In the last post we discussed a bike that could generate electricity with sheer exercise - but since pedaling the day away for a few hours of light isn't the most enjoyable approach to enjoying green energy, we thought we'd offer some more practical approaches.
Although these options might not yet be appropriate (or available) to everyone, there are certainly a few options when it comes to generating energy in a more environmentally friendly manner - and we hope they'll become more commonplace as the years go on. If your looking to reduce electricity consumption in your home, here are some of the ways you could go about it:
When it comes to generating your own electricity there are four options - sun, water. air and wind. The natural approach. Solar electricity panels are probably the most commonplace at the moment, due to government grants which has enabled them to be installed cheaper - and they were recently proven to save most users money in the long-term. They fit onto your roof, and generate electricity through sunlight.
Small wind turbines can also be installed onto the roof to generate energy in a home, and the power of water can be employed with small hydroelectricity systems avaialble for domestic properties - both of these options should be able to provide power for lighting and elecrtrical appliances in a typical house.
Do you have any of these energy sources in your home? Or do you have other ways to reduce your electricity usage?