Solar and alternative energy sources truly hold the key to the future, as without them our planet will eventually head into a blackout, or back to the Middle Ages.
Presently, the world’s energy system is dependent upon imported petroleum products, and this includes heating oil, transportation fuel, and diesel for the generators that are supplementing the hydro-electric grid and diesel off-grid generators.
The energy that is produced by waste has garnered much attention over recent years, and since the 1980s in fact, used oil has been burned in several commercial and government establishments throughout the world as a sort of economical alternative to regular heating oil. Even solid waste has been studied as being a supply option for a waste-to-energy facility, and it has been found that a waste-to-energy facility was not economical, at least not at this point in time.
Did you see the movie, Race the Sun with James Belushi and Halley Berry in the lead. It was a story about low- income and under achieving Hawaiian students encouraged by their teacher to join the Solar Car race. In the movie, a car shaped like a cockroach and covered with solar panels used the sun’s rays as an alternative energy source to run the car.
Solar and Alternative Energy Equipment
In order for solar and alternative energy to be produced, specialized equipment is obviously required. Solar panels are one of the most important pieces of solar energy equipment as they are what are used to actually produce the electricity.
Solar panels have no moving parts, and all you have to do is sit them out in the sun, hook up the wires, and collect the power, without having to add fuel or ever replace any worn out parts. If you are going to buy solar panels you want to make sure that you compare them by dollars per watt, and buying used solar panels is your best bet because you will still get the great quality but for a fraction of the price of new ones.
Other important solar and alternative energy equipment are solar batteries, which work by storing power that is generated from the sun and then discharging that power as needed through an inverter.
There are various other pieces of equipment which are critical to the solar and alternative energy processes as well.
You’ll need a solar charge controller to protect both your panels and batteries.
Before you go out to purchase any of this equipment you want to make sure that you take the time to browse through your selection of companies, so that you can determine what the best company is, the one which is going to offer you the best quality and price.
This may take a bit of time and effort on your part, but it will all be more than worth it in the end when you get the best value that you possibly can.
When things run smoothly, we enjoy a comfortable and convenient life. But if something happens to disrupt that grid, then what we depended on will come crashing down. When you depend on anything else but your own resources, you can’t count on it always being there for you. That’s why you always need to find a way to live off the grid.
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