The largest amount of energy used in the world today is provided by fossil fuels, these fuels are getting harder to acquire and are costing more and more each day which is then passed on to the consumer. Renewable alternative energy sources are readily available but require a huge investment by the power supplies and governments of the world. Alternative energy information is available in a lot of places on the internet and is sometimes referred to as green energy. It is well within the capability of the average house holder to makes use of this source without a massive investment on their part.
Here are just a few of these resources that you can utilise and play your part in providing a cleaner environment.
Solar Panels – used to provide electricity to charge battery banks which you can later tap into and run some if not all of your electrical appliances in the home.
Solar Collectors – will provide heat to give you your domestic hot water and heat swimming pools if you are fortunate to have one.
Wind Turbines – another source of electricity again to help power the home, also referred to as home energy products.
Magnet Generators – new boy on the block just recently, although the theory has been around for a long time.
All of these resources are referred to as renewable energy because they are readily available and do not require us to contaminate the planet and unlike fossil fuels do not require massive amounts of money and damage to the planet to obtain them. If we carry on using fossil fuels at the rate we are doing (this is increasing year upon year) then at the end of the day we will not have anything at all to leave to our children and their children.
Brief description of each one.
Solar panels are also called photovoltaic cells; these convert the sun’s rays into electricity which is then used to charge up a bank of batteries. The power then stored in the batteries can be called on to operate lighting and power within the home.
Home wind energy products, wind turbines, windmills to use other terminologies convert the energy in the wind to turn a generator providing electricity which again can used to charge battery banks and dependent on the type of generator can provide power direct into the home. Another usage is to obtain water from possible a well using windmill driven pump.
Solar collectors also referred to as solar hot water systems, we are again using the power of the sun to heat water for our domestic system or heat the pool. Approximately 30% of your electric bills is for heating your domestic water.
A magnet generator is a machine which will provide us again with electricity and again can be used to power the home.
If you stop to consider for a moment just what you use electricity for, you will be amazed on how many things we take for granted that are electrically driven. If you then look at your energy bill and can visualise how just a small saving of 50 – 80% of that bill will affect you, you will also realise how much fossil fuels can be saved, if everyone took the same course of action we would then be on the road to reducing the damage to our planet by a massive amount. What a brilliant legacy for our children and future generations. Hopefully I have helped you understand a little more about alternative energy/green energy.