Friday, November 12, 2010

Your DIY Home Made Solar Panels

Get a Slice of the Sun with Home Made Solar Panels

This is a great reason to get smart about how you use electricity around the home. You can make a difference! Before we watch the video on the next page, first please consider the below important saving tips that will help you to start saving. Then click on any active link to view the next page on how to build your own solar panels at home.

There’s a lot you can do to cut back on your household’s power consumption. Small things like switching off the lights and air conditioners in empty rooms, closing windows and doors while heaters are on and unplugging appliances that you’re not using in the room.

Then, there are a few technologies and tactics that pack a powerful punch when it comes to driving-down electricity consumption and costs. Best of all, you’ll be doing more to protect our natural resources.

So, if you want to make a bi-bang impact, consider these:  

Solar Panels Powered Water Heaters
Water heating is one of the biggest energy guzzlers on the planet – and in your home too. Your geyser is responsible for over one third of your monthly consumption. Install a solar panel water heater, which uses the sun’s energy to heat the water you use in your home. Its one of the biggest contributions you can make towards saving electricity and lessening your load on the electricity grid.

Solar water heaters can retain heat for long periods – even without sunlight. Your savings of around 200kWh per month will cover your investment for seven years. Sounds good! Off course it should.

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Electricity smart shower heads
An energy and water saving shower head typically has a flow rate of less than 10 litres per minute, compared with conventional shower head which has a flow rate of 15 litres per minute. By aerating the water, or by channeling it into stream, these shower heads still give you a rejuvenating spray from your shower head. And you use less water shower.

In fact, you’ll use about 24% less hot water and electricity by installing a energy and water saving shower head. Keep reading.

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Clever geyser management
Until you have made the swap to solar-powered water heaters, micro-managing your geyser is the best thing you can do to reduce your load.

Here’s what you should do:
Ø     Switch off you geyser between 06:00 and 21:00 – and when you go away on holiday.
Ø     Turn the thermostat down to 60*C
Ø     Insulate you geyser and pipes
Ø     Shower instead of bathing
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Earth sourced heat
Heat pumps, which use the earth as a source of heat, are a great alternative technology for both water and climate control in your home. Combined with solar panel power and bam, Save more resources!

Energy savvy lighting
Light accounts for around 20% of all electricity used worldwide. That’s a lot! And thats why there is more push towards more energy efficient lighting.Some Sensor Light Bulbs really go a long way to reducing the amount of electricity consumed on a daily basis and can do wonders as a sensor light outside the house and mounted on the wall of the house outside.

Energy efficient lights like Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) can save Countries billions upon billions of kilowatt on hours of electricity. They use 20% less of the electricity that conventional incandescent bulbs use to produce the same amount of light. They also last up to six times longer than traditional light bulbs so they are also more cost efficient over the long term. Make the swap!

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