Creating a Home Energy Generation System
These days, going green at home is becoming more and more mainstream and do-it-yourself home energy generation systems are finding their way into more and more homes. Creating a home energy generation system is the solution if you want to cut those bills down and utilize alternative energy around you just waiting to be tapped anytime.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see significant declines in your home energy bills and feel some savings from doing small, do-it-yourself home improvement projects? There is a right thing to do: invest in one or more home energy generation systems. A home energy generation system provides you with the best way to get the maximum financial freedom on home energy.
Going green now and making small investments in your home will spare yourself from the present cost of home energy and the future increases that may occur. And most of all, an energy efficient homes will not only help your wallet, but it will also help the environment. Home energy generation systems only use harmless and clean source of energy.
Among all types of alternative energy that can be used, solar energy and wind energy are the most common.
Solar power home energy – Houses that are built under the sun will compensate on the free solar energy.
There are 6 main advantages in installing solar panels on your roof.
1. Solar panels are lightweight, safe and most of all, easy to install. These are essential in order to place them above your roof.
2. Roof is also susceptible in UV exposure. The solar panel eliminates this. Your roof will also be protected from weather.
3. Solar panel contributes in keeping your house well insulated. They provide extra covering and enable you to save as much as 30% on heating expenses.
4. Drilling holes in your roof is very risky. The interlocking solar panels eliminate this risk.
5. Solar panel design is perfect on any roof type and size. In other words, you can get the perfect solar panel no matter what the size and shape of your roof is.
6. Solar panels are installed without requiring you to modify your roof. It will adapt instantly.
Residential Solar Power will tremendously help you cut down the cost of your electric bill. If you think you are in for this investment and if you think your location is most suited to have this, then the choice is fully yours.
DIY home energy gernation from solar is easier than you think. First you must understand exactly how residential solar energy works and how it can benfit your home. Once you have a firm understanding of this, the next step is to find exactly what your home energy needs are and how to apply solar power correctly to your home generation system.
Another great alternative energy source for going green at home is wind.
Wind is very abundant in many parts of the country, thus, many households can capitalize on the use of wind as a source of home energy. It is also said the future’s main source of energy would be the air. As the cost energy production through fuel and oil grows increasingly high, the clean, safe and free air is the better choice.
Wind power for your home, provides the financial freedom from expensive fuels. However, wind speed varies on a daily basis. This is one disadvantage of using wind power but wind patterns do exist. It is said that summer brings less wind while the winter brings stronger gusts of wind.
If you are planning to install wind turbines on your home, make sure that the local zoning allows wind turbine. You must also ensure that there is a good source of wind on most days. A wide and open space, at least 1 acre, would be ideal for wind turbines. And, if you are paying more than $150 on monthly electric bill, then it may be a good option for you.
There are 5 main components of wind power.
1.) The rotor is the set of rotating blades designed to capture air. The rotation brings power to the generator.
2.) The turbine or the generation is the one attached on the rotor. It stores energy that the house will use.
3.) The tail is located opposite of the rotor. It tracks the direction of the wind.
4.) The tower raises the turbine, rotor and tail up to the air to receive the most amount of wind possible.
5.) The governor is the mechanism that controls the production of energy. This is like the transformer you can see on electric posts.
Using wind energy at home can be a great way of creating a home energy generation system. One of the major drawback to using wind is the cost of a wind turbine. To counter this huge investment, a lot of communities and neighborhoods are coming together to share the costs.
Wind turbines generate more than enough power for one home, so a lot of people are teaming up with their neighbors and sharing the investment capital, sharing the energy, and sharing the savings.
DIY home energy generation can be a great way to make your home green and in the long-run, save a lot of green…..if done correctly.
Every wonder why, no matter what you do, no matter how many lights you turn off, you can never save money on home energy bills? Most people just make changes to their home without truly assessing their home and establishing an energy budget.
Setting Up A Home Energy Budget
Step one of any DIY home energy generation is to set up an energy budget.
It’s the same as setting up a financial budget. You assess how much money you use per month and how much money you need to make in order to survive. Same is true in the world of home energy. How much energy does your home use? How much is it costing you? Where can you cut back on home energy costs? How will you make those changes?
The next step is to Air Seal your home. Think about it, if you are going to save energy, the first thing to do is to make sure no energy is escaping your home. So, this step should not be overlooked or taken lightly.
One you’ve set your energy budget, got your home air sealed, you should be seeing some savings on your utility bills month by month. With your small incremental savings, you can stock pile that extra cash for a bigger step in making your home green.
The best way to tackle a DIY Home Energy Generation project is to have a system in place. What I mean is, you can’t just throw some solar panels on your roof and sit back and be energy free. Whether your looking to be completely energy free (also known as “living off the grid”), or just want to find an alternative energy source to power your home to drastically cut your utility bills, find a system that’s right for you. No two home are the same, however, the same principles apply to all homes when it comes to energy.
The future of green homes is now. There’s no doubt that home energy generation is and will be here to stay. I see a major ‘green’ home revolution coming to America in the years to come, especially with the new Presidential administration coming in with so many clean energy goals and the economy shifting to a ‘green’ collar work force.
All the best in your own home generation system project .