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How could renewable energy sources be used to meet a household’s needs?

Posted by admin on June 10, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 1 Comment


Consider the following issues:

What renewable sources of energy are available?

Which sources could be used to supply a household’s needs? How could each source be used?

Where would the home have to be located to use each source?

What equipment would be needed? Where would this equipment be located?

What backup systems should be included?

For all you smart people out there, please answer all of these questions!

renewable sources:
solar
wind
tide
wave
geothermal, while not renewable, is often classed in this area as it is inexhaustable.

Depends on the household and where it is located. Windy area, use wind power. Lots of sun, use solar power.

solar array would be on the roof. wind generator would be on a tower.
You will need a large array of batteries to supply power when the sun/wind is not available. Alternatively, sell power back to the electric utility company and use power from them during periods of no sun or wind.

if this is an isolated house with no access to the power grid, I’d have a diesel generator for backup.

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  1. billrussell42June 10, 2012 - 6:48 am #1

    renewable sources:
    solar
    wind
    tide
    wave
    geothermal, while not renewable, is often classed in this area as it is inexhaustable.

    Depends on the household and where it is located. Windy area, use wind power. Lots of sun, use solar power.

    solar array would be on the roof. wind generator would be on a tower.
    You will need a large array of batteries to supply power when the sun/wind is not available. Alternatively, sell power back to the electric utility company and use power from them during periods of no sun or wind.

    if this is an isolated house with no access to the power grid, I’d have a diesel generator for backup.
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