Sometimes, we do not try to delve deep into certain things, thinking that it may be a wild goose chase. But, most of the times, we do not pay attention to a few other things which we take for granted. Sunlight is one such thing. We just ignore sun rise and sun set, though our days start and end with them. Therefore, it is but natural that till recently, we did not realize that this big ball of fire is a perennial source of energy. Only in the later part of the 20th century, a few creative minds thought of tapping this source for our energy needs. Even now, we have not reached a stage where we are using the full potential of this energy source, though a small headway has been made to use it in certain areas of our life as in the case of solar post lights.
Learn the 3 degree system. Turn your thermostat up three degree higher than normal in the summer and down three degrees in the winter. It will only make a little difference, but save hundreds of dollars in overall heating costs. This is a common practice that the utility companies are using with what they call Beat the Peak. They only ask you to do that during the peak usage hours. But if you get used to it them, why not all the time?
The state of Washington has required builders of buildings larger than 5000 square feet to use green building practices. Their law was enacted in 2005. It should help to keep a cap on global warming.
Water Power: Take a quick look at Niagara Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World located in Canada. Those falls are huge and the power that they generate is massive just from falling water. The city has been running on just water power for some time. As a renewable source and clean burning fuel, you can see how this energy is one to consider as well.
The best solution in my opinion would be to construct homemade energy systems like the wind turbine or zonnepanelen laten zetten roermond on the roof. They can generate electricity as well as the components bought commercially and from my experience, are very reliable and can work for many years with proper maintenance.
The biggest thing that we use is energy. You may be thinking gas for our cars is important or vital to us, but think about the amount of energy we use powering out homes. This does so many things in our lives. We use the energy to make food, to light up our house to see at night. Just think about how you would connect to the internet if you didn’t have a power plug for your computer.
Start your project by searching your own home for any of the supplies that you may already have on hand. You will need copper wire, plywood and sheets of glass all of which can be found at your local hardware store. The internet is a good source for inexpensive photovoltaic cells. Check prices at local suppliers so you will be better prepared for your internet search.
The Blue Book and NADA guide are useful tools as a starting point. You need to take into consideration the age and condition of the unit, as well as amenities available.