Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Alternative Home Energy Guide from

If you are interested in knowing how to generate power and reduce your electricity bills, there are many companies which can help you do this.

Once such company which helps people do this is

With the ever increasing costs of living and global warming, there might never be a better time to stop throwing money out the window and save some by starting to generate our own electricity.

Whether you want to simply cut your power bills to half or completely eliminate them – one solution is to take advantage of the resources found at

After all, why should you continue to pay a huge amount to the electric companies for use of their solar or wind power when you can have the opportunity to build your own home made solar system for less than $200.

Only $200?

Well, that's an estimate based on what it costs most people, and the final cost will vary from place to place depending on prices where you are and how well you can follow instructions, but still, it's a real cost.

Sure, there are plenty of guides that promise to teach you everything you need to know about generating your own electricity by using wind and solar power. With the complete step-by-step setup fully illustrated manuals and easy to follow video instructions found in the guide from, you will be able to create renewable energy at home.

Solar and wind power systems which you can buy from the market cost a lot more. However, the guide and the program in it gives you all the information that is required to get the same results at much lower cost.

Once you have learned what you need to know about generating your own energy for your home, and have built and installed your alternative energy supply, you will find that you will save hundreds of dollars on your electricity bill.

You do not need to build a 500 hundred foot high wind turbine to save lots of money on energy. A much smaller unit can be built by following the instructions present in the Earth4Energy home power kit.

The Earth4Energy kit is one of the best, if not "the best" system for people who are looking to save money on their home energy bill and want to build a home energy generator.

There really is no other kit out there in the market like the one from that explains the steps as clearly with manuals or even videos. One important point if you are reading this online is that the Earth4Energy kit is available online. Many people from around the world can now have access to alternative solar and wind energy.

The Earth4Energy kit also suggests a popular alternative energy device that has been proven to drop home energy costs by 50-80%. The kit also shares information on where to purchase the batteries required for your project. These batteries store the alternative energy you produce, making it also a portable energy source.

You can take them anywhere, for any use!

Eartth4Energy is the best and most friendly system I have found for preparing an alternative home energy system...especially if you are new to all this

So if you are planning to save money on those high energy bills, then you should check out this guide and start learning what you need to know. At it's currently discounted price of $49.97, even if you don't build THEIR system, you will get an education on alternative home power systems that is still worth the cost.

Make power at home with solar and wind energy to eliminate your power bill. Get the complete guide at

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Heating Water using Solar Power

Once you have decided to convert your main power source over to solar power you will need to make some adjustments to the appliances that carry the power source. Your water heater is one of these appliances.

When you opt for alternative energy and choose to use solar power to heat your water you may find that you have to purchase a solar powered water heater specifically designed to do that. You might be able to make adjustments to your existing one but whatever steps you take to turn it into a solar powered appliance, it will be worth it.

There are several ways you can choose to heat your water using solar power.

You can even make your own solar power source.

The water entering your home runs through pipes before it actually comes into the home.

Heating water using solar power will generally occur before the water gets into your home as it passes by or through the solar source that attracted the light. You may also haveto have a tank to store the water in that can then heat the water up. In order to heat your water successfully you will need to have both a solar collector and a storage tank.

A flat plate collector is the most common collector used.

It is designed as a thin, flat rectangular box that has a see through cover and it can carry some sort of fluid to be heated. This fluid could be the water itself or it may be a solution, such as antifreeze, that will prevent the water from freezing. In the next step, the water moves through the tubes to an absorber plate. This plate is surfaced with black paint to attract and absorb the heat from the sun. Once the collector gets hot, it will heat the fluid that passes through the tubes. As the water passes through the tubes it goes into the storage tank. The storage tank holds the heated water. It is usually pretty well insulated so the water will stay warm longer.

Then the water flows into the home on demand.

Solar water heating systems are divided into two groups: Active and passive.

When the heating systems are active, that means that they rely on the pumps or other mechanical device that can move the water between the flat plate collector and the storage tank. Active is the most common because it is quicker and more efficient as it uses a mechanical means to tranport the water. The passive system relies on gravity to feed the water from the flat plate collector to the storage tank. This may be slow at times and may not be sufficient enough to keep up with the demand.

Both ways are logical and are a choice or preference for you to make. Another thing that you need to consider is that if your flat plate collector and your storage tank is not angled right it may be hard for the gravity to feed the liquid through.

Heating water using solar power is a very affordable and relatively cheap "off the grid" option, and most systems can be installed with minimal effort and expense.

Choosing to heat your water using solar power is a wise choice and a first step in making a choice to help preserve our environment. We know how easy it is to use solar power to do a lot of things, including heating our water.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

European Union Orders Stress Tests for Nuclear Plants

Events in Japan the last few days has caused the EU (European Union) to order nuclear plants tested in member countries. The 27 nation members will begin testing plants to see how well they would hold up under natural disasters such as the earthquake in Japan. Germany has already moved to switch off seven older reactors for the moment, with one of them being taken off-line permanently.

Many nations in the EU have been working on alternative energy sources, and the current events may spur even more research and development in this area.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Japan Nuclear Crisis Wake Up Call for Alternative Energy?

I guess if you are trying to make lemonade out of a lemon, Japan's bad news may be good news for the rest of the some respects at least.

On the other hand, it may be bad news.

Depends on where you stand on energy, pollution, climate change, and a lot of other issues.

It is sure to raise worldwide interest in alternative energy options. However, it may cause the public to demand the older, less frightful, but more polluting sources of power, such as coal.

"'The accident in Japan is not a death sentence for nuclear power,' stressed Jean-Marie Chevalier, an economist and energy expert at the Universite Paris Dauphine, pointing to the hundreds of billions of dollars invested in existing reactors and plants under construction."
-SOURCE: Yahoo News

Since the 1986 Chernobyl accident, nuclear power has begun to make a comeback and overcome the fears of the general population. Japan's nuclear power problems in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami are probably going to cause a major setback.

While alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power are growing and provide an ever increasing amount of the world's energy, it will be a long time, if ever, before such methods will provide the majority of the world's energy needs.

Societies will have to balance the need for power, real or imagined, and the drawbacks of the possible sources of that power.

--Donovan Baldwin

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

New Alternative Energy Jobs

Poland, one of Europe's most coal-dependent nations has decided to make a big move into the green revolution. They are tranitioning from coal to green energy and are on line to create 350,000 new green jobs related to alternative energy by 2020.

Even better news for the country at large is that the number of these new green jobs is nearly double that of those currently in the coal-mining industries.

Poland presently relies on coal powered energy for 94% of its energy needs. This move towards the use of alternative energy is intended to eliminate as much as possible of Poland's nearly total dependence on fossil fuels as part of the EU's climate package limiting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

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