Energy Articles - Solar, Wind & Geothermal
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Here you will find a list of many solar, wind and geothermal energy related articles, including various articles on other forms of renewable energy.
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All our publications focus on the environment and renewable energy, including how we can help to improve the quality of the air we breathe, and on a larger global scale, how we can possibly reduce the future effects of global warming.
Alternative Energy Articles
Natural Energy Sources - Information on the different types of natural energy sources we can use to generate electricity for our homes. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy sources including; solar power, wind power and tidal power.
Natural Gas Energy - The main common misconception regarding natural gas energy. Learn about the advantages of gas power over other fossil fuels, and the disadvantages of using gas as a power source over renewable energy resources.
How To Conserve Energy - Basic information explaining how to conserve energy in and around the home. This includes the use of alternative energy technologies.
Cheap Gas And Electricity - Information explaining where to find cheap gas and electricity services for homes and businesses. This article also includes information regarding how we can lower home energy bills through energy conservation.
Financing Renewable Energy - Financing a renewable energy project is now easier with government or local authority grants available.
Renewable Energy Consulting Services - Information on the increase in popularity of renewable consulting services for home or business renewable energy projects.
Alternative Energy - The use of alternative energy sources for a cleaner, brighter future, to reduce our dependency on the use of the decreasing levels of fossil fuels.
Solar Energy Articles
Free Solar Panels - Information on free solar panels, or government grants to construct renewable energy projects.
Used Solar Panels - The reasons why you should avoid purchasing used solar panels. You should always go for brand new solar cells if this method is in your budget range.
Solar Power Panels - Here you will find information regarding the different installation methods for home solar panels. This solar panel article also covers basic safety tips, and the advantages of hiring a builder and/or electrician for the project.
Home Solar Power - The ways in which a home solar power system can work for you, including information explaining the ways in which you can use energy from the sun.
Solar Power Plants - Have you ever wondered what makes a solar power plant work? This article will discuss information relating to many aspects of solar power plants. This article also covers Information relating to the areas which are suitable to support these power plants.
Solar Electricity Kit - Information on what to look out for when purchasing solar panels, and information on reputable suppliers of solar panels and kits.
Buy Solar Panels - Here you find a beginners guide, including details you should consider before purchasing solar panels. We explain some of the items you may need in order to generate affordable solar electricity.
RV Solar Panels - Information relating to the installation of RV solar panels for recreational vehicles. We discuss the two main options; either roof mounted, or a mobile kit. There are downsides to the roof mounted kits, which we shall explain.
How Do You Produce Electricity From Solar Energy - The answer to this question can be found here, we will go into detail in explaining how a solar cell can turn photons from the suns rays, into usable electricity.
What Is Solar Power - A basic article explaining what solar power actually is. We will also look at the ways in which energy from the sun affects the planet, and how we use solar power in our current lifestyles. Solar energy is set for greater things in the future.
How Solar Power Works - If you ever wondered how solar power works, then this guide to solar energy can be a great start in understanding the basic fundamentals relating to electrons and how these electrons become conduction electrons.
DIY Solar Electricity - Information regarding "do it yourself" solar electricity kits, including installation. If you are considering a "DIY" solar power installation in the future, this article provides information to help you on your way
Solar Power Battery Chargers - You may not realize how useful and convenient solar power battery chargers actually are. This article explains the use of a solar energy supply stored within batteries, and the convenience associated with this method.
Advantages Of Solar Power - The many different advantages of solar power will be outlined here. These advantages include how solar power for your home is a very good option in order to save money and be kinder to our environment.
Photovoltaic Definition - Definitions and information relating to photovoltaics and solar energy. Solar cells are referred to as photovoltaic devices.
Solar Powered Fountain - How you can make a solar powered garden fountain, including the benefits over regular, mains powered garden fountains.
Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy - An in depth article covering many of the pros and cons of solar energy, relating to home use and business/industrial use of solar energy technologies.
Portable Solar Power - A solar energy article relating to the use of and the available portable solar powered devices on the market today.
Solar Energy In India - Information relating to the use of solar energy in India, and why the population of India can benefit from the use of solar energy on a large scale.
Solar Panel Diagram - A diagram of a solar panel, including the process a solar cell takes to convert energy from the suns rays into electricity.
How To Build A Solar Pool Heater - Learn how you can build a solar pool heater for residential swimming pools for under $100.
How To Build A Solar Panel - A guide which shows you how to build a solar power system and which solar panel components you should choose.
Hot Water Solar Panels - How the popularity of using solar energy to provide our hot water is increasing across many parts of the world.
Disadvantages Of Solar Energy - An article discussing some of the many different disadvantages of using solar energy to generate electricity for our homes.
Solar Power - A range of information on solar power, solar power systems and how we can use solar panels to provide a source of clean, renewable electricity to our homes.
Home Solar Energy Systems - A solar energy article, covering different topics surrounding the use of home solar energy systems, and the importance of these for the future.
Build Your Own Solar Panel - Information on useful resources relating to how you can build your own solar panel, including the advantages of doing so.
Solar Photovoltaic Energy - Why we should consider solar photovoltaic energy systems for installation to our homes.
Solar Panels For Golf Carts - Learn more about the introduction of solar panels for golf carts, saving money for golf clubs around the world.
Wind Energy Articles
Small Wind Turbines - The requirements your environment and surrounding area must meet in order for a home wind turbine installation to be economically viable. Use this article as a quick start guide to determine if your environment can support a wind turbine.
Vertical Wind Turbines - The differences between vertical wind turbines and horizontal wind turbines. View the advantage and disadvantage for each design and construction. Information on why developers prefer the horizontal axis to the vertical design.
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines - Here, we shall discuss the main design for a vertical axis wind turbine, including historical information, the look of the turbine and what type of design is the most common. To take a look at the disadvantages, view our alternative vertical wind turbine page.
How Do Wind Turbines Work - Information on how wind turbines work. We shall look at the two main designs of wind turbines and see how the power production process is different.
Wind Turbines Impact - Here, we will look at a wind turbines impact on it's surrounding environment, regarding noise and visual pollution, along with the effect on wildlife. These are just environmental disadvantages of wind turbines, not economic disadvantages.
Wind Turbines At Sea - If you are looking for information concerning the placement of wind turbines in on or off-shore locations, then this article can be of use to you. Coastal energy is very efficient and able to support large and efficient wind farms.
Wind Into Energy - Here we take a look into how we transform wind into energy through recreational activities and industrial methods. This article can provide a deeper insight into the ways we use wind power.
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Wind Energy - We shall now look into the many different advantages and disadvantages of wind energy. There are many wind energy issues relating to commercial and residential wind turbine projects.
Wind Energy Facts - Here you will find a list of wind energy facts relating to the use of this renewable energy source. We will explain general information relating to the use of wind turbines on a large and small scale, commercial or residential.
Wind Powered Energy - Views on the future of energy powered by the wind, including a look back as to how we have used wind energy in the past.
Wind Energy India - The increasing demand for wind energy in India has influenced a yearly average increase in wind power generation of around 1,000 MW.
Geothermal Energy Articles
Advantages Of Geothermal Energy - If you would like to understand more about the main advantages of a geothermal power plant, then this article could be of use to you.
Disadvantages Of Geothermal Energy - If you would like to understand the deciding factors a geothermal power plant proposal must meet before a land survey is carried out, or would just like to learn the disadvantages of a geothermal heat source, take a look here.
Geothermal Power Plant - Here, we shall discuss what a geothermal power plant requires for it to work, and the basic understanding of how these systems work.
What Is Geothermal Energy - We shall now discuss what geothermal energy is, where geothermal energy comes from, and also, what the different methods for harnessing this energy are.
Geothermal Energy Facts - This geothermal energy article is a very good source for outlining the basic facts of geothermal energy, also explaining common misconceptions.
Cost Of Geothermal Energy - The costs of geothermal energy systems are actually quite low. The only costs you have to pay for this type of energy is the labor and parts associated with installation and maintenance.
How Does Geothermal Energy Work - Ever wondered how geothermal energy works? We shall now discuss the geothermal energy process relating to the heating of the earth's surface from the suns rays.
History Of Geothermal Energy - A brief history of geothermal energy is explained here. Geothermal energy was once a great advancement in renewable electricity production, and is set for big things in the future. Geothermal energy has been used for over 10,000 years in various forms.
Geothermal Power Station Diagram - A diagram of a geothermal dry steam power plant, along with explanations of the process of geothermal energy production with these types of power plants.
Geothermal Heating - The process of using the earths heat source for geothermal heating can improve energy efficiency and help our environment.
Geothermal Heating And Cooling - Information relating to how the geothermal heating cycle can be reversed to provide cooling for our homes.