Green DIY Energy not only saves money but helps the environment. By using green energy, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced, therefore helping in the fight against global warming. The main types of green energy that are used by consumers are solar and wind-powered.
DIY kits increase savings to the consumer even more than if solar or wind energy is installed professionally. Not only does usage of green energy save money on homeowners’ monthly energy bills, but government rebates and tax incentives are also available.
DIY kits help homeowners avoid having to pay professional contractors to install solar panels or wind turbines. If done by a professional, this can be very costly and greatly reduce energy cost savings. The type of kit should be carefully chosen. Instructions can be confusing for individuals who do not have much experience with home do it yourself jobs.
The easiest kits to use are those that are dedicated to a specific use, like heating a backyard pool. A kit is also most useful if it is modular, which means that another kit can be easily added on to increase energy capacity as needed. A solar kit should be able to operate on its own, and not need to be connected to the home’s existing electrical system or plumbing. Kits should have easy instructions, clear diagrams, and come with all needed parts. It should provide an alternative plan when there is minimal or no energy available. In other words, it should be able to change the household’s energy consumption to conventional electricity when its own green energy source is not available.
Solar panels are the most popular form of DIY power. Solar energy works on the amount of available light, not heat. Solar panels are large panels that contain numerous smaller plates which collect sunlight and transform it into energy. Before purchasing a solar DIY kit, the homeowner should consider the amount of sunlight in the area where he or she lives. During shorter, overcast winter days, solar panels may not produce the amount of energy needed. However, during longer, sunny days, extra power is transformed by solar panels. This energy returns to the grid and turns back the electrical meter. This saves the homeowner even more money.
Wind power is another popular form of green energy. Wind turbines change the wind’s kinetic energy to power compatible with a home’s electrical system. It is also connected to the power grid, and on days when an excess of wind power is produced, it is sold back to the electrical utility.
Green DIY energy usage is growing rapidly. By using this natural, renewable energy, consumers enjoy great savings, while simultaneously helping to lower carbon dioxide emissions. While various types of DIY kits are plentiful, and are fairly easy to use, the homeowner should still carefully select a kit that is compatible with his or her DIY abilities.