Have you heard of alternative energy sources and how you can use them to run your home with free electricity? In this article, I will be giving you an overview of the possible renewable energy sources in use today and explain why they are much better than using traditional methods of fossil fuels consumption. There are of course many other sources being explored today, but currently the 2 most feasible ones are wind and solar power systems.
1. 1st Possibility: Wind Powered System
Wind has long been used as a source of power, even in historical times when it was used to push sailing ships for exploration and trading purposes. Today, homeowners are building windmills to capture wind power. This is done through the rotating of the windmill blades that channel the energy into a generator to produce electricity.
When it builds up excessive electricity, it can be channeled back into the grid. A collection of wind mills built together is called wind farms. Single windmills are mostly used to run single households to provide for some household appliances like electrical lights.
2. 2nd Possible Alternative Energy Source: Solar Power
The sun is our main source of energy as we all depended on it primitively for light and heat. However, due to human's activities that generate excessive amounts of greenhouse gases, our ozone layer is becoming damaged and excessive heat and light is being received on Earth every day. The sea level has dropped precipitously and much of the ice on the poles has been melted.
Using Solar Power to Run Your Home
You can build solar panels and position them in optimal positions to harness the sun's energy. I have personally built my own solar panel systems that capture energy and convert it into electricity before it is channeled into the house to power up appliances.