Designers and engineers are looking for ways to incorporate alternative energy systems into city skylines. Renewable energy developers are looking for ways to supplement the power grids in a discreet manner and at the same time affordable and urban-friendly.
Taking you back to high school shop class, here's how to make your own wind turbine blades out of wood. The wood base easily picked up at any home building store (or heck, from fallen trees in the nearby forest), wood turbines are a more affordable option for a do-it-yourselfer as you can measure and handle the wood before you purchase and begin cutting.
Wind power is seen as one of the renewable energy sources that can be tapped to decrease the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. At present, it is used across the world, with some countries getting ten percent of their power from it.
The three D’s that can describe fossil fuel are Dangerous, Dirty, and Dwindling. They are bad for the environment, but yet are still the number one source of energy. The good news is that there are cleaner, sustainable energies knocking on our doors. It is high time we welcome them into the picture with open arms. Here’s a quick look at geothermal and wind energy, and how people can harness them for their homes.
When traditional energy sources are not reliable enough, or you [...]
Wind is a powerful source of energy which, for centuries, [...]
One way to use solar power to save money is through the use of a practice called "Net Metering." What is Net Metering? Net Metering is the practice of consumers "selling" energy to the electricity companies when they have some form of renewable energy facility installed at their home and a surplus is created.