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Generating Electricity At Home

Updated on February 13, 2020
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Seçkin Esen is working as an English language teacher in Turkey. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in ELT from Hacettepe University in 2010.

Renewable Energy Systems To Establish In Your House

The increase in the prices of oil and the danger of global warming made the use of renewable energy sources essential in today's world. Many countries around the world are using renewable energy systems to produce cleaner and cheaper energy.

As we know that renewable energy sources are becoming more and more popular nowadays, one question comes to our minds. What can we do to generate our own electricity at home?

Generating energy is no longer as hard as you think because the rate of using natural energy sources is getting more and more common and the price of the equipment needed to set up these systems is decreasing. It is now possible to generate our own electricity with the help of solar panels and wind turbines.

The first step we should do to generate electricity is to decide what electricity generation system we will use. The two most common renewable energy systems used to produce electricity at home are solar electric systems and wind electric systems.


How small solar electric system works
How small solar electric system works

Small Solar Electric Systems

  • Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic panels (PV), absorb sunlight and convert light energy into electricity through the photovoltaic effect.
  • Small solar electric systems provide energy in places where electricity is expensive or cannot be sent through traditional electricity lines.
  • This system is a reliable producer of electricity which reduces air pollution by eliminating the use of fossil fuels.

How small wind turbines work
How small wind turbines work | Source

Small Wind Electric Systems

  • A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind to electricity and it uses no fossil fuels.
  • A small wind electric system is one of the cleanest forms of energy as it produces zero emissions..
  • Wind electric systems are cost-effective renewable systems.

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    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      7 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      I definitely agree with you Casimiro. Thank you for your nice comment.

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      Casimiro 

      7 years ago

      If people want to start using solar energy, they should start with solar hot water heating. The technology is less expensive, simpler to maintain, and has the most bang for the buck.

    • Seckin Esen profile imageAUTHOR

      Seckin Esen 

      7 years ago from Ankara, Turkey

      Thank you so much Rock_nj for informing us about other options for generating electricity at home.

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      John Coviello 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Another emerging option for generating your own electricity at home is a natural gas or propane powered fuel cell. Companies are starting to make them for use in homes. They aren't cheap at 65,000 U.S. Dollars, but that cost can be offset in some locations by government incentives and there are ongoing operational cost savings that add up over time. The drawback is that generating electricity using a fuel cell is not a renewable home energy generating solution; however, it does let one live off the electrical grid.

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