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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Using Renewable Energy in Everyday Life

  1. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    A couple weeks back, lobobrandon suggested we have a green living theme for one of our Weekly Topic Inspiration rounds, and I agree it’s an excellent subject.

    I’m therefore making this week’s theme all about using renewable energy in everyday life. This can be as simple as walking more and as complex as installing green-energy collection tech in and around your home!

    Here are some title ideas that include common keywords on the subject that you might like to use:
    The Top 5 Alternative Energy Sources
    A Guide to Solar Energy for Homes
    Hot to Build Alternative Energy into Everyday Life
    5 Types of Alternative Energy You Can Use Right Now
    A Guide to Setting Up a Solar Water Heater
    Tips on Boosting Home Energy Efficiency
    5 Benefits of Using a Solar Water Heater
    Tips on Getting Solar Energy for Your Home
    The Best Renewable Energy Sources for Your Home
    Tips on Getting Solar Panels for Your Home
    A Guide to DIY Solar Panels
    10 Creative Applications of Solar Energy
    10 Advantages of Solar Energy for the Modern Household
    The Basic Steps of Solar Panel Installation
    5 Different Solar Panel Kits for Eco-Friendly Homeowners
    How to Get Started with Solar Water Heating
    The Best Solar Power Systems for Single Family Homes


    Take note that you don't have to write about advanced tech to join in on the fun: you can always offer tips on using very simple renewable energy, such as the sun to dry clothes, or your body to convey you to work on foot or a bike!

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    Big thanks to lobobtandon for the idea! I'm looking forward to reading your Hubs big_smile

    1. RealHousewife profile image79
      RealHousewifeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love this topic!  Very very cool!

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm writing a hub at present. I spent an hour creating a nice pic hope you'll like it smile

    2. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Dam!! I've got my final exams going on till the 16th. I've copied all the titles for reference I'll write hubs on most of these topics from the 16th onwards. Thanks so much for adding this topic. When I write the hubs I'll create a forum post so all of you'll know it big_smile
      Thanks again Simone smilelolcool

    3. CWanamaker profile image93
      CWanamakerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Simone -

      Hey Thanks for the Topic Inspiration! I wrote a hub about the benefits hot water heaters: http://cwanamaker.hubpages.com/hub/5-Be … ter-Heater

      This was a great follow up to an early hub I had written about the basic types of solar water heaters and how they work.

      1. Simone Smith profile image88
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's fantastic! I'm a big fan of solar... everything! Solar water heaters have been around for ages, too, and are so straightforward. What's not to love?

      2. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I find the comparison chart very helpful!

      3. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        My neighbor has a roof top version solar water heater and he loves it!

    4. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Here's my hub. Hey there Simone hope you like it big_smile
      Too bad I have my exams going on otherwise I'd have written many many more. There's so much to write about.
      But when my exams are done I'll be adding them big_smile
      http://lobobrandon.hubpages.com/hub/Bui … omes-alike

      Btw this is my first hub on the weekly inspirational topics - it feels great big_smile

      1. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Super cool layout within your hub! Nice list of Eco friendly advice.

        1. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks so much smile

      2. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I've ranked amazingly for this hub on yahoo and bing but the big G has me nowhere may have to give it time smile
        But the results are surprising on yahoo and bing even though they are ranked high I just got 2 views from them in 24 hours. If it were google I'd have lots more

    5. tarajeyaram profile image61
      tarajeyaramposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Simone - this is a fantastic idea.  I am all for green things.  I just have to find time to do a hub.  I am all inspired.  I wrote a hub on Eco-Friendly New Year's Resolution - http://tarajeyaram.hubpages.com/_Hub007 … -For-2012. 
      I want to write more on this topic as it is so dear to my heart.  Thank you for your fantastic idea.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I really enjoyed your hub. Makes me want to go full-blown organic in my food choices!

    6. Little two two profile image85
      Little two twoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I looked at ways to make renewable energy mobile and more geared to todays on the go person.
      http://littletwotwo.hubpages.com/hub/Cr … reen-Enery

      1. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Coolest [ wink ] Solar Coterie ever! Witty and fun topic choice LTT!

    7. imaverick profile image61
      imaverickposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This a cool topic. Perfect, I just joined hubpages smile

      I can contribute some as I'm into green living topics as well.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Outstanding! Welcome to HubPages imaverick! Be sure to checkout our very helpful Learning Center, I learn so much there! here is a direct link for you!  http://hubpages.com/_2dhw39mw9bj85/lear … r/contents 
        I Can't wait to read your work! cool
        Cheers~
        K9

    8. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image70
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for posting such a nice topic. I am late in visiting the forum. However, I have written few articles about the topic long back.
      I would like to read some of the hubs about the topic.

      Jyoti Kothari

  2. jesimpki profile image96
    jesimpkiposted 5 years ago

    I've posted my hub.  I wrote about using a solar panel kit from a retailer and using it to produce and use my own power.  I saw this Topic Inspiration and though it would be an awesome way to share with others what I've done and continue to do every day.

    1. wordscribe43 profile image92
      wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I enjoyed your hub!  Wanna come install a kit for me?  wink  Please?

      1. jesimpki profile image96
        jesimpkiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks wordscribe43 smile  Haha, only if you're anywhere near Virginia wink

    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is so cool! I hadn't read much of anything about solar kits that folks could set up themselves before. They're a cool option!

      1. jesimpki profile image96
        jesimpkiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        They certainly are Simone! Its great to be able to have enough juice to provide light and a working internet connection for several hours when the power is out too.

        1. Simone Smith profile image88
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh yeah, I hadn't thought about that! Benefits abound.

    3. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What a great way to show off your passionate hobby for saving energy! Clear writing and super good personal experience information. Highly recommend this hub! cool

      1. jesimpki profile image96
        jesimpkiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the compliments K9keystrokes!

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    cr00059nposted 5 years ago

    Hello Jesimpki - Just visited your hub 20 seconds ago.  How did you master all this, and are you available near Richmond, Virginia?

    1. jesimpki profile image96
      jesimpkiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for visiting cr00059n.  The kit itself includes instructions for putting it all together.  I'm actually further south, near Christiansburg.

  4. melbel profile image90
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    Is the second idea a typo? If not, what is a hub in the non-Hubpages sense?

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm just noticed that big_smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is! Removed it.

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    Robin Kempposted 5 years ago

    You always share valuable information.  Sometimes just when I was looking for something interesting to write about you jog my memory with great topics.

  6. andersonmoore profile image57
    andersonmooreposted 5 years ago

    What a great way to show off your passionate hobby for saving energy! Clear writing and super good personal experience information. Thanks

    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      hmm

      1. jesimpki profile image96
        jesimpkiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe his account was hacked? roll

        1. K9keystrokes profile image91
          K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          We can only hope, jesimpki...smile

  7. dfuntanar profile image59
    dfuntanarposted 5 years ago

    One of my favorite topics! big_smile
    Here's my hub about it.  I hope it doesn't appear to hurried, it has been days since my last hub was written, and I am just glad I came across this topic and I was able to string something together! big_smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Whoah, THIS IS AMAZING!!! I've never heard of solar bottle bulbs before. Love it!! I think it's a fabulous Hub. So glad you joined WTI this week!

    2. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Can you say mandatory disaster kit item? This is really cool, those MIT folks are pretty sharp cookies!

  8. Lindy's World profile image81
    Lindy's Worldposted 5 years ago

    Once again I want to thank you Simone for your weekly topics.  They are amazing.  I just completed my hub on using Renewable Energy through conservation.  Here is the link: http://lindysworld.hubpages.com/hub/Ene … ble-Energy

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, thanks Lindy's World! Love the Hub you wrote. You've outlined a bunch of conservation methods and efforts that I had not heard of before. Also, I'm so pleased to read that new wood stoves come with built-in catalytic converters- how cool is that??

    2. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your information on the amount of oil Americans use daily is staggering!

  9. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone! I want to point out that you don't have to be a renewable energy expert to write a Hub on this week's WTI subject. There are lots of sources of renewable energy that do NOT involve complicated tech. Consider, for example, human energy, which is quite renewable! You could always write a Hub on working more of THAT into everyday life. smile

  10. K9keystrokes profile image91
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    Here are a few things to consider when setting up, or revising a Renewable Energy Home Office! cool
    http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/2c7795

    HubHugs to the room~
    K9

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So cool. More people should take this approach when setting up home offices! Most home offices sort of get... slammed together without much thought, but it really pays to consider details like this!

  11. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago
    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Spectacular hub layout! cool

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks K9.

        Gotta do most of my reading tomorrow!

    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah! I love the layout, too, and am really impressed by the cool solar kits one can buy these days!

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone smile

  12. ktrapp profile image92
    ktrappposted 5 years ago

    While my hub doesn't focus primarily on renewable sources of energy, it does discuss really simple ways to save energy.

    Did you know, for example, that your plugged in television and connected DVD player, cable box, xboxes, etc. all use energy even when they're turned off?

    This is often referred to as phantom energy, and ways to eliminate phantom energy loss and other losses of energy are the focus of this hub.

    http://ktrapp.hubpages.com/hub/save-energy-at-home-tips

    1. K9keystrokes profile image91
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Watt metering is a great idea! Top-notch hub Ktrapp!

      1. Lord De Cross profile image60
        Lord De Crossposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I wonder if our own perspiration added to wind energy can help us to find a true energy saver/

      2. ktrapp profile image92
        ktrappposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks smile

        Watt metering can become quite addictive as I am discovering. I didn't mention it in my hub, but there are some libraries in the U.S. that actually let you checkout/borrow watt meters.

    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      THIS.... HUB.... IS... AMAZING O________________O

  13. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    OK, dumb question:  when does the week begin, and when is the deadline for publishing the Hub?  I'm working on one.  Thanks.

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Since the original post says posted 4 days ago I say you got a total of 2 days more not sure if its 3 dont take chances

      1. mary615 profile image93
        mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Whew, I think I made it!

        1. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yay!!

  14. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 5 years ago
    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good point with those safety tips! You might add some notes about how much money / energy is saved by riding a bike, etc. I would be most interested to know those details!

      1. mary615 profile image93
        mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for suggestion.  I have done that.

  15. Melovy profile image96
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    Lots of great hubs here, I’m working my through them. And since it’s all too easy to get caught up in the worthiness of it all, I couldn’t resist doing an ever so slightly silly hub. (It’s got a serious side too!)
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Tips … Efficiency

    Hope you enjoy it!

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hahaa, I LOVE the ever so slightly silly Hub!

  16. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone! Thanks for the fantastic renewable energy tips you shared! We have a new topic up now- children's health! Stop by the forum thread to join a fun new round of WTI!

  17. algarveview profile image90
    algarveviewposted 5 years ago

    Hey Thanks for the Topic Inspiration! I wrote a hub about how to choose your solar water heating system, i hope you like it.
    http://algarveview.hubpages.com/hub/How … er-Heating

    1. algarveview profile image90
      algarveviewposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      too late?

 
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