There is an abundant source of energy in the form of sunlight beaming down upon your rooftop every day. It can be used as a clean, cheap, and reliable energy source. Solar power can have an immediate benefit upon your home and family. Wouldn’t you like to save money and energy, and be less dependent upon your local utility company? Solar panels have an investment return within months, not years. Best of all, you can be in charge of your family’s energy source, not the utility company. It is very affordable to build your own solar panels, as opposed to buying them. As making ends meet becomes more of a challenge, instead of cutting back on expenses, do something that results in having more money on hand.
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.
This process brings much of the debate over the construction of salt caverns. First off, millions of gallons of water must be used to create the cavern, and secondly the location as to where the saltwater goes. People are concerned it may dry up their water sources or even pollute them.
Build your own solar panels, and create a energy company source and a method of generating you own energy needs. Some things that you will want to consider before building are the following. How are the solar panels going to be used? To supply all the energy needs of your home, or just as a partial offset from utility power? How much power you wish to generate will determine the size of the panels. If your solar panel frame is being built out of wood, you will need to have the following tools to build your own solar panels.
Don’t wash them so much. Washing machines consume huge amounts of water and energy, while utilizing harsh detergents and chemicals that do the environment no favors. Try to wash full loads less frequently, and line dry if possible. And avoid dry cleaning if you can.
Now, Tom set his sights on working out a plan to take his home “off the grid”, out of the hands of the public electric works. He needed a way to provide his own electricity, so that he and Barbara could stop using electricity from the city. He did his research and found that he had three options for an alternative power source to bring electricity into their home: solar energy, wind power, and hydropower.
It is often presumed that self-sufficiency in energy 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.
I don’t plan on waiting till it is to late to start making changes. Learning to live with lifestyle changes also takes time. Now is the time to take action.