Article by jan marie
A lot of people are being more cognizant of the world’s problems and are turning back to the basics. They don’t actually know where to begin with all of the problems, such as over population, pollution and the depletion of natural resources. People don’t need to be drastic but do simple things like take advantage of wind and solar energy.
Solar power can convert sunshine into electricity, and wind energy can do the same with air. A house can be heated by direct sunshine or the energy can be collected in solar panels. Furthermore, usable electricity can be generated by the wind or expended directly as mechanical energy. The upside to both is that they provide free energy for many years to come. You don’t need to do a lot of maintenance and they last for about twenty years. Having them cleaned on a regular basis will give you years and years of efficient use. Both systems will not create any pollution or contribute to global warming. Use of land for wind turbines has been a concern but pasturelands and farm animals are able to coexist with these wind energy systems.
These systems are efficient depending on where they are installed. Japan and Germany are countries that are the leaders when it involves improving solar energy technology. The wind turbines, while clean, makes a landscape look ugly and are noisy. It will take a great number of solar panels or turbines, to generate a great amount of electrical energy. It is important that the size of these alternative energy systems meet the needs of a specific area. Some regions can use solar power during the daylight hours and use wind energy at night.
Installing solar or wind systems are not difficult at all and DIY solutions are easily available on the Internet. You can set a wind and solar power system easily during the weekend using these online DIY kits. You just need to get the parts and follow the directions. You will need a big space for the wind turbines, but with the newer ones being less noisy, they are suitable for home use.
Whether or not you should install a wind or solar energy system is dependent on space, money and your energy needs. This is a great choice when you have made the initial payment. The key is to figure out how long it will take to recover the initial investment. You may discover that the initial investment is too much for you to try. Nonetheless, doing it to help protect the environment ought to be reason enough to do it.
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