Building A Green Home And Making It Work For You

August 14, 2020 Off By Crystal Watkins

Solar energy is not the future. It is the present. All over the United States and all over the world, people are either taking the initiative themselves and installing solar power systems for their homes or businesses, or they are pushing their governments at all levels to fund solar projects through tax incentives. Yes indeed, it is an exciting time to be in the sustainable energy business.

The other system that can be used is based on the speed of running water. If you have access to a perennial running water supply then you can install a hydropower generator. This system generates more electricity than most other alternative power generation methods. If the water speed is about 9mph then it can produce up to 2.4 kilo watts of power on a daily basis. The installation costs are only about 1,200 dollars.

Consider solar water heaters to make your home more energy efficient. This works best in areas where the temperature doesn’t drop below freezing. Solar energy systems circulate water through solar heaters and then pump it into the house. Though you can use this system, it’s best to have a regular water heater for backup purposes, just in case there is a day with little sunlight or more water usage than normal.

We can cut our green energy use way down by being super conscious about conserving. Where ever possible we can use systems that do not require a lot of electricity or fuel. Consider walking or riding a bike instead of exclusively driving everywhere. Use a clothes line to dry clothes instead of only using a dryer. Recycle everything possible. If you have the space and ability, grow a garden and do some food preparation and storage; like drying fruit and vegetables. Grow extra food to trade for things you need. Create community around you and develop a system for sharing and trading.

This means you are able to collect energy as the sun shines in the sky. You aren’t depleting it of anything but you are using what it has to offer. There are collectors that have to be placed on the top of a structure. These cells collect energy from the sun that can be used to create electricity. The amount you can collect daily will vary due to the amount of sunlight changing due to the weather.

Today people on the planet are very uncertain about what types of energy will satisfy the necessities of people the future and that’s why investing in sources of energy must be very smart and long-term. The present sources of energy are to run out undoubtedly. With the present day consumption, according to the official statistics it is going to happen in a couple of decades.

The point is that even with today’s technology there are still advances to be made in sustainable energy sources. But we have come far enough that it makes sense to start utilizing these sources right now. We can save ourselves some money not to mention saving a little thing called Earth.