If you have seriously considered outfitting your house with a solar power system, you’ll be glad to know that the payback time frame is getting shorter. SBI Energy, a global energy research firm, released a report in October of 2011 showing that newly installed solar energy systems pay for themselves in as little as three years.
Archive for October, 2011
One of the first steps in justifying the cost of a new solar system is to perform an electricity audit to determine your average household electricity consumption. This article shows you a couple easy ways to go about performing your own home energy survey.
Once you’ve completed an electricity audit, you’ll be able to put the numbers into an electricity consumption calculator and see just how much money each appliance costs you per month. This can be a real eye opener.
Not many people are aware of how much energy is wasted on their lighting every year. We are talking about large amounts of both energy and high costs. In this article, I’m going to show you a few simple ways to reduce both of these things. By using sunlight instead of electricity (where possible) you can conserve a lot of energy. There are a few ways to do this – the most common is the placement of windows.
Gel cell batteries are suburb batteries for solar, marine, and automotive applications. The gel car battery as well as marine gel batteries are excellent choices for use in a solar system. This article covers maintenance and installation of the gel cell battery in order to get the longest lifetime out of them.
Lighting is one of the largest energy consumers in households worldwide. With just a few simple measures, you can cut large amounts of your energy/electricity bill, ending up saving both you and the environment. These methods are potent. If you find them helpful, please help share the value and point other people to this article
A green burial is a new concept of disposing of your body in the most ecologically friendly way. Green burials ensure the burial site remains in the most natural state possible. The internment of bodies is done in a biodegradable casket, shroud or even a blanket. No embalming fluid or concrete vaults are used.
Everybody knows how much of a disaster the nuclear bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were. This was just a few years after the Americans figured out how much of an energy potential that came with nuclear fission. After the war, a lot of resources were put into the development of nuclear reactors to generate electricity for peaceful purposes.
Wind turbines only pay for themselves if they last long enough to recoup the investment. It’s important to buy wind turbines proven to withstand the test of time. This post reviews personal windmills, provides windmill information and prices, and tries to answer the question of how much energy does a wind turbine produce.