I ran across this just the other day. Building a home from shipping containers. Has anyone else considered building a green home using shipping containers? It seems like either 20′ or 40′ containers are readily available. I found that prices range from around $1000 to $4000 for a shipping container in good condition. That would mean to build a container home say of 1200 square feet you would need 4 of the 40′ shipping containers. Cost of four would be around 10,000 dollars plus having them delivered to your destination.
A container home might be a great alternative to conventional building. They are strong and could be used for a mountain retreat, cabin in the woods, or a modern home. With proper building engineering, a container home could be built quickly and totally green. For more about building a container home click on this link-Container Home Construction.Free Report “Why Build Your Own Wind And Solar System?” Name: Email:
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If you are interested in possibly using solar, you might be wondering how many people use solar energy? This can be a difficult to estimate because most solar energy systems are thought of to be electrical which tie to the utility company grid. There are other types of solar uses, such as solar water heating and solar home heating using walls to store the radiant energy from the sun. With all the different types of energy available on our planet, solar energy accounts for a very small amount. Only a very small fraction, like .04 percent is used. Continue reading
In a recent trip to Hoover Dam I realized how simple it would to build your own hydroelectric generator. The basic principles of a dam gave me some valuable insight how to design my own system. However, by no means is a dam like Hoover simple, or was it easy to construct, but some great ideas can be adapted for anyone living next to a river or stream. Continue reading
Solar panels are the most basic element of a solar power system. It main purpose is to gather sunlight during certain periods of the day to power different devices and structures. Depending on the size, solar panels can power anything from recreation vehicles to huge factories. It is also important that you understand how the panels work and where you can apply these so that you can get the most benefits. Here are some more details and info about the material.
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The cost of solar grid-tie systems still remains costly for the home owner.
However, a solar lease program can cost you one half the cost of buying your own system. Solar leasing is an affordable way for a home owner to save almost instantly on their electrical cost. But there are some things to consider about a lease versus a completely purchased system. Below, I have laid out some pros and cons about solar leasing. Pros: Continue reading
Wind turbines as we know them, have been around since 1890. In Denmark, wind power was being experimented with 5-25 kilowatt wind powered systems. As technology changed over last decade new innovations have come forth changing how we look at wind powered systems. As we continue to deplete our resources, the need for alternative energy and its development are now a necessity not just an experiment. Our main question today is how effective are wind turbines? Continue reading