4 last years installed solar energy grew over 400%!

Solar energy is awesome because:

  • No pollution – the electrons generated from solar panels do not create emissions
  • Reliable – the sun is a natural fusion reactor that shines on our planet every single day
  • Solid state – solar is the only form of electricity that doesn’t require moving parts, making it efficient, durable, and noise free
  • Renewable – we’re not running out! All reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas equal just 20 days of energy from the sun
  • Abundant –  Enough sun energy reaches Earth every day to power civilization for 27 years!

You can Harness the Sun!

What if you could have a solar system installed without the costs, guesswork, maintenance, and long term return on investment?

FIC has partnered with Sungevity Solar to offer you a free consultation. (Available in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NM, NY, VT). If you decide to go for it, they will install a compete system for you with ZERO COST
for installation or ongoing monitoring and support. Instead you can pay less than you would for conventional electricity to “rent” the system. So you can go green without spending lots of green!

To receive a consultation follow this link.

$1,000 Solar Energy Bonus

If you decide to go solar through this opportunity, you will also receive your first $1,000 in solar energy completely for free!

PLUS―Sungevity will donate $1,000 to the Foundation for Intentional Community to further our educational mission. Through this program Sungevity has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to non-profit causes around the country.

Want to learn more? Visit http://www.sungevity.org/intentionalcommunity or email [email protected] for assistance.

Go Green on Your Own!

If you are not in that service area, not interested in their offer, or are more of the do-it-yourself type, check out the Solar Living Sourcebook.

Touted as the “ultimate guide” to renewable energy and the “bible” of off-grid living, this Real Goods Solar Sourcebook is no doubt one of the most comprehensive and practical books on environmentally friendly practices. With over six hundred thousand copies sold, the Solar Sourcebook has been helping people all over the world lessen their footprint and be more energy independent since 1978!

The Solar Living Sourcebook – 14th Edition – is about far more than solar energy. It includes 15 chapters:

  • Solar Living SourcebookRelocalization
  • Land and Shelter
  • Sunshine to Electricity
  • From Panel to Plug
  • Emergency Preparedness and Solar Mobility
  • Energy Conservation
  • Water Development
  • Water Heating
  • Water and Air Purification
  • Composting Toilets & Grey Water Systems
  • Regenerative Homesteading and Farming
  • Urban Homesteading
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Natural Burial
  • The Real Goods Sustainable Living Library

All this amazing information, distilled and to-the-point, makes The Solar Living Sourcebook an invaluable resource for those on the path to greater self-reliance.

Heat and Cool Your Home Passively

Passive House RevolutionWhat if the way you designed, or retrofitted your home, could cut it’s energy and cooling costs by as much as 80%?

Socrates was one of the first historical advocates of solar architecture, and most homes before the 20th century were built with the sun in mind.

Somewhere along the line this focus on natural efficiency fell to the wayside, as cheap housing sprung up. Fortunately exceptional minds have taken up the cause again, and incorporated material choices with advanced insulation techniques to maximize energy efficiencies.

Welcome the Passive House Revolution!

In this timely DVD film, Passive House Revolution introduces you to the leading builders and architects in this field, and examples of their work.

You will see homes across North America being retrofitted to this amazing efficiency standard, and what satisfied owners think afterwards.

Join the Passive House Revolution!

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