What are the benefits of having a solar energy home to live in? We all hear stories about how it can save money, or even make us money, but how is this so? What’s so great about solar energy anyway? Doesn’t it cost a lot to have a solar panel array set up for using it all to generate your own electricity? Let’s take a look at the answers to these in the three major benefits below…
The primary method for producing electricity is simple. One heats water to the point it turns to steam. The steam is then pressurized and passed over a turbine fan. The fan spins a generator in the system and electricity is produced. This is the method used with nuclear power, hydropower, coal power and so on. The only issue is how you heat the water.
Staying away from commercial energy drinks can only add to your long term energy. Doctors are now saying that a simple glass of water with lemon juice can do much to activate a sluggish system. This balances ph levels making protein absorption more efficient. This is real power. Medical research has also shown that a tablespoon of peanut butter and a glass of water, as unsophisticated as it sounds, can provide longer lasting, better energy than a cup of coffee. All of this sounds a bit unsexy, I know, but more and more people are starting to realize the solution to the energy crisis in your body can be dealt with by a little common sense.
We also know that several civilizations tracked the sun and stars. The ancient Greeks use passive solar designs in their housing as early as 400 BC. The Romans improved on this design using glass to trap warm air. The Romans were the first to us glasshouses for growing plants and seeds.
The most common ways of attaining a life off the grid is by the use of solar panels, hydropower and wind turbines or even good, old-fashioned wind mills. These items are still expensive to buy and very expensive to have installed. A recent study in the UK estimated that it would take 10 years to recoup the investment of a professional installation of energy-making devices.
Recycle your paper. Home offices consume paper just as much as regular offices do. Are you in the habit of throwing away sheets of paper that you have already used? If the other side is still blank, you can still reuse it as scratch paper. Or you can let your paper pile up and then take it to your local recycling center.
Don’t forget solar lighting. It is very cost effective to buy and use solar lights for indoor and outdoor use. You can light a waklway, garden, entryway, garage, shed, boat dock, or anywhere that needs light. You can use solar lights in your house, camping, or in an RV. Once you get a solar light, you just need to charge it in the sun. Most solar lights also have automatic switches that turn them on at dusk and off at dawn. Look into use the power of the sun.