Using Alternative Sources to Power Your Home
Better for the environment and better for your bills, alternative power sources are becoming more and more popular in households all around the UK. They are a good way to lessen your impact on the environment and reduce the pollution you produce.
The advantages outweigh the disadvantages, so, take a step into the future and explore the different ways you can power your home with renewable energy. Be the leader in your area to bring about an energy change.
1. Solar Panels
Perhaps one of the most well-known alternative power sources for your household, solar panels work to generate energy from sunlight. Usually installed on the roof of your home, the panels will usually last between 25 and 30 years, so it is a great long-term investment.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be incredibly sunny during the day in order for these panels to generate electricity, they work even when it’s overcast. The excess energy gained from the day is stored in batteries so you will even have power during the night.
2. Hydroelectric Systems
This alternative power source harnesses the energy from water that is running downhill. This is an excellent choice if your home is near a river or lake (as long as it has at least a 1-metre drop).
This option is usually utilised by large-scale power plants, but can also benefit your business if used correctly. Of course, it is limited to working on places that are near water that is actively running down a hill.
3. Wind Turbines
You may read wind turbines and think we’ve gone mad but we’re not talking about the massive ones you see in large fields. You are able to buy smaller ones on a pole that you’re able to fit into your garden or have them built directly onto your home.
These work like the bigger ones and generate the most energy when they are placed in areas that aren’t particularly built-up or protected by trees in order to get the most out of them.