It's an undeniable fact that both wind turbines, and solar power systems, exploit our two most freely available sources of energy "the wind and the sun. Gone are the days when we were restricted to using solar power for solely for warm water because nowdays, both wind power and solar energy, can be used for powering homes and businesses.
Thanks to technology continuously evolving, both solar energy and wind energy are now well within reach of the average person. In fact, the situation has improved to such an amount, that it's now possible to make your own solar power panel or wind turbine, and it can be done for under $ 200.
The Pros and Cons of Solar Power
One thing is certain when it comes to solar power, there are far more reasons to be "for" it, than there are to be "against" it.
- It's actually an infinite resource
- It does not pollute
- For home use, wind turbines are cheap, easy to buy, and easy to make.
- Solar panels almost never require maintenance
- Excess power can also be sold to your power supplier
- Solar power systems are unreliable when the sun is hidden behind clouds
- Solar panels can often be very costly
The two lists above clearly show that the advantages of installing a solar power system far outweigh the disadvantages. Additionally, the savings to be had from reduced electric bills means the system soon pays for itself. Taking advantage of free renewable energy is far easier than what most people believe.
For anyone interested in solar power or wind generated power as an alternative energy resource, the market is flooded with books which can fully explain these clean and renewable forms of energy and their inevitable role in our planets future.
Many other publications are also available in order to provide clear and easy-to-follow instructions for making you own wind turbine or solar panels. Furthermore, contrary to what so many people believe, making your own DIY power plant is now well within your reach.
It is all our wish, and our opinion, that everyone should consider installing solar panels or wind turbines, in an effort to minimize the adverse impact our current fossil fuel dependency is having on our planet. Both these systems provide us as individuals, a chance to really make a difference and of course, as an added benefit, you also get to enjoy reduced electricity bills, or even no bills at all.