It is no secret that energy is getting increasingly expensive around the world and especially in the United States. Gas and oil prices alone have more than doubled over the last ten years, and there is no sign that things are likely to improve. As energy prices go up, so too will the cost of living. Virtually everyone will be affected. However, there are things that we can do to save money on energy.
The problem with many traditional forms of energy is that they rely on non renewable sources of power. For example, take gas. Once gas has been burned, it is gone forever. Because both our supply of gas is shirking, and demand for gas is increasing as more and more people in developing countries buy cars, the price of gas has increased dramatically. The solution is therefore to move away from non renewable sources of energy, towards renewable sources.
There are few energy sources more abundant on the planet than the sun. Every time the sun is out, the Earth literally being bombarded with energy. The problem is we have not been harnessing it, until now. Solar power is a renewable energy source that strives to convert the sun’s rays into usable energy.
There are a number of ways to capture the sun’s energy. In your home, one of the best ways is to install solar panel roof mounts on top of your house. Solar panel roof mounts capture the suns energy and convert into electricity for use in the home. Installing a solar panel mounting system in your home essentially allows you to generate power for free, because you need is sunlight. While a solar panel system can be expensive to install, many states offer tax deductions to encourage people to install solar panels in their homes. The energy cost savings is just one of the reasons to do it though.
Solar panels are also good for the environment. Just one kW of power generated from solar panels prevents 150 pounds of coal from being mined, and 300 lbs of CO2 from being emitted. So efficient are solar panels that you could completely power the Earth by covering only 0.0005 % of the earth’s surface with solar panels. You can find more about solar panels and other renewable forms of energy online.