Now more than ever we are trying to find ways to save money and we are more troubled with the outcome we have on our environment. Stuck between the meltdown of the market and the wish to ‘go green’ we are looking at wind power energy with more interest than ever before.
There are a lot of sources of renewable energy for you to use. Many of them can be low-cost to start up, although there will be some initial expense and it will take time, usually only a matter of months, to get back your initial investment.
Two of the most universal sources of renewable energy for home use are solar power and wind power. Both can be set up fairly effortlessly by you.
To produce power from the wind a wind turbine is what you will have to have. These look like windmills and they come in several sizes, and even various shapes. The wind is turned into electricity and can be stored in a battery to use at a later time.
The downside is that in order to create enough electricity for your home you would require several turbines, and we are not at the point yet where we have an efficient means of storing and converting the electricity.
Solar energy is another great way to save some electricity costs. These consist of panels on the roof, or wherever they will get a lot of sunlight, and they convert sunlight into electricity. As is the case with turbines you will need to have a lot of panels to provide enough electricity to run your home.
Both of these sources of energy are real and practical for home use. Don’t expect to get entirely off the grid just by putting up a wind energy turbine or two and some solar panels, but you can expect to save some cash.
As technology moves forward, the storage and conversion methods will get better also making these forms of renewable energy even more cost effective than they are today.
Using wind power energy along with solar panels can and will save you some money on your electric bills while at the same time helping to save our planet.
You can put these up in just a couple of weekends and it can be a fun family project once you learn how to build your own solar panels and wind energy turbines.