Category Archives: Enery Sources

Green energy on a budget

Do you find green energy systems too expensive? If you cannot afford to invest in a green energy system, you should look into reducing your energy consumption so you can power your home with a smaller system. Upgrade your appliances with energy-efficient ones and replace your light bulbs too. You could even replace your light bulbs with solar tubes to use natural sunlight instead of electricity. Do your best to shut off the appliances you do not need and turn the lights off when you exit a room. Improving the insulation of your meeting planning company by adding an additional layer or replacing your current insulation should also help you save a lot on heating. Get a power monitor to keep track of how much power you use in every room of your house.    Continue reading Green energy on a budget

How have attitudes towards sustainability evolved recently?

At various levels of intensity over the past twenty years there have been calls for different “green technologies” to become more significant part of our lives. There has undoubtedly been a huge shift in environmental attitudes following the large evidence indicating the human impacts on global warming. These changes have seen the advent of various production methods of green or renewable energy sources, as well as evolutions in the way buildings are built and even the materials that are used. Continue reading How have attitudes towards sustainability evolved recently?

How to reduce your carbon footprint with alternative energy

It is becoming more and more obvious the damage being caused by fossil fuels. Over the long run, everyone needs to reduce their carbon footprint by using alternative energy solutions. Here are some tips that almost anyone can do to reduce their footprint. Continue reading How to reduce your carbon footprint with alternative energy

Solar wind and renewable energy

With climate change the great threat to mankind and the planet in our century, engineers, scientists and governments are racing to achieve green renewable energy generation as an alternative to traditional fossils fuels like oil, gas and coal. For the last decade the main contenders in the renewable energy sector have been wind and solar power, but what if the answer to our energy crisis in future decades is to be found not here on earth but out there in space? What if we could one day generate billions of times more power than we currently need by harnessing the energy of solar wind? Continue reading Solar wind and renewable energy

The solar power fad: What is solar power?

The world has gone mad for solar power and panels, with governments throwing money at solar schemes left, right and center while celebrities espouse the qualities of this seemingly magical green energy source. Although you’re probably sharp enough to realize that solar power must mean that the sun is involved in the power generating process, you might be keen to learn more about this increasingly popular energy source.

Solar power systems use a series of photovoltaic (PV) cells contained within a flat, shiny panel. The cells are made up of two charged layers, in balance, wrapped inside a semi-conductive material like silicon. When sunlight hits the cells, the balanced charged layers are knocked out of sync: this causes electrons to move between the layers, generating an electrical current and voila – solar power is created. Continue reading The solar power fad: What is solar power?