Wind power is considered a renewable energy source because it will be with us as long as the sun beats down on the planet. Wind is a creation of heat produced by objects warming up under the relentless rays of the sun. Certain objects warm up faster than others. When this occurs, wind is created. As hot air rises off the hotter objects, cooler air rushes in to fill the gap. This rushing process is, of course, wind.
Location is everything! Pick a comfortable place away from distractions such as phone, television, family, and internet. A room with windows and natural light will facilitate the process.
hydropower, or water power, required a bit more research. At first, Tom was exasperated, looking at all the work involved. He had thought he could pile up dirt in the back corner of his backyard, set up a source of water, run it through a pipe to a generator that would not only supply electricity to their house, but also pump the water back up the hill to the source of water, to have it go all over again. What a lot of work!
Photons (energy that light produces) are captured from the sun. Crystalline silicone cells conduct the electric current. Voltage generated by this can then be harnessed for storage in batteries for future use or be harnessed for direct use by connecting it to the home or building requiring power.
In many countries tax breaks or credits are available for those who install hydropower electricity generation equipment. In the USA, the government and IRS have issued tax breaks or credits for DIY home solar panels for years as an incentive to reduce bulk energy consumption and focus people on sustainable energy sources. No doubt these incentives will increase as the need to move away from carbon intensive forms of electricity generation increase.
The way it works is the government reimburses your Utility Company as an incentive for it to buy surplus solar panel generated electricity from you because it is cheaper for them to do so than continuing to develop new power generation facilities. With electricity demand in the USA and worldwide growing at over 2% per year outside of India and China, that’s a lot of new electricity generation.
The point is that even with today’s technology there are still advances to be made in sustainable energy sources. But we have come far enough that it makes sense to start utilizing these sources right now. We can save ourselves some money not to mention saving a little thing called Earth.