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What is Needed to Run My House on Solar Electric? Solar Power For Residential Use

The components of the different renewable energy systems vary slightly, so you should list what is needed to run my house on solar electric power. The three systems include a standalone system that is not connected to the electrical grid, a grid inter tied system and then a grid inter-tied system that has a backup battery unit. Many of the components are the same though there are a few differences.
Firstly, the details on a grid intertied system as the different parts or materials needed include connects that run to and from the utility grid and your home, a kilowatt hour meter, AC breaker panel, inverter, array DC disconnect and the photovoltaic array. You will need a few extra bits to connect a battery bank to your system as backup power as this will require a charge controller and the batteries.
You have most likely seen standalone systems in rural …

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Cleaning and Caring For Jewellery

You may have inherited yours from a relative. You may have received it as a gift (an engagement or wedding ring is the most prized type, in this case). You may have bought it for yourself. One way or another, you are now the proud owner of a piece of jewellery. To make it shine the way it was supposed to, you are going to need to clean it, because if you wear jewellery, it’s going to collect skin flakes and similar grime (and even if you don’t wear it, it’ll collect dust).
First of all, you need to think what sort of jewellery you have, as different things are cleaned in different ways. Is your piece of jewellery set with harder stones (not just the obvious diamonds, sapphires and rubies, but also cubic zirconia, amethyst, topaz and rhinestones), softer stones (and stone-like substances) such as turquoise, opal, lapis lazuli, …

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That Philadelphia Home Is Within Reach, Survey Says

We’ve noted before that Philadelphia is a great place to live. By East Coast standards, it’s also a bargain. Of the Northeast’s five large metropolitan areas, Philadelphia consistently ranks at or near the top in housing affordability.
The latest confirmation of our status comes from The Atlantic Cities, which features a study by Jed Kolko, chief economist at Trulia, Inc. Kolko’s study measures how long it would take someone earning the average weekly wage to save up for the down payment for a home priced at the median asking price per square foot in the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.
(The study assumed households saved 10 percent of their pre-tax earnings and earned a 1.5 percent annual return on them. It also assumed a standard 20 percent down payment; many mortgages, especially FHA-insured mortgages, require smaller amounts.)
Using those assumptions, it would take a Philadelphia household 9.1 years to accumulate …

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