Wave Energy

Alternative Energy

Wave energy is produced when electricity generators are placed on the surface of the ocean. The energy provided is most often used in desalination plants, power plants, and water pumps. Energy output is determined by wave height, wave speed, wavelength, and water density.

To date, there are only a handful of experimental wave generator plants in operation around the world. The articles on this page explore the world of wave energy and its possible applications.

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Green Living

Green Living

Going Green isn’t only about changing a light bulb or buying expensive products. Going Green is a way of life and has to do with our holistic approach to life. Our careful choices immediately have an impact on your health and, essentially, the health of our planet.

But don’t think that little things don’t matter! It just takes a bit of effort to go a long distance. Here you can find some tips to make your life a little greener, too.

Are you really serious about Green Living and Going Green? Then, consider taking some big steps, what about changing your career and contributing to the development of clean energy technologies? If you don’t have a high school diploma, you can get your GED diploma (even if you just study online) and apply for a green career, it might be something for you! Check out these  free online classes for the GED on the BestGEDclasses website

Clean energy careers are hot, they are favorite choices of career for many students who are attracted by many well-paid and in-demand jobs. Clean energy job would make you feel good and will benefit our mother-earth.

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Green Up Your Home Energy Usage the Easy Way

Green Living

So many people believe that living “green” is time-consuming and difficult.  It couldn’t be farther from the truth!  By using some common send and making some simple changes, you can see improvements in energy usage, water conservation and lowering utility costs.

Saving energy can be so simple and may remind you of things your family did in generations past. Think about this: Instead of using your dryer during summer months, use the sun. There is simply nothing better than the smell of clothes dried outdoors.

By drying clothes outside, you’ll save on electricity as well as laundry chemicals and have the benefit of getting to spend time in nature. While you are thinking about sources of energy, turn off lights in rooms that have banks of windows unless you really need them. Simply shutting off lights can decrease energy usage in an amazing way.

Also, consider doing your chores later in the evening. Instead of running the washing machine or dishwasher during the day, set them to run as you go to bed. You’ll pay less for the energy and put less strain on the electrical grid system. Conserving water can also be simple. Instead of pouring half consumed glasses of water down the drain, use them to water pots of plants or pour them into your outdoor rain barrel.

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Hydrogen (HHO) Generators used as gas saving devices

Alternative Energy

HHO generators produce HHO gas, known as hydroxy gas. This gas is much more combustible than gasoline or diesel and when mixed with the engine’s primary source of fuel it generates a stronger explosion in the combustion chambers increasing the strength in the combustion process, meaning more efficiency.

There is an ongoing debate on the percentages of fuel energy efficiencies for modern engines. Some say that the engine is approximately 30% to 35% fuel efficient, the remaining 65% to 70% is fuel wastage, meaning that the fuel’s full potential is being released in the combustion process. While I’m not going deep into the subject of trying to conclude if these numbers are real or exaggerated, there is some fuel wastage, or else oxygen sensors would not be installed on modern engines which are constantly monitoring and sending data readings in volts to the PCM to rectify the fuel mixture.

How to produce “hydrogen on demand”?

Producing hydrogen, unless it is managed to be captured from the atmosphere – which proves extremely difficult, a type of hydrogen generator will be needed. One way of doing so is using water and separating its molecules. A water molecule (H20) contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms. An electrolysis process can be used to separate the hydrogen atoms from the water, forming HHO (oxyhydrogen), also known as “Brown’s Gas” which was named after Professor Yull Brown’s discovery.

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American Innovation, Resolve, and Persistence Wanted

Alternative Energy

The United States faces innumerable challenges. Policy experts could write entire treatises on all of these, but clear solutions may get lost in complicated or trivial details. As the Pareto principle reminds us, 80% of our results can be achieved by focusing 20% of our efforts on the most important activities. So, what if we concentrated our labors on two pivotal problems that American resolve, innovation, and persistence can, and must, successfully tackle – transportation and energy.

Let’s start with transportation. The US transportation system of highways, bridges, tunnels, and railroads is stressed, strained, and badly in need of repairs and upgrades. 7 of the 10 most congested cities are on the East Coast and West Coast. In fact, if you travel along the I-5 or I-95 corridors, you probably think that the 3 million large trucks in the US are directly in front of you. You may wonder why we don’t repair and expand the transportation system.

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Global Warming Solutions

Green Living

Much of the technology and ingenuity required to seriously reduce the threat of global warming already exist. This includes solutions that are going to stimulate the American economy because they will be creating jobs, saving consumers and government money, and will be helpful to protect our national security. The key is sustainable or renewable energy.

By committing to and investing in renewable energy and, just as important, the energy efficiency of appliances we use and the cars we drive, we can take significant steps towards minimizing our dependency on fossil fuels. We know that our consumption of oil is contributing to the threat of global warming.

We should (and are capable of) use energy much more efficiently and benefit from much more renewable energy sources, including wind, solar, geothermal, and bio-energy. We must rapidly work towards a significant reduction of emissions of heat-trapping gasses, like carbon dioxide (CO2) methane, and nitrate oxide. We need well-educated executive managers who are ready to go all the way.

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What Are Solar Energy Systems?

Alternative Energy

Imagine being able to completely offset the cost of your electricity bills. Never again do you have to pay for electric energy. Instead, people are now able to generate their own electricity entirely through the use of solar energy systems. A solar energy system would make a great addition to your household. The ability to produce electricity for free is certainly enticing, isn’t it?

Thousands of people before you have made the jump into using solar energy for all of their electricity needs. Your home could benefit from a solar energy system and it would save you thousands every year.

In order to get the most rays from the sun, most solar energy systems will have panels that go directly onto your roof. Roof setups are the most effective way to use a solar panel set up because it has the most exposure to the sun. People who own homes aren’t the only ones who are taking advantage of solar energy systems. Big companies are also using them, connecting an immense number of solar panels to the roofs of their company buildings.Continue reading

Let’s be Stewards of the Earth ~ Just Like the Lorax!

Green Living

I’m always amazed at how beautiful our Earth is ~ it really never gets old to see pictures of the Earth or watch a television show or a YouTube clip like Petie put up in his latest blog, seeing the Earth in all Her glory.

The mountains and rainforests, the rivers and streams, the majestic deserts, the beautiful hills and valleys, and all the magic Mother Nature shares with us ~ this brings me to a place of awe and gratefulness.

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16 reasons why the sun should be your valentine

Alternative Energy

Love is in the air…ah. Valentine ’s Day is a great reminder to let the people we care about know how we feel. As we run from store to store collecting chocolates, flowers, and cards, we thought this holiday would be a great opportunity to profess our love for the sun.

Unfortunately, our sonnet writing skills would make William Shakespeare roll in his grave.  Instead, we decided to create a list of all the reasons that the sun should be your Valentine this year. The best part, you don’t have to spend a dime to show your affection for it when you lease your solar home installation.

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Teach Your Kids About Sustainability

Green Living

If you would like to be a good example and role model for kids on sustainability, be it at home, in the classroom, or for your nieces and nephews, you can start by teaching them how to respect nature, to be mindful of all the waste they’re creating, and so on. more.

In short, there are so many ways to teach them all about our planet, how to treat it respectfully, and how to best deal with sustainability. And at the same time, they can have fun learning it and doing it.

Take a look at a few quick pointers to do so. Here are five tips to get started with teaching children about sustainability, and this is all geared towards  younger audiences:

1. Lead by giving the good example
2. Make learning about sustainability fun
3. Get all kids really involved
4. Read about sustainability to them
5. Volunteer in a sustainability program together with the kids

For more mature audiences, the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University has produced some pretty good suggestions on how to best teach about issues concerning sustainability:

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Solar Panels for Your Home

Alternative Energy , Energy , Green Living

Getting solar panels for your home can dramatically affect your electricity bill. If you are used to paying hundreds or thousands of dollars per year for your electricity bill, be prepared to pay much less. You can offset the cost of electricity or even eliminate your bill altogether through the use of solar panels. The most popular set up for solar panels is having the panels attached to the roof. This gives the panels the biggest coverage area and exposes them to the most rays of the sun.

What kind of money can you expect to save? Your average solar panel system will save you around 50 dollars per month on your electricity bill. If you get a bigger system, one that’s designed to take on the full force of your electrical needs, you can expect to eliminate your electricity bill altogether. Incredible!

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Wind generator power rating missing the point

Alternative Energy

With the push to go green, also in micro markets, much has been made of wind power. Media outlets attentive to the wind energy development have focused attention on the industry and many homeowners have followed suit.

The emergence of many upstart wind companies has advertisers scrambling to gain the attention of would-be consumers in a relatively new market. To this point, advertising has focused mostly on a maximum “output figure.” This to a certain extent has confused consumers, many of which being new to wind energy.

To further confuse matters most companies are purposefully inflating these figures in an apparently deliberate attempt to mislead consumers. In our opinion, the maximum output figures of a wind generator most people are focusing on does very little to describe the efficiency of a particular unit.

That figure does little to relay a conceptual idea to the customer that is useful in making a decision on purchasing a wind generator. Maximum output figures of wind generators in many cases give a snapshot of an expected output at a given moment at the peak of a power curve.

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