to join the ever-growing population that lives the Solar Life?|
take a few minutes to read the following information. It may help you decide if
you want to live the off-grid solar life. Then go further and investigate how
much Solar Power you will need by visiting the Solar
Making the sustainable choices will save
you money on Grid-Tie, saves CO2, and could save you $1000's on an Off-Grid system.
I willing to conserve electricity?||
electricty means shutting off the lights when leaving the room and changing all
the lighting in your home to Compact Florescent, LED or other energy saving light
bulbs. It means using (purchasing) Energy Star appliances or alternative fuel
appliances. Conserving electricty means making coffee with a French press instead
of an automatic electric coffee maker. It means using a battery or wind up alarm
clock instead of an electric one. It means hanging out the clothes on a line instead
of putting them in a dryer. (It is better for the material and extends the life
of the outfits, too.) Conserving electricty means closing the curtains in the
heat of a summer's day or cold of a winter's night instead of turning on the air
conditioner or the furnace.
Does the thought of telling the teenage daughters
that the hair dryer, straightening tool and curling iron as well as the TV, iPod,
text messaging, and running the air conditioner at arctic levels has to be replaced
by a more natural hairstyle plus cross ventilation intimidating? Is telling the
mother-in-law that leaving the TV on all night needs to be replaced by listening
to the crickets through the open windows. Conserving electricty means changing
from the lights on in every room at night to using small LED .07w nightlights
an unfavorable thought? It is all involved in conserving energy first before increasing
the size of a Solar System.
I willing to look at my lifestyle a bit differently?||
at lifestyles means being aware of where the power comes from and how much is
used on a daily, weekly, monthly,and/or seasonal basis. Looking at lifestyles
means incorporating passive solar designs into home design, either for new construction
or retrofit. Looking at lifestyles means taking care of battery banks by monitoring
the water level. Looking at lifestyles could also mean tilting the solar panels
(if necessary) to the seasonal angle. Looking at lifestyles means watching the
inverter and charge controller to monitor your power creation and usage (a fun
and addicting habit of Solar homeowners).
I willing to do a bit of homework to find out some information about Solar
a bit of homework involves calculating how much electricity is currently being
used from the grid? And how much can be eliminated by conservation of electricity?
How much will be needed for the Solar System? Is that affordable and feasible?
Where is the information located on the appliances that are expected to be used
with the Solar System? Can applicance manufacturers' web sites help provide the
watt usages needed for calculation of loads? Doing a bit of homework will help
you plan your solar system.
on these links for more useful information:
Am I willing to live a healthy, high quality,
and independent life?
say no to this question? Perhaps Solar Power is in your future...?