The subject of home energy cost has become very prominent with the increasing prices of fuel and electricity and with the strong interest in global warming and other environmental issues. Something can be done about it.
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This site is about energy saving at home and about residential autonomous clean power generation. It will give you useful home energy saving tips, information on solar water heaters, data on residential solar power generation, home wind power generation and micro-hydro (water turbine) power generation. These are the ways to save on your residential energy bills as well as reducing your home carbon dioxide footprint and protect the environment.
The Benefits of the Solar Energy Home
The Sun can generate electricity for your domestic use and you can find yourself in a position to sell surplus electrical power to the utility
The Sun heats your domestic water that is used in the bathroom and can warm up your swimming pool during off season (Autumn and Spring).
Heating water and generating your own power will dramatically reduce the family expenses on home energy bills
The market value of your solar energy home is higher in comparison to similar to non-solar energy homes in your neighborhood .
You made a giant step in helping to reduce the emission of CO2.
The same benefits hold true for small wind turbines and micro-hydro generators
Solar Water Heating
Solar water heater is a simple system that converts sun radiation into heat. It supplies hot water for your home and for your swimming pool.
Your land size is not big enough for installing a wind turbine? You and your neighbors can install together a community size wind turbine
Microhydro (water stream) Home Turbines
Homeowners that have water stream on their premises, can harness the water kinetic energy to generate low cost, renewable electricity around the clock. Microhydro power generators proved to be a very cost effective way to generate clean residential electrical power.
Energy Saving Tips
The most cost effective energy is the energy you did not use. Reap the low hanging fruits first. Employing simple low cost and no cost energy saving measures and tips can save you a lot and return your investment fast.
Energy Tax Credits and Loans
Federal and states tax credits , subsidized solar energy loans and utilities' incentives are available in many US states. An interesting possibility is to sign solar lease contracts, similar in concept to car leasing.
These generous tax credits, loans and utility incentives can help you to finance the capital investment in solar water heaters, solar power systems and for improving home energy efficiency.
Why dig and drill for fossils?
You can help to protect the environment. Use clean, sustainable energy. Water turbines, wind turbines, solar water heating and residential solar power are economical and clean. Saving and conserving energy can be done while not sacrificing the standard of living. Click to see what are the benefits of solar energy.
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