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Saving Money by Reducing Electricity Usage
One way of saving up on the energy consumption in your home is to switch to alternative power sources. These power sources derive from renewable sources like the wind, as opposed to fossil/nuclear fuels used to provide the conventional energy.
As far as these power sources are concerned, there are a lot of myths floating around regarding their inefficiency and such. In fact, if you live in open and windy areas, you can generate enough energy through home wind turbines to completely remove your dependency on the power grid! If installed correctly, home wind turbines …
Number 5 In Our Weekly Series Of Tune-up/ Check-up Tips – 4173th Edition
A lot of electricity which we consume in our homes actually goes waste because of improper/un-metered usage. If we can find ways to reduce this wastage, we can end up saving a lot of money, which would have otherwise gone towards paying your electric bills.
In order to save up on your energy costs, it is very important to implement some basic changes in your lifestyle to prevent energy wastage. Remembering to turn off the lights and appliances, turning the thermostat down, using solar water heaters and things as such go a long way in …
Karma Fisker: Bond’s going green – 4172th Edition
Cleaning your dryer vents and ducts should be done once a year. This will prevent a fire hazard, reduce the time needed to dry your clothes, and save you money on your electric bill. There are two options for getting this done, the first being to call in the professionals. The average professional dryer vent cleaning costs about $150. Or you could do it yourself!
This should be a relatively simple task, requiring only a screwdriver to loosen the dryer clamp, a lint brush or tool to scrape out the lint, and your household vacuum …
New Mexico “SuperStation” could link major power grids – 4170th Edition
The man behind some of the most iconic sports cars of recent vintage has gone green. Henrik Fiskerbuilt his reputation designing the BMWZ8 and Aston MartinDB9 & V8 Vantage. The Z8 and the V8 Vantage both have the well earned distinction of being Bond cars: appearing as the ultra-classy 007’s tricked out rides in the James Bond films.
Fisker has since decided to venture out on his own and bring exquisite luxury design to environmentally friendly vehicles. Fisker Automotiveis a joint venture that combines Henrik’s world-class vehicle design talent with Quantum Technologies‘ plug-in hybrid electric …
Weekly Tune-up / Check-up Series – 4th Installement – 4169th Edition
A new idea for a large substation based in Clovis, New Mexico has the potential to solve one of the biggest hurdles to clean energy growth: transmission. The SuperStation, as its being called, would link the three largest grids – the east, west and Texas – allowing renewable energy producers to sell electricity across the country instead of just within their own grid.
The basic setup of the SuperStation would be a huge substation using superconducting cables to transmit electricity. The cables would carry 5 GW of electricity to and from the substation where it …
Solar powered e-reader makes e-books eco-friendlier – 4168th Edition
Another check on your house includes the drafty windows.
Did you know that a 1/8th of an inch crack all the way around a doorway creates the same air loss as a 6 inch square hole in the middle of your door?
Properly sealing up your windows and doorways using weather-stripping eliminates drafts and keeps the heated or conditioned air you pay for from escaping. There are many options available for homeowners to do this yourself.
Check out the Department of Energy for more information on the different types and materials of weather-stripping.
Here’s a …
Changing Habits To Save Energy
A recent study by the Cleantech Group revealed the much lower environmental impact of e-readers – specifically the Kindle – compared to traditional publishing, but the devices still require charging from the grid. LG’s new e-reader takes care of that: it’s outfitted with its own integrated solar panel, allowing it to run on clean, renewable, solar power.
The thin-film panel is 10 cm wide and just .7mm thick, adding only 20 grams to the product. The panel is 9.6 percent efficient and needs 4.5 hours of sunlight to juice the device for an entire day.…
Home Solar Power
In order to effectively save energy, it is really important to make small little changes to your lifestyle. Most of these changes are so small that you wont even notice as they are set into your lifestyle, and yet they make a ton of a difference when it comes to conserving energy.
Let me give you an example. By changing something as simple as the way you dress up, you could find yourself saving more energy than you ever imagined. Dress lightly in the summertime to help you save on air conditioning costs, and wear …
Making Use of Renewable Energy Sources
Solar power has gained a lot of popularity in the last decade and is being increasingly used to power small to medium sized units in order to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels. Harnessing solar energy to power homes has also gained a lot of momentum over the last two years.
The good thing about solar power is, you don’t have to worry about making regular trips to refuel your generator, or about the recurring fuel costs every month. Once you set up a solar power generating unit, it’ll keep on supplying your home with …
Using renewable energy is a way that a large number of people can potentially save their money and lower their contribution to proven climatic changes that are caused by the greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. Unlike the fossil fuels, renewable energy types do not actually release any greenhouse gases. Renewable energy is the energy which occurs naturally and is found in the environment all times. This further means that unlike the energy coming from fossil fuels, renewable energy does not run out. Instances of renewable sources of energy are waves, sun, geothermal heat and wind. …