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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Passive Solar Home Plans - Slash Your Utility Bill and Help Save the Environment

With electricity and utility bills soaring, and global warming on everybody's conscience, we need to find ways to reduce our power consumption. Passive solar home plans will enable you to build and install your own safe, reliable and fully functional homemade solar panel system that will help you reduce your power bill by a substantial amount. Don't believe what the news says about solar being an ineffective and inefficient source of energy - almost all of our energy actually comes from the sun.

That's right, because oil and coal are carbon energy stored in liquid or solid forms this means that the decomposed living matter that these two vital fuels are made up of originally came from the sun. The solar energy trapped inside these fuels is released when they are burned - see; we already use a form of solar power everyday.

However, oil and coal are running out rapidly due to an exponential increase in demand, but a relatively small increase in supply. Within the next 5 years we will have reached a situation where oil production capacity has peaked and started to decline. $140 a barrel oil will seem like a deal, rising oil prices will threaten our Western way of life.

However, there is some good news for you. With passive solar home plans you will be able to install a system powerful enough to provide almost all of the energy needs in your house. Taking simple steps such as using energy efficient light bulbs and turning off electrical devices that are not being used can make up the rest of the power savings. Completely eliminating your utility bill is a distinct possibility. I have done it using a homemade solar panel system, and I don't even live in a particularly sunny area!

With the right set of passive solar home plans, constructing and installing a safe, reliable and efficient system yourself is not only easy, but inexpensive as well. Whilst a system installed by a solar panel technician will set you back from between $3000-$9000, you can perform just as good of a job for around $250. This is not some form of practical joke- this is real science being applied to help your bank account and the environment. Solar home plans are the real deal, and the passive power system means that you can sell excess power back to your utility company to actually earn yourself money. All the components required can be purchased from hardware stores or online, and are not difficult to put together. Solar power really is a viable option for slashing your demand for fossil fuel based energy, helping the environment and making the world a better place to live in.

Click here to learn more about plans for solar energy in your home, including how much you will need to spend, what your power bill reductions will be, as well as what the best passive solar home plans are.

Jeff Palmer is an economist, but has also worked in the alternative energy industry since its early days, installing and helping to develop mainly solar and wind power generation systems.


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