I strongly believe that being Frugal means more than just saving money. Being frugal with energy, food and anything that we use in excess will save us money but will also help hugely to save our planet.
Now this is where renewable energy and our part comes in. With technology advanced so much now it’s possible for an individual (That’s you!!) to solar power their own home in a sustainable manor. The savings are never instant but over time you will get your money back and you will save.
We all know that energy resources are on the downturn. Oil is being used up, I am not sure I trust nuclear and it’s just a sensible solution to use natural solutions available to us as mankind! In this case the sun. Installing solar energy at your home may not as expensive as you thought. Some people think it can be done for under $200…
So for a small outlay it may be possible to reduce bills and save our kids futures!
Now I am going to take a look at some of the solar options available to us normal folks….
A solar cooker:
This device uses no fuel for cooking! It’s a small box that can cook for up to five people and boiling, roasting and baking are all available! They can take a while to cook, but it’s free energy!!
Solar home lighting: Cells installed on your roof or property collect power from the sun during the day and then keep your lights powered during the night…. Greatly reducing bills! A solar home lighting system can be very easy to install.
Solar heating system: Definitely one of the popular ones… and some people I know have managed to get government grants for these systems. Basically water is run through thin pipes on the roof and the sun naturally heats them. They work like a treat and your investment can be got back in 3-4 years making hot water completely free from then on!!
If you are thinking about getting a home solar system (and wind too!) then I highly recommend checking out the step by step guide available from Earth4Energy. It’s simple, cheap and gives you all the resources you need.