Solar Solutions: The Basics of Powering Up with the Sun's Rays

As heating and cooling costs inch up and the fossil fuels behind them begin to disappear from the face of the earth, there’s good reason to look skyward for the next energy solution. Harnessing the power of the sun for comfort at home is an idea that’s thousands of years old, but it’s returning to our attention now that the impacts of other forms of energy are showing up in globally warming ways.