April 24, Green tip of the day- A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE
Turning the rays of sun landing on your roof into energy is one of the most effective ways of generating your own renewable energy. Solar power can be used to heat hot water or to convert heat into electricity.
Even in the UK-not known as the sunniest nation-90,000 solar water heaters have been installed (this book was written in 2010). Heating water takes a lot of electricity, but these systems plug your household's plumbing into the sun's heat for carbon-free hot water. Solar energy can provide half of your water heating needs even in overcast weather!