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How we can use alternative energy more frequently

Today we have another guest blog post from Hasic M, who previously wrote the helpful guest blog post:  How To Recycle Mattresses.  This blog post discusses different types of alternative energy and how we can use them.

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The world as we know it cannot continue on as it is, simply because we are constantly damaging the environment more and more every day. The amount of waste generated by mankind is causing the Earth to deteriorate, as well as the pollution leaked into the atmosphere. One major concern is the amount of fossil fuels that we are using on a daily basis, which is why it is vital that we all do our part to use alternative energy more frequently.

There are many ways that we can all use alternative energy more frequently, and you will find that you can do your part to change the world one day at a time by using more alternative energy. Here are some of the main sources of alternative energy, as well as ways that you can use them more frequently in your life:

Biomass Energy

Biomass energy is energy that is generated using natural fuels from vegetable and plant sources. Ethanol and biodiesel are two biofuels that you can use to power your car, generator, or other motorized machines. Electricity can be generated from biomass, and there are many products made using biomass that you can use to help promote the use of biomass energy. Space heating is a great way to promote using biomass energy, as the biobased or wood pellets can help to reduce your energy costs by a good deal.

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy is the energy produced naturally, usually from the heat emitted by the Earth's core. There are a number of electrical power plants that produce electricity using geothermal energy, and these power plants provide you with clean energy that you should definitely look into using. You can use geothermal energy to heat water, your greenhouse, your home, and even your district. There are pumps that utilize geothermal energy to heat or even cool your home, and these devices can save you a good deal of money while saving the planet.

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the most common gases in the universe, though it is rarely found on its own thanks to the fact that it easily combines with all of the other elements to form compounds. Hydrogen forms hydrocarbons by forming with other elements, and this hydrogen can be used in many forms to provide energy. HHO gas is a form of gas in which an electrical current is sent through water to break down the H2O molecules into their individual molecules. Hydrogen energy has great potential thanks to this electrolysis process, and it can be used to heat homes, fuel vehicles, and even create electricity.

Hydropower

For those who live close to running water, hydropower is an option that should definitely be considered. The power of flowing water can generate electricity and energy, as so many hydroelectric plants around the country do. You can generate electricity in your home by using a microhydropower generator system, which can be easily set up as long as you have flowing water on your property. You can also try to purchase energy from a hydroelectric plant, of which there are many around the country.

Ocean Energy

Those who live near the ocean will find that the constant motion of the ocean can be a great way to provide power to their homes. Mechanical energy can be generated with the power of the waves, and thermal energy can be gathered thanks to the bright sun shining onto the ocean. There are ways to convert the thermal energy of the ocean into clean energy, as well as methods of converting the mechanical energy of the tides and the waves into clean energy that can be used around your beachside home.

Solar Energy

Solar energy is one of the best types of clean energy, thanks to the fact that it is the most consistent. The sun shines down every day, and, despite the fact that it is often hidden behind clouds, the energy from the sun is always shining down to earth. There are dozens of companies that manufacture home solar panel systems, and these solar panel systems can help you to gather enough clean energy to live completely off the grid for the rest of your life. The cost of one of these solar panel systems ranges from $3,000 to $7,000, but they can generate enough electricity to power your home.

You can use the heat and light of the sun to dry your clothes, which can save electricity that is used when you put your clothes in the dryer. You can use the heat of the sun to heat up water in your house or even your swimming pool, and you home can be illuminated inside and out using solar LED lights. You can use an active or passive solar heating system to provide the climate control inside your house. There are limitless uses for solar energy.

Wind Energy

Wind energy is more difficult to harness, but wind power generators can be used on your property to generate electricity using the breezes. There are wind electric systems that you can install around your house, and they range from miniature fans to massive windmills. You can also use a wind turbine as a means of pumping water, or you can purchase clean electricity from one of the many wind power plants being erected around the country.

There are many ways that you can use alternative energy sources more frequently, and you will find that the money you spend on alternative energy will be one of the best investments that you can make for your future and that of your family.

About: H.M is writing for the Alternative-Energy-Geek.com where you’ll learn more about solar energy, how wind turbines work plus much more.

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