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Going Green Energy: Learn About Energy Sources That Will Help Save The Planet and Save you Money

Going Green Energy: Learn About Energy Sources That Will Help Save The Planet and Save you Money

Going Green Energy: Learn About Energy Sources That Will Help Save The Planet and Save you Money

Is the fact that you would like to learn how to conserve energy and help out Mother Earth but just don’t know how to get started making you feel really bad… maybe you have even thought about just giving up?

Does it seem like you’ve tried everything in your power to learn how to live green when it comes to energy, and no matter how hard you try and despite your commitment to the issue, you’re still plagued with: Not knowing what is needed to get started, Not understanding alter

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Living Green: Your guide to saving money and energy at home

Living Green: Your guide to saving money and energy at home

Living Green: Your guide to saving money and energy at home

Renewable energy seems to be the hot topic of the 21st century. It saves money in the long run, it’s ever lasting, and it doesn’t release any pollution in the environment. Society is moving towards it even to maintain our planet and resources; however, some of it is still expensive for the average house and some of it still lacks efficiency. Also, renewable energy companies exaggerating claims isn’t unheard of.

In my book I go over ten different methods of saving energy at your home.

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Seabase.org Launches Website to Help Home Owners Save Money on Electricity Costs

(PRWEB) May 24, 2014

Wind turbines have long been used by industries to contribute to energy generation and to lower energy costs. Cheap and powerful, wind turbines are becoming easier to install and maintain, making them a cost effect energy source for most industries. Due to the recent improvements in wind turbine technology, the benefits that can be derived from wind turbines can also now be had by homeowners, especially those who plan on taking their homes completely off the grid for a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle. Seabase.org launches a new website to help homeowners save money by offering for sale home wind turbine kits.

Why Wind Turbines?

Wind is everywhere and it does not cost anything, making it an ideal power source if consumers are only willing to spend for the upfront costs of installing a home wind turbine. A regular home system can easily generate enough power to support the appliances and lighting fixtures in a home, which can translate to considerable savings in power bills over time.

Home wind turbines harness wind power in order to generate electricity that consumers can use in lieu of grid power for the home. As the blades turn, they catch wind and the wind drives the blades around, which moves the turbine and generates power. In areas with strong wind speeds, more electricity is produced. Wind turbines come in two configurations, a building mount and a pole mount. Building-mounted turbines produce less power than pole mounted turbines, but they are cheaper to install since they can installed directly on the roof of any home.

Benefits of Installing Home Wind Turbines

There are so many benefits of installing wind turbines for the home, from reduced power bills to cleaner energy use. A few of the benefits that consumers can start enjoying include the following:

Lower power bills: Installed wind turbines can take care of power consumption for a majority of the appliances and lighting fixtures in the house. With a major portion of energy consumption addressed by another source, homeowners can expect lower power expenditures from the grid.

Added income stream: Consumers have the option of channelling excess wind turbine power back to the grid for reasonable compensation. The credit that they can get from the local power company may be enough to cover monthly power charges and for those who are living totally off the grid, can actually serve as a good passive and steady income stream. This is also a good way to recoup the total installation costs for the system.

Stored energy sources for windless days: Wind turbine energy can be stored in batteries to be used for windless days. This eliminates the need for generators and other forms of backup sources of power.

Tax benefits: Some states are taking the initiative to put up attractive compensation for homeowners willing to put up wind turbine systems. These could take the form of tax credits or zero sales tax when purchasing the wind turbine equipment. Feed-in tariffs employed by some states pay homeowners compensation for the energy the systems produce, even if they consume the energy themselves. Consumers also get paid additional compensation for excess energy that goes to the grid. Consumers can check with their local state regulations for specific incentives offered to those who choose to install a wind turbine system in the home.

Reduced carbon footprint: Wind turbine energy is clean energy since there is no combustion and no consumption of carbon fuels. The generation of wind energy does not release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which contributes to global warming. With a clean source of energy, environmentally conscious homeowners can effectively lower their carbon footprints even more.

Longevity: With the right maintenance, a home wind turbine system can last for up to 20 years. Maintenance checks are done once every few years and parts may need replacements for the same duration as well. Homeowners who are worried about the cost of maintenance often get back the costs from the total energy savings and extra income they get from the wind turbine system.

The installation of wind turbines for homes is a major step towards a conscious and effective way of lowering household carbon footprints and living a sustainable lifestyle. Although the initial costs for the equipment and installation can be great, this system of generating a clean and renewable energy source will pay for itself many times over down the road.

Seabase.org was launched just a few days ago into an increasingly popular market as home owners strive to save money on their increasing electricity bills.

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Green Living Tips – How to Go Green and Save Money

Green living is now on most everyone’s agenda. As surprising as it may sound, even kids are leading the way in some households.But there are still some people who think that green living is beyond them as it’s perceived to be too expensive. We’re not talking solar panels and wind turbines here folks! Everyone can practice green living each day without breaking the bank with just some simple tips. Here they are…

Green living tip # 1

Throw out the Dryer!

Okay, that might be a little extreme. But seriously guys, one of the best ways to go green is to stop using or reduce the use of your dryers. They use an immense amount of energy and I’m sure you feel it in your pocket each month when you get the electric bill. If you have just 2 people living in a household and you wash every other week, you still have to do multiple loads. I do like 4-5 loads on average, so using the dryer does add up.

You really don’t need to use the dryer to dry your clothes. If you live in the tropics like I do or even if you live in warm climates, hang your clothes out to dry. The sunshine and air are great for drying clothes. Shrinkage and discoloration are also reduced, so you save money on clothes as well. How cool is that? Some of you may be concerned about bird droppings. I have big trees in my yard, matter of fact all the clothes lines are under trees which habour lots of birds, but I’ve never had that problem. Chances are you won’t either.

And if I don’t live in the tropics or warm climates, you ask. Simple, you can still reduce the use of the dryer. Unless you live in Alaska maybe, I’m sure it doesn’t rain and snow all the time. So make use of the good days and only use the dryer on those days when you don’t have a choice. Your pocket will still say, thank you!

For Green Living you may have to get creative or do some rescheduling like wash more on the weekends instead of during the week so you can take your clothes up. But in the end it will be worth it, you can even get the kids involved.

Green living tip # 2

Reduce water use

Want to live greener and save money? You should check all taps for leaks regularly and fix those you find. Take shorter showers. Yeah I know, that can be a real damper. I had to adjust to taking shorter showers myself but, there was a real difference in my water bill once I started praticing it. Go a step further and invest in an energy saving shower head. Oh and those bubble baths, you might want to give them up totally or reduce the number of times you have them. Save them for special occasions, that should give you something to look forward to. While you’re at it, if you don’t already have one, think about getting a new toilet cistern that uses less than two gallons of water per flush. Standard cisterns use about three and a half gallons. Using less water uses less energy and saves you money!

Green living tip # 3

Forget driving for very short trips, walk instead!

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to drive everywhere, even around the corner to pick up the newspaper.Have you ever wondered what on earth did they do before they had a vehicle? Yep, I’ve wondered myself.

Well for the sake of the environment and your own, you need to develop the habit of walking more. As long as it’s safe for you to do so, walk for those shorter trips. The health benefits of walking are great, it keeps you fit and keeps you in shape. Ladies you know where inactivity can pack on those pounds, right where we don’t want them to go. Walking can also eliminate or help to reduce circulatory problems.

For moderate trips consider using a cycle. What, you don’t know how to ride? Life is an adventure! Grab yourself a helmet, some knee and elbow pads and go learn, you’re never to too old to learn new things. Moreover it can be so much fun!

So, only rev up that automobile when it’s absolutely necessary. Gas is precious and it pollutes the atmosphere. Save on burning it and you can save on your cash, as well as help the environment.

These are just some simple things you can do to practice green living that won’t put you out of pocket and you can have some fun while doing them too.

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How One Block Off the Grid helps you save money on electricity

For more information on how you can save money every month on electricity bill, google “One Block Off the Grid”, visit http://1bog.org or call 877-444-4002. …
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Hospice 'unlocks' funds by recycling keys to raise money

Hospice 'unlocks' funds by recycling keys to raise money
Ashton-under-lyne – Willow Wood, a UK hospice, has started an innovative scheme of collecting and recycling keys to help raise thousands of pounds so they can continue to provide palliative care for local people suffering with life-threatening illnesses.
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Hugo Neu Recycling Adopts B Corporation Standards
In order to be recognized as a Certified B Corporation, Hugo Neu Recycling says it had to “meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance and legally expanded its corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder …
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Peak Solar Implements New Deals Aimed At Saving Consumers More Money


(PRWEB) May 20, 2013

Demonstrating the company’s commitment to providing quality low cost DIY solar kits, Peak Solar aggressively pursues purchasing deals with leading manufacturers. Recent negotiations have led to a new buying agreement with a tier one producer of solar parts, and Peak Solar is passing that savings directly to their customers. The deal is available online immediately by visiting the website (http://www.peaksolar.com).

Furthering the money saving opportunities, Peak Solar is currently working on securing similar deals with manufacturers of solar electric system racking components and adding new higher wattage panels to the solar kit product lineup. The new 260 watt mono modules can be paired with the Power-One inverter, providing one of the most cost competitive DIY solar setups available on todays market.

How much difference does the savings make to consumers? Residents can expect to see a faster return on investment. In North Carolina and Tennessee, the rate is currently 23 to 24 percent. Solar kit users in Hawaii and California will recognize complete system payback in as little as three years. This trend is being echoed by Peak Solar customers all across the nation.

Peak Solar is a leading supplier of DIY solar kits and high quality, low cost solar electric systems. With decades of industry experience, team members are available to provide free assistance via online chat. In addition to finding a wealth of economical solar solutions, residential and commercial consumers can also learn about photovoltaic power and how to save money on implementing solar electric systems.

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The Peak Solar team has over four decades of experience in solar development and engineering. Together, they are working to make the science of solar energy a reality for average Americans. In addition to supplying photovoltaic systems, power inverters, DIY solar kits and components for residential applications, the company is a provider for large scale commercial projects and development.







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Beginning July with a Bang, Stylish Organics 4th of July Holiday Special Offers Customers Money Back on Organic, Sustainable, Eco-friendly, Made in the USA Products


Stanton, NJ (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

This 4th of July at http://www.stylishorganics.com, shoppers can celebrate America while remaining earth friendly with purchases of organic, eco-friendly, made in the USA products. Stylish Organics is offering to give back $ 5.00 on purchases made on their site between July 4th and July 7th. With a $ 50.00 minimum and at least one made in the USA product purchased, shoppers will qualify to receive $ 5.00 back in the box with their merchandise. This is our way of showing how much we love America and how much we are dedicated to protecting her natural resources, commented Lynn Lavanga, owner of the on-line boutique. It is also a great opportunity for consumers to show their support for made in the USA product manufacturers, a USA small business, and for protecting our environment through the use of organic and environmentally friendly products. Organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly products provide benefits for the environment and for consumers as organic production methods eliminate environmental damage by avoiding the introduction of toxic chemicals into soil and ground water, provide consumers with a purer product free of chemical residue eliminating the possibility of skin irritations or even more serious health problems, and use sustainable resources that naturally replenish and promote ecological balance.

Developed to meet the needs of busy consumers concerned with eco-friendly living, Stylish Organics launched in March of 2012 with an easy one-stop-shopping structure. The search for products that are truly organically grown, all natural, made from renewable materials, or coming from manufacturers practicing green production methods, is very time consuming and this on-line boutique brings them together to save shoppers time and effort. With on-going research for new products, they offer a well-rounded palette of organic personal care and natural skin care products, sustainable fiber and organic cotton clothing, organic and natural fiber linens, renewable materials furnishings and home d

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Saving Money On Trunk Cable runs in 12V / 24V Landscape Light Installations

This is my solution, on how to cut the high cost of the trunk cable runs in Extra Low Voltage Landscape Light Installations. To light up you’re gardens can be an expensive project, as the ELV PVC copper Figure-8 cable required in the trunk runs out from the transformer to the remote garden beds and trees can be very expensive. How expensive? A typical modest installation for an average front yard could use 100meters of 10mm2 copper cable. This Cable typically costing /meter, which works out at 0 just for the trunk cabling alone. My solution is to use cheaper and higher capacity PVC/ XLPE Aluminum cables instead and save many hundreds even thousands of dollars. This makes an otherwise expensive project a lot cheaper and now more viable. The video is aimed at Professional landscape Light Installers and DIYers wanting to save money and get a market advantage. To terminate aluminum reliably you will need to solder the copper drop-off cables and pigtail the ends for termination to your transformer. The solder to use is AUL-SOL made by Multicore.
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Learn Why a Home Solar Panel Will Save You Money and How You Can Get One For Free

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What is a home solar panel how can it save you money? Solar energy panels are a new, eco-friendly option for homeowners who want to heat and cool their home efficiently using the sun’s rays. Homeowners may even desire to power solar appliances using the energy captured and stored with solar energy panels.

A more detailed description of a home solar panel would also include the following facts. Solar power panels are constructed from several solar cells or photovoltaic cells arranged in several arrays to create a panel. These solar cells soak up sunlight, which is then converted into energy via an electrically connected grid, which provides power and heat for your home. Many homeowners utilizing solar power panels are enjoying the benefit of receiving funds from their local power company instead of the other way around.

Solar panels are best positioned on flat roofs and angled to the south. However, it’s possible to make efficient use of the sun’s energy with a home solar panel system that is within roughly 1,000 feet of your humble (or not so humble) abode.

Types of Home Solar Panels

If you’re looking to invest in a home solar panel system for your home, you currently have at least three from which to choose. Who knows what the market will produce as the research on renewable energy moves forward.

Homeowners can choose from a 12-volt solar energy system, a do-it-yourself solar power system or a thin film solar panel system. Each of these options features something different for the homeowner, so be sure to conduct research on each solar panel system prior to making an investment.

What Are the Benefits of a Home Solar Panel System for a Homeowner?

The first thing every homeowner wants to hear is how a solar energy system is going to save money. Saving money on energy costs is definitely one of the most attractive benefits of installing solar panels into your home.

How much will you save? Of course, the amount will vary depending on the geographic location of your home and consistent weather conditions, but some homeowners estimate they are saving around 50% on their energy bills each month.

Yes, the initial outlay of funds to install solar energy panels on your home may seem daunting, but you’ll quickly see your investment pay off.

Where to Find Affordable or Free Solar Home Panels

One way to save money on solar home panels is to build one yourself. “Do it yourself”, or DIY solar panels are becoming more popular as more people are now looking to save money on energy costs AND save money. This can be a fun project that is not as difficult as it sounds, if you have some patience and willingness to follow instructions. You can even find used components to build a solar panel for free or a very low investment.

Speaking of financial benefits, there are some significant financial incentives available through your local and federal government for homeowners looking to ‘go green’ with home solar energy systems. Solar power grants are often available for homeowners too, some of which can help you to fund the entire cost of your system.

Another attractive benefit of a solar panel system is that you would likely have some power in the event of a power outage in your area due to severe weather conditions or a power grid failure. Full power isn’t likely, but there is a good chance you’d have enough solar power stored up to provide some light and heat for your home.

And of course, one of the great benefits of using solar energy is that instead of paying your electric company, they will pay you! Yes, with a solar power system you may produce more than enough energy for your own use, and so your utility company will pay you for the surplus power.

Solar energy is clean and pure. There are no negative side effects associated with using solar power inside or outside the home. Solar power allows us to enjoy a smaller “footprint” on the environment as well, which means a cleaner and healthier world for future generations (perhaps even your own grandchildren!)

Some homeowners are opting to go completely off the grid and sustain their every energy need via solar energy. However, most homeowners simply desire to have a method of supplementing their energy needs and that’s where solar energy panels can save you money AND help the environment!

M.S. Rochell, Ed.M. is a writer and a passionate lover of the environment. Her newest interest is learning about affordable solar energy and she shares everything she is learning at Go-Green-Solar-Energy.com. Visit our growing library of home solar panel articles and request our free eBook here at http://www.go-green-solar-energy.com/home-solar-panel.html.

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