Between the downward spiral of the economy and increasing pressure to be smarter in our choices and take better care of our planet, many of us are interested in learning more about green power.
While some people may have different definitions about what that means, for the purpose of this article we are only focusing on sources of power that are non-polluting and renewable.
There are several promising clean energy sources. Some such as wind and solar power, have been around a long time. Others such as geo-thermal are a little more recent.
Due largely to increases in technology it is becoming more and more viable for the average homeowner to start implementing some of these alternative energy sources to help them cut back, or eliminate altogether, their need to pay for their energy needs.
It used to be that in order to get any amount of usable electricity from a wind turbine you needed a huge turbine.
While it’s still true that the bigger the turbine the more power you can produce, it is now possible for even a small turbine to make enough energy to make it a worthwhile project for homeowners to undertake.
For many people wind power either by itself, or in combination with solar power makes the most sense. That is because solar power is not feasible in many areas. And even in an area that does get a lot of sunny days, you still won’t be able to generate electricity at night.
Since wind is available anywhere you have a greater potential to generate more electricity.
It really doesn’t matter what source of green power you choose to utilize, just be aware that there are alternatives that you can use right now that will save you money and be more eco-friendly.