Saving Energy with Solar Power : The Cost of Using a Water Tank

A tank like this cost you about $1,500 including the pipes, including the faucets and everything you want to use for it. We will just follow now the line of this rain water, how it comes into our house, and you can see how we use it. So what you see here is the pipe […]

Saving Energy with Solar Power : Using Golf Cart Batteries to Save Energy

We are down here in our basement. It’s not very comfortable but we need the space because here, what you see there, is our golf car batteries. You can use different kind of batteries. There are much more sophisticated ones, but they are much more expensive so we choose just to get golf car batteries. […]

Saving Energy with Solar Power : Reasons for Using Solar Energy

Why we are doing that? Easy to say. More than 50 percent of our electricity is produced by coal fired power plants. And coal fired power plants blow up a lot of emissions. They blow up dust, the blow up a lot of things we really don’t want to have. And a lot of scientists […]

Saving Energy with Solar Power : Collecting Rainwater to Save Energy

As you see there, I have moved it out all the time a little bit. So it starts very close to the roof there and it comes out more and more because what I need is an ending for the water to run. I don’t want that the water stays in there. I want that […]

Saving Energy with Solar Power : Using Rainwater in a Water Heater

So, we see from back there that the pipe that comes from the water tank, from the rainwater tank, comes in here and then goes into this little pump. And this little pump has a pressure tank in here so that the pressure is always there. Because what we want is that when we open […]

Saving Energy with Solar Power : The Cost of Windmills

When we talk about the price of something like this, you can buy it today and when you go on the web and you look in there, you will find the hat from this windmill with the blades and the electronic for about $3,000. What you need additionally is a pole you buy at your […]

Saving Energy with Solar Power : Using Homemade Solar Panels

When you look over there you see the more common size of solar panel. Don’t be afraid that it looks that terrible because I did that solder it together by myself. There are companies who are producing these full sized cells and sometimes when they produce them, they break. And that what you see here, […]