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I live in a southwest facing manufactured home w/ little(no) shade in the front yard. The sun bakes the paint off my front door even in the winter. Does anyone have any low cost, doable ideas for how to harness this solar energy ? I feel like I could heat all 2000 sq. ft. of my home with it if I could.

The Money Pit Answer
Amy, there are lots ands lots of ways to harness the sun.  Here are a few articles we've done to get you started: http://moneypit.com/article/solar-panels-and-geothermal-heating-your-home http://moneypit.com/article/solar-power-solutions-active-and-passive-designs Be sure you check with your utility company as well as state or local renewable energy office to find out what rebates may be available as well. There are many programs that can help reduce the costs of the installation.