Green and renewable energy sources are all around us, you can even feel it when you step outside your home. What are we talking about? Solar and wind power, they are sustainable, renewable sources of clean energy that we need to tap into. The biggest source of energy consumption for most of us is within our homes. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and make a big impact then you need to convert your home to green energy.
Sources of Green Energy
Aside from solar and wind energy there are 3 other sources of green energy at our disposal, tidal energy, geothermal and biofuels. For most homeowners they will use solar or wind to generate and maintain electricity.
Solar energy is essentially converting the sun’s rays into electricity. Photovoltaic cells convert the sunlight into electricity that you in turn can use to power your home. Solar power is already available in all kinds of devices from the watch on your wrist to the satellites in space bringing you your cable television programs. Solar technology has been around for decades and now it is more affordable and accessible to homeowners.
Wind energy has also been around for years and this takes wind energy and converts it into electricity by way of a wind turbine. Wind turbines are fastest growing sector of the green energy market right now. They can be used as an alternative to solar or you can use wind along with solar to meet your home’s energy needs.
Natural and Renewable
All of these energy sources are renewable and endless, they are used on homes all over the world to generate power. This type of energy produces far less pollution than the traditional methods that we have used for decades now burning fossil fuels. Most of the electricity that we use at home comes from a power station. The power station burns coal or some other fuel to power massive electromechanical generators. These huge generators spew tons of pollution into the atmosphere along with other greenhouse gases.
Converting Your Home
By converting more homes to solar and wind we reduce the demand for energy from local power station and the less coal and petroleum products are burned. The more we can reduce the amount of fossil fuels that are burned the better. Global warming is real and we have to act now to keep it from becoming even worse and making our planet unliveable.