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Learn About Alternative Energy To Celebrate Earth Day!

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There’s No Better Day To Learn About Alternative Energy!

As the world progresses, more and more people are waking up to the fact that alternative energy is the way of the future. Simply put, the Earth cannot take the beating humans have placed on her for much longer. Because of that fact, alternative energy has never been more accessible for the general public. That said, there is still so much about this topic that many homeowners aren’t aware of. Below is a detailed list of the major alternative energy options and how they differ. 

All in all, making the switch to alternative energy can not only be easy but save homeowners money as well as saving the planet. It’s a win-win for everyone! Continue reading below for more information. 

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What Homeowners Should Know About Solar Power Energy

Solar power energy is essentially energy that powers the home via the solar panels that get charged from the sun’s energy. When it was first developed, this type of energy was extremely expensive to install, and not many people did it. Now, it has become more accessible to the common homeowner and is a great way to help reduce one’s carbon footprint. 

Here are some benefits of solar power energy: 

  • The most obvious benefit is the fact that it is a renewable energy source
  • Reduces monthly bill costs
  • Relatively low maintenance costs
  • It can be used to power heat and electricity in the home
  • Technology is only improving

It is still rather expensive to purchase and requires a lot of space to install, but solar power energy is one of the greatest things a homeowner can do to reduce their carbon footprint and help save the planet. 

What About Wind Energy?

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Wind energy isn’t as commonly seen in residential form just yet, but it is well on its way to becoming one of the most reliable sources of residential energy in the years to come. Wind energy is essentially created when the wind turbine spins. The turbine is placed at the top of a tall tower, and the entire process is automatic. 

This type of energy power is also great because when there is an excess of energy that the residential property doesn’t need, it is sold to local utility companies. 

To give homeowners a size perspective for how big wind turbines and towers are, the rotor is usually 23 feet in diameter, while the tower itself reaches heights of 100 feet. They take up a lot of space, but they are one of the most sustainable methods of energy production on the market today. 

Some Other Alternative Energy Options

Solar power and wind energy aren’t the only alternative energy sources offered in the modern world. They are probably the most popular, however. That said, there are a few more options that homeowners can consider. 

Here are some other alternative energy options:

All of which can be expensive but, in the right situation, can help out the homeowner on bills in the long run. They are all usually pretty easy to maintain as well. 

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