Can Our Homes Run on Solar Power?

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Can our homes be power-generated entirely by sun power? This is what two companies are in the midst of finding out, with their first experiment already running.

The solar manufacturer, SunPower Corp and building company, KB Home have already created a model home based in California, with an elaborate solar installation. The battery stores power from the sun rays which can be used at night.

If the system turns out to work efficiently, SunPower Corp and KB Home are planning to release it on the market to appeal to the eco-conscious homebuyer.

There are currently three projects like this running in the country.

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