Using solar and wind power to provide electricity for homes is becoming more common largely because of increasing energy costs. Household utility bills are one of the biggest expenses most homeowners face.
Since few of us have the ability to increase our income on demand, we are turning to methods that can save us money. Using renewable, clean energy sources is a great way to take control of your own energy future.
Obviously there is another benefit to using these clean energy sources: saving the environment. We know now that using fossil fuels causes a lot of harmful side effects to the planet.
If you can cut back even a little on the amount of fossil fuels you use the impact can be dramatic.
The best way to cut back is to generate more of our energy from wind and solar power.
The wind turbines and solar panels that were huge and ugly have been replaced by smaller, more efficient and even more attractive turbines and panels.
That’s because of advances made in the technology that allows us to convert energy into electricity.
Of course your location will play a large part in determining which you choose: wind turbines, solar panels, or maybe a combination of both.
Whether you choose solar or wind you need to keep in mind that to gain the maximum benefit you will want to build your own panels and turbines.
Don’t let that throw you off. Both projects are very easy to do with materials you can get anywhere. In most cases the supplies you need will only be a few hundred dollars.
The savings can be significant though. One turbine can produce about 60% of the electricity your home needs.
It doesn’t matter if you choose to use solar power or wind power. It doesn’t matter if you want to use these alternative energy sources to save money or save the planet. Either way, you and the planet will benefit.