In this first decade of the twenty first century, the hot debate over global warming and the unsustainable use of hydrocarbon fuels is daily news all around the world. Not only are we developing the desire for green energy from a moral point of view, but with our dwindling natural fuel resources, the cost of fuel to the home is becoming an increasingly major issue. Many of us are now looking at the alternative energy options to either augment our existing supplies of electricity or simply wanting to ‘go off the grid’ to become self sufficient.
Renewable energy technology is advancing with each day. Solar electrical systems have advanced from giant roof panels to thin layers of film that are twice as conductive and work with less sunlight. There are now solar powered charges for cell phones, batteries and other small household items. Windmills have been made more aerodynamic for greater action and electricity generation. Renewable energy technology can even be seen along today’s highways as small solar or wind systems power advertising signs, emergency lights and breakdown telephones.
The main methods of producing free energy or electricity at home are either solar power utilizing solar panels or wind power utilizing a wind turbine. Although commercially manufactured and installed units are available, for many homeowners the initial upfront cost can be prohibitive. Alternatively and with the right plans and tools, both of these methods can be achieved by the average DIY handyman at a price which is very affordable. If you have the money to invest in a commercial professionally installed system, in general these are more efficient, however, savings can still be realized, and at a much faster rate, by researching and building your own renewable energy systems.
Producing free electricity is the main aim of the home solar or wind power system and with the advances in technology in recent years this is definitely achievable. These DIY systems can either augment or even replace professionally installed solar water heating systems, mains electricity supplies and gas utilities. The benefits include:
- Greatly reduced power costs
- Less dependence on aging public infrastructure
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Sustainable energy future
It is becoming increasingly obvious that renewable energy technology is the only real option to reduce the impact of the coming energy crisis. Alternative green energy sources such as solar and wind are now working effectively in many homes and businesses just like yours so why wait for another huge power bill before you check it out for yourself?