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Basic Uses of Renewable Energy

by GuestPoster - May 8th, 2011.
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Everyone that has ever had a science class knows that there are different forms of energy. And, most people also know that there are renewable energy forms and nonrenewable energy forms and that the energy we mostly use in our nation is of the nonrenewable kind. Unfortunately, not enough people are aware of how easy it is to utilize more of the renewable energy.

Nonrenewable energy is unhealthy for our environment and our health and is quite hard on the pocketbook as well. These include the fossil fuels that provide a huge percentage of our nations energy today.

Renewable energy comes from natural sources and is not in danger of running out. Renewable energy does not harm the environment and does not pose a health risk for those exposed to it. These include solar energy from the sun, hydropower from water, wind turbine and geo-thermal, which is heat from deep inside the earth.

So how can I use renewable energy instead of nonrenewable? Well, there are several ways actually. Here are just some of the things more and more people are doing to save themselves money and be more environmentally friendly at the same time.

Solar panels are becoming quite popular for use in the home. You can have them professionally installed by a company that specializes in solar energy. This can be quite expensive initially however there are government grants and incentives that can drastically reduce this cost. You can also find DIY solar panel instructions on the Internet that can lead you step by step through the process. This is a much cheaper way to go if budget limitations are what are stopping you from going green.

Solar pool covers are an affordable and easy option also. There are many different kinds of solar pool covers out there and there is sure to be one to fit your exact needs. There are liquid covers that work by creating an invisible film on the surface of the water that reduces heat loss through evaporation. There are solar rings that lie in a pattern on top of the water that not only reduce evaporation but they also collect the rays of the sun by their design. Then there are more traditional solar blankets that are made of thousands of plastic bubbles that absorb the energy of the sun and direct the heat directly to the water. There are inground solar pool covers as well as for above ground pools and they come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes.

One final way people are saving money by being more eco friendly is at the gas pump. Through installing a hydrogen converter in your vehicle you can actually use water in place of gasoline or diesel. There are many sites on the Internet that can tell you much more about this amazing technology and can tell you where to buy them as well as how to make them yourself.

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