Alternative Energy

We have all heard about the push or alternative energy, and the major push for solar energy. But what do you know about it? Which is better, and which is less effective? Weighing these factors can help develop a better purchasing skill for the consumer. How to tell which is which?

  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Power
  • Duo Systems

  • Solar Energy

    Solar power is pushed as the best thing to get. The fact is, it is the least effective. To date, there is no system, that can produce effective power via solar. Every ten years, solar make significant improvements, so eventually this could be a more effective system. So even though it is cheaper to buy, it will increase the cost, with the amount of panels needed to power a house or business. When looking at the commercial panels used in some cities, it takes 15 acres of large commercial panels to make one gigawatt.

    Wind Power

    Wind power is an old form, going back to about 5,000 B.C., where it was used as power for sails. In wind power systems, both blade or turbine, they are more power for the buck, but they cost more. Also one unit is usually enough for the average home. Wind Generators, produce much more power per hour, than a solar system. Plus, they can work in storms, cloudy days, and any weather as long as there is some wind. Different systems require more wind than others. But the cost is more worth the money. Single commercial wind turbine, can produce as much as 6.5 gigawatts of electricity.

    Duo Systems

    In the last two points, the ends had a measure on the commercial units. This was to show an idea of what the consumer is looking at. Personal units vary in power, and price, but looking at the commercial the consumer then knows scaling these down, it will be equal in comparison.

    Duo is likely by far the best way to go. This is because on bad days most likely one of the units will be producing power. The consumer can then reduce the number of solar panels they would normally need, as the solar would just be a back-up. This would cost bore, but with the energy companies having to purchase excess power, it would then pay for itself. But the home owner would be less likely to ever be needing the local power, and reduce one of their utility bills.

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