Renewable Energy for Home

With the rising energy costs and effects of global warming so prevalent today, many people are wondering if there is truth to the concept of renewable energy technology.  There also appears to be confusion between alternative energy technology and renewable energy technology.

With that clear, are there truly benefits on a home or small business level to renewable solar technology? Absolutely.  Truthfully, by utilizing renewable energy technology on a home level you can save yourself thousands of dollars each year.  Renewable energy technology has gained popularity in recent years and it has become increasingly easy to meet your home's energy needs with just a little handyman work.  With the information available about renewable energy technology, it is possible to build renewable energy products, such as a windmill or solar panel, on your own.  Do-it-yourselfers are saving huge amounts of pocket change by building and installing these systems themselves.  If you have the money to invest in a commercial professionally installed system, in general these are more efficient, however, savings can still be realized, and at a much faster rate, by researching and building your own renewable energy systems. 


Renewable energy technology is advancing with each day.  Solar electrical systems have advanced from giant roof panels to thin layers of film that are twice as conductive and work with less sunlight.  There are now solar powered charges for cell phones, batteries and other small household items.  Windmills have been made more aerodynamic for greater action and electricity generation.  Renewable energy technology can even be seen along today's highways as small solar/wind operation stations powering signs and lights. 

It is also possible to build your own solar panel and solar hot water systems for your design.  By building your own components you can greatly reduce the time needed to pay for your renewable solar energy system.  Building your own solar energy system also allows you to fully understand the mechanics and physics behind harnessing solar energy.  This can be an educational benefit for all members of the family and building your own systems will lower the cost of your renewable solar energy household by at least half when compared to purchasing the system and having it installed professionally. 

Featured Product

Kipp & Zonen - Smart SMP Pyranometers

Kipp & Zonen - Smart SMP Pyranometers

Equipped with an extremely low power, smart interface the Smart SMP pyranometers offer industry standard digital and amplified analog outputs within the well-known CMP series housings. The output range is programmed so that all SMP pyranometers have identical sensitivities, allowing easy installation and exchange for recalibration. Serial communication allows access to measurement data, instrument status, operating parameters and calibration history. Building on the proven CMP Series design and technology that is used around the world, the new SMP pyranometers add digital signal processing and interfaces optimised for industrial data acquisition and control systems.