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Method Blue Sky Streak Free Glass Cleaner Aroma

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If your mission is to put the hurt on dirt, then here is
your new partner against grime. New powergreen
technology packs a mighty cleaning punch with naturally
derived ingredients and a non-toxic disposition.
Our ammonia-free glass cleaner leaves glass surfaces
streak-free and spotlessly clean, with a biodegradable
formula powered by a corn-based solvent that leaves
behind a fresh mint scent with no harsh fumes.

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18′ X 40′ Oval Above Ground Swimming Pool

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18' X 40' Oval Above Ground Swimming Pool Sun Dome. This fits 18' X 40' Oval Above Ground Pools with 24 Top Rails, Uprights, Panels. This Dome comes with 1 door and 3 windows. Warming and heating is one of the key benefits - it warms the air(40 degrees) and water with solar heat up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It also protects your pool from leaves, bugs, debris and early spring or late summer breezes. Moreover, because your pool is protected, you cut down on the use of chemicals and expensive cleaning costs. Tailor Made Vinyl and Aluminum Enclosure The Fabrico Sun Dome is a heavy 12-gauge vinyl pool enclosure that is supported by a series of aluminum tubes. The crystal clear cover is heat-sealed to fit the tubes based on pool specifications, to provide a tailored fit for every pool size. Sturdy Double-Zipper Doors and Windows Each pool enclosure has one door opening with two heavy duty two-sided nylon zippers as well as one or more fiberglass screened window flaps/openings for flow-thru ventilation. Both doors and windows come with vinyl tabs to hold flaps in place. Solid and Secure Enclosure Framework The bottom edge of the enclosure is 24-gauge - or double thickness - and has a series of grommets. Neoprene shock cords are then attached to the grommets and hooked onto the base of the dome. This system ensures that the vinyl enclosure is held securely over the pool framework - making the Sun Dome an extra strong framework. ....read more

Royal Solar Post Lantern Triple Bronze

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Royal Solar Post Lantern Light the Way with Bright Solar Lamps Go Green with our Royal Solar Lamp Posts. This solar powered lamp will fit great on pillars, columns, and decks. Using our patented cone reflector technology, this classic design solar lantern with super bright white LEDs will safely light your entry, elegantly enhance your home, and impress your neighbors. The powder-coated cast-aluminum solar lamp posts are weather and rust resistant requiring no maintenance. Our worry-free, the solar lantern turns on at dusk and off at dawn automatically. Features Energy efficient solar powered lamp post Automatically turns on at dusk and off dawn Manual Hi/Lo light brightness switch 5 Super Bright 10 MM LEDs with patented prism New efficient 3.2V/1500Ma Li-Ion rechargeable batteries included Beautiful beveled glass Patented cone reflector technology to create the brightest light possible Solar lamp posts have a durable, rust-resistant cast aluminum frame Specifications Rechargeable battery Li-ion Battery Pack Voltage 3.2V Charging Capacity 1500Ma Lamp type Super Bright LED Power Source Solar Panel Light Duration 8-10 hrs Wall Mount 21H x 9 W; 5.5 Base Width Triple Lantern Set 89H x 9 W; 9 Base Width Single Lantern 85H x 9 W; 9 Base Width 3 Inch Pole Mount Lantern 20.5H x 9 W x 3Fitter Double Lantern Set 89H x 9 W; 9 Base Width Column Mounted Lantern 21H x 9 W; 5.5 Base Width Low Price Guarantee A Gama Sonic Creation Gama Sonic makes solar charged lights that are brighter and last up to 3 nights with a one-day charge. The unique designs available, light output and installation options are second to none worldwide. In fact, on Jan 26, 2010, 13,680 National Home Gardening Club members tested their Light My Shed 2 and gave it a rating of 8.9. At Garden.com, we are sure that you will enjoy these lights, and are proud to present Gama Sonic products. ....read more

Sundanzer SolarPowered Chest Freezer 5.8 Cubic Ft. 30in.L

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This ultra-efficient Sundanzer solar-powered freezer provides exceptionally low energy consumption, requiring less expensive power systems and providing lower operating costs. Can run on a solar panel, battery and 15 Amp charge controller (not included) in most areas. U.S.A. Style: Freezer, Storage Volume (cu. ft.): 5.8, Works With: Requires 175 Watt solar panel, 250 Ah battery and 15 Amp charge controller, Cooling: Uses environmentally-friendly CFC-free refrigerant, Dimensions L x W x H (in.): 30 x 40 x 37 ....read more

Global Sun Oven

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The Global Sun Oven? is the world's most widely used solar oven. Solar cooking has been around for centuries, but up to now, not many people have had the opportunity to try cooking with the sun. Using the most advanced materials, the Sun Oven takes all the hassles out of solar cooking to create the ultimate solar appliance.
Features:
  • Rust-proof, highly polished, mirror-like anodized aluminum reflectors
  • Sets up in minutes
  • Lightweight with carry handle
  • Easy temperature monitoring
  • Will reach temps of 360 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

The sun oven can be used in the winter as well as summer. It has been used very successfully at below zero conditions at a base camp on Mt. Everest.
Measures 19 x 19 with an average depth of 11. The total weight is only 21 pounds. You can bake bread, make cookies, pizza, muffins, or anything you could prepare using a conventional oven.

The Global Sun Oven? lets you harness the power of the sun to cook without fuel and is currently being used in over 126 countries around the world. Sundance Solar is proud to carry this high quality solar appliance that is designed to last a lifetime. Note: Please select UPS Ground shipping for all US orders.

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SOLAR HOT AIR WINDOW HEATER 36 x 54

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Solar window heaters by Solar Window Chimney, LLC are the most attractive, economical solar air heaters on the market today. The unit sits in a standard 36W x 54 double hung window and turns it into a Smart Window. Our products use the power of the sun to heat your home, office, garage or any other space. Not only does the unit provide free clean heat from south facing windows during the winter months, it is also a multi-purpose communication device on the inside of a room. Our passive solar window heating units will reduce your heating bills while increasing the life of your primary heating system. Depending on the design of your home, orientation of windows to the sun, and number of units you are using, your heating system may not operate at all on a sunny winter day. The solar window heating units sit behind the exist window glass and cover the lower sash (bottom section) of a double hung window. It uses solar chimney technology to pull cooler room temperature air vertically from the bottom of the unit over a corrugated metal plate which creates little chimneys. The chimneys ultimately increase the air flow over the solar heated metal plate thereby improving the heat output of the unit. Temperatures exceeding 130 degrees have been recorded at the top of the unit. Since the solar window heater sits inside an existing window, there are no objections from Homeowner Associations (HOA) Boards. The units are simple, lightweight, have no moving parts, and have an infinite return on investment. The bottom of the unit sits on the window sill and is held to the window frame by adhesive/nylon fasteners. Installation/removal is easy and takes about 15 seconds. The room side of the solar window heater is finished in a semi-gloss white paint. The basic unit has a high-gloss white finish on the main interior panel that can be used as a dry-erase marker board. A push pin mounting board covering half of the main interior panel can be purchased as an accessory. ....read more

Savior NCSF55 Solar Pool Pump and Filter System

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The Savior Solar Pool Filter is needed because of the overwhelming expense you're spending on pumping and filtering your swimming pool water. The Savior Solar Pool Filter isn't just different, it's a better way to filter your pool or spa. The Savior finally gives you an opportunity to turn off your inefficient, noisy, and expensive to operate pool equipment... and it reduces your pollution which is better for our planet. The Savior Solar Pool Filter uses the energy from the sun to pump up to 11,000 gallons a day through (3) three reusable 20 micron filter cartridges. No Installation required. The Savior Solar Pool Filter is EASY and requires less maintenance than your existing pool filter. Please Note: If you have a attached spa, salt cell or a pool cleaner that you would like to run or flush out... then run your pool equipment for a few minutes or up a few hours a day. - Filter: 96-square-foot cartridge / 20 microns - flow rate: up to 1100 GPH 18 GPM - Savior Solar module: 55 Watts, 12 volts, 3.1A - Multicrystalline silicon solar - Product weight: 38-pounds - Savior Product Size: 35-1/2-by-34-1/2-by-13-inches - The greenest home appliance for a pool owner. Savior - Solar Pool Filter. ....read more

Gulf Stream Solar Kits for a Large Family

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The Solar Collector The solar collector is made up of several vacuum insulated glass tubes that absorb the sun's rays. It contains a double tube design with intricate layers of borosilicate glass, aluminum, solar filament, and copper pipes. The unit works in such a way that the glass allows light in, connecting with the solar filament yet, the insulation prevents the heat/energy (just recently captured) from being released. Specifically, it absorbs at a rate of 93% but it has a heat loss of less than 6%. The glass tubes are sealed creating a smooth, nearly seamless casing. Borosilicate glass was selected not only due to its strength but also the ability to withstand warping (in either high or low temperatures). The solar collector frame is made of sturdy anodized aluminum and specifically designed to match and hold the 15, 20 or 30 tube collector units. The adjustable frame can be mounted anywhere from a 23 degree angle to a 46 degree angle. Depending on your solar zone and which way the back of your home is situated, the angle of your solar collector may be an important factor in obtaining the optimal amount of light. Back-Up Heater by Gulf Stream A back-up heater makes sure you have hot water instantly. This 9kw back-up heater has the most accurate wattage to match the needs of a medium family. What is most unique about this particular back-up unit is that it is flow sensitive. In other words, if hot water from the solar collectors isn't available (i.e. a dreary day), the back-up will heat only what you use not the entire tank. This flow sensing back-up heater is the latest development in solar technology, but most importantly one that saves you more money. Control Panel If the circulating pump is the heart of the system then, the control panel is the brain . It regulates the temperature sensors and activates the circulating pump to go on. This small electrical unit can be mounted on the wall and used to control the system as the homeowner dictates. ....read more

Method Flushable Bathroom Wipes 28Count Packs Pack of

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Things can get messy in the bathroom quick. Makeup, toothpaste spills, and let’s just say some people need better aim with the toilet. Keep these hardworking flushable wipes nearby so you (or, ahem, he) can wipe for a quick clean up anytime. Even better, they’re nontoxic, made with renewable fibers and smell like a spa. Mmm, spa. ....read more

GO E20 Home Steam Cleaner Orange 12H x

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Clean? Try truly clean! Protect your family and our fragile environment.  The GO E20 Home Steam Cleaner by Reliable WILL kill bacteria, viruses, allergens, mold, mildew, dust mites and even bed bug while leaving behind nothing but a safe chemical free surface! How? With the power of water - steam, that is! Steam deodorizes, sanitizes, and is the epitome of environmental friendliness. This cleaner, with it's versatile accessory kit, is ready to steam clean multiple surfaces - from carpets to tiles, to counters and even your car! Features include: 14-piece deluxe accessory kit 10 minute heat up time Detachable 9.6' steam hose 18/10 Stainless steel tank 1700W 2 heating elements Adjustable Steam Temperature Consistent High Volumes of Steam 302 - 320 F degrees boiler temperature 245 F degrees tip temperature (distance 0.8) Assembly level/degree of difficulty: No Assembly Required. ....read more

Windmax HY4003 450 Watt Max 12Volt 3Blade Residential

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Solar/wind Max: 600w, Wind only: 400w rated, Wind only Max: 450w, solar panel is not included. ....read more

Hybrid Anisotropic Materials for Wind Power Turbine Blades

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Based on rapid technological developments in wind power, governments and energy corporations are aggressively investing in this natural resource. Illustrating some of the crucial new breakthroughs in structural design and application of wind energy generation machinery, Hybrid Anisotropic Materials for Wind Power Turbine Blades explores new automated, repeatable production techniques that expand the use of robotics and process controls. These practices are intended to ensure cheaper fabrication of less-defective anisotropic material composites used to manufacture power turbine blades.

This book covers new methods of casting or pultrusion that reduce thickness in the glass- and graphite-fiber laminate prepregs used in load-bearing skin blades and web shear spars. This optimized process creates thinner, more cost-effective prepegs that still maintain strength and reliability. The book also addresses a wide range of vital technical topics, including:

  • Selection of carbon/fiberglass materials
  • Estimation of combination percentages
  • Minimization and optimal placement of shear webs (spars)
  • Advantages of resin, such as lower viscosity and curing time
  • Strength and manufacturing criteria for selecting anisotropic materials and turbine blade materials
  • Analysis of dynamic fatigue life and vibration factors in blade design
  • NDE methods to predict and control deflections, stiffness, and strength

Written by a prolific composite materials expert with more than 40 years of research experience, this reference is invaluable for a new generation of composite designers, graduate students, and industry professionals involved in wind power system design. Assessing significant required changes in transmission, manufacturing, and markets, this resource outlines innovative methods to help the U.S. Department of Energy meet its goal of having wind energy account for 20 percent of total generated energy by 2030.

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Green Electricity 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify

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Our existing electric utility industry and power supply and delivery systems are woefully outdated. Indeed, the existing power grid we use today uses 100-year-old technology! This book lays out the possible blueprints for a greener future in a way that will engage middle school learners, enabling students and teachers to explore the emerging energy technologies that could become the future of our electrical supply system.

In Part 1 of Green Electricity: 25 Green Technologies That Will Electrify Your Future, the author describes the amazing patchwork of 1,300 power plants and over 5 million miles of wire that comprise our national grid and reveals the environmental damages it produces. Part 2 examines the 25 leading ecofriendly contenders to modernize and replace our current grid, describing each proposed technology and how it works. Other relevant information is also provided, such as a qualitative assessment of the pluses, minuses, and limitations of each system, and an assessment of that technology's potential to contribute to our future electrical appetite.

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Citizen Women’s GA103856G Diamond Eco Drive Watch

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Got Sun Go Solar Expanded 2nd Edition Harness

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This straight-talking book cuts through the green energy hype and explains how grid-connected homeowners can be smart about their energy future. Solar and wind-generated electricity, solar water heating, passive solar techniques and geothermal heating/cooling will enable homeowners to become self-sufficient while protecting themselves from rising utility rates and grid blackouts. With financial incentives now available, the time is perfect to utilize nature's free energy.

Table of Contents
- Why Invest in Renewable Energy
- Is It Legal and Safe
- How Solar Electricity Works
- Grid-tied Solar and Wind System Options, with and without batteries
- Sizing Your Solar / Wind System
- What Does It Cost
- Any Financial Help Out There
- Permits & Paperwork
- Nuts & Bolts: What to Look For, What to Avoid
- Who Does the Solar/Wind Installation
- Using the Sun's Warmth to Heat Your Home (NEW)
- Solar Water Heating Systems (NEW)
- Geothermal Heating & Cooling (NEW)
- Extensive Appendix includes manufacturers, associations, reference web sites, state energy offices, worksheets, glossary and more ....read more

Convert Your Home to Solar Energy

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This definitive homeowner’s guide to solar energy has arrived at just the right time. With the cost of heating oil and electricity fluctuating wildly, consumers are clamoring for information on alternative energy. This source book covers all the relevant technologies, including solar space and water heating, as well as photovoltaic electricity. It’s practical (with cost calculators, tips on taking advantage of rebates and tax incentives, and advice on finding specialized contractors). And it’s authoritative, written by a recognized expert in the field, Everett Barber, Jr., who has 30 years’ experience installing all kinds of solar energy systems. Co-author Joseph Provey has been writing about the topic for almost as long. Together, they cover every facet of planning, installing, operating, and maintaining a residential solar energy system.

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1500 Watt DIY Do It Yourself Wind Turbine/Generator

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All items are BRAND NEW, never used and straight from the manufacturer FEATURES: Blades: Our blades are made from lightweight, yet durable fiberglass. With a S809 airfoil design, pronounced pitch, and tapered tip, these blades will start at the slowest wind speeds and give you power with low noise levels. They have a polished finish for aesthetics that will make you proud. Hub: Our steel hub is designed specifically for the blades. It has a tapered hole to securely lock it down onto a 1 shaft. Magnets: 24 Super Strong Neodymium (NdFeB) magnets - 2x1x.5 N42 Wire: 1 Spool Essex Brand magnet wire rated at 200 degrees Celcius or 392 degrees Farenheit. Each spool averages 11 lbs weight. 14 gauge wire. A Wind Turbine Recipe Book by Hugh Piggott. Mr. Piggott is with Scoraig Wind Electric in the U.K. and has written several books on creating your own wind turbine systems. The plan provides very detailed info to guide you through the process. All the rest material is also listed in the plan with the sources where you can purchase them. ....read more

Tedco 8 X 10 Sun Art Paper Kit

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Use the magic of Solar Energy to create artistic prints. Proudly Made In the USA Encourage an interest in the photographic process through sun, water and imagination! To Male a Photogram or a Shadowprint: Place any object (a fern, leaf, key etc.) on the SunArt paper and set it in the sun briefly. Then rinse the paper in water and watch as a beautiful long-lasting image appears. SunArt paper detects the presence of ultraviolet light, which is something we cannot see. This Complete SunArt KIT contains ***15 - 8 x 10 inch SunArt UV Sensitive coated Paper Sheets ***1 - 8 x 10 Transparent Acrylic Sheet (To hold lightweight objects in place during expusure to UV sunlight) ***Complete instructions. SunArt paper has the smallest carbon footprint of any blueline craft paper on the market today. This SunArt paper is packaged with a recycled paper envelope and printed with bio-degradable inks. ....read more

Sunforce 45455 Wind Generator 30′ Tower Kit

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The Sunforce 30 Foot Tower Kit is designed to mount the Sunforce 600 Watt Wind Generator (sold separately, model # 45444) and other small wind turbines. Designed to withstand forces on the wind generator and tower from high, heavy winds, this all-weather tower kit is easy to assemble and an excellent choice for almost any portable wind generator. The kit includes all parts required for installation. ....read more

Citizen Men’s JY005055L EcoDrive Blue Angels Skyhawk AT

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and chock full of innovative features, the Men's Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T Chronograph Titanium Watch from Citizen Eco-Drive combines aviator-inspired style with a sleek, sporty design. Offering a maximum power reserve of 180 days, with a low charge warning within three days of stop point, this distinctive timepiece is both reliable and up for the next adventure. It also features a durable, hardened mineral crystal, original Blue Angels insignia on its case back, and Blue Angels logo on a bold black dial. With a multi-band atomic receiver that accepts signals in North America, Europe, and Asia, this efficient accessory provides both world time in 43 cities, and a perpetual calendar, making it ideal for traveling. There's also a digital display light, two alarms, 1/100 second chronograph that measures up to 24 hours, and a 99 minute countdown timer. Rugged, handsome, and built to last, this Citizen Eco-Drive original arrives in a gray box, along with a manual, information CD.

Summary of Features:

  • Atomic timekeeping with radio-controlled accuracy
  • World time in 43 cities
  • 2 alarms
  • 1/100 second chronograph that measures up to 24 hours
  • 99 minute countdown timer
  • Digital display light
  • Greenwich Mean Time display
  • Rotating slide-rule bezel
  • Non-reflective mineral crystal
  • Power-reserve indicator
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A Brief Guide to Energy Sources Wind Hydro

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With the recent oil crisis and growing interest and knowledge about the economic and environmental impacts of various energy sources, the question of which sources to use, which to cultivate and which to further study is of major interest in America, as well as around the world. This book discusses the main sources of energy, both renewable and non-renewable, their benefits and their drawbacks. It also examines major components of the energy industry including source development, storage and economic and environmental concerns considered in decision-making.

Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. ....read more

The Extreme Green Guide to Wind Turbines

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Have you ever contemplated installing a wind turbine in your back yard? Do you wonder what it will take to do this? What will you need to consider even before spending any money on the system itself? These questions and more are answered in these easy-to-use step-by-step instructions to help you find unbiased answers without the pressure of someone trying to sell you something.

Topics covered are: System Diagrams, Wind Availability Data, Determining Your Power Needs, Matching Turbine Sizes, Sizing Batteries, Inverter Loads, and Backup Plans.

Including twenty seven figures and four appendices, these instructions show you how to evaluate your electrical usage, determine what is possible and what is not, and suggest compromises to your green ideas that may help you achieve your goals.

With embedded links to wind data that may even be in your neighborhood, these instructions give you an education in what is required to fulfill your dream of going green.
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GudCraft WG3KW 3KW 3000 Watt Residential Wind Generator

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Use wind energy to generate electricity and charge into storage battery group. Through the multi-voltages power supply system, the electricity can be changed into DC and AC used for illumination, home appliances, communication devices and electric tools. This unit includes blades, blades rotor, rotor, permanent magnet generator, tail vane and hardware. ....read more

Going Green For Yourself And The Environment

What is green energy and how can you incorporate it into your life? It can reduce your reliance on the almighty electrical grid, lower your energy bills and reduce your footprint on the planet. What is it that you can do to help? Read the tips in the following article for ways for you to help.

TIP! When designing outdoor lighting for your patio or garden path, consider solar-powered lamps. Solar lamps are relatively inexpensive and can save you a great deal on wiring and electricity expenses.

Shade your windows from excessive amounts of sunlight to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Additionally, curtains and blinds can enhance the energy-saving effect you achieve. When you use these two things in tandem, you will find your heating and cooling bills will plummet. In addition to conserving energy, you will be able to save money.

Solar panels are easy to install and can collect sunlight for energy. Before you do this, you should research just a few things first. The most important consideration is how much your home is exposed to sunlight. If you’re in a shady area, or a place that doesn’t have many sunny days, you won’t be able to gain as much power.

Check your furnace and air conditioning filters monthly. Clean or replace them as needed. Adding filters to warm-air registers is also beneficial. This stops debris from blocking heating ducts.

If possible, use cold water in your clothes washer. Almost all of the energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. If your detergent is decent, cold water will be as effective as hot when cleaning your laundry. Another great tip is to always fill up the washer with a full load so that you’re being as efficient as possible.

TIP! There are grants that can help you invest in green energy. Ask your local authorities what kinds of programs are available in your area.

Cover your windows when no one is at home. This cools the house and cuts energy costs. Usually the windows that face south tend to get more sun exposure. Try adding window coverings that block heat, such as shades or darker, lined curtains.

Think about getting solar heaters to heat up your water at home. If you’re in an area that doesn’t have to worry about freezing temperatures, you can get a system that will circulate the water through a solar heater before pumping it into your home. However, you should still have a traditional water heater as backup for times when the sun won’t come out or if you’re going to be using a lot of hot water.

TIP! Solar panels are an easy addition to your home that helps you and your family go green. Before undertaking this project however, there are a few things to consider.

Find out more about the different energy solutions in your community. Check how much these utilities cost and any tax breaks or laws before making a decision. You might find that you could save money by switching from an electric furnace to a natural gas one, for instance, or from using municipal water to your own well water.

If you aren’t using an appliance, turn it off. When an area of the home is not being used, make sure that all TVs, lights and computers are turned off. Use power strips for home electronics. As well, turn this off when you’re not using your electronics. Products in standby mode still waste power.

TIP! Replace and clean furnace filters yearly, and check them monthly. Warm-air registers should also have filters installed on them.

Always be consistent in maintaining your fridge. Your fridge consumes a ton of energy, so make sure it’s in good shape. Vacuum the coils frequently to remove the dust that can build up and reduce efficiency. Also, ensure that the door seals tightly and that it is clean.

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TIP! Discover all the different sources of energy in your community. Find out what the cost of using these utilities to run your home would be.

Most people know that green energy technologies can save money on energy bills, but many people never actually make the switch because they assume that it is difficult or expensive. You should now be brimming with ideas on how green energy can be implemented into your home in a cost effective manner.

Different Green Energy Sources And Their Benefits To You And Mother Earth

You will probably be surprised at the range of options available to make your home greener. This article aims to supply you with all the information you need to start using green energy in your own home, in order to reap the benefits it brings.

TIP! Use a solar water heat system to lower water and heating costs. Both natural gas and electricity are inefficient heating methods, while solar water heaters use the sun to constantly heat your water.

If you’re designing any kind of outdoor lighting, you may want to think about installing solar-powered lamps. These lamps are cheap and don’t require any power besides sun exposure. This, of course, will save you a lot of money. It will also mean you can avoid installing underground wiring.

Whenever possible, use cold water to wash your clothing. Almost 90 percent of the consumed energy while washing your clothes is spent on heating up the water. Washing clothes in cold water can be just as effective as a warm cycle, especially with today’s cold water detergents. Also, don’t wash your clothes until you can completely fill the washer, as this saves energy over time.

TIP! Have solar panels installed on your home for an easy, renewable way to power some or all of your home’s appliances. Before undertaking this project however, there are a few things to consider.

Know the available energy options in your community. Check how much these utilities cost and any tax breaks or laws before making a decision. For instance, you may save on energy costs by heating your home with gas instead of with electricity or by using well water instead of city water.

Use electric heating sparingly in the winter. Dress more warmly when around the house. Wear slippers and a heavy top, and light up your fireplace or pellet stove for increased warmth at low cost. Keep in mind, cooler air while sleeping makes your breathing better, and keeps your airways from getting too dry.

TIP! Save on the use of electricity in your home, and become a better consumer of energy by unplugging your electronic devices and gadgets when they are not in use. Chargers for laptops, mp3 players, cell phones and other devices use power when they’re plugged in.

Make energy efficiency a priority by buying products to assist you to reduce energy. Look into different green products like eco-friendly doors, double glazed windows, or anything of the sort as they can help reduce the required amount of energy it takes to operate your home. With these products, cooling and heating costs are decreased.

Look for rebates at the local and federal levels for updating your home to renewable energy sources. Local utility companies may even offer rebates or other assistance with upgrades. Other times, you may be eligible for credits or tax deductions from the federal or state government. These credits and rebates will ultimately cut your costs of bringing green energy technology to your house.

TIP! Air flow is better controlled in home that has stormed doors and windows installed. They will help prevent cold air drafts in your home.

Build and use a solar oven to bake outdoors and save energy. You can make one from an old window, cardboard box, and tin foil. Ovens like this can be assembled quickly, reach temperatures in excess of 300 degrees, and do not require any energy besides the sun.

You can use biofuels as a heat source for your home. Biofuels consist of vegetable or animal fats, wood and oils. A propane furnace can be converted to use these types of fuels, or fuel blends. The blend you would use could be made up of 20%-99% biodiesel. Make sure you consult an energy professional before using biofuels in your home.

TIP! Upgrading your water heater to a tankless style saves a lot of energy. Tankless heaters still use electricity or gas to provide hot water, but they only heat the water you actually need.

While cooking, use a microwave if you can to save on energy. Each time you cook in the oven or stove, you tend to use lots of energy. So when you can “nuke” your food, do so to cut down on energy usage.

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TIP! Don’t set your thermostat to over 68 degrees if you can help it. If you’re cold, put on a warm sweatshirt and some cozy socks.

As you can see, there is no excuse for not using green energy in your home. There are many simple and low-cost options available. Taking a little time now to switch to green energy will pay off big-time in the future, for both your family and your planet.

Green Energy: The Energy Alternative That Is Going Mainstream

Green energy has become more popular these days due to the condition of the economy. Green energy will help you reduce your energy costs, which is important during the current economic climate. This article will give you some tips on getting started with green energy.

TIP! Lower heating costs with solar heating systems for your pools or hot tubs. Solar water heaters use the sun’s heat to warm water rather than using natural gas or electricity for heat.

Start paying attention to your energy consumption. Unplug the charger for your iPod and XBox when they are not in use. All the chargers you use for mp3 players, cell phones, laptops and any other devices draw in some charge when they’re plugged in and aren’t being used.

Are you the owner of a farm? Consider renting out a small space where a power company can place a wind turbine. You and the neighbors can relish in the free energy and installation, if it doesn’t require too much space.

TIP! You will find that it’s easy to get solar panels and they’re a great way to get energy for your home. It is important, however, that you do your homework before making the leap.

Your furnace filters should be cleaned monthly and replaced yearly. You should also install filters on any warm-air registers included with your furnace. This stops debris from blocking heating ducts.

Try to turn off things you are not using. When an area of the home is not being used, make sure that all TVs, lights and computers are turned off. Use a power strip for your home electronics, and turn it off when you aren’t using the equipment. If something is left in standby mode, it is still wasting power.

TIP! If you use heating fuel, ask a professional if you can convert your system to bio-diesel fuel system. A lot of existing systems can change to some bio-diesel utilization without modifications or using any extra parts.

If you’re installing a solar energy system, be sure to place the batteries in close proximity to the cells. Power can be lost in long cables so this will reduce this possibility. This also prevents long cables from casting shadows over the PV cells.

Maintain your refrigerator well. Since refrigerators are one of the high-consumption appliances, it’s crucial that you keep it running efficiently. Every week, check and see if dust has accumulated near the heating coils. If it has, take the time to remove it. Also, check the door to be sure it is sealed tightly.

TIP! Don’t waste money or energy by running a half-full load of dishes. Don’t run it with just a few dishes.

One very easy way to save money on your heating bills is to dress more warmly around the house during the winter months. A light sweater offers 2 degrees of more warmth, and a heavy sweater adds 4 degrees. You don’t need to be cold at home, get yourself some nice warm clothes you can use in your house today!

Keep up with your watt usage. If you do not know the formula to figure out the energy each appliance uses, there are tools like a Kill-A-Watt that can give you the information instantly. Plug your appliance or gadget into the watt-checking device, and it will tell you how much the unit consumes in energy in one hour, month or year. This is a good way to find out how much your appliances are really costing you.

TIP! Hot water can be obtained in a low cost, environmentally friendly manner through solar energy. Purchase a solar water heating system.

Instead of using standard lights for your next holiday season, make sure to use LED lights to decorate your tree and home. A study was conducted by the U.S. The Department of Energy says that if everyone did this, the country would conserve more than 2 billion kilowatt power hours. That is the equivalent to the power it would take to run 200,000 homes for a year. Your holiday power bill will be smaller too!

Green Energy

TIP! Make sure that the batteries to store the power are placed as close as possible to the cells when installing your solar energy system. This procedure guards against power loss as energy travels through the cable.

The simple tips from this article on green energy will not only save people money, it also lets the environment become much more abundant. Saving money is very possible by using green energy and by implementing this article’s advice, you will find out how useful green energy is.

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Just the idea of making these changes in your house and making it a lot more green could be overwhelming to most homeowners. Find out where you should begin and compare your different options before investing in anything. Read this article for some tips on improving the energy that is being used in your home.

TIP! Choose solar-powered lights when installing outdoor lighting in your yard. These inexpensive lamps require no external power source and can run entirely on solar power.

Try wearing natural fabrics in the summer as opposed to using the air conditioner. Cotton and other fabrics draw sweat from the skin and make you cool. You can also try wearing lighter colors, they help you feel cooler, lessening your need for artificial cold air.

Are you the owner of a farm? If you do, then you probably own property. This might be an opportunity to rent a portion of that property to a company that will build a wind turbine on it. You and your neighbors will benefit from free energy and this installation will not take a lot of space.

TIP! Changing your heating to solar water can reduce the price to heat your water, hot tub and pool. Heating your water with natural gas or electricity is inefficient.

When doing laundry, try to use cold water. Almost all of the energy used to wash clothes is used to heat the water. Just make sure you don’t harm your clothes in the process; check out the labels on your clothes and make a judgment for yourself. Only wash when you have a full load of clothes to put in the washer.

Turn off electrical items whenever you aren’t using them. Turn off lights, televisions and computers if you leave a room and have no plans to return. Connect your home electronics to a power strip and unplug it when they are not in use. Phantom power draws from electronics in standby mode is a big problem.

TIP! Clean filters or replace them to ensure your furnace is appropriating at prime efficiency. Also, you may want your warm-air registers to have filters.

If you’re installing a solar energy system, be sure to place the batteries in close proximity to the cells. By doing so, energy loss through the cable is reduced. The cable also is less likely to block power generation by providing shade if you do this.

Opt to receive as much correspondence as you can through email. Try to use paper as little as possible. This helps businesses to save energy as well as consumers. Finally, it will also save trees and reduce pollution a great deal in very little time.

TIP! Whenever possible, use cold water to wash your clothing. Almost 90 percent of energy consumed by washing machines is used when heating the water.

Check and manage your watt usage. Gadgets such as the Watt Minder or the Kill-A-Watt will help you find out which of your appliances are hogging energy. If you connect an appliance to either of these devices, it can calculate the energy savings you could realize over a given period of time if you switched to green power, from an hour to a year. This will show you the cost of your appliance.

Consider carpooling for different occasions to save on fuel costs. Parents can trade off driving duties and carpool neighborhood kids to school together. Join with friends and family to do grocery shopping, visit the mall or even go to the movies.

TIP! Solar energy can heat water for a lesser cost. Purchase a solar water heating system.

A good energy saving tip is to switch your boiler. Old boilers were created without considering energy consumption, and new boilers are more efficient. New boilers create less carbon dioxide, keep you healthier, and save you money.

Water heaters with on-demand technology exist today, and they are a great way to use green energy. Traditional water heaters constantly keep a full tank of water hot, which sits idle until it is used. A on-demand water heater will only heat your water when you need it, which saves a ton of money and energy.

TIP! Think about how much sun your home gets during winter months to help you figure out how much solar energy you need to power your home. This prevents unpleasant surprises in the winter, and it saves money during the summer.

Each home has a unique layout, and each has its own area. With these different characteristics, the green energy technologies that will work may vary, significantly. Some tips are universal and work for everyone, and some are not. Find tips that work in your home and use them!

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What is green energy and how can you incorporate it into your life? The more you reduce your reliance on outside sources like the electric company, the more self reliant you are and the less environmental impact you will have. How do you approach going green? Read the tips in the following article for ways for you to help.

TIP! If you are thinking of designing your outdoor areas with lighting, consider using solar lamps instead of conventional power. This type of lamp is cost-effective and needs no power other than sunlight.

You can save a phenomenal amount of energy just by using less electricity every day. If there is an appliance you aren’t using, then unplug it. Turn off the lights and TV when not in the room. This is an excellent way of saving yourself some money.

Natural Fabrics

TIP! Keep your windows shaded when trying to conserve energy. Shading the windows with curtains and blinds will keep out the sun in summer and keep the heat from escaping in winter.

Use natural fabrics in the summer instead of turning up the AC. Natural fabrics, such as cotton, remove moisture from skin so that you stay cool. Light colored clothing can also help you to feel cooler.

You can easily get solar panels installed in your home to collect solar energy for your use. However, before beginning this process, you need to realize a few things. The number one to think about is the amount of sun your home gets. You can’t take as much advantage of solar energy if your house gets a lot of shade rather than sun.

TIP! One thing you might consider is heating your water with solar water heaters. If you live in a place with normally warm temperatures, try installing a system that uses a solar heater.

Do things like wash your clothes inside some cold water, if you can. Having heated water in your washer can use up to nine-tenths of the energy required to run a washing machine. Just make sure you don’t harm your clothes in the process; check out the labels on your clothes and make a judgment for yourself. Additionally, it is more energy-efficient if you are washing full loads instead of small ones.

During the summer time, you should consider drying your clothes using the sun as opposed to using the dryer. The sun will dry your clothing for free and the summer breeze will leave it smelling amazing. It is a fresher smell than you would get from the dryer. Additionally, you will see a noticeable decrease in your utility bills.

TIP! Learn about energy sources within your community. Determine which energy source is cheapest for your home.

Make use of your dishwasher only when you have a full load in order to save energy and money. Don’t run it with just a few dishes. You might be surprised by how much you can actually fit in the dishwasher. By properly loading a dishwasher you will ensure that the maximum amount of dishes can be washed using the least amount of energy.

Get rid of your old water heater and put in a green, tankless one. Tankless versions still need electricity or gas to heat water, but they are more effective in heating solely the water necessary instead of a huge tank of water constantly. You can purchase a tankless heater for a faucet or your whole home.

TIP! Make sure that the batteries to store the power are placed as close as possible to the cells when installing your solar energy system. No power will be lost during the transfer from the cells to the batteries by doing this.

One way to save energy is to limit the use of electrical heaters in the winter. Instead, start wearing warmer clothing indoors and use a pellet stove or fireplace to keep main living areas heated. Keep in mind that cooler air is better for your breathing while you sleep as it prevents your airways from becoming dry.

While many have thought about green energy, not many people invest the effort needed to understand how to use it properly. This article should have offered some ideas for you to go green!