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Solar Attic Fans

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:55:13 AM MDT

Ever try an attic fan? How about a solar attic fan, maybe a solar tube as some might call them or a solar skylight tube, solar light tube, they are all the same they all bring natural light from the sun into a room without the use of electricity

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How well does solar work in the Northwest?

Friday, April 4, 2014 9:12:35 AM MDT

Solar works great in the Northwest! It works because it’s cooler. Solar panels work more efficiency than in the hotter parts of the country. Places like Seattle and Portland have very long summer days; the sun doesn’t go down until 10pm. Even when there is cloud cover the solar panels still work.

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Why is it taking so long for Solar to catch on?

Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:11:54 AM MST

With the international problems overseas, we are still making political decisions based on protecting oil. What would happen if the US didn’t need to worry about oil protection, I’m sure they would find something else to protect but I think the nations that want to hold oil as hostage would be hard pressed to gain much support.

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What's new in the solar world

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 5:47:18 PM MST

Solar window covering.

 New research has made a solar film that can be applied to windows – keeping them see-through but at the same time producing power. The product is also made from organic synthesis.
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Follow the Indoor Farmer

Thursday, April 4, 2013 1:18:34 PM MDT

Follow the Indoor Farmer

Well it’s been three week since I planted our seeds in our grow tent at our garden city store and the little guys are doing great. They look very healthy and strong. I have Tomatoes, Cucumbers, lettuce, Radishes, peppers, and Strawberries. I bought the strawberries at our local garden store in 2” pots and have transplanted them into 4” pots.

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Indoor Garden is started

Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:56:15 AM MDT

I started my indoor garden March 19, 2013 on March 22, 2013 Three days, my Cucumbers, Lettuce, and Radish’s Sprouted !!

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Sunshine and Vitamins

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:43:59 PM MST

Sunshine Vitamins are vitamins you produce from the help of the sun. Vitamin D is sometimes called the sunshine vitamin.

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Growing Inside

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:10:36 PM MST

Solar Grow Tubes are a great way to grow your garden indoors or starting your garden for the summer.

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Solar Powered Grow lights

Monday, February 18, 2013 2:24:38 PM MST

Solar Grow Light Tubes are not like a standard solar tube they are specifically designed to grow plants.

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Solid Waste from Solar Panels

Monday, February 11, 2013 4:23:21 PM MST

There has been talk lately about The waste from Solar panel manufacturing plants in the US saying they have nowhere to dump their hazardous material left over from making panels. Part of this problem has come from the fast growth of the industry.

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Natural Light in your Commercial Building

Thursday, February 7, 2013 3:05:08 PM MST

Installing a Solar Tube, Tubular skylight, sun tube or whatever you want to call them, in a commercial building is a great way to save on your electricity bill.

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Solar Tubes Now

Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:15:03 PM MST

Solar Skylight tubes are still a great way to bring natural light into your home.

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Fruits of Her Labor

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:41:18 PM MDT

Growing indoors can be fun and healthy way to eat what you grow. Thanks to a new product called” Solar Grow Tubes”. In the past growing indoors was expensive due to the cost of electric lights and a high cost of power. With the new Solar Grow Tube there is no need for power because the light comes from the sun 100% all natural light just like Mother Earth likes it.

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0 Comments | Posted in Environmental Awareness By Randy Fletcher

News in the Solar World

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 7:41:32 AM MDT

In Solar News

Solardaily.com reports Walmart has installed its 100th store in California with roof top solar panels to help with their huge power consumption. They plan to install all of their stores with solar power and be supplied with 100% energy efficient products in the near future.

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Simply Stated!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 2:42:47 PM MDT

Simply Stated! Why American’s can’t change to Alternate Energy

 

The Alternate energy industry has lost it momentum the last 2 years due to high cost of change. No one is tooled up or trained up for the change in our thinking of how we use power in our everyday life. Change cost money, Change has uncertainty, and Change brings anxiety. Most people don’t have time for change because it’s too hard. There’s no drive through, or motivational tape to buy that’s makes change easy.

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Idaho Green Expo

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:17:21 PM MDT

Get all the green info you could ever need to know at Expo Idaho. 

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Top 10 Considerations when purchasing solar tubes

Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:12:45 PM MDT

Top 10 considerations when purchasing a solar tube

Let’s break it down.  You decided that a solar skylight tube is going to be an excellent addition to your home or office and you’re ready to purchase. But, you want to know if you have covered all your bases.  Below is a list of what we feel is the top ten considerations each consumer needs to know when purchasing a solar tube.  These considerations are not necessarily in order of importance because each one is very important.

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Lower cost for Solar Panels and Tax Credits

Thursday, March 8, 2012 11:12:10 AM MST

There is so much going on in the area of solar energy these days.  It’s a very exciting time.  One of the main hold backs to going solar, especially on a residential level is cost.  Programs and Research and Development need to evolve and it looks like that is taken place. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory  there is excellent research taking place that will dramatically cut the cost of today's solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

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Solar Tubes and SAD

Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:38:00 PM MST

Solar Tubes offer Simple Help for Seasonal Affective Disorder


Duing the winter months many of us ae being affected by "Seasonal Affective Disorder" This is also know as "S.A.D. or simply SAD. But, many of us don't recognize this syndrome because it can be very mild and we just thinks its the winter blahs. There are many more that SAD is very much causing a problem in Their live. The simple cure is that we need sun light and on a continual basis! The many benefits of sunlight are staggering. Without it we can start showing symptoms, such as mood swings, depression, weight gain, irratable, low energy, and social withdrawal to name a few.  These symptoms can easily be explained by other things that are going on in our lives but often if recognized as SAD the cure can be rapid and easy.
Exposing ourselves to sunlight seems easy enough but can be challenging in some parts of the country. Then you have the other side of the coin, where sun exposure can be unhealthy and cause its own list of symptoms such as sunburn, dehydration and skin cancer.





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Solar Grow Light Tubes

Monday, January 23, 2012 1:21:07 PM MST

Many Gardening enthusiast grow their own fruits and vegetables. It hasn't been until the last 10 years that there has been such a immense amount of information regarding the healthy benefits of growing your own garden and very recently information on growing your own garden inside.

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1 Comments | Posted in Solar Tube News By Randy Fletcher

Indoor Gardening with Solar Grow Tubes

Monday, October 18, 2010 11:02:07 AM MDT

Now that the fall harvest is upon us it’s time to start preparing for winter and then spring! Starting an indoor garden this winter can be easy and fun, its also a great way to have fresh produce around all year and to get a jump start on your garden for next year.

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Solar Skylight Tubes Go Back to School

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3:00:43 PM MDT

With school now in full swing let’s take a look around the nation at what different schools are doing to lower their carbon footprints.  Many schools have begun to turn to solar skylight tubes to bring natural light into newly renovated buildings lets share some examples. 

 

In Pennsylvania, James Buchanan High School is undergoing a major overhaul to update the nearly 40-year-old building.  They are also installing solar tubes with the intention of saving on utility expenses and making the school more conducive to learning.

 

In North Carolina, Watauga High School installed solar light tubes in their school because of the construction not allowing natural light into some of their classrooms.

 

In Colorado the Ellicott School District 22 installed solar tubes in one of their high schools to allow interior classrooms to have natural light.

 

In Kentucky, Bristow Elementary is taking steps, including installing solar tubes and ceiling prisms, to become a net-zero school, which means it will produce more clean energy than it uses.

 

This is a great trend we are seeing.  Installing solar skylight tubes will brighten up all classrooms and they will allow the school to save money on electricity.  If you hear of other schools that are doing this tell us about it.  We want to promote this and get the word out so more schools will follow in this path.

2 Comments | Posted in Solar Tube News By Randy Fletcher

Health Benefits of Natural Light

Thursday, August 12, 2010 12:16:24 PM MDT

The obvious benefit of installing solar light tubes is the energy savings that result lowering your electrical bills; however another less hyped benefit is the natural light they bring into your home. Natural light is pleasing in general for most people but did you know that it is also beneficial to your health?

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Solar Skylights: Reducing Energy Costs for Businesses

Friday, July 16, 2010 1:49:13 PM MDT

In this article we will share some of the benefits that a business owner can receive by installing solar skylight tubes into their offices, warehouses or even on their farms.  Solar skylights are a great way to brighten any room or work space while saving you money on electricity and taxes.

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5 Top Places to Use Solar Skylight Tubes in Your Home

Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:47:24 PM MDT

Solar skylight tubes are a great addition to any home.  While talking to our customers we found that some knew they needed more light in their homes but they weren't always sure where the best places to install the skylight tubes were.   We have created a list of the top 5 uses for solar light tubes  in home installations. Solar light tubes can also be used in warehouses and other buildings but for right now we want to focus on in-home installations.

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There seems to be a lot of controversy on the web about which terms should be used to refer to solar light tubes, also known by solar skylight tubes and many more. To help put this controversy to rest, we decided to collect all the terms that are used to refer to these solar skylight tubes so that people can decide for themselves which name or names they feel would be the best to use.

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How to Green your Home: Beyond tube skylights

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 8:52:42 PM MDT

Green Home

While tube skylight are a great way to “go green” in your home, there are a lot of other things that you can do to make your home a green home.  

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Earth Day 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:03:44 PM MDT

Earth Day 2010

As a company that provides solar energy alternatives, Eco Solar wants to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. 

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2 Comments | Posted in Environmental Awareness By Randy Fletcher

Solar Attic Fans: Keeping cool this summer

Friday, April 9, 2010 3:33:56 PM MDT

Solar Attic Fan

Solar attic fans are another great way to save money and get even more green energy tax refunds!  With summer coming up cooling off is going to become important and expensive, but by installing solar attic fans you can not only lower your cooling bill but extend the life of your roof too!

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How many Earths does it take to Support YOU?

Thursday, March 25, 2010 1:19:11 PM MDT

Solar Tubes

As earth day approaches I thought it would be appropriate to share ideas about how we can give back to the earth that gives so much to us.  I found that I had no idea the size of my personal ecological footprint until I took a little quiz (I don’t know how accurate it is but it got me thinking) and it would take 4.1 earths to support everyone if they all lived like I do! Find out how big your footprint is...

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1 Comments | Posted in Solar Tube News By Randy Fletcher

Why Solar Tubes Are a Good Idea

Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:17:33 AM MST

We recently discussed some of the tax incentives to using solar tube lighting in your home. While this is a good reason to consider installing solar tube lighting, there are definitely other reasons why you may want to consider their use in your home.



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Solar Tubes: A "Green" Tax Incentive

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:24:31 PM MST

The government is offering tax incentives for people implementing green initiatives. Find out if you qualify and learn what to do for next year's taxes.

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TubeSolar.net Launches!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010 1:49:05 AM MST

Solar Tubes Online

NEW YEAR, NEW SITE, SAME GREAT SERVICE!

All of us here at ECO Solar Skylight Tubes are happy to announce the launch of our new site TubeSolar.net! We've spent the last 10 years providing you the best service locally here in The Treasure Valley and have now decided its time to take that same great service to other customers across the country.  We are proud of the product we represent and believe that we can provide a great product at a great price and want to share that with a broader customer base.

 

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