How You can Benefit From Solar and Wind Energy Without Breaking the Bank

How You can Benefit From Solar and Wind Energy Without Breaking the Bank
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    Wind and solar energy for residential properties are becoming increasingly popular and today are more affordable than ever before.

    For these who want to save money and be more environmentally friendly, installing solar and wind energy for your home is a wise decision.

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Wind and solar energy for residential properties are becoming increasingly popular and today are more affordable than ever before. For these who want to save money and be more environmentally friendly, installing solar and wind energy for your home is a wise decision.

More importantly, you don’t have to break the bank in order to do so. Here we will discuss solar and wind energy and tell you how you can use these natural resources effectively and cheaply.

Solar

Preparation is key to installing solar panels in your home. They are still one of the most cheapest methods, and most popular. You just need to ensure that you install the panels on a south facing roof to get the best use out of them. So do make sure that there are no cracked tiles and that the roof is structurally sound before you begin the installation process.

It is also important that you shop around and find a reputable and fully licensed installer. Ideally any installation company you choose should be a member of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). If not, you could end up with a system that does not work and will ultimately cost you more in the long run, so do check.

Community solar paneled garden

This is a relatively new idea but is guaranteed to save you money as it is a very cheap method if you don’t have roof space to install any panels, or if you live in a shaded area.

As a collective you all make a share in any profits. Many states within the US currently run these projects. More information can be found on the Clean Energy Resource Team website.

Leasing panels

Another option if you are really low in cash is to lease panels from a solar energy company, rather then to buy them. Many people are now opting for this method as a stop gap until they can afford to buy their own.

Besides solar and wind power, consider energy-efficient home weatherizing to reduce energy costs. Please give the article a quick comment/share and then skip over to our home energy center for more energy saving ideas.

You pay the lease company a monthly fee, but on average you can save up to 20 percent on your electric bill, so as well as being green you can make savings.

Wind

Installing a wind turbine in your home is easily achievable and also can be very cheap. You just need to obtain information from the Small Wind Certification Council to find a certified installer of wind turbines.

The small wind turbine

These turbines are incredibly cost effective and won’t cost you much to buy. Many can be bought for as little as $100. Most are also incredibly small at only 20 feet in diameter and 80 feet tall. An off grid installation will cost you roughly $4,000.

Most individuals opt for an on grid installation, as any electricity that you make is plowed back into the grid and saves you extra money. These installations though are usually more costly.

Wind and solar energies really do seem like the way forward for people to use in their own homes. If you know someone who is thinking of going down the renewable energy route and is considering installing a wind turbine or solar panels, please do share this post with them via your Facebook or other social media sites. You might just help them to save money too.

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