Whole House Backup Generators
Whole House Generators
Whole House Generators
In places where it is common for the main power grid to go down many rural home owners have known about the benefits of whole house generators for decades. Recently though a new reason for generating your own electricity has been gaining popularity - Going green while saving money and maybe even turning the expense of using electricity into a small revenue generator. Of course the cost or investment in a whole house generator can hardly turn it into a money maker but selling back to the grid through efficient energy use and an efficient electrical plan can certain help repayment some of that initial investment over time.
Is your thinking Fossilized?
Traditional whole home power generators used fossil fuels. Propane, diesel and gasoline generators were the norm. But to go Green and be cost effective the newer technologies are the way to go. Some would argue that natural gas generators or ones using propane might be considered 'green' as they have quite low carbon foot prints but true environmentalists would agree that burning any kind of fossil fuel is an outdated mode of generating electricity.
Alternative Electricity Generation
Over the past decade advancements in alternative electricity generation have made huge steps in taking us closer to creating carbon neutral electricity. Solar generators, wind generators and hydro-electric generators are the best known but even newer technology is hitting the market. Thermal generators which use the earths heat are being widely used in parts of the world where thermal dynamics are most efficient - that is to say anywhere we find naturally occurring volcanic activity. Places where hot springs occur are ideal. But even colder and stable climates like Canada find that deep drilled termal energy generation is possible. Although it has yet to be proven some claim magnets can be used to create a perpetual energy machine that generates no harmful emissions whatsoever.
Build Your Own Electricity Generator
With the green technologies which are readily and now quite economically available it is possible to build your own electricity generator. And many are doing so today. Rather than a one stop solution the most effective designs seem to incorporate a variety of techniques which are conducive to the natural environment which is surrounding the home. This means strategically utilizing wind power generators in areas of your property and during the times of year when consistent wind is available. Solar power generators now incorporate panels which are so efficient they can still collect electricity when it is cloudy and even when they are covered with snow. If you have running water on your property or the ability to redirect as river or stream so that you do, then you can take advantage of new high efficiency hydro-electric generators.
New Technologies - New Ideas
With all of the energy, pardon the pun, being put into alternative energy solutions today it pays to be constantly searching and trying new things. There are numerous examples of 'bak yard' experiments being conducted on electricity generation and plenty of free or low cost information - guides, instructions, video programs - to help you learn how to build a generator of your own. Check out the YouTube Videos below and the links for some great examples.