Category: Miscellaneous

How To Reduce Your Alternative Energy Costs

There can be no question that setting up an off the grid alternative energy home can be quite costly. In this post, I’ll be sharing some tips that you can use to reduce your alternative energy costs. Before you go hog wild and start spending money hand over fist to get your system set up, take a good hard look at your energy needs. I suggest that you do an energy audit. A good place to start is to pull out all of your electricity bills for the prior 12 months. With this data you can figure out how many…

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A Little Advice About Storing Gasoline For Use In Backup Generators

VFMany of us own gasoline powered generators and other power tools that run on gasoline. Despite the fact that this is one of the most commonly used types of fuels, many people don’t know that it has a relatively short shelf life. Some say that untreated gas only has a shelf life of about three months but in my experience, that might be stretching it a bit. If you store gasoline in an engine like a backup generator so that it will always be ready when you need it, there’s a good chance that your generator won’t start when you…

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Is Nuclear Energy Renewable? A Closer Look at This Question

Many people such as myself are fascinated by both alternative energy and renewable energy sources. Some people see these as one in the same but I’m of the opinion that they are quite different from one another. The way I see it, alternative energy is any form of energy that is different than what is “typically” used to power our world. According to that definition, renewable energy would fall into the category of alternative energy but I believe that for something to be “renewable”, we must be able to reproduce the raw material that goes into creating the energy at…

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