How Electrifying your Home can Help the Environment [Infographic]

The “electrify everything” movement aims to use cleaner energy and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Many people have already switched their gas-powered cars to electric ones for a smaller carbon footprint. Now homeowners are looking to convert any technology or appliance in their home that runs on natural gas to electric power. To learn more about why homeowners are electrifying their homes, explore the infographic below from The Zebra.

There’s nearly an even split in the U.S. between houses that run on electricity or natural gas, and some use a combination of both. While electricity production currently isn’t 100% clean, many local governments are introducing electricity options where you can buy electricity from renewable sources. There’s still a long way to go before the electric grid is completely clean but proponents for electrification say that you shouldn’t wait for a full transformation.

It’s important to remember that the best way to help the environment is by consuming less energy — no matter what source it comes from.

Continue reading “How Electrifying your Home can Help the Environment [Infographic]”

How Residential Solar Energy Works [Infographic]

Harness The Sun for Energy Efficiency

Solar energy is an outstanding renewable resource you can use to generate electricity as long as the sun continues to shine. In return, this means that using the sun is an excellent way to cut your electricity bill. By taking advantage of the sunlight, you no longer will have to rely on your local electric grid- racking up your costs.

There’s no question as to why solar energy continues to thrive as the world’s fastest-growing energy source. As it continues to grow, eventually solar energy will reduce how much we have to rely on coal power for electricity altogether. States like New Mexico are already beginning to pass clean energy legislation, illustrating how far renewable energy has come.

If you’re looking to learn more about how solar power can heat up your pool or jacuzzi, turn on the lights for your home, and spin your fans to keep you cool, have a look at this infographic about harnessing solar energy for efficiency by The Zebra.

Continue reading “How Residential Solar Energy Works [Infographic]”

How we can Power the Earth by Solar alone [Infographic]

Did you know that more power from the sun hits earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year? Roof Stores wanted to find out how mankind would go about harnessing this energy to produce an earth powered entirely by solar.

It turns out an area equivalent to 1.2% of the Sahara desert is all that would be needed! Realistically, this would cost around $5 Trillion. Which does sound like a lot. But, to put it into perspective, that is the same amount as:

  • What the US spent on wars in the Middle East and Asian since 2001
    OR
  • What the world spend on the military and it’s weapons in just 3 years
    OR
  • The amount of money Americans spend on fast food over 3 Years

Find out where these global ‘solar farms’ should be located, and the challenges that would face this project by reading the full article.

Continue reading “How we can Power the Earth by Solar alone [Infographic]”

Rooftop Energy Storage [Infographic]

There is a growing demand for renewable energy sources as results of global warming become more evident year on year. While you would struggle to fit a wind farm or tidal hydroelectrical system on your property – rooftop solar energy is available, affordable and on the rise.

The global community is taking steps to ramp up renewable energy programmes. Solar energy is one of the most widely discussed due to its simple implementation. The ready availability and frequent technological advances make it one of the most viable options.

Roof Stores has created this infographic to highlight the emerging trends in rooftop solar energy. Read on to find out how attitudes are changing, and which countries are leading the way.

Continue reading “Rooftop Energy Storage [Infographic]”

Green Living [Resources]

Climate changes have made it of utmost importance to every individual to make efforts to save the environment and the planet at large. To find out how you can live a green live from all different types of angles, visit Guide Fellas.

Continue reading “Green Living [Resources]”