The sun may be millions of miles away, but we can harness its energy to perform a multitude of functions. Unlike fossil fuels, solar power is a clean energy source that will not pollute our planet. The solar industry has made giant leaps forward and average families can now use solar energy as a part of their everyday lives.
The UK is becoming a world leader in the use of wind as a power source. This clean, efficient, and renewable resource for electric power has become a huge part of the electricity produced in the entire UK. In fact, in early 2007, the capacity of power from wind farms in the UK went over the amount of electricity that can be produced by two traditional coal fired power stations. The UK is now the seventh country in the world to reach the 2 GW milestones.
Most folks recognize the challenges that we all face in trying to make our lives more sustainable. We need to make a difference today for the future of our planet, and part of making a difference is looking at more energy efficient ways to run our homes. There are several different ways of conserving energy and even the smallest things can go a long way when enough people make them into a habit.
Portable solar power is the answer for anybody who will be away from electrical outlets when they need to run or charge their electronic gadgets. Visualize being able to recharge your laptop computer or cellular phone while out hiking! This technology harnesses sun energy so that you will be able to benefit from the comforts of home in remote locations. Read on to discover how portable solar power works and how you can use it to your benefit.
Earth Hour 2009 takes place, starting at 8.30 local time, on Saturday 28 March 2009. It will start at 8.30 pm in New Zealand and work it’s around the world, much the same as New Years Eve does.