As the world moving closer to the energy crisis, it is our utmost responsibility to end our dependence on nonrenewable energy.
Renewable sources of energy are those which are recurring, meaning when you produce electricity from them, you don’t exhaust any resources. Some examples of renewable energy sources are Solar energy, water or hydro energy, wind energy, and magnetic energy.
These sources of energy are freely available, and they are often overlooked and unused. Once we start taking advantage of these energy sources, we take a step towards energy independence.
Solar Energy is the energy from the sun. By using the system which uses the solar energy, we can power our home, reduce electricity bill, and contribute towards a greener planet.
Hydro or water energy is also one of the effective sources of alternative energy which produces electricity on large scale. It needs a significant investment to create a system that generates electricity from water.
Wind energy sources have existed for more than 2000 years and have been used for tasks such as pumping water in the past. It is one of the common source of generating energy.
Magnetic fields can also make electricity. Magnetic fields can pull and push electrons. Metals such as aluminum and copper have electrons. When a magnet moves around a copper wire coil or a copper coil moves around a magnet, it pushes the electron and creates an electrical current. Magnetic generators convert this kinetic energy (energy of motion) into electric energy.
Here are some tips to reduce energy consumption:
How To Reduce Energy Consumption
Even before using renewable energy sources, some tips can help you to conserve energy. Here they are:
- You should replace your regular light bulb with the LED light bulb. This is because LED light bulb is 12 times energy efficient as compared to the tungsten bulb and also lasts up to 100,000 hours. Even if LED bulb is not available in your area, you can use a fluorescent light bulb which is more efficient than a regular light bulb. Don’t forget to turn off the light when needed.
- When you turn off your PC, TV or Laptop, it still consumes energy. The standby mode doesn’t mean it doesn’t consume energy. To avoid energy consumption, you should unplug the appliances or use a switchable power strip. This way you can switch everything to zero with just one action. The magnitude of standby power consumption should be taken seriously because it takes 10% to 15% of your power bill.
- Use your AC carefully, the cooler you want inside, the more energy your AC will consume. Same goes for the heater. You have to be very careful when using these energy-hungry devices. All you need to do is to keep your room temperature at a comfortable level.
- My last advice to you is to air dry cloth as much as possible because dryer is an ‘energy-hungry.’ Use dish and cloth washer once it is fully loaded to save energy and water.