February 2014 - Our Daily Green

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Save money and protect the environment with solar modules

backwoods solar
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Solar modules are used to build an off grid power system that is energized entirely by the sun. The sun is clean, green and is high up in the sky on most days. The modules have the ability to collect and store energy for those days the sun is hidden by clouds.

One of the best features about solar modules is they can be used in remote areas where the cost to extend the power grid is less than cost effective. The modules have no moving, mechanical parts and require little maintenance. Fossil fuels and nuclear power are given to pollution, and solar modules are not responsible for any environmental pollution.

Solar module users will find today's electric bills are lower. A properly sized solar module system could offset as much as 70% of the monthly electric bill. The system will pay for itself within 5 years, for most systems, and even sooner if the homeowner takes advantage of the state and federal incentives.

Solar power is considered an improvement to any home and will increase the value of the home. The value increase may even be greater than the cost of the system itself. The cost of electricity is factored into the affordability of a new home and home buying enthusiasts will find they can afford more home when there is energy saving devices at work.

Installing solar modules will allow the homeowner peace of mind and the knowledge of exercising independence from a utility company and their always escalating rates. Introducing other energy saving devices will allow the homeowner to make the home more luxurious and comfortable.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Winter Olympics inadvertently adapting to climate change (via repost.us)

Winter Olympics Inadvertently Adapting to Climate Change
(via Climate Central)
By Brian Kahn Follow @blkahn 

Climate change became an official Winter Olympic issue in 1998 in the wake of the Nagano Games. The four subsequent host cities, including Sochi, have made strides to address climate change and reduce or offset their greenhouse…

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Top 10 green Valentine's Day gift ideas (from repost.us)

Top 10 Green Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas (via http://www.efergy.com)
This day of love, coming up on February 14, can be both a blessing and a curse. If St. Valentine has been kind to you this year and you have a special someone to share the day with, things can get a little stressful when it comes to romantic plans.…