Green energy is a term that refers to renewable and clean energy sources. The electricity generated from renewable sources is becoming more available. By finding renewable energy solutions, consumers can support the development of clean energy that will reduce the impact on the environment associated with conventional energy generation and will increase energy independence.
These technologies can help the consumer by reducing bills for various utilities such as water consumption and heating, and having a short payback time for domestic water heating systems, thus implementing renewable energy solutions is a highly profitable investment for household, hotels or hospitals. PV, solar energy and wind energy are viable solutions for locations that do not currently benefit from a connection to the national electricity grid.
A wind turbine is a machine that converts the kinetic energy of wind into mechanical energy, which can be can be further transformed into electricity. This electricity is delivered to the public power grid, stored in batteries or directly consumed by heating of electrical coils. These renewable energy solutions you can opt for, have the main rotor and generator at the top of the tower and must always be focused on the wind’s direction. The rotation is duplicated and transmitted to the power generator. The horizontal axis wind turbines should be positioned at a height enough to not to be influenced by turbulence and have the disadvantage of installing the generator on top of the tower which makes them difficult to maintain.
Solar panels are groups of solar cells which work together in order to supply power. They are reliable and represent a way of using a natural resource that we can access for free, which is the sun. Using solar panels eliminates excess cables which transport electricity and another benefit brought by the solar panels is that they do not adversely affect the environment, they don’t emanate gases and don’t cause air pollution. The power produced by solar or photovoltaic systems is useful in most applications including motors, pumps, electrical equipments and lighting. It is not recommended to use photovoltaic systems in water heating systems or appliances, although microwaves or toasters can be used due to the restrained working time. For these applications, use dedicated solar systems (solar heating habitat).
Given that a heat pump uses free energy to extract heat from the air, it is one of the best renewable energy solutions for domestic heating. A heating system using a heat pump provides warmth and comfort to your home throughout the year, even if outside temperatures are negative. The heat pump reduces energy costs and CO2 emissions, therefore, it represents a great solution for your budget and the environment.