vrijdag 30 januari 2015

Solar Homes - The Benefits of Solar Power at Home

Solar Homes - The Benefits of Solar Power at HomeSolar lights and other solar home products are, indeed, environmentally friendly.

But you do not need to consider yourself an environmentalist to realize the benefits of using solar powered products.

What are some other benefits of solar powered home products?

Well, when you use solar home items, your electricity bills will go down.

Why pay outrageous prices for electricity when you can create your own electricity at home?

Another, less-thought-of benefit is the lack of wiring.

 If you buy solar lights to light up a garden path or if you have solar powered water features, you do not have to worry about installing any wiring.

Also, solar garden lights usually have darkness sensors, so you never even have to worry about turning them on or off. Pretty much, you can pull your solar lights out of the box, place them where you want them, and then never worry about them again.

Let us again go over the benefits of solar energy:
  • It is environmentally friendly. Solar energy is clean and renewable. It does not pollute (traditional forms of electrical generation do).

  • Solar energy systems require very little maintenance. You do not have to worry about recurring costs or adding extra fuel, etc.

  • When you use solar energy in your home, you will save money in the long run. After all, energy from the sun is free once you have purchased your solar panels or solar lights, etc. There are even some financial incentives from the government that can reduce your cost. And if you do not use as much energy as your solar system uses, you can sell that extra energy to your utility company. When you use solar energy, you are no longer affected by the supply and demand of regular fuel.

  • Power outages will not affect you if you have a full solar system in your home. When you use solar energy, you lessen your dependence on both centralized and foreign sources of energy.

  • Many solar systems (especially outdoor solar lights and outdoor solar water features, etc.) are very easy to install and require no wiring.

Of course, there are some disadvantages to having a solar home. Namely, a solar energy system can be expensive (but remember, after even a relatively short time of use, it can pay for itself). Also, depending on where your home is located in relation to the sun and how large of an area you have to install solar panels, solar power pay not work as well for you and your home.

There are many different solar home devices that you can buy. You may want to consider buying a solar powered car ventilator, solar flash lights, solar video cameras, solar pool purifiers, solar heaters, solar mosquito inhibitors, solar radios, solar powered fountain pumps, solar lighting, etc.

DIY Solar Panels and Windmills Building Guides

Earth 4 Energy
Make your own solar panels or wind turbine.
More info here

Home Made Power Plant
There are some other guides for DIY wind and solar generators, but all of those that I've read don't get into the same details.
More info here

About the Author
Anne Clarke writes numerous articles for websites on gardening, parenting, fashion, and home d├ęcor. Her background includes teaching and gardening. For more of her articles on solar power, please visit Solar Home.

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