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Have You Gone Green Yet?

Is Our Planet FOR SALE?

The QueenBee4Green.com and Staff.  We hope that everyone will take part in saving our Planet by going Green.   Lets all go green and do your share to save our planet.  Otherwise, we should put it up for sale because we are not taking care of it like it should be.

Throughout our website you will find multiples of items concerning the environment, green products, safe products, clothing, furniture and gifts from every aspect of the Home from Baby to Your Car.  We have done extreme investigation into on seeing what we all can do to Save Our Precious Planet. 

Lets all get aboard and Do Our Part for Our Green Planet.   We only have One of them so we better take care of it wisely.  Listen to what scientists are saying to us about the environment.  Heed their warnings and do something for our planet today.

We certainly do not want the "Aliens" coming to take our planet away for our neglect and abuse to this Earth.  Lets all get busy and do our part.

Check out what Amazon has in Green Products along with other authors of books to guide us in the right direction.

by JC Hines, June 19, 2014, www.queenbee4green.com, All Rights Reserved 2014-2015.


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2014 Eco Friendly Products Green


New Products and Books Eco Friendly Environment 2014

01310680109_green.jpgWhen we talk about Eco Friendly Products and  GREEN Products we don’t necessarily limit ourselves to small products or cleaning products. We can talk about bigger projects such as these Eco-housing Living below. These Green Products are showing the world how far GREEN has come. Please make your family, friends and neighbors aware of how our Planet is changing and it is changing NOW.

Have a family day at the Public Library. Make everyone come out of the library with at least one Eco-Friendly Product Book that tells about an EARTH environmental problem and what can be done to correct it. All the eco-friendly Product subjects should be different from one another. Each family member must give a report as to why their particular environmental problem is the MOST important. Afterwards, the whole family can vote on which Environmental Problem they see as the most severe. Don’t misunderstand us we feel all Eco-Friendly and Green Environmental Protection is vital to our planet’s survival. This is just something to get the whole family involved to make sure everyone is aware of the serious nature our planet is in. The younger children can get children’s books about recycling cola cans. Or even talk about whether their crayons or toys are environmentally safe. All of us have the same Galactic Address called:  Earth.    Lets keep it that way before Alien’s evict us from our home.

By: JCHines, June 20, 2014, www.queenbee4green.com All Rights Reserved 2014-2015.

Small Eco Houses: Living Green in Style

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Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters.
According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down.
Ayurveda invites us to get a jump-start on the day by focusing on morning rituals that work to align the body with nature’s rhythms, balance the doshas and foster self-esteem alongside self-discipline.
Your mind may say you have to check emails, take the dog out, get the kids out the door, that you can’t be late for work or that you just don’t have enough time to cultivate your own morning rituals.



Lemon (Photo credit: vzaliva)

But, if you can only make time for one ritual that will improve your health, let it be this…..
Start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon.
It’s so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore. Warm water with lemon:
1. Boosts your immune system 
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.
3. Helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.
4. Aids digestion
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.
5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.


This image shows a whole and a cut lemon.

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

7. Hydrates the lymph system
This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of it’s proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!
Adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can radically alter your experience of the day. Don’t be surprised if you begin to view mornings in a new light.
Like I said, the recipe is really simple—a cup of warm (not hot) water and the juice from half a lemon.
In the comments below, tell me which one of these benefits is going to get you to try this morning ritual. Or, if you’re already a lemon water junkie, what specific benefits have you noticed?
Published May 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM

About Ashley Pitman
As a Wellness Educator, Cleanse Specialist crusader for whole-body nourishment, Ashley Pitman supports thousands of people in achieving a hot body and radiant beauty with a blend of raw food education, Ayurvedic inspiration, guided detoxes courses, and lots of loving encouragement. All the action takes place at Vixi.com, a digital ashram for wellness-inspired people looking to use food as medicine and health as a spiritual practice. Stay devoted to your radiance and well-being by joining the free weekly newsletter with health and lifestyle tips that work.

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Creating an Elegant and Eco-Friendly Kitchen


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Have your kitchen remodeled by general contractors Alexandria VA has with one of the latest design trends: a green kitchen. Turn your old kitchen into an elegant and eco-friendly one. Your dream kitchen can be a green kitchen whose flooring, appliances, lighting, cabinets, and countertops are made of eco-friendly materials.


There are several types of eco-friendly flooring you can choose from for your kitchen remodeling project. Cork flooring is one of the most popular choices for homeowners. Cork is as durable and strong as wood. It is made from a tree bark which is harvested every 9 years, making it an environment friendly flooring option. Bamboo flooring is also a popular flooring choice. It adds a touch of elegance in the kitchen. Bamboo is sustainable and is harvested every 7 years. Its root system is unharmed and remains healthy. It can produce more shoots.

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before: kitchen pre-paint or taping (Photo credit: sassyradish)

Reclaimed wood flooring has a timeless appeal. It gives a unique and rustic look to your kitchen. By installing reclaimed wood flooring, you are saving natural resources and preserving eco-systems. It requires less energy to manufacture it. Stone tiles are also as classic as reclaimed wood and as elegant as bamboo. They are actually the most popular choice because of its timeless design. The natural beauty of stone tiles lights up, not just the kitchen, but also the entire home.


Use eco-friendly appliances. Induction stove tops help save energy by directing energy to the pan through a magnetic field. Side-by-side refrigerators use less energy than top and bottom fridge or freezers. Install efficient dishwashers that use less than half the water and only 1/4 of the electricity. Ask the general contractors Washington DC has to design your kitchen in such a way that natural light is maximized. Using natural light can help reduce energy by 50%. Skylights or large windows can be added to let light stream in and flood your kitchen. Using low-energy light bulbs also saves energy.


Bamboo can also be used to make eco-friendly kitchen cabinets. Use bamboo products in your kitchen remodeling project. Bamboos are a better alternative to hardwoods for kitchen cabinets. You can try using kitchen cabinets made of wheat board. Wheat board is made out of wheat straw which is a by-product of the farming industry.


Kitchen remodeling DC will probably recommend you to go for a concrete countertop. Concrete is composed of cement, aggregate or sand, and water. What makes it an eco-friendly material is that it can be created locally. Another countertop choice to consider is stone which is strikingly beautiful and timeless. All these materials prove that having a green kitchen can also have the luxury look of a beautiful kitchen.


Original Author: Nolan Anderson from www.ezinemark.com (Revisions by JChines 12/28/12)


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Colgate Eco Classica I Crib Mattress, Beige

Color:Ecru EcoClassica I Foam Crib Mattress The EcoClassica I is similar to our Classica I mattress in terms of firmness and durability, but the foam is made with plant based materials that replaces much of the petroleum used in the normal manufacturing process of foam. The foam is manufactured in a way that uses less energy and reduces carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Damask cloth sleep surface cover with a wetproof backing. This mattress furthers the commitment form Colgate to create more environmentally friendly goods. An ecologically friendlier version of the most recognized and popular foam crib mattress by name in America The Colgate Classica I lightweight extra firm foam crib mattress was rated #1 of all crib mattresses tested by one of the nation's leading consumer products magazines and has been a recommended buy for over fourteen years by another popular baby products publication This ecologically friendlier version of the Classica I is made with ecologically

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Bamboo Washcloths & Bamboo Photos

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Solar Energy – Solar Panels & Cells





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All of us would like to be free from paying bills more importantly our Electric Bill.  People are looking into reducing their electric bills or even completely rid of same.  In most cases people plan to make money by providing overage electricity back to the power company themselves.


Reasons for building your own solar energy program for your home:


Go Green – In order to improve the environment people are cutting back on their power usage.


Save Money – Alternatively people want to find ways to diminish their power bill or remove it completely due to the ever increasing charges each month.  Solar energy will cut their bills in half or even pay them off entirely each month.


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Make Money – Power companies are required to pay you market cost for any excess power you provide back to them by law.   Many people look forward to making supplemental income by this solar energy overage back to the power company.


Convenience / Comfort – All of us would prefer lower bills during the summer months however they are usually soaring price due to running the air-conditioner during this time.
It would be a blessing not having to worry about the power bills and receive income to boot from


The price is the main problem with building your solar power program at home.
The main problem with setting up a solar power system is the price.  However you can pick up used and/or reconditioned solar cells/panels for a fairly reasonable price.  There are many programs and guides in the market to assist you in your plans to build a solar unit.  These programs and guides usually have instructional steps making it easier for you to build your project.  The programs and guides will explain how to build solar cells and panels.  They will give you information on where to go to buy your materials, how to repair same and explain exactly what you will need to finish your project.    by JCHines, Staff Editor 12/29/12


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Alternative Energy Options During Energy Crisis

Denmark has always been known for its stance on many different energy issues. They are also known as a world leader when it comes to alternative energy so that the Danish consumption of electricity is at least cut in half. Global warming is a big concern for the Danish people as it should be for the rest of the world. All forms of alternative energy are practiced here. For example, the wind energy makes use of the windmills to generate electricity instead of using coal or other non renewable forms for the production of electricity. Solar energy also is a big deal here.

Using and harnessing the sun’s energy is nothing new but the Danes have lifted this to an art form. Many of their homes and businesses are outfitted with many different types of energy reduction appliances and construction that makes use of these ideas to the fullest. Even bio energy is explored to its fullest potential so that all forms of cutting dependence on electricity produces by non renewable sources is cut. This also saves the earth’s resources that are limited and cannot be renewed. With these different energy plans in place Denmark has cut its electrical dependency.

More countries should follow Denmark’s example when it comes to alternative energy fuels to lessen the consumption of non renewable resources. The Danes are known for their legendary inventiveness and the whole world should sit up and take notice. With global warming being the threat that it is, the exploration of alternative energy in all its many forms should be encouraged worldwide. Solar energy and wind energy are just two of the ways that the Danes are pioneering to cut their energy consumption in half. Not only are these techniques energy saving, they also reduce the need for non renewable energy options.

They have developed several resources such as environmental technologies, energy efficiency and climate adaptation in order to reduce the threat of global warming, while at the same time reducing their energy consumption that uses non renewable sources. This does make Denmark a world leader when it comes to issues such as global warming, energy reduction and alternative energy.

Original Author: Henning M Full Bio
The author recommends visiting http://www.energymap.dk for finding information on global warming, climate changes, bio energy, solar energy, wind power energy, clean energy, climate solutions, energy saving and energy reduction as well as get knowledge of energy efficient materials and equipment.

Solar Trackers – Alternative Energy Sources

Solar racking system is one of the first things that come to mind of most of alternative energy sources. Now solar trackers have gained many adherents during the energy crisis of the 70s’ and solar technology had thunderous advances since then.

The solar trackers that use sunlight to produce electricity are much more efficient for this purpose than the solar thermal panels. They are also much more useful in northern climates. Now the first widespread use of solar energy came in the form of solar thermal panels for heating. By covering a system of copper tubing with a black surface to collect heat beneath a glass plate style oven, the liquid inside the copper pipes can be heated by solar radiation and pumped through a heating system footer used to heat water for homes.

However, the first commercially viable solar panels were made available to the public; the speed of technological advancement has made some of them obsolete. The second generation of solar cell technology and now the third generation have resulted in higher efficiency, simpler installation and greater cost effectiveness.

Basically the development of solar racking system in particular has served to revolutionize the industry. The more conventional solar panel arrays are rigid often encased to protect the individual crystalline silicon cells from erosive elements such as wind and rain. They are also generally mounted on a rack, either on the wall of a building or on a roof. They can, of course be constructed into the wall or roof, which is a costly exercise unless they are, included in the blueprinted construction plans of the building.

Now the development of solar trackers systems, technology now allows solar panels to be printed directly onto material and literally rolled off the assembly line as like a plain newspaper sheet in a printing press. This development has been hailed as one of the most important breakthroughs in recent years. While it has been accomplished in small measures already and it has not been available on this scale until relatively recently.

Basically the absolute advantage of solar racking systems and panel is the variety of shapes and sizes that they can be produced in, allowing them to fit anywhere. Traditionally, a solar panel is square or rectangular but since the technology is coated onto a surface, the surface itself can be of any shape.

The professionals agree that this is one of the most exciting aspects of the development. Now solar technology is advancing quickly and there is little doubt that within a few years the standard for solar power systems will be more flexible, which anyone can spread over their roof or along their house wall.

Original Author: Orion Solar Full Bio
Orion Solar Racking specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing photovoltaic solar racking systems. Since its foundation, Orion has released a range of high-quality and innovative mounting systems. We provide roof, ground, and BIPV mounting solutions for residential, commercial and utility grade. Our mission is to promote renewable energy solutions with solar trackers.

Natural Gas as an Alternative Energy Option

Natural gas is methane, which is produced by the decomposing organic matter. It has to undergo an intensive processing that removes impurities from methane gas, which includes by products like propane, ethane, pentanes and hydrocarbons having higher molecular weight, sulfur and trace amounts of nitrogen and helium.

This alternative source of energy generates energy through gas and steam turbines. Most of the high capacity plants use natural gas and especially high power can be generated by a combination of gas and steam turbines in a cyclical manner. It also produces lesser exhaust gasses when combusted.

It is most commonly used at homes for purposes like cooking, operating ovens, cooling and heating, central heating, and to run clothes dryers. At a broader level it can be used to run furnaces, boilers and heater.

Tupolev, a Russian aircraft producer is researching to utilize liquefied natural gas in combination with hydrogen to fuel an aircraft. The advantages of using this hybrid fuel are that they produce higher energy per calorie of fuel, can cool the engine air in order to achieve greater efficiency of compression and reduce the temperature of gasses emitted. It is much cleaner than the currently used aircraft fuel. Not only this, it be an effective source for hydrogen using the hydrogen reformer.

Natural gas definitely has better incentives for using it however, the main problem in utilizing this source of energy is its storage and transportation as it has a lower density. Pipelines for natural gad are safe and economical but are not a good choice for laying out across oceans.

Pipelines across oceans use natural gas in a liquefied form whereas carrier trucks carry natural gas in its compressed form. Transport of gasses is either direct or to a retailer who then distributes this gas; the latter method can prove to be costly due to the level of maintenance required.

Before it came to be effectively used as a source of energy, it was burned off as wasteful fuel or flaring when it was extracted along with petroleum. Currently this gas is re-circulated for recovery at a later period; this pumping back also makes oil extraction easier due to high underground pressure. A revolutionary concept that has emerged out of this is the utilization of landfills to produce methane, which is then utilized to generate power.

Natural gas has been named as the cleaner fossil fuel that produces less carbon and its by products and by itself is a gas that can increase global warming at a faster rate than that of carbon dioxide. However, it is not a very serious issue as it is not released in huge amounts.

Original Author: Gregoire R. Anaya Full Bio
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Four Types of Alternative Energy Sources

Alternative Energy Represents Attractive Options

The traditional form of energy the world over refers to fossil fuels. This motley term includes crude oil, petroleum products, coal and the like. Fossil fuels are carbon-derived substances that have formed from the remains of dead organic matter over a period of time spanning millions of years. As a source of energy, their supplies are limited, and cannot be replenished. Moreover, the reckless consumption of coal and petroleum worldwide has naturally drawn attention to the environmental hazards of this mode of energy. Global warming, the rising incidence of asthma, and various other ills may be traced to an increasing burning of fossil fuels. As a result, the need for the adoption of alternative energy modes has made itself starkly felt in recent times. Several types of alternative energy have been developed in varying degrees. In the sections below, we briefly discuss four major forms of alternative energy.

Hydroelectricity: Ancient and Developed Mode

Energy derived from water is known as hydroelectricity. This essentially employs the force of falling water, as seen in naturally occurring waterfalls, to turn turbines for the generation of mechanical or electrical energy. Hydroelectricity is among the oldest and most widely used forms of alternative power. Regions that have a number of rivers and streams make fertile ground for the construction of dams to store water in huge amounts. Hydroelectric dams can provide power to an entire city at cheap tariff. However, the construction and management of hydroelectric dams do entail considerable finances and expertise respectively. An index of the popularity and success of this mode can be gauged from the fact that presently, almost 20 percent of humanity’s power needs worldwide are being met by hydroelectricity. In addition, hydro power comprises nearly 90 percent of all the power that gets generated globally by the combined diverse alternative forms of energy.

Wind Power: Feasible but Unreliable

Employing the force of the winds for the generation of electricity recommends itself as a form of alternative energy in its being inexpensive, easy to operate, and environment-friendly. Areas that are home to intense winds make ideal locations for the setting up of windmills. Such regions can merrily employ their force to turn windmills that can be used to generate oodles of electricity. Windmills are easy to construct and the force of the winds causes them to move, and to eventually generate electricity. However, on the flip side, winds have no reason to be punctual, as it were, and so make for an unreliable option. The associated technology is being used with success in various parts of the world. The Netherlands has emerged as a prime example of an effective utilization of this form of alternative energy.

Nuclear Energy: A Debatable Option

Nuclear power has the potential of generating huge amount of electricity. However, this mode has certain inherent factors and risks that cannot be ignored. Indeed, nuclear technology remains the exclusive reserve of a certain elite band of nations. The fear of misuse of related technology and materials is too real in today’s terrorism-racked world to be ignored altogether. Over 14 percent of the global electricity in 2007 came from nuclear power plants.

Tidal Energy for Coastal Areas

The naturally occurring tides in the coastal areas are a clean, renewable and cost-effective form of alternative energy. This mode employs the rise and ebb of tides that occur owing to interplay between the gravitational forces of the sun, earth and moon. Since tides are not dependent on the weather, their motions can be predicted with a fair degree of accuracy. The motion of the tidal waves is employed to firstly fill reservoirs of water. The water is then released through turbines that generate electricity.

Original Author: Gregoire R. Anaya Full Bio
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Saudi Arabia Focuses On Alternative Energy

With growing greenhouse effects and erratic climatic changes, more and more countries are considering options to go green. So, the news that Saudi Arabia focuses on alternative energy comes as no surprise. However, the kingdom has its own reasons for the move.


Though the kingdom has huge oil reserves which are far from being exhausted, Ali Al-Naimi – the Oil Minister, recently said that the government is planning to explore renewable and nuclear energy resources as it fears that the growing energy demand of the domestic sector could force it to cut its oil exports to meet the in-house demand. The minister also said at a conference in Riyadh that the country has already started to take the necessary steps so that it can utilize varied energy sources locally, with a definite stress on solar and nuclear energy.


The oil reserves of the kingdom are one of its massive proven reserves of traditional energy sources. In November 2010, Al-Naimi told the figure to be around 264 billion barrels, and said that if the current production levels are maintained, Saudi Arabia won’t find any problem in supplying crude for the next 80 years even if not another barrel was ever found. Still, the domestic energy demand of the country is rising steadily, and is anticipated to touch the oil consumption of almost 8 million barrels per day within the next 20 years –up from the present demand of 3.2 million barrels each day. A simple figure of electricity consumption can also prove the point. In 2010, it was just 40 gigawatts, but the figures in 2032 are expected to touch 120 gigawatts.


In order to ensure that the export capacity of the kingdom doesn’t get curtailed and the development work doesn’t take a hit, the government of Saudi Arabia has decided to transform the country from being solely dependent on oil to being self sufficient with the use of different sources of alternative energy.

Original Author: Marwan Al-Ahmadi Full Bio
Marwan Al-ahmadi author of Business articles based in the ME

Alternative Energy?

Well here we are, coming into another summer and once again the topic of choice has come around. Are you using your energy efficiently? What kind of energy consumption do you have in your home? Ever stop and count? Kind of frightening once you add it all up!

Thankfully with todays technology we are starting to see more and more options becoming available for us the consumers. More options I am talking about alternatives of course. Why use electricity from a local utility if you don’t have to. Everyone knows what kind of pollutants can come from big industry. Electricity from big industry needs big resources to produce and hence creates more pollution. And of course most of the electricity that we get today comes from companies who have been providing it for years. So the standards might be up to date but not necessarily the best thats out there. At least in my opinion.

Ever felt like there must be another way? Gone as far as looking around for options or prices? I know just recently I have. It really is quite amazing what is available now a days for the average consumer. I find it amazing that solar panels are now readily available at pretty well all local hardware and tool stores. The price isn’t bad either. Not quite where I would purchase just yet but getting close.

Still, the cost on outfitting a home or business are enough that one has to stop and ask – Is it worth it? I don’t have the answer to this but I think now that the public is starting to ask questions about global warming and the effects, people are starting to answer the question for themselves. Even governments are getting on board. With all the new rebate incentives and tax benefits being offered I know I am starting to ask the question!

And yet some of the best options are still found on the net. If you have ever looked you know there are lots to choose from and pricing is pretty competitive. I know I have been watching prices for a while. I am waiting for the price to come down to about 4 to 5 bucks a watt. Still lookin though. If you have got some resources for solar power, wind power or water turbines I would sure appreciate sharing info.

Hope to keep digging. Heres to a better way!

Original Author: Matthew Nore Full Bio
Later days, Matt

Three Alternative Energy Sources

Searching out alternative energy options is needed now more than ever before, because of the rising cost of oil and the threat of Global Warming. With the conditions of the World today, we all should be looking at the alternatives that are available to us. The signs of environmental changes cannot be ignored, even by those of us who are not scientists or environmentalists, yet it will ultimately depend on each one of us to make the adjustments necessary in our lifestyle habits and spending. Collectively, we can all help to save the earth from the threat of impending devastation, if we act now by switching to natural and renewable energy resources.

The three energy sources I will focus on have been around for years, and as time passes their respective technology and efficiency increases. These three energy sources are Solar Panels, Wind Turbines, and Geothermal Power.

Solar Panels

Solar energy was first being utilized, more than 100 years ago, since the middle of the industrial revolution. Early solar power plants were built to produce steam to power the machines of factories. Around that time, Henri Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaic is the production of electricity straight from the sun.

Solar (or photovoltaic) cells generate about 10 watts per square foot and are mounted on your rooftop. The maximum amount of solar electricity that can be efficiently generated is determined by the amount of southerly roof exposure available that remains completely unshaded most of the day. It is best to continue to be hooked up to the utility grid for two reasons. 1. They are required to purchase any extra electricity that is produced from your solar panels. 2. The days that are cloudy you may need to use their electricity.

People decide to purchase solar electric systems for different reasons. Some want to stop the use of fossil-fuel resources and reduce air pollution. Others would rather spend their money on energy-producing improvement to their property. Some people just want to reduce the amount of electricity they purchase from the utility companies. There are people who just don’t like paying high prices of their utility bills. No matter what the reason, solar energy is a sensible choice with a great return on your investment.

Wind Turbines

The use of wind turbines can be a great way to provide a source of clean and renewable energy for your home or business. There are several different wind energy devices available on the market today which can be used to generate power. Most are cost effective and provide a substantial level of electricity for your home or business.

The terms wind energy or wind power describes the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This mechanical power can be used for specific tasks, but is most commonly used to convert mechanical power into electricity. Simply stated, a wind turbine works the opposite of a fan. Instead of using electricity to make wind, which is what a fan does, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity. Single small turbines, below 100 kilowatts, are used for homes, telecommunications dishes, or water pumping. Small turbines are sometimes used in connection with diesel generators, batteries, and photovoltaic systems. These systems are called hybrid wind systems and are typically used in remote, off-grid locations, where a connection to the utility grid is not available. The initial investment of these technologies can be quite high, but they can be capable of paying for themselves within a matter of years.

Geothermal Power

“Geo” means “from the earth,” and “thermal” pertains to “heat or temperature”, so this type of energy is found under the earth. Here is how it works: about four feet underground, the temperature of the earth stays the same all year long – about 55 degrees. The system pumps a liquid through the pipes to absorb the heat and brings it back indoors. A device called a “heat exchanger” takes the heat from the liquid and uses it to heat or in some cases cool, the air inside the home.

A geothermal heating system uses pipes buried more than four feet deep in the earth.
By burying some water pipes and then running the fluid through a heat exchanger, you can produce ambient air that warms you in the winter and cools you in the summer.
It’s a little more complicated than that, because humans like it around 70° in the winter, a compressor is needed to bring the temperature of the air up a bit. But the net energy and cost savings are still considerable.

We can also use geothermal energy to make electricity. A geothermal power plant works by tapping into steam or hot water reservoirs underground; the heat is used to drive an electrical generator. Most geothermal plants are located in the western United States, where hot water reservoirs are common. The Geysers power plant in northern California is the world’s largest geothermal power plant, producing enough electricity to light up more than 22,000 homes.

If we can put our money into these three Alternative energy sources we can cut our ties from fossil fuels, specifically (OIL), the source of escalating global conflict, and become a more self-sufficient country. No matter what the state of your pocketbook, there are options available that allow each one of us to make the changes to renewable energy resources. At our website, EcoloChi.net we focus on ways to become more earth friendly, with a growing list of “green” products and information.

Roland Kemler

Copyright 1/20/08

Original Author: Roland Kemler Full Bio
Roland Kemler is a sales Manager for a Family run uniform company. He owns many pets which are cats, fish, chickens, and goats. He spends his summer growing organic vegetables and has an assortment of fruit trees. His goal is to create a website that will help people find what they need without leaving their house.

Solar Power Alternative Energy

The sun will for sure shine in the sunrise and so you can demand to father electricity every day. Many years ago, people did not employ Solar Power because the Silicon Systems that are high supplied were very expensive. With the come along in advanced technology, Solar Power is now promptly addressable at a very low cost. Residential houses can get profit from these Solar Power systems since electrical costs are decreased.

There are Solar Panels being sold-out today but are all the same a bit high-priced. However, if you want to save money, you can commence establishing your own. The required materials can be purchased in localized hardware stores; by buying DIY kits, you can construct the Panels by following the directions carefully. Nowadays several modern homes have Solar Panels as a basic feature.

If you have an ancient house or purchased a house that did not let in Solar Panels then it is not likewise late to have them. You can always add them forever. A Solar Panel is a device which you can utilize to accumulate Solar Energy from the sun that can then be regenerate into electricity utilizing inverters. This Electricity can be utilized to give power for your home.

The size of the Solar Panels depends on how much or the share of your home that you like to power utilizing Solar Electricity. If you are constructing Solar Panels for your home, you essentially take into circumstances the factors that may impact the efficiency of your device. The method is which Solar Panels work is rather confusing for the layman. The beam of light is engrossed by the silicone panels and then the electrons are pinged off. This grants the atoms to move freely and thus acquire electricity. This is commuted into DC right now and this embarks into an inverter.

The great part of utilizing solar energy is that the extra energy can be stored and utilized up later. On the earth, all the life is supported by Solar Energy and is the one fundamental root for all Energy utilized by you. With the help of sun, the Plants develop making its way for capturing burnt in the Biomass fuel form or else for thousands of years they are compressed below-ground or are left for moldering in swamps. The divergence in temperature happens due to the genesis of heat by the sun. Numerous ways are available to use solar energy.

Each mode has its share of potency. You have to select the best amongst all of them that will cause your Household demands and needs perfectly. Those who require Solar Energy Panels for small items that do not need much energy, can construct a small Solar Cell that is portable.

Original Author: Benito Diaz Full Bio
Solar Energy Technology are becoming more and more popular in recent years. There are a number of people seeking a way to save money and help the earth by switching to solar power. For more information please visit: How Solar Energy