Most of us have seen first hand the effects of burning coal, but when it comes to natural gas what you can’t see is what will kill you. Carbon Monoxide is the bi-product of natural gas, coal and wood. It is colorless, ordorless and very deadly. Nuclear Power has a bad reputation for a few reasons. Accidents like Chernobyl and Three Mile Island gave us an idea of just how bad it could be. Or did they? Although it is one of the more efficient ways to generate electricity it is also dangerous. It has a radioactive bi-product that can stay in the ground (if buried) for over a thousand years.

Now, Tom set his sights on working out a plan to take his home “off the grid”, out of the hands of the public electric works. He needed a way to provide his own electricity, so that he and Barbara could stop using electricity from the city. He did his research and found that he had three options for an alternative power source to bring electricity into their home: solar energy, wind power, and hydropower.

We cannot drive to work; cannot watch tv, listen to music, cook, online, light up our house at night and etc. This is because we won’t be supplied electricity if no more fossil fuel on earth! ( how to generate electricity as our power plant is based on fossil fuel to operate? ). Maybe you think that such a day will not exist, but let me tell you: “Petroleum and natural gas will run out in less than 50 years time and coal will run out in 100 years time”.

Power4Home offers simple plans for you to build your own power supplier generators. These plans use simple materials and most individuals complete the project for less than two-hundred dollars. Most families spend close to that amount on energy costs in just one month during the hot summer or cold winter months.

We refer to the power grid when we say “the grid”. It is the linked system that is supposed to deliver electricity to the people. Every general house has a power supply, access to natural gas and water; and not to forget, telephone. Living off the grid would mean not using these facilities and creating their own energy. For example; you are living off the grid when you are not having a water supply line at your home and are relying on the sewage and city water. Digging wells and using the cistern system for water supply is another way in which you can live off the grid.

For those of us who have studied wealth building, we understand that this is the science of creating sustainable wealth. There is a foundation that needs to be laid out and a sequence of events that need to happen in order for wealth to begin its accumulation.

Being able to use renewable energy sources out there is vital to the future of our world. We can’t continue to use up the resources we have now and not understand how that will affect us in the future. Changes need to start now so that we can continue to have what we need without destroying the Earth. The fact that renewable energy sources can be expensive to implement on a large scale though often hinders such success.