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Something About Alternative Energy Power You Home

No matter what type of source you choose to collect or generate electrical energy, there are some things that are essential before you can use this energy to power your home. Sure we all want to be free of the monthly bills that seem to increase each month, but before you can do that you must have a system already installed to generate, store and then convert the direct current (DC) electricity to alternating current (AC) that your household appliances and gadgets utilize.

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How to Reduce Your Gasoline Bill to Zero

15 years ago, Les and his wife Jane bought some land and built our own house on it. They then set out to power their new home with alternative energy. First, they figured out how to build solar panels and then they moved on to wind generators. They needed lots of batteries, of course, to store all this free energy they theyre producing, but they couldn't afford brand new ones. So they had to get a little creative. (more…)

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How to choose wind turbine blades

It is safe to suggest that Wind turbines are growing in popularity as individuals search for viable alternative energy options. Due to high energy costs, there are many people that are investigating the idea of using renewable energy in their home residence. Using a solar/wind energy device can really help reduce costs in the household today!

It is safe to suggest that Wind turbines are growing in popularity as individuals search for viable alternative energy options. Due to high energy costs, there are many people that are investigating the idea of using renewable energy in their home residence. Using a solar/wind energy device can really help reduce costs in the household today!

While individuals can certainly create their own wind turbines, there are several things that must be taken into consideration as you design and build the final product. One of the most important components of a wind turbine is its blades. How do you know which blades are the best fit for your residential wind turbine?

1. If you are modifying an existing wind turbine for your residence, you may be able to replace the existing blades. This can save you time and money. The two blade types most commonly used are wood blades and PVC piping blades.

2. If you are interested in how to make a wind turbine from scratch, both wood blades and PVC piping blades can be utilized. But, as there are several other decisions that are required to complete this overall design build, ensure that you are laying out the entire process before purchasing individual parts.

3. Always choose the highest quality blade products that your budget permits!

4. Whether you are learning how to make a wind turbine from scratch or are making modifications to an existing turbine, it is important to follow the original design for the blades. While it may seem exciting or even necessary to alter the design of the blades, you could not only reduce the overall effectiveness of the turbine, but you could damage the entire product.

Learning how to make a wind turbine is something that you can do! Research the process online or within instruction manuals, work through the entire design process to determine which parts are required, begin to assemble the wind turbine and in the event that you are stuck during any part of the process, be sure to contact a professional for assistance.

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Energy-Generating Floors to Power Subways

When the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) decided to invest in alternative energy sources, it only had to look to its users for the perfect source of energy. Recently the company decided to update their Tokyo Station with a revolutionary new piezoelectric energy generating floor. The system will harvest the kinetic energy generated by crowds to power ticket gates and display systems. (more…)

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