Make Electricity at Home
In this article we will look at the best strategy for you to use when you want to start to make electricity at home.
Most of us probably grew up in a household where the energy consumed was generated by a huge power plant in the area.
As we grew older (and wiser?) we learned about the health and environmental problems asssociated with this kind of power generation. Regardless of whether we burn fossil fuels or use nuclear power the harm we do to our planet is massive.
Today, producing electricity using alternative renewable energy sources has become much more mainstream.
Renewable energy technology has improved tremendously over the last couple of decades. It is now entirely possible for many of us to make electricity at home.
The reasons why people want to make electricity at home are numerous:
- We want to reduce our carbon footprint
- We want to protect our health and our environment
- We want to make our contribution for a cleaner and greener future
- We want to become more independent from the large power companies
- We want to save money on our electricity bills.
Depending on your objectives, your location, the amount of money you can invest and the amount of electricity you want to make, you have basically 3 different sources to make electricity at home.
These sources are
- solar power
Solar power, i.e. harnessing the energy of the sun has traditionally been used as a source of light and heat.
Solar collectors are an example of solar technology that is already being used in many parts of the country.
However, solar power can also be used to make electricity at home.
Most of us are probably familiar with pocket calculators that use little solar cells (photovoltaic cells) instead of a battery. This technology can also be used to make electricity at home.
Using wind power basically means installing a wind turbine and generating electricity through the rotary movement of the blades.
Using geothermal energy one doesn’t really make electricity at home. Rather, one uses the natural heat of our planet to provide hot water and general heat for their home.
All of this technology is readily available on the market today.
The main problem is that it is very expensive to buy and install. Furthermore, converting your home from traditional energy sources to solar or wind energy is a very big decision.
Instead of jumping in and spending a fortune without knowing exactlty what to expect we recommend you start with small steps.
Instead of buying a huge system that can power your whole household why not start with a small solar or wind project to see whether solar and wind energy really work for you and your location?
If you decide to start with a small project first, wether solar or wind energy, why not build a small solar panel or wind turbine yourself for a fraction of the cost.
That way you will save a lot of money and gain a much better understanding of what to look out for should you decide for a larger system at a later date.
Building your own solar panel or wind turbine is actually a very straight forward process and can be accomplished extremely easily with the right set of instructions.
You can build a fully functioning solar panel or wind turbine and start to make electricity at home.
This will help you start saving some money on your electric bill straight away and give you the necessary insight for future expansions.