Politicians are talking a lot about energy and the environment, and the economic problems of the world, but is anything really changing? Whatever the reality will be, you still have the ability to change things at your personal level.
Now you can help to reduce global warming at the same time you reduce your electric bill, by producing your own solar or wind power for your home. And guess what? It’s not nearly as expensive as everyone thinks it is. You can construct a small wind generator for less than two hundred dollars, and solar panels can be made for about the same.
The first thing to do is to reduce how much energy you consume in the first place. You will get a fast return on your investment in insulation, window coverings, CFL or LED lighting and energy efficient appliances. And, the lower your energy demand, the cheaper it will be to supply that demand with home built renewable energy systems.
With the right materials and information, you can supply part of your home’s energy needs with your own wind power system. All you need is a little skill with tools, an understanding of electrical circuitry, and parts you can buy at your local hardware store. For surprisingly little money, you can build your own solar panels and reduce your dependence on your local utility grid. The key is to obtain good quality information and clear instructions on how to begin.
If you have kids, you can also think of saving money on utility bills as an educational science project. You will be teaching your children environmental and economic responsibility at the same time you show them the value of understanding how things work. Your kids will enjoy helping you assemble practical working sources of clean energy, and they will learn that powerful corporations are not the only solution to creating a comfortable life. Imagine the grade your child will get for a science project based on a year-long effort to reduce family’s energy consumption!
Multiple sources of good information are available to get you started. It will save you time and money to pay for some diagrams and home renewable energy instructions if you’ve never undertaken this type of project before. You will save yourself untold frustration by getting good information at the outset.Tags: pure sine wave, renewable energy system, renewable energy