Building A Greener Home

One of the most promising sustainable energy sources is solar energy. Because of this many people are looking to supplement or replace their energy needs with solar panel systems. What they find when they go to buy solar panel is it can be a very expensive proposition.

Since you don’t have to leave society and are still earning money it just takes a matter of time to replace everything with energy-efficient products and end even add energy producing technology to your house.

In many countries tax breaks or credits are available for those who install sustainable energy electricity generation equipment. In the USA, the government and IRS have issued tax breaks or credits for DIY home solar panels for years as an incentive to reduce bulk energy consumption and focus people on power supplier sources. No doubt these incentives will increase as the need to move away from carbon intensive forms of electricity generation increase.

Let’s see where we are to invest and what sources of energy to develop – geothermal energy, solar power, hydropower, tidal power and biomass. Plus, there are also areas of hydrogen and ocean energy.

I chose to write this article because I am concerned for my fellow citizens and the population of our planet. It takes time to institute lifestyle changes. We have to mentally change our perspectives and physically change how we live day to day. It takes time to make changes, we are all up against some time lines for action.

An interesting on-site listing is No. 18 Zotos International, which derived 60 percent of its power, the highest percentage among the Top 20, for 6.5 million kWh through two on-site wind turbines. Zotos, based in Darien, Conn., makes hair care products and wants to boost green power purchases to 100 percent of consumption by 2012.

I hope that this article started you thinking about the possibilities when it comes to alternative energy. If you read my other articles you will see that I am pro Renewable Energy. I just think the window is closing if we plan to make a difference. We have had these technologies at our fingertips for years and what have we done with them? Not enough in my humble opinion!