January
16
2012

Dealing with the Increased Costs of Energy

Energy is one of those commodities we all need, as it is a fundamental part of our lives and life style. However, we are all being asked to pay much more for it as well. In this case, we need to look at ways to better deal with the problem, to ensure we are keeping abreast of the best methods to ensure our energy consumption is affordable and practical.

Since in Australia, at any rate, and in many other parts of the world, energy costs have risen dramatically, most of us have had good reason to look at different ways to obtain suitable energy savings in our homes. Hence, this has lead to a substantil increase in traditional energy saving methods, like using high quqlity roof insulation; double glazing, reverse cycle energy and so on. However, there are still other options available to you to substantially save on your energy bill. That is the creation of your own power at home.

 

It’s a lot more in your reach than you may realize.

 

Using MagniWork as an Energy Saver

 

The principle that the Magniwork System is based on is Perpetual Motion.

January
31
2010

Build Your Own Wind Turbine

With the world in such bad shape due to the energy crisis and the demand for power exceeding the limits of available supply. It is past the time that we should be conserving the use of power in our homes and start adopting, more cost-effective and pollution-free alternative energy sources. Alternative energy sources such as solar power or wind power can help maintain a more clean environment, save power and cut down on our electricity bills. This article will look at the ways wind energy can be used to power the average home.

To achieve the best results from wind power at home, it is recommended that your home be on a plot of land around and acre large as to give the wind some area to gain speed. Another thing that helps is if the wind speed is more constant as to generate more electricity. Experts say that the ideal wind speed for generating good electrical charge is 11mph for the average home.

The kinetic energy generated by the wind is converted to electricity that can be used in your home without any modifications. Generating electricity from wind is an age old technique and can help you save a lot of money down the road. Depending on the amount of wind you receive you may save anywhere from 5% – 90% off your electricity bill.

The next question that may arise for someone is, how do I install this wind power generation system? Well you will need to install wind turbines atop your home or a close building. You do not need to change anything in your home to install wind turbines, and with existing wiring you can install these turbines and utilize the winds awesome power.

A wind power system uses a turbine that is mounted on a tower and is driven by the wind energy. The height of the tower depends on the average wind speed that is available in your area. If your house is in a lower wind speed zone, you may need to try a higher tower. If your house is located in a more windy region than you may use a shorter tower. You can run various appliances in your home with electrical energy generated by the wind power system.

The generated electricity can be stored for later use or even sold back to some power companies to make a profit, however this tends to be for areas that have a lot of wind and can keep lots of energy stored up. If you combine this with solar power systems you might could break totally free of the power company, never having to pay another bill and selling the excess of the stored power back to them in return.

During off seasons though, you may not be able to generate a lot of wing power because of the absence of constant winds. However, it is estimated that most homes could use wind generated energy for at least 9 months out of the year. If you were to incorporate a solar power system you could easily extend to the full 12 months of the year. Wind Energy is a free renewable resource that is readily available as long as the wind blows and could be used to ease the burdens on the natural resources economy, help to maintain a safe and healthy environment and also save the consumer some money as well.

There are several guides that are out that can show you how to setup and install wind generation and solar power generation systems in your home to help you conserve money and electricity, and also help you do your part in the fight to break free from our dependency on natural resources.

Hello my name is Nick and I have a strong passion for wanting to help ease the burden placed on the earth due to it’s lack of natural resources. Please join me in the fight to help maintain a healthy environment.

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Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Nick_Marion

Resource Assistance

To learn more about methods you can implement ‘free’ power in your home, I highly recommend the Magni System guide, a detailed set of plans for building your own generation system. Best of all, you need not be a super qualified engineer, but rather, enthusiastic, and able to follow well written instructions.

To obtain a free report on free energy in your home, you are welcome to leave your name and email on the right hand side of the screen. Your report will be in your inbox, in a matter of minutes. It is amazing how much you can do nowadays, and not be dependent on your power company. You will save money too!

In addition, as a side note, I highly recommend also following my daily success guide- I have been doing so everyday since July of 2009, and never looked back. I am more confident, and able to create anything I want.  You can, too, with the Success Strategy system.

You are also the sum of all you read, and more information on the latest releases, as well as timeless personal classics are at the Self Help Database.

To learn more about further income development, see here.

January
30
2010

Types Of Solar Power Systems For Private Or Commercial Use

Using Solar energy you can create electricity to power RVs, residential homes and commercial properties. There are a variety of solar power systems available. Quite often the choice of which to go for is obvious but in other situations you may have to weigh up the pros and cons. This article will detail some of the options and explain the considerations.

If we consider an RV, for example, the ideal solar power system would be a portable system. These systems are economical, as they have a smaller number of solar panels and batteries than a larger stand-alone system. They may be moved around so that they can make the most of the sunny conditions depending on your location.

The basic set up of a stand alone system for generating electricity is one or more solar panels. These are generally connected to one or more batteries that will store DC current. As most appliances in the home and business use AC current an inverter is needed to convert from DC to AC.

For those that like an each way bet or are new to solar power electricity there is the grid tie solar power system. This means that the home or business building is still connected to the grid but has a solar panel installed too. The grid-tie system will have an inverter that changes the DC current into the purest sine-wave AC electricity so that it will mesh with the utility grid. Thus there is a seamless connection between the solar and grid electricity.

When there is no sun or the solar panels do not have the capacity to supply the building then the grid supplied electricity can fill the gap. Thus there is usually no need for batteries which makes this system cleaner and easier to operate. It also means that electricity can be transported to the power station and used elsewhere.

Eventually, as people become more experienced with solar power they will move towards a completely stand alone system. That is an off the grid system. They will become completely self sufficient for energy needs. Of course this requires more management by the individual and more responsibility but it is cheaper than using grid power and more environmentally friendly.

The complete off grid system will contain more inverters, probably two, so that there will be enough current to run large appliances like air conditioners and electric heaters. It also gives the solar power system more flexibility in that one can be operated while the other is being maintained.

Of course another reason for having an off the grid system is when there is no grid to connect to. Typically, this will be in remote areas and the solar power system is the only source of energy supply. It is not so much a nice thing to have or an economical measure but a necessity.

Hybrid systems are also useful in remote areas or if you are planning to go self sufficient in creating energy. A hybrid system uses two methods of energy generation to double the total amount of created. This may include a solar/wind power option if you want to go totally green. Otherwise you may go for a solar/generator system. The generator would be a portable generator powered by diesel, propane or gasoline. Provided you have a reliable supply of these fossil fuels then this hybrid system is probably more reliable than the solar/wind option.

Again, it depends on how much time or money you have but to have as many contingencies to your solar power system is the best way to go as you can’t always rely on the sun. So why not have a solar/wind/generator system. This would be more complex to operate but would cover your energy needs no matter what type of weather you experienced.

For more details on off the grid solar power systems and information on solar hydronic heating visit http://www.solarpowerappliances.com The site covers all types of solar power and appliances that you can use in the home, in business or for portable needs.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Adrian_Whittle

Resource Assistance

To learn more about methods you can implement ‘free’ power in your home, I highly recommend the Magni System guide, a detailed set of plans for building your own generation system. Best of all, you need not be a super qualified engineer, but rather, enthusiastic, and able to follow well written instructions.

To obtain a free report on free energy in your home, you are welcome to leave your name and email on the right hand side of the screen. Your report will be in your inbox, in a matter of minutes. It is amazing how much you can do nowadays, and not be dependent on your power company. You will save money too!

In addition, as a side note, I highly recommend also following my daily success guide- I have been doing so everyday since July of 2009, and never looked back. I am more confident, and able to create anything I want.  You can, too, with the Success Strategy system.

You are also the sum of all you read, and more information on the latest releases, as well as timeless personal classics are at the Self Help Database.

To learn more about further income development, see here.

January
29
2010

How Does Solar Power Work? Solar Power 101

As energy prices continue to escalate many people are starting to ask the question How Does Solar Power Work? Although it may sound like a winning proposition, you need to be thinking about the cost of the equipment and getting it installed when considering going for solar. Today there are many state and federal grants being made available which can help to offset these costs for you. But you shouldn’t just be focusing on the costs; it is a good idea to look at the benefits of solar power for your home.

Whether solar power is being installed in a commercial or residential property the concept is basically the same, there is just a difference in relation to installation. For a house the system can be small and simple, but for a factory or warehouse the system required will be more complex and so will the installation process because greater capacity is needed.

Solar panels contain semiconductors which generate electricity from the sun’s rays that come in contact with them. Solar panels today are constructed to heat water and air coming into a property through a ventilation system. Any electricity that is generated by the solar panels will be routed to a controller or regulator and this then adjusts its voltage or amperage to meet the systems needs and will then be routed to an electrical or storage system.

There are three main components in solar power systems. The first of these is the photovoltaic panels also referred to as the solar panels or PV panels. Next is the current controller or regulator that controls the amperage/voltage of the electricity which the solar panels have generated. Finally there will be a storage system and this consists of batteries which store the energy which has been created by the system and is not required during the daytime.

The cost of solar panels can vary quite a bit and is dependent on where you live and they kind of installation you have. If for example the property is an industrial one in a remote location then usually box shaped panels will be used. For commercial usage solar panels can either be installed on the building’s roof as well as on the ground so that even more solar power can be generated.

Along with solar panels being mounted on roof tops as well as on the ground and on poles. The ground and pole mounts are much more flexible especially if part of the building tends to be in shade during the day. There are some solar panels which are fitted with devices that allow them to track the sun during the day so that they get full exposure to the sun’s rays. But the largest drawback to a solar installation is of course when sunset comes. But this is rectified by having a storage system, array of batteries installed or through having a supplemental power supply obtained from the utility company’s own power grid.

Now it is possible to get solar cells built into roofs, awnings and windows if you want a dual function solar power system that is hidden. For a residential property one can get roofing materials which have solar cells included and which function in the same way was asphalt shingle does once installed. But you have the added benefit of the solar cells that means you can design a house which looks like a home rather than like a space ship.

Want to see how cheap and easy it is to create your own solar power system? Build Your Own Solar System You can build a system for $200 http://buildyourownsolarsystem.com/

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Casey_Byshop

Resource Assistance

To learn more about methods you can implement ‘free’ power in your home, I highly recommend the Magni System guide, a detailed set of plans for building your own generation system. Best of all, you need not be a super qualified engineer, but rather, enthusiastic, and able to follow well written instructions.

To obtain a free report on free energy in your home, you are welcome to leave your name and email on the right hand side of the screen. Your report will be in your inbox, in a matter of minutes. It is amazing how much you can do nowadays, and not be dependent on your power company. You will save money too!

In addition, as a side note, I highly recommend also following my daily success guide- I have been doing so everyday since July of 2009, and never looked back. I am more confident, and able to create anything I want.  You can, too, with the Success Strategy system.

You are also the sum of all you read, and more information on the latest releases, as well as timeless personal classics are at the Self Help Database.

To learn more about further income development, see here.

January
28
2010

Is a Complete Or a Partial Home Solar Energy System Right For You?

One decision you are going to have to make is whether you are going to use your home solar energy system as a way to supplement the power you are buying from the utility companies, or you are going to try to go all solar power.

There are a couple of advantages to both home solar energy options, but there are some things that you need to consider before you make your final decision.

What Can You Afford?

The first consideration is the amount of money you are willing to invest in this project. While you can save a lot of money buying the instructions and installing your own system, there is still considerable cost to building a solar power system that is large enough to supply all of your electrical needs.

You will also need to consider the size of the electrical storage you will need if you are going to power your house entirely with solar energy. When a solar electric system is generating power it can be stored in batteries to be used later. If your house does not get a lot of direct sunlight, or you have short days, you will need enough battery storage to get through the times when you do not have enough sunlight.

How Much Solar Energy Do You Get?

Direct sunlight is a big factor in determining the size of your system. Even with limited sunlight you will still be able to generate enough electricity if you have enough photovoltaic panels with your home solar energy system. This goes back to how much you are willing to spend, and how many panels you want on your roof.

If you can not afford to build a home solar energy system that will power your house completely, there are still advantages to having a smaller system that will at least supply a portion of your needs.

Take Advantage of Tiered Billing

The first is the savings that you will see by not having to purchase all of your electricity form the utility company. Not only will you see a direct savings from lower electric use, you may also pay less for the electricity you do use.

Some utility companies use a “tiered” billing structure. That means that the more electricity you use, the more you will pay per kilowatt-hour (kWh). When you install your home solar electric system you will use less of the utility company’s power, so they will charge you less for what you do use. This could result in a very large savings over time.

Start Small – Add Later

The second advantage of starting with a small system is that you can add to it later when you can afford the investment. Once the system is installed you can always go back later and add more solar panels and more storage batteries. This will increase the amount of electricity your system will produce, and it will extend the time you can use the system when the sun is not shining.

A home solar energy system is not only great for the environment, it is also a great way to save money on your utility bills. It does require an investment up front, but you will see returns on that investment for years to come.

Whether you are considering a small system to reduce what you are buying from the utility company, or you are installing a system large enough to supply all of your needs, a home solar energy system will help save you money by reducing your payments to the electric company.

Jim Smoot is husband and father, and he wants the Earth to be a great place to live for his children, and someday, for his grandchildren. He believes that increasing the use solar and wind energy is a great first step toward reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Learn how you can take steps in that direction by visiting: http://www.renewable-solar-energy.com.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jim_Smoot

Resource Assistance

To learn more about methods you can implement ‘free’ power in your home, I highly recommend the Magni System guide, a detailed set of plans for building your own generation system. Best of all, you need not be a super qualified engineer, but rather, enthusiastic, and able to follow well written instructions.

To obtain a free report on free energy in your home, you are welcome to leave your name and email on the right hand side of the screen. Your report will be in your inbox, in a matter of minutes. It is amazing how much you can do nowadays, and not be dependent on your power company. You will save money too!

In addition, as a side note, I highly recommend also following my daily success guide- I have been doing so everyday since July of 2009, and never looked back. I am more confident, and able to create anything I want.  You can, too, with the Success Strategy system.

You are also the sum of all you read, and more information on the latest releases, as well as timeless personal classics are at the Self Help Database.

To learn more about further income development, see here.

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