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Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...home, with or without your own renewable power generation such as having solar panels on your roof . If you live near a windfarm, that's where most of your power comes from. If you live near a solar farm, or a hydroelectric station, same thing, you are powering your home with clean renewable energy. For example, 95% ...

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...wind turbine he could use to provide supplemental water heating. Applied Sciences then decided to make the design widely available to others along with an introduction to wind power, hoping that others might improve the design and functionality. Hence the beauty of open source design. The freely downloadable construc...

Are Small Wind Turbines for Homes Any Good?
Wind power

Is this the safest and most powerful small home wind turbine yet?

...Home Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Electric Home Heating Delivery Options - which are best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to Generate Power at Home? See the PowerPo...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...power outages: Flashlights and headlamps with charged batteries are always good to have; alternatively (or in addition), you can keep wind-up devices. There are head lamps and even LED lanterns that can operate for hours or more on a single wind, however, to ensure a strong battery, you should wind them to full power o...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...home solar panels happens in the middle of the day when most of us are at work and our homes are using little power. So unless you have a battery backup system (which is rare and very expensive), your panels are simply feeding the grid. At night when the sun is down and you are using power, you are drawing off the grid...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...home, a pop-up hotel, a humanitarian refuge, or even an electric car charging station. Its 9744Wh battery is powered by a 750W silent wind turbine and 600W solar outputs that enable it to operate completely off-grid. A dual-power system offers an additional source of electricity during periods without sufficient sunl...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...wind turbines is that you get a lot at night when you don't need it, so being able to store excess wind power makes it far more viable. Protecting your home from flooding: When do you get power outages? Most often they are caused by severe storms with heavy rainfall, when wind can drop branches on power lines and c...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...home power storage you are still reliant on grid power. The latest lithium-ion technology in home batteries and power storage is still not terribly efficient, and so consequently, it is still quite expensive. The best lithium ion home batteries will run you roughly $10,000 USD to install just one, and to meet the ene...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

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60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...home energy efficiency and decentralising power generation is something we can do to reduce our personal energy consumption and carbon footprint. Theoretically then moving towards home solar , wind power and even bicycle generators can make for a more efficient home, as you rely less on grid-fed power. Even in the gr...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...homes are more affordable and eco-friendly that large homes, but are tiny homes on wheels for sale locally green? Read here to find out if Tiny Houses are good for the environment . It seems somewhat contradictory for an environmentally conscious person to be dragging a tiny home behind a massive gas-guzzling truck, ...