Thursday, March 19, 2009

How to Get Free Alternative Energy?

By Atul B Tanna

The major decision regarding this entire deal of things that we are going to describe is going to center on the question- do I want my home to run on solar power or not. If you have answered the question in the affirmative then we can proceed with our remaining set of recommendations. Choose from the array of solar strategies and decide how you want your home to be 'solarised'? Your choice can be guided by the quantities of solar power you would require to the money it will cost you to the nature of the solar plan you adopt keeping in mind the cost ruction and architecture of the house. A sun space is an additional requirement which is a patch of space you need to find inside your house to receive sunlight. Not only does this space help reduce power bills it also adds to the decor of the house.

A sun space has to be constructed in a way in which it receives the heat and makes productive use of it. They are amenable to the design suited to any and every architecture. The sun space serves to satisfy from 10 to 50% percent of the heating requirements of the house. The sun space is ruled by three chief considerations- the size, the glazing and the location of the sun space inside the house.

Specific solar units like sun spaces are now designed on special software with which you can customize your sun space. Once you have decided on the location you need to think of assize which is perfect for this space. You could have one which is very big but it might be so deeply located inside your house that the back wall doesn't get any sun heat. The depth at which you want your sun space to be located inside the house depends on the height of the south facing windows and outlets and the nature of roof glazing you have. The angle of the sun rays and the shades can also be factors in deciding the location of the sun space inside the house.
The glazing is particularly important, as we have told you. Given the best of cases the glazing will extract heat and every square feet of glazing can take at least enough heat to heat two square feet on the sun space. As a result the glazing on the south facing walls will be comprehensive and it need not be so for the east and west walls. An angular specification of 60 degrees is required to let the glazing function properly. Fixed glass is usually used for glazing. Burt other constituent material is often cheaper. Windows if fixed certainly curtails the amount of heat lost especially if they have wooden frames. With a metal frame you have to keep in mind to find the kind of metal frame which allows for thermal absorbers between the inner and the outer sides. The best option would be windows with double insulation.

The distribution of the heat absorbed by glazing can be helped by the usage of fans. The vents could have small fans which let the heat distribute. This makes use of convection currents. The usage of things like pre cast concrete sub-floors with a core which is used to absorb the heat makes the process more energy efficient. Fans extract the heat from the concrete and let the remaining heat stay for later use. The underground rock bed system can be used for similar purposes.

Alternative energy sources if creatively established can do a world of good to your power bills and the environment and at the same time can make your home an independent energy source. So go ahead and try them with a little knowledge about solar energy for best results.

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