What is really meant by wind energy? How it affects our daily living? Does it affect the environment? Are some of the few questions most of us we had in mind when we hear wind energy. Well, all your concerns will be answered by this passage.

There’s also green energy advocate and writer Al Weinrub. He argues that decentralized energy, or putting renewable systems in as many places in a community as possible, generates wealth, spurs economic revitalization and helps adapt to climate change.

Consider solar water heaters to make your home more energy efficient. This works best in areas where the temperature doesn’t drop below freezing. Solar energy systems circulate water through solar heaters and then pump it into the house. Though you can use this system, it’s best to have a regular water heater for backup purposes, just in case there is a day with little sunlight or more water usage than normal.

A single hydropower dam can produce a lot of electricity, but a single wind turbine cannot. Why? Well, the water rushing through a dam is condensed under the weight of itself. When it is released into the generator shutes, it also runs at a near vertical angle to maximize the speed of the water and generator cranking output. With wind, both of these factors are non-existent. One cannot really harness the wind to really power up a wind turbine. Instead, one has to install dozens and even hundreds of turbines to generate significant amounts of electricity. As you might imagine, this can cause problems.

Solar energy is much easier to use in the city and so many people in cities can lower their energy by making use of this energy source. The roof solar-panels that are needed can be placed on the roof out of sight. Some people think this that solar panels can be an ugly sight, but that is an individual’s taste.

We need to lose the idea that being self-sufficient means sacrificing comfort. That to embrace the idea you have to produce everything you need yourself. That you can’t get started unless you have all the space, funds and desire to just drop out of society and isolate yourself. That the philosophy is, and can only be, embraced by “hippies”. Who have become so idealistically green that they have forgotten that the world is so over populated that it is impossible for it to be sustainable for all of us to join them, and have made the idea unpopular by the way they look down their nose at the rest of us.

Check into roof insulation at the local home goods store. If it is possible for the home owner to install the roof insulation on their own, this is an inexpensive project that will pay for itself in energy savings over the next few years. Roof insulation can be done by local contractors or handy men if the homeowner is not able.

The last system is the magnetic generator. In this system a number of magnets are installed around the turbine and the magnetic field created in those magnets turns the turbine creating electricity. It is by far the best system because it is completely self-sufficient and is not dependent on any external factors. It can generate enough power for the household and if there is need for more then a bigger one can also be installed. The purchase and installation costs are typically the only expenditure you will have as it is very easy to maintain.