Electricity generation from home is fast becoming the buzzterm of the millenium. With the cost of fuel set to eventually return to, and perhaps surpass, the prices we saw in 2008, we need to prepare for a corresponding rise in our monthly electricity bills. Next winter could be a long cold one for many people, not to mention the state of the economy.
To counter this potential burden on their monthly expenses many are turning to green power, renewable energy which we can find right on all of our doorsteps.
We’re talking about solar energy, power from our sun, and wind energy, harnessed by those hypnotic windmills we see popping up in more and more locations around us.
What may come as a surprise to most is that setting up a solar power generator or a windmill generator in your home is not at all difficult or costly, and you can get all the parts you need from your local hardware store.
Many are starting to do this electricity generation themselves to help reduce their power bills, and do their bit for the planet.
The benefits are actually more than meets the eye.
For example, what not many realize is that you can ‘sell’ power to the national grid in just the same way as ‘buying’ it when you consume it as electricity with your household appliances.
When you install renewable power sources and the amount you install exceeds your household requirements, your excess power with trickle back up to the power station and you get paid the going rate.
By installing a couple of solar panels in strategic locations, and a couple of windmills, also in optimal locations, you should be able to exceed the power requirements of a small house. This would not only eliminate your power bills completely, you would also receive an income from selling the excess back.
What type you use really depends on your geographical location. Fortunately most places in the world get enough of a share of wind and sun to justify using either or both methods to generate power.
If you happen to be in a place which doesn’t have both, choose the method which best suits your environment and double up with that.
In terms of what the optimal installation would be, solar panels should be placed at a 45 degree angle to the sky with half pointing east and the other half pointing west. As the sun rises in the east the easterly facing panels would capture the sunlight from early morning to mid day, and the westerly pointing panels would capture the sun during the afternoon until dusk.
Wind turbines and windmills need to be as high up as possible as the wind is more likely to be stronger higher up than nearer the ground. Failing that, anywhere that receives a consistent breeze would do the trick.
Buying ready made windmills and solar paneling can be quite expensive, but anyone who likes these kinds of home improvement projects would have no problem making and installing these things yourselves.
The advantages are obviously huge, from the additional income electricity generation can bring, to the dramatic positive effects it will have on our environment if we, and more like us make our own power from the forces that surround us. Make it your project too.
|About Author Nigel Thomas :|
Learn how Mark Saunders makes a living from doing his own home made <a href="http://www.electricity-generation.com" target="_blank">electricity generation</a> using common household items you can buy in the local store. It's easy and cost effective using windmills and solar panels. Take a green step forward by joining the renewable energy revolution and make money in the process from <a href="http://www.electricity-generation.com" target="_blank">Electricity Generation</a>.com.
Article Source: https://www.bharatbhasha.com
Article Url: https://www.bharatbhasha.com/environment.php/149270
Article Added on Wednesday, July 29, 2009
|Other Articles by Nigel Thomas|
How Redundancy can be a Good Thing
For the last five years or so the western economies have been in recession. It doesn't matter whether you call it a credit crunch, an economic downturn, or whatever other fancy title you give it the fact remains that the economies of the countries in Europe and North America have not been growing - they have been declining.
Politicians like to hide how bad things really are by saying it is not a recession unless the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) has fallen for three consecutive months. But,...
Are New Wonder Drugs Only for the Select Few
These days you cannot pick up a newspaper without reading of some new wonder drug that has been discovered. Scientists have made great leaps in their knowledge and understanding of the body's DNA and the results are outstanding.
Cancers that were up until a few decades ago a death sentence are now curable, or at the very least controllable. And as a result we can now expect to live not only a longer life, but also a better life too.
Obviously this has to be seen as a good thing for all of...
You Can Get Rid of a Cold Naturally with Cayenne Pepper
People suffer from colds no matter what month of the year it might be, but there is no doubt that the winter months definitely seem to be the cold and flu season.
And it is not surprising when you consider the common cold is a virus that can be passed so easily from one person to another. Simply touching an object that someone has touched previously with the cold and flu virus is enough for the virus to be passed onto you too.
There has always been the old joke about how men suffer from a...
Have You Received A Disturbing Telephone Call Do Something About It To Protect Yourself
We have all had a prank phone call at one point or another. Most of the time, we either laugh a bit and shake our heads, and occasionally we get annoyed but let it roll off our backs. What if the call was something that truly disturbed you though? Maybe it was a threat or something else that is really haunting you? You may worry about whether you are safe or whether your children are safe. Maybe you are wondering if the caller was just playing a sick joke or if they were very serious....
What Does This New Influenza Pandemic Really Mean To The Next Year Or Two Into Perspective
North American Influenza planning seems to be on everyone’s lips, but there are so many differing reports out there in the media of what is really going on, we need to put things into perspective. We have enough confirmed data now to at least roughly estimate the likely outcome of this when it is fully underway.
As the pandemic starts to take hold around the planet reports are coming in that what we are witnessing is a mild to moderate sickness with a low mortality rate. This is true and we...