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Home made Power Build your own green system

Home made Power Build your own green system



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How to make solar and wind power. Make your house green and save on your power bills. Save money with home made wind and solar power. What is the best power alternative for you. Save money and build your own green power system. Lowere you power bills with homemade power.
How to make solar and wind power. Make your house green and save on your power bills. Save money with home made wind and solar power. What is the best power alternative for you. Save money and build your own green power system. Lowere you power bills with homemade power.

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Published by: support5007 on Feb 24, 2009
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Can Anyone Live Off The Grid?
When you talk about alternative energy and living off the grid, a lot of people feelinstantly that they will have to give up most of their modern amenities to live in such afashion. Many more think this is an endeavor solely for granola loving hippies, whosemodest ways coincide with fewer technologies, TVs, ACs, etc. The truth is, living off thegrid is a possibility open to anyone. Granted, you may have a larger investment if you are powering three chest freezers and all high-energy appliances, but this would simply meanyou need a larger system.The increased demand for renewable energy technology has led to the development of more efficient and easy to use components to make living off the grid a reasonable optionfor anyone willing to be mindful of their energy consumption.Using renewable energy sources to produce electricity is a fairly simple process. Youneed a power source-sun, wind or water-from which you will harness a low voltage directcurrent that is then converted, using an inverter, into usable house current (AC). Excesscurrent generated by your system is stored in battery banks where it can be retrievedduring more high demand times or times when the direct energy source is unavailable.Living off the grid with renewable power resources is almost completely automated aswell. Except for the maintenance of your batteries, there is almost no special attentionneeded, other than monitoring your energy use to make sure you do not exceed your supply with your demand. The key to success in living off the grid is making sure yousize your system to meet the demand of your energy needs.Living off the grid can be an exhilarating experience. The feeling of energy freedom islike no other and you can be proud of your efforts to combat global warming and best of all, you may never have to worry about a power outage again. It is important to conductyour research and determine which alternative energy sources will work best for you inyour geographical area, but it is definitely worthwhile to learn how to liveoff the grid
Off Grid Living-You Can Do It Too
More and more people are realizing that you can still enjoy modern amenities whileenjoying the independence of off grid living. Being off the grid means being exactly that,off the grid. No power lines, no electric bills, and being free of utility grid demands, notto mention their ever-rising rates. Off grid living is environmentally friendly and costeffective and it is an option available to almost any one owning a home.The principles of off grid living may be applied to any home in the world, even thosecurrently tied to the grid. From solar panels, hydro power and windmills, there is growingcuriosity in off grid living and breaking free from fossil fuel burning power plants. Thetechnologies have advanced and the costs have dropped greatly.Even do-it-yourselfers can take leaps into off grid living with many kits, resources andmanuals available for instruction. As energy demands increase globally, those living off grid can rest easy knowing their own energy costs are diminishing.The idea of off grid living can be scary to some who believe they will have to give upsome of their most prized possessions and electronic gadgets to achieve such freedom.This is very far from the truth. Off grid living is simply about learning to moderate your use of electricity. It can be as simple as turning off lights that are not really in use.Purchasing appliances that don’t use energy when not in use (like clocks on microwavesand stoves). Learning to unplug, not just turn off. Things like computers and printers,well anything with the little green light that is always on, these items are stealing preciousenergy and adding to your bill. Wanting to become part of the off grid living adventure,doesn’t always mean giving up everything, sometimes it just means getting smarter aboutthe things you have.Off grid living has gotten so popular that even completely re-locatable high efficiencyhomes are being produced to meet those needs. Very similar to mobile homes and traveltravelers in layout and definitely only designed for a one or two person dwelling, thesehousing units use solar power, passive solar design and a small amount of natural gas to provide off grid living that you can take with you when you move.If you are interested in off grid living, but need more success stories to drive you over theteetering point then start your research on the Internet. There are tons of great resourcesavailable and individuals who took the plunge into off grid living with great successtelling their stories. Imagine, no more gathering around that one little candle when the power goes out, or having the neighbors over to watch their favorite shows when there isa blackout. is obtainable for anyone and you too can enjoy the life of off the grid livingno matter where you live.
Is a Solar Electricity System Right For You?
If you are thinking about purchasing a solar electricity system for your home or businessthen you are joining millions of other energy-conscious individuals around the world.Solar electricity systems provide reliable, pollution free energy from a renewableresource better known as the sun. Solar electricity systems are becoming more affordableas advancements are made in photovoltaic designs and construction.Adding to the afford ability, many solar electricity systems are able to participate in netmetering in several states. This means that as your solar electricity system generates more power than you are using, your meter runs backwards resulting in an even swap of power that you use at other times when you exceed the power supplied by your own solar electricity system.Before you invest in a solar electricity system for your home or business, it is best tounderstand exactly what you are purchasing and how solar electricity is generated. The building block of any solar electricity system is the photo voltaic cells, which are wiredtogether to produce solar electricity modules. The electricity produced from the modulesor panels is then passed through an inverter that changes the current from AC to DC,making it usable to power household appliances and the utility grid. It is often a popular choice to include batteries in a solar electricity system to store backup power to be usedin times of low sun light and power outages.It is important to realize that solar electricity systems work intermittently or only whenthe sun hits them. This is not a problem if you utilize battery backup systems or areconnected to the grid. Installing a solar electricity system can also come with an initiallyhigh investment cost and it can take years before the system pays for itself. However,with net metering and government funded rebates, many are able to pay off systemsmuch more quickly.You definitely don’t need to know the physics of solar electricity systems to understandits appeal. Asolar electricity systemwill never run out of fuel nor will it increase our dependency on foreign oil. Stop thinking about a solar electricity system for your homeor business and start investing in your freedom by starting your research of solar electricity systemstoday.

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