As we look around us at our environment, most of us will discover very many lights and other things that work on electricity. Almost all of that is on conventional electricity or batteries. That electricity is generated by using oil or worse, coal, which is non-renewable and generates CO2 that warms the planet.
There is a growing number of ways that you can save on the use of standard electricity without having to invest an arm and a leg in such things as solar panels and windmills. You can start small and do your budget a favor as well.
In recent years a lot of solar technology has been coming available to consumers. In addition to using totally renewable energy that causes no CO2 emissions whatsoever they have other advantages. There is no wiring needed. You don’t have to be a technical whiz kid to install things. You can place a sun-powered light or gadget virtually anywhere. The only requirement is that they catch some sun. You can move them easily. No need to dig up wiring.
For those of us who own gardens, we want to put some lights in them. No need to use standard electricity, there are a lot of solar powered lights available nowadays. Many garden owners also love the sound of softly falling water from a fountain in the pond. That falling water can be pumped up by a solar powered floating pump.
We all know that lights in the garden will attract those pesky mosquitoes. Now, you can zap them on solar power. Even if you are camping. Put it outside your camper or your tent, leave it while you go on a hike and when you come back to sit by the fire or just outside your tent while you watch the sun go down, it will be ready to keep you blessedly insect free. Solar powered while you were enjoying the day.
Even if you don’t have a garden, but just a terrace on a low or even a high rise building, solar powered lighting is an option. Put some solar powered post lights or deck lights on your balcony. They will be ready to light you softly when you are enjoying a glass of wine in the evening.
Your top story (if you have one) often gets hot in the summer. Why not mount a solar powered vent on the roof or in the gable. It will keep your attic cool. How neat is that. The sun that giveth the heat also taketh away. At no charge.
Battery chargers are another way to use solar power. How about a solar powered blue tooth car kit for your cell phone. Most batteries can be recharged with solar power. If they are rechargeable, it can be done with solar power.
None of the above mentioned costs a whole lot. And apart from the environmental benefits, they will save you money in the long run. The cost of conventional electricity will go only up in the coming years, as many more people will start to use much more energy. You can anticipate that by generating your own. Harness the power of the sun.
Trudie’s Solar Powered Solutions will bring you many ways to save on energy by using the totally renewable power of the sun.
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