These days all forms of energy are getting more and more expensive. The things we use to heat our home cost money because the resources used to create the energy need to be harvested in some way. Electrical heat is created by burning coal and natural gas heat is done by using natural gas that needs to be taken from the earth by drilling.
Nuclear energy is a complicated and unstable process that is not widely used in the United States so what can people do to lower their energy bills? How about solar thermal energy? A solar energy panel can be expensive to install but the energy that a solar energy panel creates has the sun for its source. The sun is not something that needs to be harvested or maintained in any way, that means for the consumer a solar energy panel is a high cost up front investment but it pays off over time in the elimination of future heating bills.
Imagine putting a solar energy panel on your home and then using the energy created by that solar energy panel to heat your home and never have to pay the home heating company ever again. It is that independence that makes a solar energy panel such an attractive alternative.
Imagine if you could take that to the next level and use the solar energy panel to completely power your home. You could then sever all ties with the power company and create your own power. Of course there is maintenance on a solar energy panel and there are issues that come along with long periods of no sunlight, but if you take the time to do the research necessary you will find that solar energy could not only be a very good alternative to paying high fuel bills but it could be the energy of the future.
Clean And Efficient
Solar energy is clean to create and efficient to use. You store the energy in batteries and use those power reserves to power whatever you have the batteries hooked up to. Once again the only big issue is insuring that there is power when you need it at all times but there are ways to enhance your solar energy to make it a viable alternative.
Some people even use a combination of the power company’s service along with solar energy to greatly reduce their energy bills. This may not completely distance you from the power company but it insures that you will always have energy and it is a method that greatly decreases your dependence on the power company for all of your power and that will significantly lower your energy bills in the future.
Do-it-yourself plans and kits are widely available for homeowners. Sites like http://www.free-wind-energy.com provide resources and comparisons of plans, and there are many sites that sell kits and complete systems. Decide today to embrace renewable energy of some kind.
Dan T Brown
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