Solar power -
The way solar power works is photovoltaic (PV) cells convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity.
The inverter converts DC into alternating current (AC) electricity.
The electrical panel then sends power to your lights and appliances throughout your home.
The utility meter measures the energy you draw and feed back into your home and or give back to the grid.
Hydro-Electric Power -
How does it really work?
Hydropower or hydroelectricity refers to the conversion of energy from flowing water into electricity. It is considered a renewable energy source because the water is constantly cycling and being renewed by the sun. Today modern hydro plants produce electricity using turbines and generators, where mechanical energy is created when moving water spins rotors on a turbine. This turbine is connected to an electromagnetic generator, which produce electricity when the turbine spins. You and your family are also capable of utilizing this form of power!
How is wind power generated?
The terms "wind energy" or "wind power" describe the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This mechanical power can be used for specific tasks (such as pumping water) or a generator can convert this mechanical power into electricity to power homes, businesses, schools, and the like.
Water Collection Systems -
Did you know the average roof collects 600 gallons (2,271.2 L) of water for every inch of rainfall?
Don't let all that water go to waste!
Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and deposition of rainwater for reuse on-site, rather than allowing it to run off. Rainwater can be collected from rivers or roofs, and in many cases the water collected is redirected to a water basin, or a well depending on it’s intended use.
Its uses include water for gardens, livestock, irrigation, domestic use with proper treatment, and indoor heating for houses etc. The harvested water can also be used as drinking water, longer-term storage and for other purposes such as groundwater recharge.