Bring your own cloth bags to the grocery store. Every year 500 billion plastic bags end up in our landfills. They take over 300 years to biodegrade. Many of these bags end up in our oceans and kill many species of sea life. Enormous amounts of energy and resources are needed to manufacture these bags. Many cities are starting to ban the use of these bags and it’s about time.
People these days are creating awareness of the impact of their energy needs to the environment. Solar panels are one way to reduce your home’s carbon footprint. You can do the work yourself using materials that include tape measure, stud finder, drill, chalk line, lag bolts, solar panel mounting kit, pilot bit, solar panel mount hardware kit and solar panel posts.
Many homeowners are not too fond of the idea of spending over $10,000 or $20,000 for solar power kits. I am sure after looking at the price for a solar power system for your home, you are discouraged to invest you money for that system. Notice how I used the word “invest”, because it truly is an investment when you are installing a solar power system for your home. However that is a topic discussion for some other time, so for this article lets focus on making your own autoconsumo fotovoltaico.
Every day the sun emits heat energy and this energy is made useful when the solar heat panels captures the energy and then self-consumption stores it and used when needed The solar heat panels have two features heat generation and storage.
Sheets of copper. This material too can be found at your local hardware store. A square foot prices at about $5 per square foot and should be pretty accessible.
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Micro-hydro electricity can be useful. This is perhaps the least-known energy system, yet it’s also one of the most useful. The source of energy for this type of system is running water. If you live near a stream, then you may want to consider this option. The only problem is that hydroelectric systems aren’t easy to build. If you want to construct a renewable energy system from scratch, your best bet is solar or wind.
But there are ways to do it cheaply and they are no more complicated than any typical DIY project. All you need is a manual to show you how to do it correctly and where to get the necessary materials. Add a few hours of your own time, a bit of sweat and probably a few curses (what worthwhile DIY project doesn’t have a few of those) and you could be on your way to a lifetime of free electricity. Now if that doesn’t make you think I don’t know what will.