Instead of buying all of your energy you should be aware of other energy resources such as from renewable technology, so you are in possibility to generate your own. Besides it sounds very cool there are lots of other good reasons to do so. From helping to the environment by reducing production of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases, reducing your energy bills and even generating some income by selling your extra energy to using secure resources and helping renewable energy industry to develop and create more job positions. You just have to decide what you want to achieve by installing any form of renewable technology so you may narrow down the options which are many.
Solar panels are one of the most known nature electricity generators which provide electricity from sunlight. Using specific cells that make this possible they provide electricity that can be used to run lighting and household appliances.
Wind turbines on the other hand use power of the wind to generate needed electricity. At a site with optimal conditions, they will generate much more power then used for domestic needs. With large blades which are forced around with catching the wind a turbine generates electricity.
Hydro systems convert potential energy from streams and rivers flowing downhill creating kinetic energy in a turbine which drives generator producing electricity. Logically with more amount of water and a greater level of height more electricity will be produced.
Micro CHP technology generates heat and electricity at the same time. They are powered by LPG or gas which are fossil fuels rather than renewable source but still provide low carbon technology. They are similar to standard boilers, and the only difference is in generating electricity while heating water.
Biomass provides warmth from burning wood pallets, logs or chips. Also, they may be connected to central power heating and hot water boilers. These biomass stoves and boilers are usually much cheaper than any other heating option.
Ground source heat pumps extract heat from the ground by using buried pipes. This system can be used to heat underfloor, radiators and even hot water in your home. As longer these pipe loops more heat will be drawn from the ground.
Air source pumps as different from the ground pumps use heat from outside air. In the same way, fridge extracts heat from its inside heat pump extracts heat from outside air. With the help of compressor, a low-temperature air which is absorbed into a fluid increases its temperature. This higher temperature is continuously transferred to hot water and heating circuits of the house.
Solar water heating uses solar energy to warm domestic hot water. Using panels also called collectors that are fitted to your roof they can collect heat from the sun. This heat is next used to heat up water in a water cylinder. In case there is no sun, for backup is used immersion heaters or conventional boiler.
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