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Alternative Power Sources - Wind, Sun, Generators, Water, Ground, Battery

This section deals with all types of alternative power sources and their uses. Some are stand alone and others are in addition to the normal power sources, that aid in power production

What Is Solar Power?
Photovoltaics are a clean, free way to harvest electrical power from the sun's rays through the use of solar cells. Solar power is a never-ending supply of electricity that can greatly reduce your dependancy on utility company power and your electric bill. This free power source isn't really free though. In order to harvest this power source, you'll need an initial investment to capture the sun's rays.

What are Photovoltaics?
Photovoltaics are a clean, free way to harvest electrical power from the sun's rays through the use of solar cells. Solar power is a never-ending supply of electricity that can greatly reduce your dependancy on utility company power and your electric bill. This free power source isn't really free though. In order to harvest this power source,...

What are Photovoltaics?
Photovoltaics are a clean, free way to harvest electrical power from the sun's rays through the use of solar cells. Learn how this all works and how it can benefit you.

What is a Windspire Generator?
The Windspire system is a complete package and stands approximately 30' from base to the top of the unit. From the base to the bottom of the turbine is around 10', which leaves it out of reach of people's hands. The turbine sports a 4' circle on the top and bottom of the turbine with many supports in between to support three long blades that are around 20' long each, called air foils. The blades aren't that wide at all, but are large enough to catch the wind and turn the turbine. It is not a power replacement, rather a power use aid for a circuit or appliance.

Seasonal Heating Needs and Options
As we roll into the fall and winter months, heating our home comes to be our #1 concern. Mny of you have gone green by adding a wood burning boiler or a geothermal heating system. Then there's the conventional heating methods like gas furnaces or electric heaters. The most common are baseboard and portable heaters. Some are 120-volt models,...

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