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´╗┐The Sun and Wind as an Alternative Energy Source

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Alternative energy is energy that is renewable and naturally occurring. Alternative energy does not produce pollution and is a safer, cleaner and less destructive method of obtaining energy than using fossil fuels. Alternative energy, by its very nature, is not harmful to the Earths environment. Due to increasingly high gas prices and concerns over damage to the environment many people have begun looking for an alternative energy source to meet their needs. Fortunately searching for an alternative energy source has never been easier than it is now, and finding a provider for an alternative energy source is much easier now than in times past as well.

One very common alternative energy source is wind power. Winds are produced by the uneven heating of the Earths atmosphere and surface by the sun. Wind is free and is readily available in most locations around the world. People have been using windmills for centuries to generate electricity and power. Wind is the fastest growing energy source in the whole world. And has the potential to supply about 20% of the demand for electricity in the United States at an affordable and economical rate. Wind power also helps to offset toxic emissions of carbon dioxide. Wind generators are easy to maintain and due to the small amounts of moving parts on them and they are designed to last for years. A windmill is an excellent investment as an alternative energy source as they will pay for themselves in 6-15 years in most instances.

Solar energy is another alternative energy source that is both cost efficient and effective. Solar power is obtained by photovoltaic panels which can be installed on the roof of a home. There are many skilled professionals available to install the photovoltaic panels and offer advice on there care and upkeep. There are also smaller, portable solar panels available for powering batteries and running small electrical devices. The photovoltaic panels used for solar power converts energy from the suns rays into electricity. The sun is a constant source of power and heat and solar energy as an alternative energy source is renewable and clean. Solar energy is a free natural resource that is abundant and inexhausteable. In the United States alone there are more than 10,000 homes that are being powered entirely by solar power as an alternative energy source.

Finding an alternative energy source can a very educational experience that is very rewarding and has positive lasting effects on the Earth and our environment. There are many state and federal financial incentives available to anyone who wants to use an alternative energy source to help save money when buying and installing their alternative energy source.







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