Making your home green one step at a time 1

Making your home green one step at a time

More and more people are starting to see that focusing on the virtues of green energy and going green themselves is not a temporary fad that will just go away, but that it is something that makes sense not only for the environment, but also for your wallet. Being able to help the world and yourself is most certainly worth it, in these times when saving the environment is a priority for the future generations of the human race. Here…

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The right alternative energy source for your home

The fact that you have turned to look into alternative energy tells me a lot about how you perceive the current environmental issue. For those who have some catching up to do; there is a major situation related to global warming and climate change, which has grown due to the fact that we’ve been using fossil fuels, oils and natural gas for our energy needs. When we use non-renewable energy resources, not only is the source depleting, but it also…

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Thin film solar

Thin film solar cells (TFSC) generate electricity from sunshine or bright indoor lighting. The first TFSCs were introduced in the 1990s to power hand held calculators. TFSCs are made by attaching extremely thin photovoltaic (PV) materials such as amorphous silicon. The thickness of the PV materials is measured in nanometer or micrometers. These materials are applied to a base such as glass, metal or plastic. Before the PV materials are attached, the base surface is treated with a layer of…

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How to protect your home from a flood

Before a Flood One of the most important things you can do to protect your home, particularly if the area in which you live is prone to flooding, is to purchase adequate flood insurance. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) guarantees coverage and is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Don’t wait until a flood is imminent to purchase flood insurance. FEMA also suggests that you move appliances or anything of value out of the basement if you…

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