The planned DoradoVista Ranch system is based on a renewable energy resource – Run Of the River Hydro power. The water is not stored except for head regulation and intake requirements, any excess water passes the intake and continues downstream. There is also an instream flow requirement that sets a minimum flow for continued health of the stream critters between the intake and power house.
China is front and center when the future of our planet is discussed. The country may still be communist from a political perspective, but it has taken a strong capitalist approach to economic matters. In fact, it is only a matter of time till the “communist” label is dropped as a whole. While China is experiencing massive economic growth, many see future problems.
In the true sense, solar power if developed well can supply the whole world. On the first place, sun is a free source of energy compared to hydropower plants owned by several companies wherein you need to pay monthly. Otherwise, they will cut the supply of your home’s power. But what’s great about solar power is that, it promotes green environment. There no need to burn fossil fuels just to produce electricity.
Shop for new clothes made from recycled ones. Perhaps inspired by their class projects from fashion college, some innovative, up and coming designers are creating entire fashion lines constructed of fabric from cast-off clothing. That means old men’s dress shirts given new life as skirts, or vintage kimonos reincarnated as wedding gowns.
It is often presumed that self-sufficiency in hydropower is only for nerds, but this is not true, it is now within the reach of every family or household. If you have lots of money, a solar or wind powered system will cost you about $45,000 and it will take about ten years to recover your investment by getting off the grid. However, you can have the same apparatus for much less than half that amount.
The best place to start is with goal setting. If you can set goals to reduce your energy consumption of gas, electricity, and the gallons of fuel used for you car, you can save tons of energy and reduce your monthly bill. Each month we can continue to use less and less energy, while saving more money, and creating a more sustainable community.
If companies, especially the energy sector, would make use of this green power, we can ultimately say goodbye from the bonds of smoke and pollution. As you see, this is just a bonus from nature’s power.